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Sterling Pierce
Sterling  Pierce

Hometown:
Voorhees, N.J.

High School:
Rancocas Valley

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
03/07/1997

Experience:
Jr./Jr.

05/13/2017

Men's Track BIG EAST Championships (Day 1)

Thomas Conboy was the pole vault champion and Jack Judge was the runner-up in the javelin on first day of BIG EAST meet.

04/29/2017

Men's Track Penn Relays

Villanova competed in the Championship of America DMR and several other events at the Penn Relays on April 28, 2017.

05/15/2016

Men's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Day 2

Men's track & field photo gallery from the second and final day of action at the BIG EAST Championships in Geneva, Ohio

05/13/2016

Men's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Day 1

Men's track & field photo gallery from the first day of BIG EAST Championships -- May 13, 2016

04/29/2016

Men's Track & Field -- Penn Relays

Villanova ran in the Championship of America sprint medley relay and distance medley relay on Friday afternoon.

On Pierce: An elite talent in the Villanova sprint group ... Three-time BIG EAST champion and five-time All-BIG EAST performer ... Top events are the 60 meters indoors and both the 100 meters and 200 meters outdoors ... Burst onto the scene when he was named the Outstanding Track Performer at the outdoor BIG EAST Championships as a freshman, when he swept the 100 and 200 meter races to win titles in both events ... Poised to continue getting better as he adds experience and should be a major contributor to the Wildcdats this season.

2017 Outdoor: Scored in the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the 4x100 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Runner-up in the 100 meters with a time of 10.80 in the final after finishing fifth in the preliminary heats with a season-best time of 10.75 ... Was ranked fourth in the preliminaries of the 200 meters in 21.55 and finished sixth in the final ... Ran the second leg of the 4x100 meter relay which finished fourth in 42.68 ... Competed on both the 4x100 relay and the 4x400 meter relay at the Penn Relays ... Ran the second leg of the 4x100 relay which tallied a time of 42.59 in the preliminary heats, and took the third leg of the 4x400 relay which recorded a time of 3:18.88 in the preliminaries ... Competed individually at the Penn Relays in the heats of the 100 meters and finished 16th overall with a time of 10.86 ... Ran both the 100 meters and the 200 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he recorded times of 10.94 and 21.90, respectively ... Tallied a time of 10.97 in the 100 meters and 22.01 in the 200 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, in addition to running the third leg of the 4x400 relay for a Villanova quartet which set a season-best relay time of 3:15.09 ... Finished ninth in the 100 meters with a time of 11.02 at the Colonial Relays, and also ran one of the 200 meter legs of the sprint medley relay as the Wildcats placed seventh in 3:30.90 ... Began the season with a fourth place finish in the 400 meters (49.11) at the Penn Challenge.

2016-17 Indoor: Missed part of the season due to an injury ... Competed at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, as well as the Nittany Lion Challenge in January ... Runner-up in the 60 meters at the Jack Pyrah meet with a time of 7.00 ... Advanced to the final of the 60 meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Recorded a time of 7.04 to rank sixth in the preliminary heats, before coming in seventh in the final in 7.11.

2016 Outdoor: Double winner at the BIG EAST Championships, where he captured conference titles in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters ... Named the Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet for those performances ... First Villanova athlete since 2007 to earn the Performer of the Meet award at the outdoor conference championships ... Only the second Villanova athlete (Salaam Gariba) to pull off a 100-200 double at the BIG EAST meet ... Ranked second after the preliminary heats in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters before surging to win the final of both events ... Registered a personal best time of 10.64 in the final of the 100 meters after crossing the finish line in 10.87 during the preliminary round ... Tallied a time of 21.72 in the preliminaries of the 200 meters and lowered the mark to 21.57 in the final ... In addition to the two individual wins, also ran the second leg of the 4x100 meter relay in which the Wildcats finished fifth with a time of 43.22 ... Ran one of the 200 meter legs of the sprint medley relay at the Penn Relays to help Villanova finish third in the Championship of America race with a time of 3:24.31 ... Recorded a personal best time of 21.34 in the 200 meters and tallied a fifth place finish at the Colonial Relays ... Also came in fourth in the preliminary heats of the 100 meters (10.78) at that meet, and ran a 200 meter leg of the sprint medley relay in which the Wildcats tallied a first place finish with a winning time of 3:22.73 ... Started the season by finishing second in the 400 meters with a time of 48.52 at the Penn Challenge ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x100 meter relay at the Penn meet, with the Wildcats coming in second in the relay with a time of 41.62 ... Placed 11th in the 200 meters (21.48) and also ran both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Anchored the 4x400 relay team to a second place finish with a time of 3:13.31 and ran the second leg for a 4x100 relay team which came in seventh in 41.96.

