Men's Track

Four First Place Finishes Fuel Minutemen At UNH

Pat McGowan ran the best time of the meet in the 5,000 meter run.

Pat McGowan ran the best time of the meet in the 5,000 meter run.

April 27, 2014


DURHAM, N.H. - On Saturday in Durham, N.H., the UMass men's track and field team finished third out of eight teams with 98 points, most of which were generated on the track. Maine won the meet and Central Connecticut was the runner-up. UMass finished ahead of Dartmouth, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and UMass Lowell. Stephen Bigelow played a role in 20 of the team's points with two of UMass' four first place finishes.

Bigelow once again was the winner in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.13-seconds. Zack Grube also scored in the event with an eighth place finish. The senior contributed in the relays as well with a first place finish in the 4x100 meter relay. He assisted Deion Arneaud, Peter Farlow and Pat Farnham to a finishing time of 43.48-seconds.

In the 4x100 meter relay UMass also put together a third place team and Arneaud Hayden Frechette-McCall, Farnham and Zack Hildenbrandt finished fourth in the 4x400 meter relay. The quad finished in 3-minutes, 32.08-seconds.

Farlow and Hildenbrandt also scored individually in the 100 and 200 meter dash. In the 100 meters Farlow finished third in 11.38-seconds. Hildenbrandt recorded a fifth place effort in 22.93-seconds in the 200 meter dash.

The Minutemen scored three competitors each in the 1,500 meter run and the 5,000 meter run. Cory Thomas was the runner-up in the 1,500 with a time of 3-minutes, 56.98-seconds. Just behind Thomas was Antony Taylor in third at the 3-minute, 57.82-second mark. Michael McNaughton capped off the top eight.



Pat McGowan was the victor in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 14-minute, 53.06-seconds. He led Blake Croteau and Jacob LeBlanc who finished and fourth and fifth place respectively. Croteau crossed the finish line in 15-minutes, 7.52-seconds.

UMass went one and two in the steeplechase with Paolo Tavares leading the way. John Mantia was just behind Tavares' time of 9-minutes, 37.61-seconds at the 9-minute, 43.42-second mark.

Brett Davies grabbed two of the three scoring performances in the field with a third place finish in the discus and a sixth place throw in the shot put. Davies threw 133-feet, 1-inch in the discus and 44-feet, 8.25-inches in the shot put. Arneaud had an eighth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 19-feet, 6.25-inches.

Next weekend the championship season awaits the Minutemen. Saturday and Sunday May 3 and 4 UMass will host the 2014 Outdoor Atlantic 10 Championship at the UMass Track and Field Complex.

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