Men's Track

 

  Benjamin Groleau
Benjamin  Groleau

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Framingham, Mass.

High School:
Framingham HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 155

Event:
Mid Distance

Elig. I/O:
Jr./Jr.


05/04/2015

Four Teams Recognized With UMass Athlete Of The Week

Rowing, women's lacrosse and both track and field programs produced standout performances over the weekend

05/04/2015

Four Teams Recognized With UMass Athlete Of The Week

Rowing, women's lacrosse and both track and field programs produced standout performances over the weekend

04/19/2013

Holy Cross Next On The Slate For Men's Track

Saturday, April 20 the Minutemen will compete in the Holy Cross Invitational at 11:00 a.m. at Hart Track in Worcester, Mass.

04/12/2013

Men's Track Hosts Minuteman Invitational

The Minutemen will go head-to-head with 13 teams Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at the UMass Track & Field Complex

04/05/2013

AIC Invite Marks Outdoor Opener For Men's Track

Saturday, April 6 the Minutemen will travel to AIC for their outdoor season opener in Springfield, Mass.

05/04/2014

MT&F A10 (DAY 2)

MT&F A10 (DAY 2) Photos by Thom Kendall '93

Groleau's Career Performance List & PRs

As a senior in 2015-2016: Outdoor Track: Placed seventh and qualified for IC4As in the 1500m with a 3:52.50 performance at the Sam Howell Invitational (4/8) ... Placed first in the 5000m at the CCSU Invitational (4/2) with a time of 14:45.85. Indoor: Won the mile run with a school-record setting time of 4:01.87 at the New England Championship (2/27) ... Won the mile run at the A-10 Championships (2/21) with a time of 4:11.67 ... Part of the DMR team that qualified for IC4As with a time of 9:56.88 for a fifth place finish at the Valentine Invitational (2/13) ... Placed first and set the second best time in program history in the 1000m at the Giegengack Invitational (2/6) with a time of 2:25.36 ... Improved his third all-time UMass program mark in the mile at the John Thomas Terrier Classic (1/29) with a time of 4:07.18 to qualify for New Englands and IC4A ... Finished eighth in the 800m at 1:55.29 to qualify him for New Englands at the Joe Donahue Games (1/22) ... Placed fourth in the 1000m at the Beantown Challenge (1/16) with a time of 2:29.79, qualifying him for New Englands ... Finished third in the 3000m at the Yale Invite (1/9) with a time of 8:37.46

As A Junior In 2014-2015: Outdoor Track: Finished the season placing ninth in the 1,500-meter race at the IC4A Outdoor Championships with a preliminary time of 3:49.53 and a final time of 3:56.04 (5/15)...Was Atlantic 10 Champion in the 1,500-meter race running a personal best time of 3-minutes, 48.43-seconds (5/2)...Finished fourth in the 4x800-meter relay coming in at 7-minutes, 38.20-seconds (5/2)...Took first in the 1,500-meter race at the UMass Pre-Conference meet (3:54.08)(4/25)...Ran a preliminary time in the 1,500-meter race of 3:50.77 at the Larry Ellis College Meet (4/17)...Competed in the 5,000-meter run finishing fifth at the UMass Invitational (15:34.82)(4/11)...Also competed in the 800-meter race running a season best time of 1-minute, 59.13-seconds (4/11).Indoor Track: Finished up the season competing in the mile at the IC4A Championships crossing the line in 4-minutes, 13.99-seconds (3/6)...Ran a season best time in the mile at the NEICAAA Indoor Championships with a time of 4-minutes, 11.22-seconds (2/27)...Took fourth in the 4x800-meter relay running 7:37.65 to set a fourth place all-time UMass program mark (2/27)...Also placed fourth in the distance medley relay (9:51.42) and broke the second place UMass program mark that was set in 1975 (2/27)...Finished in fifth place in the 1-mile run at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a season best time of 4-minutes, 17.04-seconds (2/21)... Also competed in the distance medley relay finishing fifth in 10-minutes, 06.43-seconds (2/21)...Finished in fifth place in the mile run with a time of 4-minutes, 18.64-seconds (2/7)...Also placed fourth overall in the distance medley relay clocking a time of 10:54.13 (2/7)...Competed in the 1,000-meter run at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational (2:31.22)(1/30)...Finished third in the 1,000-meter run in 2-minutes, 35.06-seconds at the Joe Donahue Games (1/23).

