Men's Track

Bigelow Moves Up On UMass All-Time List At Holy Cross

Zack Hildenbrandt ran the fastest time of the meet in the 400 meter dash.

Zack Hildenbrandt ran the fastest time of the meet in the 400 meter dash.

April 20, 2014


WORCESTER, Mass. - On Saturday, April 19 in Worcester, Mass., the UMass men's track and field team finished third overall at the Holy Cross Invitational. The Minutemen recorded 102 points to outscore Stonehill, Bryant and Colgate. Holy Cross finished as the runner-up to Maine. UMass recorded six first place performances in the meet however; the top performance came from Stephen Bigelow in the 110 meter hurdles.

Bigelow finished the 110 meter hurdles in just 14.37-seconds for a first place finish. The time stands as the second fastest time recorded in UMass history. Also finishing first was Bigelow's co-captain Zack Hildenbrandt. The senior ran the 400 meter dash in 49.50-seconds.

Peter Farlow recorded the fastest time in the 400 meter hurdles crossing the finish line in 55.08-seconds while Nathan Abraham finished in 1-minute, 4.11-seconds for an eighth place effort.

In long distance events Patrick McGowan and Antony Taylor each recorded top times with McGowan leading the way in the 5,000 meter run and Taylor recording the best time in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. McGowan ran the 5,000 in 15-minutes, 0.38-seconds and was followed by Ben Thomas in sixth place at the 15-minute, 17.08-second mark. Taylor completed the steeplechase in 9-minutes, 33.30-seconds.

UMass scored three Minutemen in the 1,500 meter run with Cory Thomas grabbing the third fastest time of 3-minutes, 58.77-seconds. Stephen Ness and John Mantia capped off the top eight finishing seventh and eighth respectively. The two finished just four milliseconds apart with Ness finishing in 4-minutes, 3.82-seconds and Mantia crossing the finish line at the 4-minute, 3.86-second mark.



Pat Farnham ran for the third fastest time in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.75-seconds. The Minutemen also finished fourth in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 43.15-seconds and first in the 4x400 meter relay finishing in 3-minutes, 24.61-seconds.

Abraham tied for fourth with Greg Copeland in the pole vault. The duo each set a height of 12-feet, 11.5-inches.

Brett Davies scored in the shot put and the discus. He threw 43-feet, 7-inches in the shot put for a fifth place finish and 129-feet, 7-inches in the discus for a sixth place performance.

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