|High School:||Doherty Memorial|
8k: 24:19.24 (second overall) at the NE-10 Championships on October 23, 2011.
10k: 31:30.4 (third overall) at the NCAA Division II East Regionals on November 6, 2011.
Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner. NE-10
Commissioner's Honor Roll (Both
Semesters). Athletic Director's
Honor Roll (Fall Semester). NE-10 Academic All-Conference.
USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree. NCAA Division II All-East
Region Team. All-New England Selection. NE-10
All-Conference First Team. Earned All-New England
honors with an 11th place finish overall at the New England
Championships with a time of 25:07 on the 8-kilometer course.
Finished second overall at the NE-10 Championships with a
career-best time of 24:19.24 (8-kilometers). Placed third overall
on the 10-kilometer course with a career-best time of 31:30.4 at
the NCAA Division II East Regionals. Posted a time of 33:24.2 at
the NCAA Division National Championships (96th overall). Finished
29th overall and eighth overall among Division II competitors at
the National Catholic Championships with a time of 25:31 on the
8-kilometer course. NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll (9/19, 10/10,
10/24, 11/7). WORCESTER TELEGRAM: After Much Thought, Polito Thinks He
Should Just Run. Polito
Earns All-New England Honors.
2010: Athletic Director's Honor Roll Spring Semester. NE-10 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner. NE-10 Academic All-Conference. Division II ADA Academic Achievement Award. NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters. USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree. NCAA Division II All-East Region Team. NE-10 Conference Third Team. Placed ninth overall at the NCAA Division II East Regionals with a time of 31:34 over the 10-kilometer course. Finished 18th at the NE-10 Championships in 25:49.3 (8-kilometers). Finished 125th overall at the NCAA Division II Championships (33:37, 10k). Posted a time of 25:31 at the New England Championships (38th overall). Placed eighth overall at the Kutztown University Division II Challenge with an 8k time of 25:55. Posted a time of 25:13 at the 37th Lehigh Paul Short Run (105th overall, 8-kilometers).
2009: USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree. NE-10 All-Conference Second Team. NE-10 Academic All-Conference. Fourth overall at Bryant Invitational. Placed 21st at UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. Tenth at USI Pre-National Invitational. Placed 8th at NE-10 Championship to earn a selection to the All-Conference Second Team. Finished 34th overall at New England Championship. Placed 18th at NCAA Division II East Regional meet. Top Stonehill finisher at NCAA Championship, placing 62nd overall.
2008: USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree. NCAA Division II All-East Region Team. NE-10 Freshman of the Week (9/15). Placed 6th in the 8k at the Tufts Invite (27:26). Placed 96th in the 8k at the Iona Meet of Champions (26:37). Placed 139th in the 8k at the New England Championships (26:38). Placed 16th overall in the 8k at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships (25:58), earning Third Team All-Conference accolades. Placed 12th in the 10k at the East Regional Championships (32:10), earning All-Regional accolades. Finished 110th in the 10k at the NCAA Championships (33:25). NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll (9/15, 11/24).
High School: 2008 graduate of Doherty Memorial High School. Three-year letterwinner. Captained the team as a senior. Telegram and Gazette All-Star. Two-time Inter-high champion in cross country. Four-year letterwinner in indoor and outdoor track. Captained both teams as a junior and senior. National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born December 31, 1989, Worcester, Mass. Son of Karen and Martin Polito of Worcester, Mass. Has one sister, Stephanie (16). Lists greatest sports moment as beating teammate Zach Lankow in the mile during his junior year of high school, when Zach was a senior. Supports the Worcester Tornados baseball team.