2012-13 Men's Track & Field News

  • Howard Powell Named Asst. T&F/XC Coach through NCAA Diversity Grant
    July 29, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (July 29, 2013) – Franklin Pierce University head track & field/cross country coach Zach Emerson announced on Monday that Howard Powell has been added to the program’s coaching staff as an assistant coach. The hiring was made possible after the Department of Athletics had recently received a diversity grant from the NCAA, which promotes the hiring of minority candidates to help create more career opportunities in intercollegiate athletics. The funding for the grant is good for one year.
  • Men's Cross Country/Track & Field Announce Incoming Recruiting Class for 2013-14 Season
    July 25, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (July 25, 2013) -- Coming on the heels of a spectacular inaugural season in 2012-13, the Franklin Pierce University men’s cross country/track & field program and head coach Zach Emerson announced on Thursday the team’s incoming recruiting class for the 2013-14 campaign. The class features 65 new student-athletes who will look to continue aiding in the program’s rise to prominent status in the Northeast-10 Conference.
  • Northeast Delta Dental to Serve as Official Sponsor of the Inaugural Franklin Pierce Pearly Pond 5k Run
    July 03, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (July 3, 2013) – Franklin Pierce University track & field/cross country head coach Zach Emerson announced on Wednesday that Northeast Delta Dental has become the official sponsor of the Inaugural Pearly Pond 5k Run, slated for Sunday, Aug. 25, on the Rindge campus.
  • Men's Track & Field's Biunno & Ham to Compete this Week at 2013 Junior Nationals
    June 19, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (June 19, 2013) – The Franklin Pierce University men’s track & field/cross country program will once again be on the national stage this week as two members of the program will take part in the 2013 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Vincent Biunno (Montgomery, N.Y.) and Colton Ham (Webster, N.H.), both rising sophomores for upcoming 2013-14 season, are the two Ravens competing in the event which will go from June 19-23 at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University.
  • Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Earn Nine USTFCCCA All-Region Awards
    May 24, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 24, 2013) -- The Franklin Pierce University men's and women's outdoor track & field teams capped a tremendous inaugural season recently as seven student-athletes garnered nine United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Outdoor All-Region awards. The men's group earned eight honors, while the women's team picked up an honoree.
  • Mike Abrams Named Northeast-10 Track Rookie of the Week
    May 13, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 13, 2013) – Freshman Mike Abrams (Newark, N.J.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Track Rookie of the Week for the week ending on May 12, as announced Monday by the Conference office.
  • Abrams Posts All-New England Finish in 200m at NEICAAA Championship for Men’s Track & Field
    May 11, 2013
    EASTON, Mass. (May 11, 2013) – Freshman Mike Abrams (Newark, N.J.) ran a 22.06 in the 200-meter dash on Saturday afternoon to finish fourth and earn All-New England honors for the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team on the third and final day of the NEICAAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by Stonehill at W.B. Mason Stadium. Combined with four points from yesterday, Franklin Pierce finished the meet with nine points and tied for 23rd out of 37 teams to earn points at the New England Championship.
  • Gisore Runs Second All-New England 5,000m of 2012-13, Abrams Qualifies for 200m Final at NEICAAA Championship for Men’s Track & Field
    May 10, 2013
    EASTON, Mass. (May 10, 2013) – Junior Antoine Gisore (Concord, N.H.) ran a 14:45.56 in the 5,000 meters on Friday afternoon to finish fifth and earn All-New England honors on the second day of the NEICAAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by Stonehill at W.B. Mason Stadium. The meet is colloquially known as the New England Championship.
  • Biunno Wins Decathlon, Leads Men’s Track & Field to Fifth-Place Finish on Second Day of Northeast-10 Outdoor Championship
    May 04, 2013
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 4, 2013) – After winning three decathlon events on Friday, freshman Vincent Biunno (Montgomery, N.Y.) added two more triumphs on Saturday to finish off his Conference title in the decathlon on the second day of the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by American International at John G. Hoyt Track and Field Complex. In total, Franklin Pierce picked up 58 points to finish fifth in the 11-team meet.
