2006-07 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: At the New England Championships (5/10), ran the second leg of the second-place 4x800 relay ... at the A-10 Championships (5/6), took fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season-best time of 9:17.74 and 16th in the 1,500 meters (4:08.93) ... had his top time in the 800 meters (1:56.91) at the UConn Select Meet (4/21) ... team's top 1,500 meter runner (3:56.86) with his win at the UMass Eight Way Meet ... won the 5,000 meters (15:03.20) at the UConn Invitational (4/7) for his top time ... won the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:25.60) at the UMass Six-Way Meet (4/14) ... Indoor Track: At the IC4A Championships (3/3), ran the anchor leg of the 10th-place distance medley relay team ... at the New England Championships (2/24), ran the anchor leg of the fourth-place 4x800 relay and the anchor leg of the sixth-place distance medley relay team ... at the A-10 Championships (2/17), placed sixth in the mile with his season-best time of 4:16.45 and ran the anchor leg of the third-place 4x800 meter relay team ... had his top time in the 800 meters (2:00.91) at the New Hampshire Invitational (1/20) ... posted his season-best time in the 3,000 meters (8:33.94) at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/9).
2005-06 (Freshman): Earned second-team all-conference honors as member of the second-place distance medley relay team during the indoor season ... Member of the Spring A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Outdoor Track: Placed 17th in the 1,500 meters (4:07.06) at the A-10 Championships (5/7) ... Indoor Track: At the New England Championships (2/25) helped the distance medley relay team place fifth (10:08.90) ... member of the distance medley relay team that took second (8:20.77) at the A-10 Championships (2/18) ... at the Boston Indoor Games (1/27), placed 11th in the 1,000 meters (2:37.60).
Before UMass: A 2005 graduate of Tewksbury High School where he was the Massachusetts State Class `C' Champion in the mile as a senior and in the 800 meters as a junior ... helped the 4x800 meter relay team to the state championship title each year of his career ... named to the Merrimack Valley Conference All-Conference Team four times.
Personal: Peter F. Fortunato ... born Nov. 10, 1986 in Winchester, Mass. ... son of Paul and Terri Fortunato ... has three siblings: Che, Tony and Tara ... his great-uncle, Joe Fortunato, played linebacker for the Chicago Bears ... majoring in sports management ... recipient of the ERC Wiping Award from the School of Management.
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