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January 12, 2017

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January 11, 2017

UMass women’s track and field takes second at Dartmouth Relays -

January 10, 2017

UMass hockey falls to No. 5 Boston University at Frozen Fenway -

January 8, 2017

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January 8, 2017

UMass women’s basketball suffers brutal loss on road against Saint Joseph’s -

January 7, 2017

UMass men’s basketball drops thirds straight, falls to VCU 81-64 -

January 7, 2017

UMass men’s basketball drops tightly-contested conference matchup against George Mason Wednesday night -

January 4, 2017

Late-game defense preserves UMass women’s basketball’s win against rival Rhode Island -

January 4, 2017

AIC shuts out UMass hockey 3-0 at Mullins Center -

January 4, 2017

UMass professor to appear as contestant on ‘Jeopardy!’ Thursday night -

January 4, 2017

Penalties plague UMass hockey in Mariucci Classic championship game -

January 2, 2017

UMass men’s basketball falls in A-10 opener to St. Bonaventure and its veteran backcourt -

December 30, 2016

UMass woman’s basketball ends FIU Holiday Classic with 65-47 loss to Drexel -

December 29, 2016

UMass men’s basketball finishes non-conference schedule strong with win over Georgia State -

December 28, 2016

Brett Boeing joins UMass hockey for second half of season -

December 28, 2016

UMass cross country finishes in second

Last year’s Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, Ken O’Brien, and the Massachusetts men’s cross country team began its 2009 campaign with a second place finish this past weekend at the Dartmouth Invitational.

The Minutemen tallied 37 points, placing them behind host Dartmouth (21 points). Boston College finished in third place with 73 points, and Quinnipiac took fourth with 120 points.

The University of Massachusetts women’s cross country team, led by co-captain Lauren Stocker, competed in the Fairfield Invitational on Saturday and took third place behind UConn and Yale. The Minutewomen’s 62 points placed them behind UConn’s 28 points and Yale’s 34.  Rounding out the rest of the meet was Fairfield (121 points), New Haven (162), Siena (163) and Bridgeport (212).

The Minutemen were led by senior Jonathan Pierce, with a time of 26 minutes, 2.9 seconds in the 8K race. Pierce finished fourth overall behind Tom Robbins (25:35), Chris Zablocki (25:42.4) and Ethan Shaw (25:58.7), all from Dartmouth. Sophomore Zachary Gordon had the second best time for UMass, 26:10.3, placing him fifth overall.

Six Minutemen finished in the top 12 of the race with Andrew Mulvaney (26:20.3) finishing seventh and Jeffrey Hill (26:28.7), Jason Ayr (26:29.7) and Daniel Barry (26:38.3) finishing 10th through 12th respectively.

Stocker was one of four Minutewomen to place in the top 15 with an eighth-place finish and a time of 19:25. The other three UMass runners in the top 15 were Gina Perno (19:31) in 11th place, Claire Petiti (19:31) with a 13th-place finish and Karen Roa (19:32) in 14th place.

UConn had three runners place in the top five in the 5K race at the Fairfield Invitational with Courtney Dinnan (18:49) taking first place, freshman Megan Jacoby (18:54) finishing second and Sara Leslie (19:14) taking fifth.

Yale had the other two runners in the top five with Stephanie Pearl taking third (18:57) and Elizabeth Marvin (19:08) finishing in fourth.

Both the Minutewomen and Minutemen will compete next weekend as they host five-team meets in Amherst starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Minutemen will compete against Amherst, UConn, Maine and Vermont and the Minutewomen will host Amherst, Boston College, Maine and Vermont.

Jeffrey R. Larnard can be reached at

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