  • Biunno Decathlon, 4x800m Relay Shine for Men’s Track & Field on First Day of Northeast-10 Outdoor Championship
    May 03, 2013
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 3, 2013) – The 4x800-meter relay squad of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team turned in a 7:45.51 to finish fourth on Friday on the first day of the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by American International at John G. Hoyt Track and Field Complex. Meanwhile, halfway through the inaugural competition of the decathlon at the Northeast-10 level, freshman Vincent Biunno (Montgomery, N.Y.) leads the event after finishing first in three of Friday’s five disciplines. Through the first day, the Ravens have amassed seven points and sit eighth in the 11-team meet, which will conclude on Saturday.
  • Men’s Track & Field Competes in Pair of Relays at Penn Relays
    April 26, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 26, 2013) – The Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team had teams compete in both the distance medley relay and the 4x400-meter relay on Friday afternoon at the prestigious Penn Relays, the oldest and largest track meet in the country. The announced crowd in attendance on the penultimate day of the meet was 39,700.
  • Ham Win in 3,000m Sets Pace for Men’s Track & Field at Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational
    April 26, 2013
    EASTON, Mass. (April 26, 2013) – Freshman Colton Ham (Webster, N.H.) ran the 3,000 meters in 8:39.09 on Friday afternoon to finish first in the event for the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational at W.B. Mason Stadium. The Ravens collected 37 points to finish eighth in the nine-team meet.
  • Men’s Track & Field’s Antoine Gisore runs 5,000m at Penn Relays
    April 25, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 25, 2013) – Junior Antoine Gisore (Concord, N.H.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team participated in the 5,000 meters on Thursday night at the prestigious Penn Relays, the oldest and largest track meet in the country, to make the program’s first appearance at the event.
  • Vincent Biunno Named Northeast-10 Field Rookie of the Week
    April 22, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 22, 2013) – Freshman Vincent Biunno (Montgomery, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team has been named Northeast-10 Field Rookie of the Week for the week ending on April 21, as announced Monday by the Conference office.
  • Gisore Double, Wins from Abrams and Ham Net Men’s Track & Field Fourth-Place Finish at Eric Loeschner Meet
    April 20, 2013
    FITCHBURG, Mass. (April 20, 2013) – Junior Antoine Gisore (Concord, N.H.) won both the 800 meters and 1,500 meters on Saturday afternoon, while freshmen Mike Abrams (Newark, N.J.) and Colton Ham (Webster, N.H.) added wins as well, to lead the way for the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team at the Eric Loeschner Meet, hosted by Fitchburg State University at Elliot Athletic Complex. The Ravens collected 84 points to finish fourth in the 23-team meet.
  • Track & Field Announces Changes to Weekend Schedule
    April 19, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 19, 2013) -- The Franklin Pierce University track & field program has announced a change to its weekend schedule. Both the men's and women's teams will now travel to Fitchburg State University on Saturday.
  • Biunno Wins Tufts Decathlon for Men’s Track & Field
    April 14, 2013
    MEDFORD, Mass. (April 14, 2013) – Freshman Vincent Biunno (Montgomery, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team piled up 5,891 points on Saturday and Sunday at Ellis Oval to finish first in the Tufts Decathlon. Fellow freshman Shawn DeCost (Nashua, N.H.) also competed in the event, as he finished ninth out of 12 participants.
  • Gisore Steeplechase Highlights Day for Men’s Track & Field at Brown Springtime Invitational
    April 13, 2013
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 13, 2013) – Junior Antoine Gisore (Concord, N.H.) ran the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:54.64 on Saturday, finishing third in the event, to lead the way for the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team at the Springtime Invitational, hosted by Brown University at Brown Stadium.
  • Abrams, Ham Post Wins to Lead Men' Track & Field's Seven Top-10 Finishes at George Davis Invitational
    April 06, 2013
    LOWELL, Mass. (April 6, 2013) -- Freshman Mike Abrams (Newark, N.J.) won the 200-meter dash (22.31) while freshman Colton Ham (Webster, N.H.) won the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:58.13) on Saturday to chalk up two of the seven top-10 finishes for the Franklin Pierce University men's track and field team at the UMass Lowell George Davis Invitational, held at Cushing Field Complex.
  • Adam-Corey Rander Named Northeast-10 Field Rookie of the Week
    April 01, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 1, 2013) – Freshman Adam-Corey Rander (Bronx, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team has been named Northeast-10 Field Rookie of the Week for the week ending on March 31, as announced Monday by the Conference office.
