Last season, the UMass track and field team finished ninth and 10th respectively in the NEC’s. Both teams will hope to improve on those finishes after placing fifth and seventh in the A-10 championships last weekend.
Both the UMass swimming and diving teams had impressive showings at the A-10 championships. Russ Yarworth was named Coach of the Year, while coach Mandy Hixon won her second-straight Diving Coach of the Year award.
After splitting with Fordham on Senior Day, the Massachusetts men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Buffalo, N.Y. for the Atlantic 10 Championships. The Minutemen will attempt to win their fourth consecutive title while the Minutewomen will look to overthrow nine-time defending champion and favorite Richmond.
The Massachusetts track and field teams pulled some of its better athletes in preparation for the Atlantic 10 Championships. Regardless, the Minutemen had a few successful events at Boston University.
Both the mens’ and womens’ teams will head to Buffalo for the A-10 championships in hopes of bringing the title back to Amherst.
The Massachusetts men’s and women’s swimming and diving team will travel to Chestnut Hill on Saturday to compete in the New England Open. This weekend will be a good opportunity for both teams to gain experience before the Atlantic 10 Championships.
The Minutemen and Minutewomen gave impressive performances against Fordham this past Saturday, led by Jason Cook and a handful of seniors.
The Minutemen and Minutewomen were successful over the weekend against Colgate in their seventh dual meet of the year. Jason Cook led the diving team, while Joey Sbordon helped the Minutemen beat the Red Raiders 182-106.
Both the Minutemen and Minutewomen came away with a first-place finish in the two-day Rhode Island Invitational over winter break. The meet was a preview and warm up for the Atlantic 10 Championships as many of the same teams competed.
The Massachusetts swimming and diving team should get some time in the sun as well as some competition during winter break. UMass will head to San Juan, Puerto Rico to compete in the Loyala Invitational on Jan. 9. The actual meet is little significance to UMass , and solely for preparation.
In their first invitational meet of 2009, the UMass swimming and diving team will travel to Boston to compete in two invitational’s this weekend.
After two weeks of rest, UMass heads to Boston to compete in the NCAA Regional Qualifiers as it hopes to fight for a spot in the NCAA Championships. The Minutemen took second place in the Atlantic 10 Championships on Oct. 31.
The Massachusetts men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated Binghamton at the Joseph Rogers Pool on Saturday with scores of 171-107 and 182-117, respectively. The victories move both teams to 3-1 on the season.
Despite adverse weather conditions, the Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships. Three Minutemen placed in the top 15, while freshman Courtney Baldwin finished 9th overall and earned the A-10 Rookie of the Year award.
The Massachusetts cross country team will encounter sloppy conditions this weekend when they compete in the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championships. The field is expected to be thick, wet, and muddy as rain showers will accumulate anywhere from two to four inches by Friday night.
UMass hopes to build off of their recent win against BU. They’ll travel to Westpoint, NY to take on Army this weekend.
The Massachusetts women’s cross country team outran its male counterparts in competition this weekend. At the Albany Invitational this past weekend. The Minutewomen placed 4th overall while the Minutemen finished 25th out of 35 at the ISU Pre-Nationals.
The coaches’ voices were barely audible, as practice continued to go on in Boyden Gym. The sounds that filled the air as both the men’s and women’s swimming teams prepared for their first race of the season were that of hard work. The Massachusetts’ swimming and diving teams were preparing for homecoming weekend as they embark on the 2009-2010.
Courtney Baldwin and Jonathan Pierce paced the Massachusetts cross country teams at the New England Championships this past weekend. The Minutemen placed second as a team, while the Minutewomen finished 14th.
Both the Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams head to the Paul Short Invitational this weekend in Bethelem, Pa. Five other Atlantic 10 teams accompany UMass this weekend.