As a Junior in 2002-2003:
Posted third best 400M time on the team at 50.57 ... First on the team in the 400M intermediate hurdles at 53.99 ... Led the team in the decathlon, finishing second at the A-10 Championships with 6,065 points, placing him fourth on the UMass all-time list ... Finished fourth at the A-10 Championships in the 400M intermediate hurdles with a time of 55.14 ... Placed sixth in the 400M hurdles at the New England Championships at 53.99 ... Earned Second Team All-Conference honors ... Was the team's third leading point scorer ... Named to A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ...
As a Sophomore in 2001-02:
Captured Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships decathlon title with 5,796 points ... Finished third in the New England Championships decathlon with a personal-best score of 5,941 points ... Placed fourth in Holy Cross decathlon with 5,840 points ... UMass' third-leading scorer during the outdoor season with 36 3/4 points ... Placed eighth in the 500-meter dash at the A-10 Indoor Championships in 1:06.02, then came back to finish seventh in the same event at the New England Championships in 1:04.67 after recording the fourth-fastest time in school history (1:04.41) in the prelims ... Named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll, as well as the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters ... Earned spot on spring Athletic Council Honor Roll with perfect 4.00 GPA ...
As a Freshman in 2000-01:
Runner-up in decathlon at A-10 Outdoor Championships with 5,039 points ... Tallied 5,496 points in decathlon at New England Outdoor Championships to place sixth ... Named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ...
Four-year letterwinner in winter and spring track at North Reading (Mass.) H.S. ... Finished 28th nationally in the 800-meter run as a senior ... Team captain of track team in senior year ... 2000 Cape Anne League track and field MVP ...
Full name is John F. O'Neil, III ... A Communications major, he has his own television show on the campus station ... Born Jan. 3, 1982, in Boston, Mass. ... Son of John and Elizabeth O'Neil.
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