Patrick Tiernan Caps Collegiate Career as National Champion
Villanova senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) closed his stellar collegiate career on an incredible note, as he became the second men’s runner in program history to be an individual national champion in cross country.
Patrick Tiernan and Andrew Marston Set for NCAA Championships on Saturday
Senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and redshirt freshman Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.) are each individual qualifiers for this week’s NCAA Championships. Tiernan was the champion of the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional last week and Marston came in fourth at the meet to earn his first career berth in a national championship meet.
Patrick Tiernan Wins Third Career Mid-Atlantic Region Title
It was a race that was reminiscent of so many that he has run, and the outcome was just as familiar as senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) won the individual title at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional for the third time in his career on Friday afternoon. Tiernan paced a field of 157 runners at the Blue and White Golf Course on the Penn State campus and won the 10,000 meter race with a time of 30:33.
Tiernan Stands Alone in BIG EAST History after Fourth Straight Title
There were three Villanovans tied for a unique accomplishment, and now senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) stands alone among the legendary runners that have been a part of BIG EAST history. Tiernan became the first men’s or women’s runner ever to win the league’s individual cross country championship four times with a dominant performance at Van Cortlandt Park on Friday morning. Tiernan covered the 8,000 meter course in 24:18.2, won the race by more than 10 seconds and broke away from a tie with two women’s runners from the Wildcats who had previously won three career BIG EAST cross country titles.
Tiernan and Company Set For BIG EAST Championships on Friday Morning
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Only three runners in BIG EAST history have won as many as three individual conference titles in cross country, and all have worn a Villanova singlet. Narrowing down the list even further, Wildcats senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) is the only men's runner in the league's storied history who has won three BIG EAST cross country titles. He has been the conference champion each of the past three seasons, and was preceded in achieving that feat only by Villanova women's stars Vicki Huber (1986, 1987, 1989) and Sheila Reid (2009, 2010, 2011).
Louis Vazquez and Lucas Arrivo Compete at Haverford Invitational
Redshirt freshmen Louis Vazquez (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Lucas Arrivo (Ann Arbor, Mich.) each ran in the four-mile Haverford Invitational on Friday afternoon. Vazquez finished in 15th place at the local meet and Arrivo notched a 29th place finish. Their times were 21:33.8 and 22:43.4, respectively.
Marston Paces Wildcats With 13th Place Finish at Penn State National
Redshirt freshman Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.) was the top Villanova finisher for the third time in four starts this season as the Wildcats competed at the Penn State National on Friday afternoon. Marston placed 13th in a field of more than 100 runners and registered a time of 25:16 on the 5.2-mile course at the Blue & White Golf Course. Villanova finished 11th as a team in the meet.
Men's Cross Country to Compete at Penn State National Friday Afternoon
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One of the biggest weekends on the cross country regular season schedule comes around this weekend and Villanova will be competing at the Penn State National on Friday afternoon. The men's competition consists of a 5.2-mile race on the Blue & White Golf Course, and the start time has been pushed back to 12:15 p.m. due to the possibility of frost on the course earlier in the morning.