General: Named team captain for 2007 cross country season along with junior Jesse Regnier ... member of the 2006 A-10 Cross Country Academic All-Conference Team and the 2007 A-10 Track & Field Academic All-Conference Team.
2006-07 (Junior): Member of the A-10 Commissioner's Fall and Spring Honor Rolls ... Outdoor Track: at the New England Championships (5/10), ran the third leg of the second-place 4x800 relay ... at the A-10 Championships (5/6), took 10th in the 800 meters (1:55.78) ... placed fourth at the UMass Eight Way Meet (4/28) for his top time in the 800 meters (1:54.88) ... posted his top time in the 1,500 meters (4:05.23) at the UMass Five Way Meet (3/31) ... Indoor Track: At the IC4A Championships (3/3), ran the second leg of the 4x800 relay which placed 17th overall ... at the New England Championships (2/24), placed 16th in the mile (4:18.99), ran the third leg of the fourth-place 4x800 relay, and the third leg of the sixth-place distance medley relay ... at the A-10 Championships (2/17), finished seventh in the mile with his season-best time of 4:18.71 and ran the lead leg of the third place distance medley relay team ... at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/9), recorded his fastest time in the 800 meters (1:58.14) ... Cross Country: Selected to the A-10 Cross Country All-Conference Team ... competed in six meets during the season and was one of the most improved runners on the team ... placed among the top five UMass runners on five occasions ... finished 110th overall at the IC4A Championships (11/18) with a time of 27:15.0 ... at the NCAA Regionals (11/11) placed 97th with a time of 34:17.6 ... finished 23rd overall at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/28) with a time of 26:18.95 ... finished 70th at the New England Championships (10/7) with a time of 25:50 ... placed 57th at the Meet of Champions (9/30) in 26:22.90 ... finished 11th overall vs. Boston College/Maine (9/23) in 26:05.00.
2005-06 (Sophomore): Member of the Fall A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Outdoor Track: At the A-10 Championships (5/7) placed 16th in the 1,500 meters (4:05.78) ... ran the second leg of the fourth-place 4x800 meter relay team at the New England Championships (5/13) ... Indoor Track: Placed ninth in the mile (4:21.37) and helped the 4x800 medley relay team place fourth (7:57.96) at the A-10 Championships (2/18) ... at the New England Championships (2/25) was part of the distance medley relay team that finished fifth (10:08.90) ... Cross Country: Finished 12th overall vs. Maine/Vermont (9/17) in 27:33 ... Finished 72nd overall at the Atlantic 10 XC Championship in 26:56.9.
2004-05 (Freshman): Added depth in the distance events during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... finished eighth in the 5,000 meters (15:43.00) at the New Hampshire Wildcat Invitational (4/9) for his season-best time in the event ... also competed in the 1,500 meters once during the season clocking a 4:11.35 for a 12th-place finish at the UConn Invitational (4/23) ... during the indoor season, competed in two races taking 17th in the mile (4:31.24 at the URI Mega Meet (2/5) and 17th in the 1,000 meters (2:38.91) at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/28) ... during the cross country season, competed in every race as a rookie ... had a 12th-place showing at the Syracuse Classic (9/25) completing the race in 28:25.42 ... finished in the UMass top-five at the Atlantic 10 Championship meet (10/30) with a time of 27:35 ... ran a 24:51 and finished 25th at the UMass Invitational (9/18) for his first collegiate race.
Before UMass: MVC Runner of the Year as a senior at Andover High School ... named to the all-conference team and was Andover's team MVP ... posted top-times of 9:40 in the two mile and 1:58.8 in the 800 meters in his final prep campaign.
Personal: Ryan Walter Durkin ... born May 23, 1986 in Lawrence, Mass. ... son of Nancy Durkin ... has two siblings, Brad and Lindsey ... majoring in finance and operations management ... has received several meritorious scholarships while at UMass including the Kenneth O'Brien Scholarship, Leaders in the Making Scholarship, Norma and Saul Feingold Scholarship, FEI Award, Melvin Howard Scholarship, and Charles Hoff Scholarship ... Durkin is also a Ouimet Scholar.
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