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 Senior in 2015: Competed in six meets, placing in UMass’ top five in all six…Was UMass' first place finisher and the 49th finisher overall at the NCAA Regional Meet (11/13) with a time of 31:47...Ran a 24:41.3 at the A-10 Championships (10/31) to place first for UMass and second overall to earn All-Conference Honors...Placed first for UMass and 12th overall at the New England Championships (10/10) with a time of 25:02.5... Finished first for UMass and 46th overall with a time of 24:55 at the Paul Short Invitational (10/2)...Placed first for the team and 50th overall at the Battle in Beantown (9/25) with a time of 24:57.4...Ran a 19:57 at the Minuteman Invitational (9/12) to place second for UMass and 12th overall.
As A Junior In 2014 Finished second for the team and 100th overall at the NCAA Regional Championship (11/14) with a time of 21:50.77... Placed 15th overall at the Atlantic 10 Championship (11/1) with a time of 25:03.0. Completed the New England Championships (10/11) in 25:40.1 to be 85th overall... Ran a time of 27:30 at the Paul Short Invitational (10/4) 344th overall.
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.