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Ryan Sheridan
Ryan  Sheridan

Melville, N.Y.

High School:
Walt Whitman




Men's Cross Country Finishes 13th at NCAA Championships

Villanova finish is 10 spots higher than last year, continues strong run by the team


Men's Cross Country NCAA Championships Race at 12:08 PM Today

Watch the race live online as Wildcats compete in national championships meet


Second Place Finish at Regional Meet Earns Men's Cross Country Automatic NCAA Bid

Top five runners for Wildcats are each All-Mid Atlantic Region honorees


Men's Cross Country Cruises to Fourth BIG EAST Championship

Wildcats win by a dominant margin, net first title since 2002


BIG EAST Championships Are Set For Saturday Morning

Wildcats are ready to compete in conference meet in Louisville


Men's Cross Country at Paul Short Run

Villanova competed at the Paul Short Run on September 30, 2011 at Lehigh.

On Sheridan: Talented distance runner capable of making an impact on the national level ... Top individual event is the 5000 meters ... Former transfer from Iona who has one year of track eligibility remaining ... Has been a two-time All-American during his collegiate career and is capable of having a very successful upcoming season.

2012 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2012 Indoor: Competed in both the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... All-BIG EAST in the 5000 meters with a second place finish (14:10.73) and registered a personal best time of 8:05.79 in the 3000 meters, in which he finished fifth ... Established a personal best of 13:56.43 in the 5000 meters and won the championship section of the event at tne New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... At that point in the season he had the leading BIG EAST time and the sixth-fastest time in the nation ... Opened up the season at the Great Dane Classic and scored a win with a time of 14:18.66.

2011 Cross Country: Emerged as the top runner on the team at both the NCAA Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Garnered All-Mid Atlantic Region honors for a runner-up finish at the regional meet ... Finished in 66th place out of 252 runners at the national championships meet ... Turned in an All-BIG EAST performance with an eighth place finish overall (third on the team) at the BIG EAST Championships ... His time of 23:51.3 at the conference meet helped Villanova win its first team title since 2002 ... Debuted for the Wildcats at the Paul Short Run and covered the 8K course in 25:01 to finish 37th overall and third on the team ... Placed 92nd overall and fifth on the squad at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 24:46.

2011 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2011 Indoor: Redshirted.

2010 Cross Country: Did not compete at any meets.

2010 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2010 Indoor: Placed fifth in the 3000 meters and ninth in the Mile at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Had a time of 8:07.72 in the 3000 meters and a mark of 4:07.08 in the Mile ... Came in fifth in the 3000 meters at the Valentine Invite in Boston with an identical time of 8:07.72 from the New Balance meet.

2009 Cross Country: All-American ... NCAA Northeast Region individual champion ... MAAC individual champion ... Placed 12th individually at the NCAA Championships with a 10K time of 29:47.4 ... In his two races leading up to the national meet finished as the individual champion at the MAAC Championships and the NCAA Northeast Regional ... Came in 11th place at the Paul Short Run and fourth place at the Pre-NCAA Meet ... Had a personal best 8K time of 23:46.7 at the Pre-NCAA Meet.

2009 Outdoor: All-American in the 5000 meters with a 13th place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Ran a time of 14:21.60 in the finals after running in sixth place with a time of 14:02.44 in his semifinal race ... Had the fastest time at the NCAA East Regional with a mark of 14:12.90 ... In his first race of the season was the runner-up in a time of 14:06.50 at the Colonial Relays ... Also helped Iona finish second in the 4x1500 meter relay at the Colonial meet ... Placed ninth in the 1500 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational (3:48.30) and was 13th in the 10000 meters at the Payton Jordan Invite, where he clocked a time of 28:55.94 ... Ran on the Gaels 4xMile relay at the Penn Relays and the squad finished 11th.

2009 Indoor: Anchored Iona to a MAAC championship in the distance medley relay ... Placed fifth in the 5000 meters at the Husky Classic with a time of 14:00.59 ... Placed fourth in the 3000 meters at the IC4A Championships with a mark of 8:07.72.

2008 Cross Country: Earned All-MAAC honors with a third place finish at the conference championships ... Competed at the NCAA Championships and came in 41st with a 10K time of 30:15 ... Earlier in the year came in 18th place with an 8K time of 23:54.7 at the Pre-NCAA meet.

2008 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2008 Indoor: Redshirted.

2007 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Ran in the USA Junior Cross Country Championships and the IAAF World Cross Country Championships during the year ... Was the runner-up at the USA Junior Championships with a time of 24:19 over the 8K course ... Came in 52nd overall and was the top finisher from the United States at the IAAF Championships, where he ran an 8K time of 25:03 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Walt Whitman High School: New York Federation Cross Country individual champion in 2004 with a time of 15:44 in the championship race at Bowdoin Park ... That same year came in fourth place in the Foot Locker Northeast Championship (15:37.8) and placed 17th at the Foot Locker National Championship (15:50).

Personal: Born 9/29/89 in Oceanside, N.Y. ... One of two sons of Jimie and Sandra Sheridan ... Has a brother, Justin ... Graduated from Iona in December, 2010 with an undergraduate degree in History and is currently enrolled in graduate school at Villanova, also studying History.


1500 Meters               3:48.30           2009 Larry Ellis Invitational
3000 Meters               8:05.79           2012 BIG EAST Championships
5000 Meters               13:56.43          2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
10000 Meters              28:55.94          2009 Payton Jordan Invite
8000 Meters (XC)          23:46.7           2009 Pre-NCAA Meet
10000 Meters (XC)         29:47.4           2009 NCAA Championships

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

All-American                                2009
Northeast Region Individual Champion        2009
All-Mid Atlantic Region                     2011
All-Northeast Region                        2009
All-BIG EAST                                2011
All-MAAC                                    2008, 2009
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team                  2009
MAAC Student-Athlete of the Year            2009
MAAC All-Academic Team                      2008, 2009

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                2012 (5000 Meters)
MAAC Champion                               2009 (Distance Medley Relay)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team                  2009-10
MAAC Student-Athlete of the Year            2009-10
MAAC All-Academic Team                      2009-10
BIG EAST Academic All-Star                  2010-11

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-American                                2009 (5000 Meters)
USFTCCCA All-Academic Team                  2010
MAAC Student-Athlete of the Year            2010
MAAC All-Academic Team                      2010
BIG EAST Academic All-Star                  2011