Captains Announced For 2015 Men's Track Seasons
May 8, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. - Shortly after the A-10 Championship the men's track and field team voted Nick Ingham, Peter Farlow and Curt Owen as the team captains for the 2015 indoor and outdoor seasons. This will be the first season the three Minutemen will serve as captain.
Ingham burst onto the scene as a freshman gaining the trust and respect of his teammates after finishing third as a multi in the indoor and outdoor Atlantic 10 Championships in 2013. The Peabody, Mass., native learned seven events in less than a year's time in order to achieve the bronze medal in the heptathlon and the decathlon. This season Ingham has battled injury but has scored for UMass in both A-10 Championships. He has also served as a mentor to freshman multi, Adam Bonfilio.
Injured most of his sophomore season, Farlow has battled back to become one of UMass' top competitors in short distance events. This indoor season he was the team's top sprinter recording a fourth place finish in the 60 meter dash at the A-10 Championship and a sixth place finish at New England's in the event. This past weekend in the Outdoor Atlantic 10 Championship he finished fifth in the 400 meter hurdles and assisted in the fifth place 4x100 meter relay team and the seventh place 4x400 meter relay quad. In his freshman season the sprinter/hurdler out of Needham, Mass., scored for the Minutemen in the heptathlon with an eighth place finish and ran for a fifth place effort in the 1,00 meter run.
Redshirting this season due to injury Owen played a significant role for UMass in his first two seasons as a Minuteman. Hailing from Boxborough, Mass., as a freshman Owen assisted in two scoring performances in relays. At the Indoor Atlantic 10 Championship in 2012 he assisted in a third place finish in the distance medley relay and was part of the eighth place 4x800 meter relay team as well. In the 2013 outdoor campaign he was part of the fifth place 4x800 meter relay at New England's and the eighth place 4x800 team at A-10's.
In 2015 the Minutemen return most of its squad with only seven seniors. UMass will surely be a team to watch for next year as they return a very deep and talented junior and sophomore class and with another year of experience under their belt they could be a breakthrough team in the Atlantic 10.
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