Just two removed from the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships, the Minutemen head to Weaver Stadium this weekend.
The UMass Invitational will be the second-ever televised home meet for the UMass track and field program.
UMass will commence a six meet outdoor campaign this Saturday in Springfield, Mass.
Both Paul Grafov and a 4x400 meter relay team climbed their way up in the UMass record books on Saturday.
The IC4A Meet will be the last one prior to the NCAA Regional Championships for UMass.
IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK
2011-12 (Junior): Indoor Track: Competed in five meets ... Helped secure the ninth place finish of the distance medley relay team at the New England Championship (2/24) with a time of 10:10.91 ... Contributed to the 4x400 meter relay team at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/17) with a sixth place finish and a time of 3:22.58 ... Had a fourth place finish in the 500 meter run at the Reebok Games (1/27) with a time of 1:06.27.
2010-11 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Competed in five meets during his sophomore season ... Ran alongside Tom Mullen, Daniel Barry, and Scott VanderMolen at the A-10 Championship (5/7) in the 4x800 meter relay recording a team time of 7:28.22 while also qualifying for the IC4A Championships ... Finished first in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:56.70 at the Yellow Jacket Invite (4/2. Indoor Track: Competed in seven meets ... Set the fourth best all-time time mark in UMass history in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:52.66 at the IC4A Championships (3/5) .. Was part of an IC4A Championship qualifying 4x800 meter relay team, that finished second at the New England Championships (2/25) with a team time of 7:39.73 ... Was a member of the A-10 Champion distance medley relay team at the A-10 Championships (2/18), as the quad combined for an A-10 Championship Meet best time of 10:00.99 ... At the Valentine Invitational (2/12), qualified for the New England and IC4A Championships in the 800 meter run by crossing the line at 1:59.01 ... Qualified for the New England Championships while placing tenth in the 500 meter dash at the Giegengack Invitational (2/4), with a time of 1:05.27 ... At the Great Dane Invitational (1/21), qualified for the IC4A Championships in the distance medley relay, as the UMass quad placed second in 10:09.13.
2009-10 (Freshman): Outdoor Track: Competed in five meets during his freshman campaign ... Was crowned a New England Champion ... Joining three teammates, captured first place at the NE Championships (5/8) in the 4x800 meter relay with a team time of 7:34.39 ... Was part of a New England and IC4A Championship qualifying 4x800 meter relay team at the A-10 Championships (5/1), as the quad combined for a time of 7:28.55, good enough for fourth place ... Had a personal season best time in the 800 meter run at the Larry Ellis Invite (4/16), crossing the line at 1:53.96 ... Placed fifth at the UMass Nine-Way Meet (4/10) in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:55.27. Indoor Track: Competed in five meets in his freshman campaign ... Qualified for both the New England and IC4A Championships in the 800 meter run at the Valentine Invitational (2/13), crossing the line at 1:52.91. The mark was also good enough to be the fifth best in school history ... Was an IC4A qualifying distance medley relay team at the Giegengack Invitational (2/5), as the quad combined for a time of 10:04.74, good enough for fifth place ... Came onto the scene by qualifying for the New England Championships at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/29) in the 500 meter run with a time of 1:06.58.
Before UMass: Competed for Nashoba Regional High School under coaches Don Gibbons and Jim Nosel ... Helped the Chieftans win class B championships in outdoor track as a freshman and indoor track as a junior ... Also helped the Chieftans to win championships in indoor track and the district championship in outdoor track as a senior ... Received all-star, male athlete, and district and league championship honors as a junior ... Was an all-star, district and league champion, indoor state and New England Champion as a senior ... Also competed in football and basketball.
Personal: Joe Dao Doyle ... Born on February 18, 1991, in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Son of Sean and Johnna Doyle ... Brother to Devin, Haley, and Keenan ... Majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
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