On Johnson: Joined the team as a walk-on and will look to help the Wildcats in meets during the season.
2013 Cross Country: Finished as the runner-up on the four-mile course at the Haverford Invitational with a time of 20:02.90.
Villanova Trio Set For NCAA Championships on Saturday Afternoon
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Junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and seniors Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) are each individual qualifiers for the NCAA Championships, which take place on Saturday afternoon at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville. The men's national championship race will take place at 1 p.m. and follows the women's race at 12 p.m. Both races can be watched live online for no charge at NCAA.com.
Patrick Tiernan Named Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year
Junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year in an announcement made on Tuesday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Tiernan won his second career individual title at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional last week and is one of three individual qualifiers from Villanova for the national championships later this week.
Tiernan, Denault and Williamsz Earn Individual Spots at NCAA Championships
The teams and individuals that will make up the field for next week’s NCAA Championships were announced on Saturday afternoon and Villanova will be represented by three members of the men’s cross country team. Junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and seniors Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) each qualified as individuals as a result of their performances at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday afternoon.
Track & Field and Cross Country Programs Dedicate New Office Space
On a day that celebrated the rich tradition of the Villanova track & field and cross country programs, head coaches Marcus O'Sullivan and Gina Procaccio along with a number of Villanova dignitaries hosted a reception to dedicate the program's brand new office space in Jake Nevin Field House. The completely redesigned office suite was made possible by a generous donation from Villanova alum and longtime track & field supporter Robert F. Moran `72.
Tiernan is Individual Champion as Wildcats Finish Third at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
Junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) won his second career individual title at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and Villanova placed four runners in the top 13 overall to finish third as a team on Friday afternoon. Tiernan crossed the finish line of the 10,000 meter race at the West Windsor Fields in 30:15.8 and had a margin of victory of more than 25 seconds.
Wildcats to Race at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday Afternoon
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With a berth in the NCAA Championships on the line, Villanova will head to the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday afternoon at the West Windsor Fields on the Princeton campus. The men's 10,000 meter race gets underway at 1 p.m. and will be preceded by the women's race at 12 p.m. An awards ceremony for the top teams and individual runners will follow the men's race.
Checking In With Villanova Cross Country Standout Patrick Tiernan
When he toed the line for the start of the men’s race at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships last month, Villanova junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was aware of the fact that he had a chance to win the individual conference title for a third straight year. He had no idea however, that no male runner in conference history had ever accomplished that feat. Tiernan would go on to cruise into the record books, as he won the race by a margin of more than 20 seconds. He previously won the 2013 and 2014 individual BIG EAST cross country crowns in similarly dominant fashion.
Track & Field Program To Dedicate Offices During Homecoming Weekend
During next weekend's Homecoming festivities the Villanova track & field program will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony and official dedication of its new office space in Jake Nevin Field House. The brand new office space for one of the country's oldest and most successful collegiate programs was made possible through the generosity of Robert F. Moran '72.