Men's Track

 

  Tyler Cotto
Tyler Cotto

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Holliston, Mass.

High School:
Holliston

Weight:
140

Event:
Hurdles

Birthdate:
09/23/1988


1/26/11: Indoor Season Preview

IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK

--OUTDOOR--
110-Meter Hurdles; 3rd (14.45)

--INDOOR--
55-Meter Hurdles; 2nd (7.41)

CAREER HONORS
UMass Athlete Of The Week (2/28/11)
A-10 Indoor T&F First Team All-Conference (2/18/11)
UMass Athlete Of The Week (1/24/11)
UMass Athlete Of The Week (1/18/11)
UMass Athlete Of The Week (3/1/10)

2010-11 (Redshirt Senior): Outdoor Track: Competed in six meets ... With a time of 14.60, placed fifth at the New England Championships (5/14) in the 110 meter hurdles ... At the A-10 Championships (5/8), placed third in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.45 ... Set the second best time in UMass history in the 110 meter hurdles while placing first at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (4/30) with a time of 14.38 ... Placed first in the 110 meter hurdles at the UMass Invitational (4/9) with a time of 14.67 ... By crossing the line at 14.42, set the third best mark in school history in the 110 meter hurdles while placing first at the Minutemen Invitational (4/16) ... At the Yellow Jacket Invitational (4/2) took home the top spot in the 110 meter hurdles while qualifying for the IC4A Championships by crossing the line at 14.78. Indoor Track: Competed in all eight meets ... Was the team's top hurdler ... Finished third in the 60 meter hurdles at the IC4A Championships (3/5) with a time of 7.99 ... Successfully defended his 2010 New England Title in the 60 meter hurdles at the New England Championships (2/25) with a team best season time of 7.87, ranking him 31st in the country in the event through 2011 ... Was crowned an A-10 Champion in the 55 meter hurdles at the 2011 A-10 Championships (2/18), with a team best season time in the event of 7.52 ... Posted a time of 8.06 in the 60 meter hurdles at the Valentine Invitational (2/12), good enough for second place ... Crossed the line at 8.13 at the Giegengack Invite (2/4) in the 60 meter hurdles, stealing first place ... At the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/28), placed second in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 7.52 ... At the Great Dane Invitational (1/21) was the top finisher in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.05 ... Captured the top spot in the season's opening contest at the Sparks Sorlein Invite (1/15) in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 7.53.

2009-10 (Senior): Outdoor Track: Competed in three meets on the year ... Posted a time of 14.45 in the 110 meter hurdles at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/2), ranking him third best in UMass history ... At the UNH Pre-Conference (4/24) placed first and qualified for New England's and IC4A's with a time of 14.51 in the 110 meter hurdles. Indoor Track: Competed in six meets ... Placed in the top three in five-of-six meets this season in the 55 meter hurdles, while capturing first place four times ... At the IC4A Championships (3/5), placed fourth in the preliminaries of the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 7.53 ... Was an individual champion (2/27) at the New England Championships in the 55 meter hurdles, while improving upon his previous second best school time by crossing the line at 7.41 ... Crossing the line at 7.60, placed first at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/29) in the 55 meter hurdles ... With a time of 7.65, captured his second of four first place finishes of the season in the 55 meter hurdles at the URI Invitational (1/23) ... At the BU Quad Meet (1/14), captured first place in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 7.55.

2008-09 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Placed second in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.25 at the UConn Invitational (4/4). Indoor Track: Top 55 meter hurdler on the squad ... Ran at the IC4A Championships (3/7) with a time of 7.78 to finish 22nd in the preliminaries ... At the New England Championships (2/28), ran a 7.75 in prelims to finish second and a 7.85 to finish eighth and score points for the Minutemen ... At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21), finished seventh in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 7.82 ... Ran his best time at the Valentine Invitational (2/14) to rank third overall with a time of 7.58 ... Finished first at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/30) with a time of 7.70.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Finished first with a time of 15.82 at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26) ... Placed fourth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.95 at the UMass Invitational (4/12) ...Placed seventh in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.35 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3) ... Finished second in the 4X100 meter relay with a time of 42.30 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3) ... Indoor Track: Finished first with a time of 7.66 in the 55 meter hurdles at the New England Championships (3/1).

2006-07 (Freshman): Outdoor Track: Named A-10 Rookie of the Week (4/30) ... At the New England Championships (5/10), placed 10th in the 110-meter hurdles (15.39) ... At the A-10 Championships (5/6), placed seventh in the 110-meter hurdles (15.09) and 11th in the triple jump (41-feet, 5.25 inches) ... Top 110-meter hurdler and long jumper on the team ... Recorded his top time in the 110 hurdles (15.09) with a second-place finish at the UMass Eight Way Meet (4/28) ... Top lead in the triple jump was 42-feet, four inches set at the UConn Select Meet ... Won the triple jump (42-feet, 1.5 inches) at the UMass Five-Way Meet (3/31) ... Indoor Track: Did not compete.

Before UMass: A 2006 graduate of Holliston High School where he holds the record for most points scored in a single track season with 170 points ... Was part of the 4 x 200 meter relay team that ran a league record time of 1:35.10 ... Also a part of the triple jump relay that posted a league record distance of 123' 4'' ... posted personal bests of in the triple jump (43'5.5'') as well as in the high jump (6'.25'') ... Also posted bests in the 110m high hurdles(14.9), 55m high hurdles(8.06) and 200m(22.8) ... A member of the soccer team and invited to the Eastern Mass all-star game.

Personal: Tyler Paul Cotto ... Born September 23rd, 1988 at the Metrowest Medical center ... Son of Stephen and Ellen Cotto ... Brother of Logan and Mitch ... Majoring in Resource Economics.

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