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.
The Valentine Invitational marks the final competition prior to the A-10 Championships.
The Giegengack Invite will be the only two-day meet for UMass prior to the A-10 Championships.
UMass has qualified four competitors for New England's and three for IC4A's through two weeks of the indoor season.
As A Junior In 2013-14: Indoor Track: Did not compete. Outdoor Track: Ran the 3,000m steeplechase in four meets, including the New England Championship (5/10) (9:40.17) ... Posted a season best time in the even at the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/3) (9:29.48) ... Qualified for the New England Championship with a time of 9:36.49, which was good for second at the Minuteman Invitational (4/12) ... Took second in the steeplechase at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26) with a time of 9:43.42 ... Finished eighth in the 1,500m run at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/19) with a time of 4:03.86 ... Ran the 5,000m run at the AIC Invitational (4/5).
As A Sophomore In 2012-13: Indoor Track: Did not compete. Outdoor Track: Did not compete.
As A Freshman In 2011-12: Indoor Track: Competed in six meets ... At the Sorlien Invitational (1/14) placed fourth in the 1000 meter run with a time of 2:38.59.
Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Coyle and Cassidy High School ... Was a four year letter winner under coach David Barbato ... Tabbed an EAC All-Star as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... Named a Taunton Gazette All-Star as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... Holds school records in the 800 meters, indoor mile, 4x400 meter relay, distance medley relay, and in the 1200 meters ... Also swam and played soccer for the Warriors.
Personal: John William Mantia ... Born February 23, 1993 in Boston, Mass. ... Son of William Elaine Mantia ... Majoring in Kinesiology.
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