UMass had the most student-athletes in the league attain a 3.5 GPA or higher for spring semester
The Minutemen finished 10th of 34 teams with the help of strong performances by upperclassmen.
The Minutemen will bring their top seven down to Madison, Conn. for the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on Friday afternoon at 1:15 p.m.
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.
As A Senior In 2014: Completed the New England Championships (10/11) in 25:44.9 to be 97th overall... Was 170th overall at the Paul Short Invitational (10/4) running a time of 25:41... Finished in 26:33 and 116th overall at the Battle in Beantown (9/26)... Ran a time of 19:45.20 at the Minuteman Invitational (9/13) finishing 23rd overall.
As A Junior In 2013: Raced in four meets ... Was UMass' top finisher, placing 23rd overall at the IC4A Championship (11/23) with a time of 26:35.8 ... Placed sixth on the squad and 54th overall at the Atlantic 10 Championship (11/2) with a time of 25:34.1 ... Also ran in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (239th, 26:13.0) and the Boston College Invitational (83rd, 26:11.0).
As A Sophomore In 2012: Crossed the finish line at 32:39.5 while placing sixth for the Minutewomen at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships (11/9) ... Placed third on the team and 54th overall with a time of 26:58.1 in the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/27) ... Raced in the Brown Invitational with a time of 25:47.9, earning him second for UMass and fifth overall (10/19) ... Earned fifth for the team at the New England Championships crossing the finish line at 26:15.08 (10/7) ... Placed 12th for the UMass and 32nd overall with a time of 23:37.9 at the Minutemen Invitational (9/15).
Before UMass: Ran varsity cross country all four years of high school ... New England Division II Prep Individual Champion and named to the All-New England Team as a junior ... Named to the All-New England team again as a senior ... Served as Co-Captain in his junior and senior seasons.
Personal: Richard Kevin Racz ... Born January 28, 1992 in Northampton, Mass. ... Son of Jeffrey and Dee ... Brother of Kayt ... Majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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