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.
CAREER HONORS 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Conference
As A Sophomore In 2013: Ran in six meets, placing in the team's top-five on five occasions ... Earned All-Conference honors after placing 13th overall and second on the squad at the Atlantic 10 Championship (11/2) with a time of 24:24.7 ... Was the team's top finisher, placing 58th overall, at hte NCAA Northeast Regional Championship (11/15) with a time of 31:31.0 ... Placed second on the team (226th overall) at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (10/19) in 25:36.0 ... Was UMass' No. 5 finisher at the Paul Short Invitational (10/5) with a time of 26:07.0 ... Finished fifth on the team and 58th overall at the Boston College Invitational (9/27) (25:54.0) ... Also raced in the UMass Invitational (9/8).
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, Mass. ... Son of Richard and Joanne Groleau ... Brother of Bradley Groleau ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
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