The Minutemen will bring their top seven down to Madison, Conn. for the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on Friday afternoon at 1:15 p.m.
UMass' balance of experienced upperclassmen and strong eager freshman will make for an exciting A-10 Championships.
With A-10 Championships around the corner the men's cross country team will compete in the Rothenberg Race as their last meet prior to the championships.
As a freshman in 2012: Finished fourth on the team, crossing the finish line at 32:06.2 in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships (11/9) ... Placed third for UMass and sixth overall in the Brown Invitational with a time of 25:52.10 (10/19) ... Crossed the finish line at 25:22.39 and finished in first for the Minutemen for the first time in his collegiate career in the New England Championships (10/7) ... Made his collegiate debut in the Minuteman Invitational with a time of 25:29.98 while placing 10th for UMass and 29th overall (9/15).
Before UMass: Ran varsity cross country and track all four years of high school ... Four time Bay State All-Star ... Division I State Champion in the 1000 meter run and the mile ... Placed ninth in the All-State cross country meet as a senior ... Ran a 4:14.50 finishing third in the Massachusetts All-State Championships as a senior ... Holds the school record in the mile (4:14), 1000 meter run (2:30) and the 800 meter run (1:55).
Personal: Benjamin Malloy Groleau ... Born April 11, 1993 in Framingham, Massachusetts ... Son of Richard and Joanne Groleau ... Brother of Bradley Groleau ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.