Men's Cross Country

McGowan and Taylor Thrive For Men's Cross Country In Dellinger Invite

McGowan finished first for UMass in its first west coast meet in program history.

McGowan finished first for UMass in its first west coast meet in program history.

Sept. 29, 2012


SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The Minutemen took the trip out to the University of Oregon this week for perhaps one of the toughest meets the team will race in all year long. The team finished eighth of ten overall as it competed against top nationally ranked teams such as BYU and Oregon.

UMass' top five finishers were led by juniors Patrick McGowan and Antony Taylor. Taylor finished first overall in the team's last meet and this week finished second with a time of 24:54. He trailed Patrick McGowan who finished just 18 seconds ahead at 24:36. McGowan placed 32nd overall while Taylor finished 42nd out of 101 total athletes in the race.

McGowan placed fourth in the meet last week and the team is looking much stronger of late with the two finishing in the top three alongside senior John O'Shea. O'Shea took third for UMass this week crossing the finish line at 25:19. The senior finished first in week one for the Minutemen and fifth in the team's last meet. Following O'Shea were juniors Paul Merriman and Jared Reddy. Merriman placed fourth for UMass with a time of 25:40 while Reddy wasn't far behind at 25:58.

Dellinger Invitational Top Five Finishers

1. Trevor Dunbar (Oregon): 23:38
2. Jared Ward (BYU): 23:40
3. Ben Dejarnette (Oregon): 23:49
4. Nate Jewkes (Southern Utah): 23:51
5. Taylor Thatcher (BYU): 23:54




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