Men's Cross Country Picked Fourth In A-10 Preseason Poll
Aug. 18, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The UMass men's cross country team was tabbed fourth out of 14 teams in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, which was announced this afternoon. La Salle was selected as the preseason favorite, with Saint Joseph's and Duquesne rounding out the top-three.
The Minutemen, who finished fourth at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship, return 11 individuals who competed in at least one meet last fall. Among the returnees are six of the squad's top-seven finishers from last year's conference championship meet, including 2013 All-Atlantic 10 honoree Ben Groleau. UMass also brings back redshirt senior Patrick McGowan who did not compete during the 2013 season, but was an all-conference selection in 2011.
The squad opens the fall campaign with the Minuteman Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 13.
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