Christopher Kearney
Christopher Kearney

Player Profile
Hometown:
Carlisle, Pa.

High School:
Trinity

Position:
Sprints

Birthdate:
08/17/1989

On Kearney: Consistent performer for Villanova in relays throughout his career ... Also a regular part of the team's lineup in the sprint events ... Top individual event was the 500 meters.

2011 Outdoor: Posted the best of three times in the 400 meters at the Mason Spring Invitational, where he crossed the finish line in 49.23 and finished fourth in his section ... Came in fourth at the Widener Invitational (49.43) and fifth in his section at the Colonial Relays (49.65) ... Was a strong presence as the third leg of the team's 4x400 meter relay squad ... Villanova won the relay at the Colonial Relays (3:12.27), placed fifth in the IC4A section at the Penn Relays (3:11.24) and turned in a season-best time in the preliminaries of the IC4A Championship (3:10.22).

2011 Indoor: All-BIG EAST in the distance medley relay ... Ran the second leg of the race at the BIG EAST Championships, where Villanova finished in third place ... Came in 12th in the 500 meters with a time of 1:04.45 - a season best - at the BIG EAST Championships ... Qualified for the conference meet with an eighth place finish in 1:05.58 at the NYRR I meet ... Came in 12th at the NYRR II meet (1:05.18) and finished third in the College section of the event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (1:05.87) ... Placed 14th in the 800 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a time of 2:08.84.

2010 Outdoor: Finished 11th in the 400 meters in the preliminaries of the BIG EAST Championships, where his time of 48.44 was a season best ... Also came in first in the event at the Villanova Duals and was ninth overall (and the sixth collegiate finisher) at the Miami Invitational ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships as the team finished fifth ... Raced the third leg of the 4x400 relay at both the Colonial Relays (second place finish out of 31 entries) and the IC4A Championship (seventh place finish).

2010 Indoor: Raced to a sixth place finish in the 500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, where his time in the finals was 1:04.11 ... Captured first place in the event at the Penn State Relays and finished sixth at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Also finished first in the 800 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and was second in his section of the 400 meters at the NYRR I meet ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay squad to a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ran the leadoff leg of the event twice during the season, including at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (first-place finish) and the NYRR I meet (Villanova was first in its section).

2009 Outdoor: Competed in the 400 meters at the Sea Ray Relays and posted a time of 49.95 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Florida Relays.

2009 Indoor: Competed in the 500 meters at seven different meets and qualified for the BIG EAST Championships, where he placed eighth overall ... His best time of the season was in the preliminaries of the conference meet, when he registered a mark of 1:04.43 ... Came in first at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and was fourth in his section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Placed sixth at the Penn State Relays and 11th at the Penn State National ... Finished 12th at the Albany Great Dane Invitational and 14th at the NYC Gotham Cup ... Helped the Wildcats finish fourth out of 25 entries in the 4x400 meter relay at the Penn State National ... Ran the second leg of the race and Villanova finished with a time of 3:14.87.

2008 Outdoor: Won the 400 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational and posted a season-best time of 49.42 at the Penn Invitational, where he came in 11th ... Finished sixth at the Princeton Quad Meet and ninth at the Widener Invitational ... Also came in 12th in the 200 meters at the Princeton Quad Meet (22.90) ... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Princeton Quad Meet, where Villanova placed sixth.

2008 Indoor: His top time of the season in the 500 meters was 1:06.29 at the NYC Gotham Cup, where he finished 16th out of 53 runners ... Also came in fourth at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, 19th at the Penn State Relays and 44th at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay quartet to a seventh place finish at the Penn State Relays.

Trinity High School: Two-time Pennsylvania Class AA state champion in the 4x400 meter relay.

Personal: Born 8/17/89 ... Younger of two sons of Kevin and Louise Kearney ... Has an older brother, Brendan (24) ... Double major in Biology and Mathematics.

PERSONAL BESTS

200 Meters              22.90           2008 Princeton Quad Meet
400 Meters (Relay)      47.8
400 Meters (Open)       48.44           2010 BIG EAST Championships
500 Meters              1:04.11         2010 BIG EAST Championships

CAREER AWARDS

All-BIG EAST (Indoor)                   2011 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Academic All-Star              2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11

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