The men were led by Daniel Sheldon and finished eight of 16 in the IC4A Championships on Saturday afternoon in Bronx, N.Y.
Coach O'Brien will finish the 2012 season bringing 11 of his younger athletes to the IC4A Championships on Saturday, November 17.
As a freshman in 2012: Placed 10th on the team with a time of 28:38.3 at the IC4A Championships (11/17) ... Finished 11th for UMass in the Brown Invitational and 36th overall with a time of 27:15.0 (10/19) ... Placed 15th for the Minutemen crossing the finish line at 27:15.75 in the Minuteman Invitational (9/15) ... Finished 12th for UMass and 18th overall in his collegiate debut with a time of 20:11.40 in the UMass Invitational (9/8).
Before UMass: Ran cross country and track for Coach Walsh ... One of the top cross country runners for Cathedral High School ... Three time 1st Team All-Western Mass for cross country (2009-2011) ... Has a personal best of 15:57 in the 5k and finished fourth in sectionals as a sophomore and as a senior.
Personal: Samuel Patrick Burke ... Born March 31, 1994 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ... Son of John and Angela Burke ... Brother of Sarah Burke ... Majoring in Engineering.
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