Awards were announced by USTFCCCA on Monday morning
Villanova finishes second in thrilling Mid-Atlantic Region race, heads to national meet
Wildcats vying for strong finish at a regional meet with many national implications
Samuel McEntee leads Villanova with 17th place individual finish
Mildenhall leads balanced team effort with 32nd place finish
The men's cross country team captured the team title with a terrific performance at the Paul Short Run.
On Tully: Made terrific progress last year in both cross country and on the track ... Has developed into a runner who is capable of being a consistent contributor to the team during meets ... Poised for a big year and is capable of helping the Wildcats both individually and in the relays.
2012 Cross Country: Helped Villanova earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships with a phenomenal performance at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Stepped up to be the team's third counting runner at the regional meet and placed 14th overall to earn All-Mid Atlantic Region honors ... His time of 30:49 was a career best for a 10K cross country course ... Placed sixth on the team and 198th overall at the national championships meet with a time of 31:39.6 ... Also was a counting runner for Villanova at the BIG EAST Championships, where his time of 25:25.88 placed him fifth on the squad and 31st overall ... Raced in the unseeded section of the Pre-NCAA Meet and came in 32nd out of 278 runners with a time of 24:58.8 ... Finished in 65th place at the Paul Short Run with (25:06) ... Opened the season at the Main Line Invitational and notched a four-mile time of 19:28.30 to come in sixth overall in a field of 110 runners.
2012 Outdoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with a sixth place finish in the 1500 meters ... Was in sixth place after both the preliminary heats and the finals with times of 3:52.07 and 3:53.51, respectively ... Established a personal best time of 3:51.28 at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Opened the season at the Sam Howell Invitational and recorded a time of 3:55.54 ... Ran a personal best time of 1:51.75 in the 800 meters in an eighth place finish out of 88 runners at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.
2012 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the Mile and advanced to the finals at the conference meet ... Recorded the fourth-fastest time in the preliminary heats, cross the finish line in 4:12.14 ... Came in 11th in the finals in 4:13.77 ... Established a personal best mark of 4:07.36 and finished in third place in the College section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Opened the season with a sixth place finish and a time of 4:12.88 at the Great Dane Classic ... Finished in third place in the 3000 meters at the Penn State National with a personal best time of 8:26.92 ... Anchored the distance medley relay at the NYC Gotham Cup and helped Villanova tally a first place finish with an overall time of 10:13.58.
2011 Cross Country: Earned a spot in the team's lineup at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and finished seventh on the squad as well as 53rd overall with a 10K time of 31:58 ... That was his first career appearance at a postseason meet ... Finished in 13th place at the Main Line Invitational (20:04.50) ... Came in 134th at the Paul Short Run, where his 8K time of 25:43 was a career best ... Individual winner at the Haverford Invitational with a winning time of 19:45 on the four-mile course.
2011 Outdoor: Did not compete.
2011 Indoor: Did not compete.
2010 Cross Country: Did not compete.
2010 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Competed unattached ... Recorded a time of 3:59.00 to finish 14th in the 1500 meters at the Princeton Quad Meet ... Came in 10th in the event at the Villanova Duals and was sixth at the Penn Invitational ... Finished 11th in the 800 meters at the Penn meet.
2010 Indoor: Redshirted ... Competed unattached at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and had a time of 8:54.70 to finish fourth in the 3000 meters.
2009 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed unattached ... Runner-up in the JV Meet at Haverford with a time of 20:28.25 over four miles ... Earlier in the year at the same course finished in 20:37.14 to come in 14th at the Main Line Invitational ... Came in 32nd in the JV race at the Paul Short Run with an 8K time of 25:47.
Catholic High School: Indoor and outdoor state champion in the 3200 meters as a senior ... Named the Arkansas Democrat Gazette male Academic Athlete of the Year and was a National Merit Scholar as a senior as well ... Also played soccer.
Personal: Oldest of three sons of Jim and Penny Tully ... Has two younger brothers, D.J. (17) and Matt (15) ... Mother was an All-American in the 3000 meters at Iowa ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
800 Meters 1:51.75 2012 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet 1500 Meters 3:51.28 2012 Larry Ellis Invitational Mile 4:07.36 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational 3000 Meters 8:26.92 2012 Penn State National 8000 Meters (XC) 24:58.8 2012 Pre-NCAA Meet 10000 Meters (XC) 30:49 2012 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
All-Mid Atlantic Region (Cross Country) 2012 BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12