The NCAA Northeast Regional Championships marks the end of the women's 2012 cross country season.
The NCAA Northeast Regional Championships women's 6k is set for Friday at 12:00 p.m. in Madison, Conn.
The Minutewomen placed 12th overall but the future looks bright with four of their top five finishers being underclassmen.
From seniors to freshman and their strong nucleus of sophomores the UMass women's cross country team will need a complete team effort this week at the A-10 Championships.
Head Coach Julie LaFreniere hopes to see her squad perform well as they enter their final meet and final week of preparation before the A-10 Tournament.
As a sophomore in 2012: Claimed first place for the Minutewomen for the first time in her collegiate career at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships with a time of 22:03.7 and finished 99th overall (11/9) ... Crossed the finish line at 19:43.1 in a fifth place finish for UMass in the A-10 Conference Championships (10/27) ... Placed fourth for the Minutewomen in the Rothenberg Race, finishing with her best time of the season of 19:24.80 (10/19) ... Finished fourth for UMass in the Paul Short Invitational, crossing the finish line at 22:59 (9/28) ... Placed fifth for the team and 37th overall in the Minuteman Invitational with a time of 19:51.46 (9/15) ... Started off the season with a time of 20:51.98 and finished ninth for the Minutewomen and 12th overall (9/8).
As a freshman in 2011: Competed in six meets ... Registered a mark of 23:50.1 at the NCAA Regional Meet (11/12), while placing fifth on the team and 55th overall ... In 19:13.8, took home fifth on the team and 74th overall at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/29) ... At the Paul Short Invite (9/30), clocked in at 23:25 while placing fourth on the team and 223rd overall.
Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School ... Was a senior letter winner for the Spellmen ... Tabbed All-Scholastic MVP all four years ... Holds five course records at Cardinal Spellman ... Winner of Boston Globe All-Scholastic Award.
Personal: Katie Ann Powers ... Born July 5, 1993 in Brockton, Mass. ... Daughter to Brian Powers and Darling Dufour ... Majoring in Psychology.