Tom Trainer
Tom  Trainer

Hometown:
Havertown, Pa.

High School:
La Salle College

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
10/08/1992

Experience:
Gr./Jr.


04/19/2013

Kane Wins 5000 Meters at Widener Invitational

Villanova competed in two events on first night of local competition

04/06/2013

Basili Wins Heat of Steeplechase After Mid-Race Fall at Colonial Relays

Villanova junior continued race and made final jumps after being injured during the race

02/17/2013

Wildcats Claim Three Titles on Final Day of Conference Meet, Finish Fourth in Team Standings

FitzSimons, McEntee and Denault all won individual conference titles on Sunday afternoon

02/03/2013

Wildcats Wrap Up Competition at Armory Collegiate Invitational

Four runners register personal best times for Villanova on Saturday afternoon

01/18/2013

Wildcats Win Three Events at Great Dane Classic

Denault, Trainer and Tully all win their respective events in Friday's meet

On Trainer: Part of the team's distance unit who has competed during both cross country season and on the track ... Top event is the 5000 meters ... A strong runner and consistent performer who has made contributions during meets in the longer distance events ... Should once again work to help the team during the coming year.

2016 Indoor: Ran the 5000 metesr at the BIG EAST Championships and finished in 10th place with a time of 15:03.46 ... Competed twice during the year in the 3000 meters and posted nearly identical times ... Placed 11th in 8:35.22 at the Great Dane Classic and finished 34th in the invitational section at the FastTrack National Invite in 8:35.85 ... Ran the Mile at the Villanova Invitational, where he came in 20th with a time of 4:18.07.

2015 Cross Country: Ran in three races during the season, including the BIG EAST Championships ... Came in 41st overall at the conference meet and registered a personal best time of 25:07.4 for an 8,000 meter course ... Earlier in the season finished 82nd at the Princeton Invitational, where his time of 25:25.4 stood as a personal best until the BIG EAST meet ... Opened the season with a 45th place finish out of 150 runners at the Main Line Invitational, where he ran the four-mile course in 20:48.

2015 Outdoor: Competed in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and finished ninth with a time of 15:22.13.

2015 Indoor: Ran in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and tallied a 14th place finish with a time of 14:55.72 ... Prior to the conference meet had posted a time of 14:40.78 in the 5000 meters at the Penn State National, where he recorded a seventh place finish ... Set a personal best time in the Mile at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, where he crossed the finish line in 4:14.48 and beat his previous top time by nearly five seconds ... Ran the 3000 meters at the Gotham Cup and came in 10th with a time of 8:32.20.

2014 Cross Country: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 40th overall ... Finished as the seventh runner for the Wildcats and came in 84th overall at the Washington Invitational ... Began the season with a 36th place finish at the Main Line Invitational and also came in 115th at the Princeton Invitational.

2014 Outdoor: Competed in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and registered a 10th place finish with a time of 15:00.95 ... Ran a total of three races in the 5000 meters during the season ... Came in 18th in the Championship section of the event at the Penn Relays (14:40.82) and placed 16th at the Colonial Relays (14:46.62) ... Opened the season by finishing 10th in the 1500 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational with a time of 3:59.03 ... Finished in 23rd place in the 1500 meters at the Widener Invitational (4:02.54).

2014 Indoor: Ran two races in the 5000 meters during the season ... The better of his two times was 14:43.38 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where he came in 13th in the College section of the 5000 meters ... Also finished 17th in the Invitational section at the Penn State National with a time of 15:12.36.

2013 Cross Country: Ran in three races during the season ... Finished in 132nd place out of 272 runners at the Princeton Invitational, where his 8,000 meters time of 25:33.10 was a personal best ... Came in 32nd at the four-mile Main Line Invitational (20:27.32) and later in the year finished third on the same course at the Haverford Invitational with a time of 20:04.20.

2013 Outdoor: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 18th in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:23.83 ... Earlier in the season finished third out of 61 runners in the 5000 meters at the Widener Invitational, where he clocked a time of 14:47.31 ... Established a personal best time in the 1500 meters at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, crossing the finish line in 3:57.77 ... Came in eighth out of 41 runners in the 1500 meters at the Colonial Relays with a time of 4:03.07.

2013 Indoor: Winner of the 5000 meters at the Great Dane Classic with a personal best time of 14:33.16 ... Set a personal best in the 3000 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where he finished third in the College section of the event with a time of 8:25.84 ... Came in 19th in the 3000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships (8:30.79).

2012 Cross Country: Ran twice on the four-mile Alumni Course at Haverford College ... Opened the season with a 21st place finish and was eighth on the team overall with a time of 19;59.40 at the Main Line Invitational ... Recorded a mark of 20:38.50 at the Haverford Invitational later in the year and came in eighth ... At the Paul Short Run registered an 8K time of 25:37 to finish in 118th place as Villanova won the team title.

2012 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at the Danny Curran Invitational and the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Finished seventh out of 117 runners in the 1500 meters at the Danny Curran meet (3:59.46) ... Recorded a time of 14:40.04 in the 5000 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

2011-12 Indoor: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner twice during the season ... Placed seventh in the 3000 meters with a personal best time of 8:28.51 at the Great Dane Classic ... Finished as the runner-up in the Mile with a time of 4:19.36 at the Seamus McGelligott Invitational.

2011 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattched runner ... Made his collegiate debut at the Main Line Invitational with a time of 20:33.79 over four miles ... Placed 22nd out of 85 entries ... Finished in 57th place in the Men's Open race at the Paul Short Run with an 8K mark of 26:49 ... Came in fifth at the Jack St. Clair Memorial Championships ... Finished in sixth place out of 110 runners at the Haverford Invitational (20:09).

La Salle College High School: Five-time Philadelphia Catholic individual champion ... 10-time All-Philadelphia Catholic League performer ... Team was runners-up at the 2008 PIAA Cross Country Championships ... All-Pennsylvania selection in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track as a senior ... Individual runner-up in the 3000 meters at the 2011 indoor state championships ... Three-time PIAA District 12 individual champion in cross country and track.

Personal: Born 10/8/92 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... Oldest of two children of Jim and Mary Ellen Trainer ... Has a younger sister, Therese ... Double major in Political Science and History.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

1500 Meters              3:57.77            2013 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet
Mile                     4:14.48            2015 David Hemery Valentine Invitational
3000 Meters              8:25.84            2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational
5000 Meters              14:33.16           2013 Great Dane Classic

PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)

4 Miles                  19:59.40           2012 Main Line Invitational
5 Miles 26:57.67 2011 Jack Saint Clair Memorial Championships
8000 Meters 25:07.4 2015 BIG EAST Championships

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                  2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15

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