Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass men’s cross country season-opening meet

By Marc Jean-Louis

September 16, 2014

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 men’s cross country takes ninth place as season comes to a close

By Frank Corona

November 26, 2013

The Massachusetts men’s cross country team capped off its season in Bronx, N.Y., after a ninth place finish at the IC4A Championships on Saturday. After failing to qualify for the NCAA Championships last weekend due to a 20th place finish at the NCAA Regionals, some of the team’s less experienced a...

UMass men’s and women’s cross country fails to qualify for NCAA Championships

By Frank Corona

November 19, 2013

When the Massachusetts men’s cross country team found out where it finished among the 37 teams in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Friday, it wasn’t what it had hoped to hear. The Minutemen had placed 20th in the field, which meant they didn’t qualify for the NCAA Championship and will...

UMass men’s and women’s cross country finish top five in A-10 Championships

By Frank Corona

November 5, 2013

The Massachusetts women’s cross country team took it upon itself to make some noise in the Atlantic10 Championships with a fifth place finish in the 12 team event. The Minutewomen had been riding a bit of a hot streak a...

UMass cross-country prepares for A-10 Championship in Richmond, Va.

By Frank Corona

October 30, 2013

The Massachusetts men’s cross-country team is hoping that its long break going into the highly anticipated Atlantic-10 championships proves to be beneficial. Having not raced since the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Oct. 19, the Min...

UMass women’s cross country ties for first at mini-meet

By Arthur Hayden

October 29, 2013

The Massachusetts women's cross country team excelled in its shortest race of the season on Friday. The team placed first at the CCSU Mini-Meet alongside No. 4 Providence with 78 points in the three kilometer race. The UMass harriers faced off against only 15 other squads. Among them, many teams did not field their...

Both Minutemen and Minutewomen teams step up in New England Championship

By Arthur Hayden

October 16, 2013

The Massachusetts cross-country team finished in 28th place with 767 points in the New England Championship on Saturday afternoon in Boston. Leading the charge for the Minutemen was sophomore Miles Hodge, who finished in 8...

Alexandra Purdue-Smithe prevails against all odds

By Frank Corona

October 16, 2013

To say that Alexandra Purdue-Smithe has had some obstacles in the way of her success as a distance runner for the Massachusetts women’s cross-country team would be an understatement.  Despite this, she has emerged as one of...

Antony Taylor leads UMass men; Rachel Hilliard remains at top for women

By Frank Corona

October 8, 2013

With 47 teams competing in the Paul Short Invite over the weekend, the Massachusetts men’s cross country finished strong, placing 23rd overall and taking home 686 points. Out of almost 400 runners, redshirt junior Antony ...