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.
Antony Taylor did not shy away from the spotlight as he performed well enough to qualify himself for All-Conference.
UMass' balance of experienced upperclassmen and strong eager freshman will make for an exciting A-10 Championships.
With A-10 Championships around the corner the men's cross country team will compete in the Rothenberg Race as their last meet prior to the championships.
As a freshman in 2012: Crossed the finish line at 27:47.6 and finished sicth for UMass at the IC4A Championships (11/17) ... Finished eighth on the team with a time of 27:43.6 in the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/27) ... Crossed the finish line with a time of 26:20.4 earning him sixth for the Minutemen and 16th overall in the Brown Invitational (10/19) ... Raced in the New England Championships and earned third place on the team with a time of 26:00.29 (10/7) ... Placed second for UMass and fifth overall with a time of 18:37.49 in the UMass Invitational (9/8).
Before UMass: Ran varsity cross country all four years of high school for Coach Richardson ... As a senior he showed consistent improvement ... He was 15th in the Massachusetts All State cross country meet ... During the indoor season he placed sixth at the All State meet in the mile run ... Grabbed 10th at the New Balance National Indoor Championships ... Finished the indoor campaign with a personal best of 4:18.4 in the mile ... He capped off his outdoor season by finishing in fifth place in the mile at the All State meet while improving to 4:15.95 ... Served as team captain as a junior and senior.
Personal: Quentin Gray Stipp ... Born October 3, 1993 in Cambridge, Massachusetts ... Son of David and Alicia ... Brother of Claire ... Majoring in Art.