IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK
2009-10 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Did not compete.
2008-09 (Sophomore): Indoor Track: Minutemen's fastest athlete in the 55 meter dash ... At the IC4A Championships (3/7) ran a 6.55 in the preliminaries for a 23rd place finish ... Earned best time in the preliminaries at the New England Championships (2/28) with a time of 6.47 for a fourth place finish. Ranked 11th in the finals with a time of 6.61 ... At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20), finished fifth in the prelims and finals with a time of 6.51 ... Ranked third at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/30) with a time of 6.49 in the prelims and 6.50 in the finals.
2007-08 (Freshman): Indoor Track:Placed third in the 55 meter dash at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/16) with a time of 6.54 ... Qualified for the New England Championships (3/1), and ran in the preliminaries with a time of 6.63 in the 55 meter dash ... Took second place in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.53 at the URI Invitational (2/3) ... At the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/25), placed seventh in the 55 meter dash in 6.65 seconds.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Cambridge Rindge & Latin.
Personal: Full name is Darius Terrell Velez ... Born to Emaline Velez on July 19, 1989 in Cambridge Mass. ... Brother of George (25), Shawn (24), Devon (18), Desmun (15) and Deshawn (13) ... Majoring in Sociology ... Uncle Rumeal Robinson played basketball for University of Michigan, famous for making two critical free throws in the 1989 NCAA Championship game to win over Seton Hall University.