Trio Of A-10 Champions Crowned For Men's Track
Feb. 18, 2011
NORTH KINGSTON, R.I. - In just the first day of the two day 2011 Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships, the UMass men's squad earned an outstanding three A-10 Titles. The peek performances for the Minutemen currently places the team only .50 points out of first place, breathing down the necks of the host, Rhode Island Rams who has tallied 37.50 points total.
Senior Sean Busch repeated his 2010 performance as he was crowned an A-10 Champion in the men's pole vault at the Mackal Field house on Friday. The Stow, Mass. native tied his personal and the school record in the event for the second time this season, reaching a height of 15-9. He is tied with Ken Schneider for the all-time UMass record.
Raking in a second A-10 Title for the Minutemen was the springy legs of Zachary Koncki in the long jump. He not only placed first in the event, but improved upon the fourth best all-time school mark, which he currently already holds. Koncki leaped a distance of 23-3.50, as he now sits only 0-2.25 away from the third best all-time school mark.
Rounding out the trio of Atlantic 10 bests on day one of the 2011 championship meet was a distance medley relay squad comprised of Sean Duncan, Evan Donadt, Joe Doyle, and Daniel Barry. The quad of harriers combined for a time of 10:00.99, just about seven seconds away from hitting the UMass record books. The mark also took the top spot in A-10 Championship history, previously held by Charlotte with a time of 10:02.14 set in 2010.
Busch, Koncki, and the distance medley relay harriers were all named to the first team All-Conference for their first place performances at A-10s.
The leaping lizard himself was out in action at Rhode Island as well in the long jump on Friday afternoon. Daniel Wu placed third in the long jump, following behind teammate Koncki, with a mark of 23-0.75.
The Minutemen conclude action on Saturday with the majority of the finals being held. Competition is set to commence at 9:30 am.
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