The trio joins 350 student-athletes and 125 athletics professionals at three-day summit
UMass has qualified four competitors for New England's and three for IC4A's through two weeks of the indoor season.
UMass qualified three competitors for New England's and one for the IC4A meet in week one of the indoor season.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Indoor Track: Did not compete.
2010-11 (Freshman): Outdoor Track: Did not compete. Indoor Track: Competed in four meets ... At the New England Championships (2/25) posted a time of 2:36.34 in the 1000 meter run, placing 17th in the prelims.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner for Fayetteville-Manlius High School under coach Bill Aris ... Helped Hornets to four league cross country titles, two regional and sectional titles (2008, 2009) and a state championship in 2009 ... Part of cross country team that took ninth at nationals in 2009 ... Earned all-state honors in 2008 and 2009 ... Named all-league in 2007 ... In track & field, ran the 800 (1:56), 1600 (4:22) and 3200 (9:38) ... Also played basketball and baseball.
Personal: Born Paul Gordon Merriman on Dec. 8, 1991 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... Son of Michael and Leigh ... Brother of Emily ... Intends to major in Management.