Genesia Eddins
Genesia Eddins

Eddins is arguably the greatest track and field athlete from anera when the Beacons dominated the sport in the mid to late 1980s.Eddins earned All-American status in 15 events during her four-yearcareer and captured eight NCAA individual championships, winningthree 800-meter indoor titles from 1986-88 and two more outdoorcrowns in the 800 in 1986 and 1987. Eddins took the 400-meters inoutdoor competition in 1985, 1987 and 1988 as well. The track starstill holds two NCAA championship records with a time of 2:06.89that she established in the 1987 800 indoor championships and amark of 53.45 set in the 400 for the 1988 indoor competition.Eddins was also an integral part of the six UMass Boston relay NCAAchampionship units, helping the Beacons attain four straight NCAAoutdoor titles in the 1,600 relay from 1985-88 and a pair of indoorcrowns in the 1,600 relay in 1987 and 1988. The 1988 outdoor teamstill holds the NCAA championship record of 3:40.76 set in 1988 forthe 1,600. Eddins was a major reason for the school's four NCAAtitles (three indoor, one outdoor) as well.