Wu Climbs UMass Record Book At Princeton Meet
April 22, 2012
PRINCETON, N.J. - A UMass record book performance highlighted the competition at the Larry Ellis Invite for the men's track and field team on Saturday. With no team scores, individual performance was key, and senior Daniel Wu stepped up to the plate for UMass.
With a career-best leap of 23-7.50 in the long jump, Wu set the fourth best all-time mark ever by a Minuteman. The Tenafly, N.J. native became Ken O'Brien's first automatic IC4A Championship qualifier , while placing sixth in the event.
Antony Taylor was also on the track for the Minutemen, as the sophomore distance man registered a new personal record in the 1500 meter run. The Arlington, Mass. harrier crossed the line at 3:57.44, and took home 16th place.
Other notables at Princeton University were Thomas Mullen in the 800 meter run and Evan Donadt in the 400 meter hurdles. The former of the duo clocked in at 1:54.36 and fell in 18th, while the latter reeled off a readout of 54.72 while placing 14th in a field of 33 competitors.
The maroon and white will be back on the track for a final tune-up prior to the A-10 Championships, next weekend at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet on April 28.