IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK
2009-10 (Senior): Outdoor Track: Competed in two meets ... Placed 18th in the 400 meter dash at the A-10 Championships (5/1), crossing the line at 51.31. Indoor Track: Competed in all eight meets ... Was a duo qualifier for both the New England and IC4A Championships ... As part of an IC4A qualifying 4x400 meter relay team, helped the quad to combine for a time of 3:19.85 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/27), placing tenth overall ... Qualified for the IC4A Championships meet in a second event at the A-10 Championships (2/27) with a time of 1:04.74 in the 500 meter run ... Had a personal season best time in the 400 meter run at the Valentine Invitational (2/13) with a time of 49.75, good enough to qualify for the New England Championships ... In the first meet of the season, qualified for the New England Championships in the 500 meter run at the BU Quad Meet (1/14), crossing the line at 1:06.01, good enough for second place.
2008-09 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Finished the 400 meter dash in 50.67 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3) ... placed eighth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.18 at the UMass Pre Conference. Indoor Track: Injured at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20) ... Ran a season-best 1:03.93 in the 500 meter at the Valentine Invitational (2/14) for a fifth place finish ... Competed in the Giegengack Invitational (2/7) for a sixth place ranking and a time of 1:05.73.
2007-08 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: At the New England Championships (5/10), placed fourth in the 4x100 meter relay with teammates Nathan Barksdale, Brian Miller, and Tyler Cotto with a time of 42.94. Also ran with Barksdale, Matt Gulino, and Michael Perrotta in the 4x400 meter relay to a seventh place finish with a season-best time of 3:18.61 ... At the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3), joined teammates Perrotta, Barksdale, and James Bentley to finish seventh in the 4X400 meter relay with a time of 3:21.20 ... At the UNH Pre Conference Meet (4/26), ranked sixth with the UMass A team in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:331.66 ... At the Larry Ellis Invitational (4/19), the 4x100 relay team finished eighth with a time of 42.93 ... Competed in the 400 meter dash at the UMass Invitational (4/12), finishing fourth with a season-best time of 49.46 ... Also finished third at the UConn Invitational (4/5) in the 400 meter with a time of 50.11. At this meet, with the 4X400 meter relay team, finished sixth with a time of 3:32.27 ... Indoor Track: Top 400 meter dash runner ... At the New England Championships (3/1), finished 10th with a time of 50.30, after recording his best time of the season in the preliminaries (49.43). Also at this meet, ran with the 4X400 meter relay team with a time of 3:23.12 ... At the Atlantic 10 Championships, ran the 400 meter dash in 51.10 and the 4X400 meter relay in 3:23.26 with teammates Ian Hackney, and Andrew O'Donnell.
2006-07 (Freshman): Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll ... Did not compete during the outdoor seasons ... During the indoor season, at the A-10 Championships (2/17), placed 17th in the 400 meter dash (52.57).
Before UMass: A 2006 graduate of North Andover High School where he was a the Team MVP and CAL All-Star ... Holds the school 400 meter record (50.2 seconds).
Personal: Samuel Perry Laorenza ... Born Feb. 2, 1988 in Lawrence, Mass. ... Son of Michael and Nancy Laorenza ... Has two siblings, Katie and Danny ... Majoring in Finance and Operations Management.
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