Wisconsin Presents Final Test Before A-10s For Men's Cross Country
Oct. 17, 2013
MADISON, Wis. - A season ago Coach O'Brien had the opportunity to challenge his top performers by taking them to Oregon for a regular season competition. Saturday the Minutemen will race against 16 of the 30 nationally ranked teams in Madison, Wis. in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.
UMass is coming off of a week in which they rested their top runners for this meet. The top five for the Minutemen will be Antony Taylor, Blake Croteau, Benjamin Thomas, Daniel Sheldon and Ben Groleau. They will be given the task of competing with #5 BYU, #6 Arkansas, #8 Columbia, #11 Syracuse, #12 Indiana, #13 North Carolina, #14 Texas #17 Providence, #20 Wisconsin, #21 UCLA, #22 Minnesota, #25 New Mexico, #26 Florida, #27 Dartmouth, #28 Notre Dame and #30 Arizona State.
This will be their final meet before the Atlantic 10 Championship on November 2 in Richmond, Va. This is also Blake Croteau's first race since earning his second Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week award just two weeks ago. The invitational is set to begin at 11:00 A.M.