2005-06 (Junior): Did not compete during the indoor season ... Outdoor Track: Placed 12th in the 10,000-meters (32:43.36) at the A-10 Championships (5/7) ... Cross Country: Finished 60th overall at the Atlantic 10 Championship (10/29) in 26:42.9 ... finished 19th overall vs. Maine/Vermont (9/17) in 28:15.
2004-05 (Sophomore): Competed during the outdoor season in the 5,000 meters and during the cross country season ... ran his season-best effort in the 5,000 meters (15:43.09) at the UConn Husky Invitational (4/30) to finish fourth ... competed in four races during the cross country season ... best finish was 17th at the UMass Invitational (9/18).
2003-04 (Freshman): At the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships (5/1), finished 10th in the 10,000 meters (33:16.76) and 13th in the 5,000 meters (16:07.19) ... did not compete during the indoor season ... during the cross country campaign, ran a time of 33:34 at the NCAA Northeast Championship (11/17) meet ... finished 45th at the Atlantic 10 Championship (11/3) running a 27:10.1.
Before UMass: Finished third at the CSL North Conference cross country meet ... helped guide Highland Park cross country team to conference championships and a second-place finish at the regional meet ... led indoor track team to a conference championship and a runner-up finish during the outdoor season ... tabbed an all-conference performer during track and cross country during his senior season.
Personal: Aaron Grant Strellner ... born Nov. 25, 1984 in Evanston, Ill. ... son of Beverly and Verlyn Strellner ... has one brother Reid ... father wrestled for UMass from 1965-71.