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Patrick Tiernan

Player Profile
Hometown:
Toowoomba, Australia

High School:
St. Joseph's College

Birthdate:
09/11/1994

Experience:
So./Fr.

11/15/2013

Tiernan Wins Individual Title as Wildcats Capture NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

Villanova had one-two punch with Tiernan and McEntee; all five scorers placed in top-12

10/19/2013

Dominant Performance at Princeton Invitational Leads Wildcats to Team Title

Each of the scoring runners for Villanova ran in a tight pack and finished in the top 10 overall

10/01/2013

Patrick Tiernan Named BIG EAST Male Athlete of the Week

Villanova freshman won the Main Line Invitational in second career race

2013 Cross Country: Made an immediate impact on the national level in his first taste of collegiate competition ... Earned All-America honors and was the Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year ... Individual champion at both the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region and the BIG EAST Championships ... First Villanova runner to win each of those titles since Bobby Curtis in 2007 ... Was the top finisher for the Wildcats at every scored meet during the season ... Finished in ninth place at the NCAA Championships with a time of 30:15.7 ... His finish is the highest for a Villanova runner since Curtis came in fourth in 2007 ... Won the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional with a time of 29:37 and came in first at the BIG EAST Championships in 23:51 ... Led the Wildcats to the team title at the Princeton Invitational with a third place overall finish (23:50) ... Came in fourth at the Chile Pepper Festival in Arkansas (24:27.0) to help Villanova earn a runner-up finish behind the host Razorbacks ... Individual winner at the four-mile Main Line Invitational (19:09.48), a performance which earned him BIG EAST Athlete of the Week honors ... Made his collegiate debut at the Friend Big Five Invitational and came in ninth on the 6,000 meter course with a time of 18:56.46.

St. Joseph's College: Racing for the U20 Australian team was a triple champion in 2012 in the 1500 meters (3:50.67), 5000 meters (14:40.59) and cross country ... Previously was the 2011 Australian Junior (U18) cross country champion ... Winner of the Southern Cross University 10K road race with a time of 30:34.

Personal: Born 9/11/94 ... One of four children of Jim and Karen Tiernan ... Siblings are Jack, Alexandra and Gabrielle ... Has yet to declare a major.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                1:54.34                  High School
1500 Meters               3:49.67                  2013 Widener Invitational
3000 Meters               8:11.99                  2013 Columbia Last Chance Meet
5000 Meters               14:40.59                 High School
10000 Meters (road)       30:34                    High School

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

All-American                                       2013
Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year            2013
Mid-Atlantic Region Individual Champion            2013
All-Mid Atlantic Region                            2013
BIG EAST Individual Champion                       2013
All-BIG EAST                                       2013
BIG EAST Athlete of the Week                       September 24-30, 2013
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