Men's Track In Seventh Place After Day One Of A-10s
Feb. 16, 2013
KINGSTON, R.I. - UMass finished the day with four top eight performances, one personal record and two athletes qualifying for the finals. The meet was started off with freshman Nick Ingham competing his way to fourth place in the first four events.
Stephen Bigelow qualified for the finals in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.39-seconds. Quinn Ryder then followed up with a finals qualifying performance of his own in the 60 meter dash when he finished the event in 7.01-seconds.
The Minutemen then showed off their depth in the pole vault with Michael Cyphers and Gregory Copeland finishing in the top eight. The freshman Cyphers finished fourth in the event with a height of 15-feet, 3-inches while Copeland trailed in seventh at 14-feet, 9-inches. Another freshman rising to the occasion in the A-10 Championship opener was Isaiah Fariel. Fariel set a personal best in the long jump with a distance of 21-feet, 1.75-inches.
Closing out the day in the distance medley relay the quad finished fourth in the event. The relay team consisted of Benjamin Groleau, Paul Grafov, Thomas Mullen and Antony Taylor. The four finished the race in 10-minutes, 9.31-seconds.
The Minutemen are back in action tomorrow morning at 9:00 A.M. at Mackal Fieldhouse in Kingston, R.I.