As A Sophomore In 2013-14:
Outdoor Track: Raced the 1,500m on three occasions, posting the team's top-two times of the season ... Won the event at the Minuteman Invitational (4/12), logging a season-best time of 3:52.58 to qualify for the New England Championship ... Finished fourth at the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/4) with a time of 3:54.09 ... Posted a time of 3:59.87 at the New England Championship (5/10) ... Helped UMass' 4x800m relay take fourth at the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/4) and qualify for the New England Championship with a time of 7:43.95 ... Saw action in the 800m run at the AIC Invitational (4/5) (1:58.81) and the Holy Cross Invitational (4/19) (2:00.13).Indoor Track: Competed in the mile in six meets ... Posted the team's top-four mile times of the season, including a season-best 4:07.47 to finish sixth at the New England Championship (3/1) ... Logged a time of 4:11.69 at the IC4A Championship (3/9) ... Placed third in the event at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23), crossing the line in 4:12.92 ... Qualified for the IC4A Championship with a time of 4:12.42 to claim fifth at the Giegengack Invitational (2/8) ... Qualified for the New England Championship with a time of 4:16.58, good for fifth at the Northeastern Invitational (1/24) ... Placed third in the mile at the Harvard Invitational (2/1) (4:19.62) ... Helped post the team's top 4x800m relay time of the season, 7:43.27, good for sixth at the New England Championship (3/1) ... Contributed to a fifth-place finish in the 4x800m relay at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23) (7:57.56) ... Part of third-place distance medley relay at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/3) that registered a team season-best time of 10:04.46 ... Contributed to a sixth-place finish in the distance medley relay at the Yale Invitational (1/11) (10:36.54) ... Competed in the 3,000m run at the Sorlien Invitational (1/18), finishing seventh with a time of 8:52.14 ... Ran the 800m at the Giegengack Invitational (2/8).

As A Freshman In 2012-13: Outdoor Track: Registered the team's top 1,500m time of the season, 4:00.90, finishing third at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (4/27) ... Placed sixth in the event with a time of 4:02.47 at the Minuteman Invitational (4/13) ... Also competed in the 1,500m at the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/5) (4:11.54) ... Took fifth in the 800m run at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/20) (1:56.91) ... Helped the 4x800m relay to a second-place time of 8:12.15 at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (4/27).Indoor Track: Finished third in the 1,000m at the Sorlein Invitational (1/19), qualifying for the New England Championship with a time of 2:31.64 ... Posted UMass' season-best time in the mile, 4:11.02, winning the event and qualifying for the New England Championship at the Giegengack Invitational (2/2) ... Also ran the mile at the Joe Donahue Indoor Games (1/25) (4:20.93) and the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/16) (4:22.75) ... Part of distance medley relay that ran a team season-best time of 9:59.28 at the New England Championship (2/22) to qualify for the IC4A Championship ... Also contributed to a fourth-place finish in the distance medley relay at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/16) with a time of 10:09.30 ... Helped record UMass' best 4x800m relay time of the season, an IC4A qualifying time of 7:42.96, at the New England Championship (2/22) ... Was a part of a 4x400 squad at the Giegengack Invitational (2/2) (3:31.97) and the Sorlein Invitational (1/19) (3:39.04) ... Finished eighth in the 800m at the Yale Invitational (1/12) (1:58.95).

Before UMass: Ran varsity cross country and track all four years of high school ... Four time Bay State All-Star ... Division I State Champion in the 1000 meter run and the mile ... Placed ninth in the All-State cross country meet as a senior ... Ran a 4:14.50 finishing third in the Massachusetts All-State Championships as a senior ... Holds the school record in the mile (4:14), 1000 meter run (2:30) and the 800 meter run.

Personal: Benjamin Malloy Groleau ... Born April 11, 1993 in Framingham, Massachusetts ... Son of Richard and Joanne Groleau ... Brother of Bradley Groleau ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

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