  • Abrams Double in Sprints Leads Way as Men’s Track & Field Finishes Seventh at Snowflake Classic
    March 30, 2013
    MEDFORD, Mass. (March 30, 2013) – Freshman Mike Abrams (Newark, N.J.) posted an 11.12 in the 100-meter dash and a 22.10 in the 200-meter dash, as he won both events to lead the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team to a seventh-place finish at the Snowflake Classic, hosted by Tufts University at Dussault Outdoor Track. In all, Franklin Pierce recorded seven top-five finishes in the meet.
  • Mike Abrams Named Northeast-10 Track Rookie of the Week; Adam-Corey Rander Takes Field Rookie of the Week
    March 25, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (March 25, 2013) – Freshmen Mike Abrams (Newark, N.J.) and Adam-Corey Rander (Bronx, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team have been named Northeast-10 Track Rookie of the Week and Field Rookie of the Week, respectively, for the week ending on March 24, as announced Monday by the Conference office.
  • Rander Piles Up Three Top-10s, Abrams Takes NE-10 Lead in 100m for Men’s Track & Field at BSU Bears Invitational
    March 23, 2013
    BRIDGWATER, Mass. (March 23, 2013) – Freshman Adam-Corey Rander (Bronx, N.Y.) chalked up three top-10 finishes, highlighted by a 13.32-meter, third-place finish in the triple jump, for the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team on Saturday at the BSU Bears Invitational, hosted by Bridgewater State University at Edward C. Swenson Athletic Complex. In all, the Ravens tallied eight top-10 finishes on the day.
  • Men’s Track & Field Piles Up Top-10 Finishes at Wagner Invitational, Abrams Wins 200m
    March 16, 2013
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (March 16, 2013) – Freshman Mike Abrams (Newark, N.J.) finished first in the 200-meter dash and second in the 100-meter dash on Saturday for the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team, as the program made its outdoor debut at the Wagner Invitational, held at Wagner College Stadium. In all, Franklin Pierce piled up eight top-three finishes in individual events.
  • Vincent Biunno Earns All-East Region Honors in Three Events from USTFCCCA
    February 25, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (February 25, 2013) – Freshman Vincent Biunno (Montgomery, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team has earned All-East Region accolades for the indoor season from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in the 60-meter hurdles, the high jump and the heptathlon, as announced Monday by the USTFCCCA.
  • Vincent Biunno Named Northeast-10 Men’s Field Rookie of the Week
    February 25, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (February 25, 2013) – Freshman Vincent Biunno (Montgomery, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Field Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Feb. 24, as announced Monday by the Conference office.
  • Men's Track & Field DMR Squad Meets NCAA Provisional Time at Mason Last Chance Meet
    February 24, 2013
    FAIRFAX, Va. (February 24, 2013) -- For the third day in a row, the Franklin Pierce University men's track and field team has posted a result which met a provisional qualifying standard for the NCAA Championship. The distance medley relay team of sophomore Makopa Rugabirwa (Concord, N.H.) to freshman Mike Abrams (Newark, N.J.) to freshman Colton Ham (Webster, N.H.) to junior Antoine Gisore (Concord, N.H.) ran a 10:16.91 at the Mason Last Chance Meet, hosted by George Mason University at Mason Fieldhouse.
  • Biunno Records All-New England Heptathlon Finish for Men's Track & Field on Day Two of NEICAAA Championship
    February 23, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. (February 23, 2013) -- Freshman Vincent Biunno (Montgomery, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University men's track and field team earned All-New England honors in the heptathlon on the second and final day of the NEICAAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by Boston University at BU Track and Tennis Center.
  • Gisore Produces All-New England Run in 5,000m; Men’s Track & Field Competes at Day One of NEICAAA Championship
    February 22, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. (February 22, 2013) – Junior Antoine Gisore (Concord, N.H.) finished seventh out of 31 runners in the 5,000 meters (14:46.84) to earn All-New England honors on Saturday at the first day of the NEICAAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by Boston University at BU Track and Tennis Center. The meet is colloquially known as the New England Championship.
  • Relays Shine for Men’s Track & Field in First Trip to Northeast-10 Indoor Championship
    February 16, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. (February 16, 2013) – The Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team had relay squads place in the top five in each of the three relay events on Saturday afternoon in the program’s first-ever trip to the Northeast-10 Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship, led by a second-place finish from the distance medley relay team. Franklin Pierce earned 27 points at the meet to finish ninth of 11 teams at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.
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