UMass men’s cross country concludes season with IC4A Championships.
Ben Groleau led the Minutemen to a 12th place finish Friday, while the Minutewomen finished 19th out of 38 teams.
Ben Groleau adds speed and leadership to the UMass cross country team writes Tyler Movessian.
The Minutemen, projected to finish eight, earned a second place spot in the Atlantic 10 championship.
The two teams look to rebound from disappointing results last year in the race held in Virginia.
In its journey to Lehigh University, the Minutemen placed 15th and the Minutewomen finished 27th in their respective fields Friday.
The Minutemen and Minutewomen will participate in the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown Friday.
Despite less than stellar results on paper, coaches with the Minutemen and Minutewomen are pleased with pack time of the teams.
While improvement is key, early-season meets are being used to improve on training.
This weekend, the Minutewomen will celebrate their 40th year as a UMass program, while the Minutemen are celebrating their 140th year of existence.
Junior Ben Thomas leads the UMass pack as the Minutemen place 15th in the New
UMass men’s cross country travels east to Boston after placing fourth in their home invitational.
The UMass men’s cross country team place 4th in their season-opening home meet. Behind Vermont, Boston College and Maine and in front of Amherst College and Sacred Heart.
UMass cross country opened its season Saturday at the Minutemen Invitational, with the men finishing fourth and the women taking third.
The UMass men’s cross-country comes into the Atlantic 10 Championship well rested, and the women’s team hopes to continue its momentum from last week.
The UMass men’s cross country team finished in 28th place, while the women came in 11th.
Despite suffering injuries in the past two seasons, Alex Purdue-Smithe is back and better than ever in 2013.
Both the men’s and women’s cross-country team look to build off a strong opening meet as it prepares to take on some of the nation’s best teams.
Rachel Hillard had a strong showing in the UMass women’s cross country team’s season opener, while the men’s team was led by its youth.
Led by freshman Daniel Sheldon’s 21st overall overall finish, the Massachusetts men’s cross country wrapped up its 2012 season with an eighth place team finish at the IC4A Championships on Sunday.