Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen place 4th in Albany while Minutemen place 25th at ISU Pre-Nationals in Indiana

By Jeffrey Engmann

October 19, 2009

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

In few words, Massachusetts women’s cross country coach Julie Lafrieniere, said that her team “put it together” in the Albany Invitational. On Saturday, in a field of 24 teams, the Minutewomen finished 4th overall, with...

Minutemen, Minutewomen finish second, 14th at NE Championships

By Jeffrey Engmann

October 12, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

Massachusetts women’s cross country coach Julie LaFreniere warned her team about the fast course of Franklin Park in Boston, Mass., home of this year’s New England Cross Country Championships. The key to success in the race...

UMass Cross Country teams to compete in NEC’s

By Daniel Herberholz

October 8, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

The best way to familiarize yourself with a particular place is to go see it – which is exactly what the Massachusetts cross country team is doing at Franklin Park this weekend. On Oct. 8, the men’s and women’s teams...

Minutemen place 8th at Paul Short Invitational

By Daniel Herberholz

October 5, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

With the lowest spread between runners’ finishing times at the tournament, the Massachusetts men’s cross country team placed eighth at last weekend’s 36th annual Paul Short Run. The Run – a regional convergence of high...

Cross country heads to Paul Short Invitational

By Jeffrey Engmann

October 1, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

In some ways, this Friday’s 36th annual Paul Short Invitational represents a transition in both the Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country season. Coming two weeks after their only home meet of the season, the invitational...

Men finish first, women last, in lone home cross-country meet

By Jeffrey Engmann

September 21, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

On a sunny Saturday morning, which Massachusetts men’s cross-country coach Ken O’ Brien described as “perfect for our sport,” the University of Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in their...

Cross Country teams to host five-team meets

By Jeffrey Engmann

September 17, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

It usually happens just once a year, and both the Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams hope to take full advantage of it. On Saturday both teams will host five-team meets, as they will race in their only...

UMass cross country finishes in second

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 14, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

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...

Cross country looks to upperclassmen to get back to A-10’s

By Mike Mastone

September 10, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

  The Massachusetts cross country teams will travel to New Hampshire for the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, with the men looking to take their first step towards back-to-back Atlantic 10 titles. The Minutemen, who...

13 return for Ken O’Brien

By Gary Tarantino

September 10, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

The 2008 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, Ken O’Brien, and the Massachusetts men’s cross country team have been chosen to repeat as A-10 Champions for the 2009 season behind a hefty veteran squad of 13 upperclassmen. The...