The Minutemen will travel to Charlotte, N.C. for the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championships this weekend.
2011-12 (Freshman): Cross Country: Ran in three meets ... Finished seventh on the team two times once at IC4A Championships (11/19) and the other at the Bryant Invitational (9/10).
Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Coyle and Cassidy High School ... Was a four year letter winner under coach David Barbato ... Tabbed an EAC All-Star as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... Named a Taunton Gazette All-Star as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... Holds school records in the 800 meters, indoor mile, 4x400 meter relay, distance medley relay, and in the 1200 meters ... Also swam and played soccer for the Warriors.
Personal: John William Mantia ... Born February 23, 1993 in Boston, Mass. ... Son of William Elaine Mantia ... Plans to major in Kinesiology.
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