Tavares Represents UMass Men's Track & Field At Junior Nationals
July 6, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. - UMass men's track & field rising sophomore Paolo Tavares represented the Minutemen at the USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships on Sunday, competing at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Tavares ran the 3000m steeplechase and finished sixth with a time of 9-minutes, 31.57-seconds. The New Bedford, Mass., native's best time in the event this spring came at with a scoring performance the Atlantic 10 Championship (9:19.56). He also scored in the steeplechase at the New England Championship, as well.
The 2014 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships features many of the nation's best athletes under the age of 20, including high school standouts and the nation's most promising college freshmen. The meet serves as a qualifier for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which will be held in Eugene, Ore., from July 22-27
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