Personal: Undeclared major ... Attended St. Anthony's High School ... Born 4/1/86.
BYRNES'S PERSONAL BESTS
800m - 1:52.95
MAJOR INDOOR CHAMPIONHIPS
4x800m - 5th (2007 BIG EAST)
800m - 9th (2006 BIG EAST)
Rio Update: Tiernan and McEntee on the Track, USA Basketball Rolls On
It will be a busy day for Villanova athletes at the Summer Olympics in Rio on Wednesday, as Australian runners Patrick Tiernan and Sam McEntee were on the track for the first round of the 5000 meters in the morning and Team USA featuring Kyle Lowry will take on Argentina in a men’s basketball quarterfinal contest later in the day.
Sam McEntee and Patrick Tiernan Named to Australia Olympic Team
A pair of Villanova teammates and countrymen were each officially named to the Australian Olympic Team on Wednesday afternoon and will represent their country at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month. Current senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and 2015 graduate Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) were among the country’s 61 selections to the Olympic team in Athletics. They will each run the 5000 meters in Rio.
Trials, Triumph and More For Track & Field Athletes on #RoadtoRio
The summer season is always a busy one for the Wildcats track & field athletes, but never more so than in an Olympic year. Starting in late March when 2015 graduate Sam McEntee won the 5000 meters at the Australian Athletics Championships, current and former members of the Villanova track & field program have been making headlines around the world at Olympic Trials and other elite international competitions.
Rob Denault and Patrick Tiernan Named to Academic All-Area Track & Field Team
Senior distance runners Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team for track & field in an announcement made on Friday morning. Both student-athletes also earned the honor for cross country back in the fall. The Academic All-Area teams in each sport are voted on by the sports information directors at the Philadelphia area colleges and universities, and take into account both academic and athletic achievements.
Patrick Tiernan Earns First Team All-America Honors in 5000 Meters
The list of All-Americans for the outdoor track & field season was announced on Monday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and Villanova had three athletes garner All-America honors. Senior distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) earned first team All-America recognition in the 5000 meters, while senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) were second team and honorable mention selections, respectively, in the 1500 meters.
Patrick Tiernan Finishes Third in 5000 Meters at NCAA Championships
Senior distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) had the lead for much of the race and still had something left in the tank to close strong and finish third in the 5000 meters at the NCAA Championships on Friday night. This is the best career NCAA finish on the track either indoors or outdoors for Tiernan, who scored in the 5000 meters outdoors with a top-eight finish for the second time in three years. Senior middle distance runner Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) ran in the final of the 1500 meters at Hayward Field and registered a ninth place finish.
Jordy Williamsz Advances to Final of 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships
Middle distance runners Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) were on the track for Villanova in the semifinal heats of the 1500 meters as the NCAA Championships got underway at Hayward Field on Wednesday afternoon. Both runners finished sixth in their respective heats and Williamsz advanced on time to Friday evening’s final, where he will compete for the national title in the 1500 meters for the third consecutive season. Malone, who came on strong this season to earn his first individual qualifying spot at the NCAA meet, had an incredible final lap but came up just short of moving on to the final by the most miniscule of margins.
Tiernan, Malone and Williamsz Head to NCAA Championships This Week
A trio of Villanova distance runners are headed to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week, as senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia), senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) will compete at the national meet in Eugene, Ore. beginning on Wednesday afternoon. Tiernan is a qualifier for the NCAA Championships in the 5000 meters for the third straight year, while Williamsz and Malone will each compete in the 1500 meters. Williamsz is also returning to the national championships for a third straight season, while Malone qualified as an individual for the NCAA meet for the first time.