Men's Track

 

  Michael Giardina
Michael Giardina

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lowell, Mass.

High School:
Lowell

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 160

Position:
Distance

Elig. I/O:
Rs. Jr./Sr.


04/28/2013

Men's Track And Field Claims Second In Pre-Conference Meet

The Minutemen finished second of eight in the team standings with a total of 117.5 points.

04/21/2013

Minutemen Continue To Thrive On The Track

Nick Ingham finished first earlier in the week in the decathlon and now ranks third all-time at UMass.

03/02/2013

Men's Track Held Off On Day One Of IC4A Championship

UMass' top performance of the day came from Thomas Mullen in the 1,000 meters.

03/01/2013

IC4A Championship To Be The Next Hurdle For Men's Track

Michael Cyphers could make an impact for the Minutemen as a freshman in the pole vault, placing second in the event at New Englands last week.

02/21/2013

Men's Track And Field Set For New Englands

Three freshmen qualified for New Englands this season for the Minutemen.

As A Junior In 2013-14: Indoor Track: Did not compete. Outdoor Track: Competed in the 800m run in four meets ... Ran a season-best 1:59.09 in the preliminaries at the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/3).

As A Sophomore In 2012-13: Indoor Track: Ran the 800m in four meets ... Personal best time of the season (1:59.65) came at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/16) ... Competed as a part of a 4x400m relay twice, at the Joe Donahue Indoor Games (1/25) and the Sorlein Invitational (1/20) ... Ran with the 4x800m relay team at the IC4A Championship (3/2) (7:43.14). Outdoor Track: Was a part of all three of UMass' 4x800m relays on the season ... Contributed to a scoring finish at the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/5) where the squad qualified for the New England Championship with a time of 7:44.97 ... Helped the 4x800m relay take fifth at the New England Championship (5/11) in 7:39.10 ... Squad also finished second at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (4/27) (8:12.15) ... Competed in the 1,500m run three times ... Ran a season-best time of 4:02.08, placing sixth at the UMass Pre-Conference meet (4/27) ... Took fifth in the event at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/20) (4:02.99) ... Ran the 800m in two meets, posting a season-best time of 1:56.21 at the Minuteman Invitational (4/13) ... Competed in the 4x400m relay in three meets, including a fourth-place finish (3:28.45) at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet.

As A Freshman In 2011-12: Indoor Track: Helped qualify for IC4A Championship in the 4x800 meter relay at New England Championship (2/25) placing eighth with a time of 7:46.61 ... At Dane Invitational (1/20) assisted in the qualification of IC4A Championship in the Distance Medley Relay with a third place finish and a recording a time of 10:15.27.

Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Lowell High School ... Was a four year letter winner under coach Maia ... Was the top cross country harrier for the Red Raiders as a junior and senior, and second best as a sophomore ... Holds school records on the home cross country course (14:01), in the 4x800 meter relay (7:57), 4x400 meter relay (3:24), distance medley relay, and 4xmile run ... Named Most Improved Athlete for outdoor as a sophomore ... Tabbed cross country MVP as a junior and senior ... Was the league's Runner of the Year as a senior ... Also wrestled for the Red Raiders.

Personal: Michael Angelo Giardina ... Born September 15, 1991 in Lowell, Mass. ... Son to Michael Giardina and Freda Ryder ... Brother to Emma and Jackson ... Major is undeclared.

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