UML Falls; Hogan Breaks Record
WORCESTER -- Ren’Cia Rolling connected on five three-pointers en route to a career-high 19 points, but the UMass Lowell women’s basketball team could not complete the comeback in the 61-54 loss at Holy Cross.
Rolling hit three of her triples in the first half and dished out six assists, as Bri Stiers set a personal best with 12 points, as well. The River Hawks (3-5) combined for nine three pointers to tie their best performance from beyond the arc this season.
Behind two of Linda Svenne’s threes, the Rive Hawks built an 8-4 buffer in the opening four minutes. Stiers scored the first bucket of the game, and Svenne regained the lead with her back-to-back makes.
BOSTON -- UMass Lowell distance runner Paul Hogan (Burlington) opened the indoor track and field season, Saturday, in style running to a school record in the 5,000-meters on the track at the Track and Tennis Center in the Boston University Season Opener.
Hogan, a graduate student in his final year of collegiate competition, clocked in at 13 minutes, 53.57 seconds. It was good for fifth place in a field that included top collegiate and club runners. In setting the record, Hogan erased the name of UMass Lowell running legend Ruben Sanca. Sanca set the school record, 13:56.46, in 2010.
Junior Christopher Alfond (Ashby), returning from an injury that knocked him out of the cross country season, also turned in a personal best performance in the 3,000.
Alfond earned a sixth-place finish in 8:18.84.
Hogan and Alfond were the only River Hawks competing at BU.
The rest of the track and field brigade was busy at the 33rd Annual Alden Invitational at Brown University.
Grad student Vladimir Popusoi won the pole vault, clearing the bar at 15-feet, nine-inches.
Freshman Steven Wilson (Tewksbury) was second with a vault of 13-51/4 .
For the women, grad student Jessica Amedee (Tewksbury) matched her personal best in the 60-meter hurdles. She finished second in 8.99 seconds.
On the men’s side of the event, freshman Mosaab Waheed (Chelmsford) took third in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.79 seconds.