A group of Villanova runners competed at the Haverford Invitational on October 24, 2014.
On Brennan: Registered a personal best time in the 1500 meters during the 2014 outdoor season ... Part of the Villanova distance unit who will continue to gain experience during the coming year.
2014 Cross Country: Ran three races during the season ... Finished in 54th place overall at the season-opening Big Five Invitational in his first collegiate cross country race ... Placed 26th at the Haverford Invitational and 74th at the Main Line Invitational.
2014 Outdoor: Set a personal best in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:08.52 at the Widener Invitational, where he came in 31st overall ... Placed 33rd at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:15.88).
2014 Indoor: Came in 13th in the 800 meters at the Great Dane Classic, where he crossed the finish line with a time of 1:58.68 ... Ran on the third leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the Gotham Cup, where Villanova scored a first place finish with a time of 7:48.94.
2013 Cross Country: Did not compete at any meets.
2013 Outdoor: Finished ninth in the 800 meters at the Widener Invitational with a time of 1:55.58.
2013 Indoor: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and came in 10th in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:36.44.
Pearl River High School: State champion in the 4x800 meter relay and a national medalist individually in the indoor 800 meters with a sixth place finish at the national championships ... Earned first team All-America honors and was also a first team all-state, all-section, all-county and all-league performer ... New York State bronze medalist in the 800 meters ... Selected as the Rockland County Athlete of the Season for both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Named his school's top athlete of the fall season ... Team captain and MVP for both the cross country and track squads ... Set a total of 12 school records during his high school career, including six indoors and six outdoors ... His records came in five individual events and seven relays ... Participant in both the Millrose Games and the Penn Relays ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years ... Inducted into the National Honor Society and the Social Studies Honor Society ... Recipient of the Community Service National Award.
Personal: Born 4/25/94 ... One of two children of John and Margaret Brennan ... Has one sibling, Aisling ... Majoring in Economics.
PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)
400 Meters 49.1 High School 800 Meters 1:52.72 High School 1000 Meters 2:28.80 High School 1500 Meters 4:08.52 2014 Widener Invitational 1600 Meters (DMR Relay) 4:17 High School 5000 Meters (XC) 16:50.10 High School
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
6000 Meters 21:08.9 2014 Big Five Invitational