The Minutemen will travel to Charlotte, N.C. for the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championships this weekend.
2011-12 (Freshman): Cross Country: Competed in three meets ... Finished 10th on the team at the IC4A Championships (11/19) with a time of 29:36 ... Placed 13th for the team at the Minuteman Invite (9/17) with a final time of 24:54.37 ... Finished 11th on the team at the Bryant Invite 5K (9/10) crossing the finish line at 17:10.51.
Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Westford Academy ... Was a four year letter winner under coaches Paul Poisson and Phil Archambault ... Holds a school record on the home cross country course ... Was captain for cross country, indoor and outdoor track as a senior.
Personal: John Joseph Ryan ... Born December 30, 1992 in Stoneham, Mass. ... Son of John and Ellen ... Brother to Brendan ... Intends to major in Marketing.