Men's Cross Country


  Zachary Florence
Zachary  Florence


East Longmeadow, Mass.

High School:
East Longmeadow

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 125



Men's Cross Country's Youth On Display In New England Championships

Freshman Benjamin Groleau finished first for the Minutemen and 47th overall out of 261 total runners in the New England Championships.


UMass Cross Country Holds Off Maine's Big Three, 29-30

After a tough run by John O'Shea, UMass shows great group running finishing five through eleven to hold off Maine in close victory.


Anticipated A-10 Champs Ahead For Men's XC

The Minutemen will travel to Charlotte, N.C. for the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championships this weekend.

As a sophomore in 2012: Placed fourth and 38th overall, crossing the finish line at 27:10.9 in the IC4A Championships (11/17) ... Finished ninth and 27th overall as he crossed the finish line at 26:41.9 in the Brown Invitational (10/19) ... Finished fourth for the Minutemen at the New England Championships with a time of 26:10.57 (10/7) ... Crossed the finish line at 26:24, a time good enough for seventh on the team in the Dellinger Invitational (9/29) ... Placed sixth for UMass and 20th overall with a time of 25:10.44 at the Minuteman Invitational (9/15) ... Posted a time of 18:40.36 in the season opener, placing fourth for the team and seventh overall in the UMass Invitational (9/8).

As a freshman in 2011: Cross Country: Ran in three meets ... In the IC4A Championships (11/19) posted best team finish of the year coming in ninth on the team and crossing the line in 28:36 ... Finished 15th on the team in the Bryant Invitational (9/10) coming in at 17:30.73.

Before UMass: Won 11 letters as a cross country and track and field athlete at East Longmeadow High School under coach Ryan Corbett ... Holds school records in the one mile, two mile, and 4x800 meter relay ... Placed sixth at the Western Massachusetts Cross Country Championships as a junior, and 11th as a senior.

Personal: Zachary P. Florence ... Born October 16, 1992 in Springfield, Mass. ... Son of David and Kathy ... Brother to Dave ... Plans to major in Resource Economics and Kinesiology.

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