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.
The men rested their top three runners but still managed to finish second overall ahead of Dartmouth and Boston College.
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, Massachusetts ... Son of Jeffrey and Dee ... Brother of Kayt ... Majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering.