Men's Cross Country


  Michael Giardina
Michael  Giardina


Lowell, Mass.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 160



Antony Taylor Leads The Way To Victory In Minuteman Invitational

UMass claims the top spot over Stonehill College, UConn, Amherst College and Keene State with 39 points in Saturday's home meet.


Due Northwest, MXC Bound For NCAA Regional Champs

If UMass finishes in the top two as a team, the Minutemen would automatically qualify for the National Meet.


MXC Claims Fifth At A-10 Championships

Sean Duncan and Patrick McGowan earned All-Conference nods on Saturday.


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: Finished the Brown Invitational with a time of 26:40.9 placing eighth on the team and 26th overall (10/19) ... Finished ninth for UMass in the Dellinger Invitational crossing the finish line at 26:40 (9/29) ... Finished fourth and 14th overall in the Minuteman Invitational, crossing the finish line at 24:58.40 (9/15) ... Finished the UMass Invitational seventh for UMass and 10th overall with a time of 19:15.14 (9/8).

As a freshman in 2011: Competed in five meets ... Ran in the A-10 Championships (10/29) finishing ninth on the team with a time of 26:36.2 ... Came in fifth on the team at the Paul Short Invitational (9/30) coming in with a time of 26:42 ... Had best team finish of the year coming in forth at the Bryant Invitational (9/10) crossing the finish line at 16:08.55.

Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Lowell High School ... Was a four year letter winner under Coach Maia ... Was the top cross country harrier for the Red Raiders as a junior and senior, and second best as a sophomore ... Runner up in the mile at the Massachusetts All-State Championships as a senior ... Holds school records on the home cross country course (14:01), in the 4x800 meter relay (7:57), 4x400 meter relay (3:24), distance medley relay, and 4xmile run ... Named Most Improved Athlete for outdoor as a sophomore ... Tabbed cross country MVP as a junior and senior ... Was the league's Runner of the Year as a senior ... Also wrestled for the Red Raiders.

Personal: Michael Angelo Giardina ... Born September 15, 1991 in Lowell, Mass. ... Son to Michael Giardina and Freda Ryder ... Brother to Emma and Jackson ... Major is undeclared.

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