2015-16 Indoor:
Immediately established himself as an impact performer in his first collegiate season ... Won the BIG EAST title in the 60 meters and was the runner-up in the 200 meters ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors and also broke onto the Wildcats all-time performance list in both events ... His personal best times of 6.89 in the 60 meters and 21.45 in the 200 meters both came at the BIG EAST Championships ... Posted a time of 6.89 to win the final of the 60 meters after ranking fourth in the preliminary heats in 6.98 ... The time of 6.89 is the sixth-fastest in school history and puts Pierce third on the Villanova performance list ... Came in second in the final of the 200 meters in 21.45, matching his position from the preliminaries when he tallied a time of 21.61 ... His time in the final is tied for the eighth-fastest indoors in school history and puts him fourth on the Wildcats indoor performance list in the 200 meters ... First athlete in Villanova history to win a conference title in the 60 meters ... Competed at a total of six meets during the season ... Made his collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he won the 60 meters in 6.99 and anchored the 4x400 meter relay squad to a second place finish with a time of 3:24.68 ... Ran the 60 meters at the Villanova Open, posting times of 6.95 in the preliminaries and 7.03 in the final to finish in seventh place ... Came in 38th in the preliminary heats of the 60 meters (7.01) and finished 14th in the 200 meters (22.03) at the Great Dane Classic ... Notched a fifth place finish in the 200 meters (21.86) at the Penn State National and recorded a time of 6.98 in the 60 meters to come in 22nd in the preliminary heats ... Tallied times of 7.05 and 21.92 at the FastTrack National Invite, where he was 17th in the preliminaries of the college section and 10th in the invitational section, respectively.

Rancocas Valley High School:
Earned a total of eight varsity letters during his scholastic career, including three for indoor track & field and two outdoors ... Also a two-time letterwinner in lacrosse and earned one letter in football ... Named the South Jersey Track Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Won individual New Jersey Group 4 state titles in the 100 meters and the 200 meters as a senior, in addition to being part of a state title in the 4x100 meter relay ... Was a first team All-Burlington County selection in lacrosse as a sophomore ... As a football player was a teammate of current Villanova freshman football player Elia Palmese ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically.

Personal: Born 3/7/97 in Voorhees, N.J. ... Younger of two children of Jack Pierce and Marva Fearon-Pierce ... Has an older sister, Sydnee (23) ... Father was a member of the Morgan State track & field team in college and went on to compete in the hurdles for the United States national team from 1981-88 ... Mother also ran collegiate track & field in college at Adelphi from 1979-83 ... Sister was a collegiate jumper for the Maryland track & field team from 2011-15 ... Hobbies include listening to music, traveling and playing basketball ... Chose to attend Villanova for its strong academic and athletic programs, and the great location ... Communication major.

PERSONAL BESTS

60 Meters         6.89               2016 BIG EAST Championships
100 Meters 10.64 2016 BIG EAST Championships
200 Meters 21.34 2016 Colonial Relays
400 Meters 48.52 2016 Penn Challenge

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                    2016 (60 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2016 (60 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2016 (200 Meters)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                    2016 (100 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2016 (200 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2016, 2017 (100 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2016 (200 Meters)
Most Outstanding Track Perfomer 2016 (BIG EAST Championships)

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