IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK
2010-11 (Senior): Outdoor Track: Competed in seven meets ... Recorded the third best time in UMass history with a time of 1:35:51 while taking 15th in the preliminary round of the IC4A Championships ... Placed fifth in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:51:66 while setting the fifth best time in school history at the A-10 Championships. Indoor Track: Competed in four meets ... Was an integral part of the relay squads ... Was part of an IC4A Championship qualifying 4x800 meter relay team at the New England Championships (2/25) as the team combined for a team best season time of 7:39.73, taking second place ... At the A-10 Championships (2/18), crossed the line at 2:30.28 in the 1000 meter run, placing fourth ... Placed third in the 1000 meter run and qualified for the NE and IC4A Championships with a time of 2:27.65 at the Reebok Indoor Games (1/28) ... Ran in the distance medley relay at the Great Dane Invite (1/21), helping the UMass quad to a second place finish in 10:09.13 ... At the Sparks Sorlein Invite (1/15) placed first in the mile posting a time of 4:23.51. Cross Country: Competed in five meets as a senior ... Crossed the line at 32:05.7 at the NCAA Regional Championships (11/13), placing sixth on the team and 95th overall ... At the A-10 Championships (10/30) placed fourth on the team and 33rd overall with a time of 25:35 ... Placed 114th overall and fourth on the team at the Chili Pepper Festival (10/16), crossing the line at 31:52.85 ... At the Paul Short Invitational (10/1), stole third for UMass and 180th overall while finishing in 25:44 ... With a mark of 26:04, finished third on the team and eighth overall at the Home Meet (9/18).
2009-10 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Competed in six meets ... Was crowned a New England Champion as part of a 4x800 meter relay quad that combined for a team time of 7:34.39 at the championship meet (5/8) ... Was part of a New England and IC4A Championship qualifying 4x800 meter relay team at the A-10 Championships (5/1) as the quad placed fourth in 7:28.55 ... Stole fourth in the 800 meter run at the competitive Larry Ellis Invitational (4/16) with a time of 1:56.08 ... In the 5,000 meter run, placed third at the UConn Invite (4/3), crossing the line at 15:33.76. Indoor Track: Competed in all eight meets ... As part of a 4x800 meter relay team, qualified for the IC4A Championships at the New England Championships (2/27), as the quad combined for a sixth place finish in 7:46.04 ... At the New England Championships (2/27), qualified for his third IC4A Championship event in the mile run, with a mark of 4:13.94 ... Joining a distance medley quad, finished in a time of 10:04.74 at the Giegengack Invitational (2/5), good enough for fifth place and to qualify for the IC4A Championships ... Placed first in the 1,000 meter run at the URI Invitational (1/23), crossing the line at 2:31.68 ... Qualified for the New England and IC4A Championships in the 1,000 meter run at the Valentine Invitational (2/13) with a time of 2:27.19 ...... In the 800 meter run, took third while qualifying for the New England Championships at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/29), crossing the line at 1:55.25. Cross Country: Competed in three meets ... Finished third on the team and 50th overall at the IC4A Championships (11/21) with a time of 26:33.5 ... Took sixth on the team and 21st overall at the UMass Five-Way Meet (9/19) with a time of 26:41.00 ... Placed eighth on the team and 24th overall at the Dartmouth Invitational (9/12) with a time of 27:20.00.
2008-09 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Finished the 800 meter run in 1:52.75 at the New England Championships (5/8) ... At the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3), finished the 800 meter run in 1:53.53 ... Placed third in the 800 meter run at the UMass Pre Conference (4/25), with a time of 1:54.18. Indoor Track: At IC4A competition (3/7), ran the 1000 meter in 2:26.83, a team-best time, for an 11th place finish in the prelims ... Ran with the distance medley relay squad at the New England Championships (2/28) for a fourth place finish (10:02.85) ... Ranked seventh with the 4X800 meter relay team at A-10's with a time of 7:59.02. Also at that meet, finished the 1000 in 2:35.41 ... Finished third in he 1000 meter at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/30) with a time of 2:32.95. Cross Country: Did not compete.
2007-08 (Freshman): Outdoor Track: At the New England Championships (5/10), competed alongside Ryan Durkin, James Bentley, and Ryan DiOrio in the 4X800 meter relay to a fourth place finish with a time of 7:45.58 ... Ranked fourth at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26) with a time of 1:57.90 in the 800 meter run ... Indoor Track: At the IC4A Championships (3/9) raced in the preliminaries with the 4X800 team to finish in 7:49.46 ... To qualify, finished sixth at the New England Championships (3/1) with a time of 7:45.54 in the 4X800 with Ryan Durkin, Ryan DiOrio and Peter Fortunato ... Finished fourth in the 1000 meter run at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/16) with a time of 2:31.37 ... Also at this event, competed in the UMass A squad of Mark Mariano, Ryan DiOrio, and Brian Tino to finish the 4X800 meter relay in 8:04.11.
Before UMass: A 2007 graduate of Tully High School where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Black Knights ... Won the Class D State Championships in his freshman year and the Class C State Championships in his senior year ... A member of the 4x800 State Championship team as a freshman and senior ... Also a sectional champion in cross country in his sophomore and junior year.
Personal: Scott James VanderMolen ... Born October 29, 1988 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... Son of James and Eva VanderMolen ... Majoring in Environmental Sciences.