Sunday, November 28, 2010
Ryan Sheridan to Join Villanova Track
Ryan Sheridan will transfer to Villanova and will enroll in January. Sheridan, an All-American in both cross country (2009) and outdoor track (5000 meters, 2009) while competing at Iona College, will by my count have eligibility left in cross country (1 year), indoor track (2 years), and outdoor track (2 years), and is eligible immediately.
Sheridan is a former New York State high school cross country champion, and Foot Locker cross country national finalist (where he finished 17th) -- all as a sophomore. At Iona, Sheridan won the 2009 NCAA East Regional at 5000 meters (14:12.90) and earned All-American status at outdoor nationals, where he ran 14:02.44 and 14:21.60. He followed up that outdoor season with a banner 2009 cross country season: he was 4th at Pre-Nats (8K in 23:46.7), won the conference title (8K in 25:37), won the NCAA East regional (10K in 30:36), and came home 12th at NCAA nationals in 29:47.4, earning a second All-American certificate. He did not compete during the 2010 outdoor or cross country seasons.
He boasts PRs of 28:55.95 for 10,000 meters, 14:00.59 at 5000i, 8:07.72 for 3000i, 4:07.08 for the mile, and 3:48.30 for 1500 meters. For cross country, Sheridan has a PRS of 23:46.7 for 8K and 29:47.4 over 10K.
Here's an interesting interview on the day before the 2009 cross country nationals.