Men's Track


  Peter Fortunato
Peter Fortunato


Tewksbury, Mass.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175




2009 Peter Fortunado Photo Gallery

2009 Peter Fortunado Photo Gallery

2009 Photo Gallery

2008-09 (Senior): Outdoor Track: Placed fifth in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:02.26 at the UMass Six Way Meet (4/11). Indoor Track: Ran with the 4X8 relay squad at IC4A's to finish 23rd with a time of 7:58.98. Also ran the mile in 4:22.40 for a 31st place finish ... At New England's (2/28), ran with the DMR and 4X8 squads, finishing fourth in both races with respective times of 10:02.85 and 7:43.23 ... Ran the mile in 4:27.14 at the Atlantic 10 Championships for a 14th place ranking ... Earned A-10 Co-Performer of the Week after his efforts at the Valentine Invitational (2/14) where he ran the fourth-fastest mile in the A-10 all season with a time of 4:11.48.

2007-08 (Junior): Indoor Track: To wrap up the season, finished 19th in the 4X800 meter relay with teammates Ryan DiOrio, Scott VanderMolen, and Ryan Durkin with a time of 7:49.46 at the ECAC Championships (3/9) ... At the New England Championships (3/1), ran in the 4X800 with the same team to a sixth place finish with a time of 7:45.54 ... With teammates Ryan Durkin, James Bentley, and Kris Carle, ranked fourth in the distance medley at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/16) with a time of 10:29.56 ... Cross Country: Ranked first on the team, 18th overall, at the Albany Invitational (10/13) with a time of 25:51.7 ... Also competed in the home meet against Maine and Vermont (9/15), finishing 18th overall with a time of 25:59.

2006-07 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: At the New England Championships (5/10), ran the second leg of the second-place 4x800 relay ... At the A-10 Championships (5/6), took fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season-best time of 9:17.74 and 16th in the 1,500 meters (4:08.93) ... Had his top time in the 800 meters (1:56.91) at the UConn Select Meet (4/21) ... Team's top 1,500 meter runner (3:56.86) with his win at the UMass Eight Way Meet ... Won the 5,000 meters (15:03.20) at the UConn Invitational (4/7) for his top time ... Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:25.60) at the UMass Six-Way Meet (4/14) ... Indoor Track: At the IC4A Championships (3/3), ran the anchor leg of the 10th-place distance medley relay team ... At the New England Championships (2/24), ran the anchor leg of the fourth-place 4x800 relay and the anchor leg of the sixth-place distance medley relay team ... At the A-10 Championships (2/17), placed sixth in the mile with his season-best time of 4:16.45 and ran the anchor leg of the third-place 4x800 meter relay team ... Had his top time in the 800 meters (2:00.91) at the New Hampshire Invitational (1/20) ... Posted his season-best time in the 3,000 meters (8:33.94) at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/9).

2005-06 (Freshman): Earned second-team all-conference honors as member of the second-place distance medley relay team during the indoor season ... Member of the Spring A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Outdoor Track: Placed 17th in the 1,500 meters (4:07.06) at the A-10 Championships (5/7) ... Indoor Track: At the New England Championships (2/25) helped the distance medley relay team place fifth (10:08.90) ... Member of the distance medley relay team that took second (8:20.77) at the A-10 Championships (2/18) ... At the Boston Indoor Games (1/27), placed 11th in the 1,000 meters (2:37.60).

Before UMass: A 2005 graduate of Tewksbury High School where he was the Massachusetts State Class `C' Champion in the mile as a senior and in the 800 meters as a junior ... Helped the 4x800 meter relay team to the state championship title each year of his career ... Named to the Merrimack Valley Conference All-Conference Team four times.

Personal: Peter F. Fortunato ... born Nov. 10, 1986 in Winchester, Mass. ... son of Paul and Terri Fortunato ... has three siblings: Che, Tony and Tara ... his great-uncle, Joe Fortunato, played linebacker for the Chicago Bears ... majoring in sports management ... recipient of the ERC Wiping Award from the School of Management.


    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Feb 13
    vs David Hemery Valentine Invitational All Day
    Saturday, Feb 20
    vs Atlantic 10 Championships (Day 1) 9:30 AM
    Sunday, Feb 21
    vs Atlantic 10 Championships (Day 2) 9:30 AM
    Friday, Feb 26
    vs New England Championships (Day 1) 10:30 AM
    Saturday, Feb 27
    vs New England Championships (Day 2) 10:30 AM
    Saturday, Mar 5
    vs IC4A Championships (Day 1) All Day
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