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 11th on the team, finishing at 29:37.5 at th IC4A Championships (11/17) ... Placed 17th for UMass and crossed the finish line at 27:39.47 in the Minuteman Invitational (9/15) ... Made his collegiate debut with a 11th place finish for the team and a time of 19:55.83 in the UMass Invitational (9/8).
Before UMass: Three time varsity letter winner for Coach Robinson ... A late developing distance runner ... Placed second in the 3200 at the Morris County Indoor meet ... Seventh in the NJ Group Two Meet and first in the NJ Indoor Sectional Meet as a Senior ... Contributed in three conference championships, two sectional championships and a county title ... Named NJAC Second Team All-Conference as a sophomore ... Named NJAC First Team All-Conference in his junior and senior seasons ... Received All-County and All-State honors as a senior ... Named into the Morris Hills Hall of Fame.
Personal: Nicholas Thomas Patterson ... Born March 17, 1994 in Morristown, New Jersey ... Son of Hugh and Sharon ... Majoring in Management.