Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tom Trainer, USA #4 at 3000 Meters, Commits to Villanova
Tom Trainer, a Pennsylvania All-State performer in Cross Country and track, has committed to run for Marcus O'Sullivan's men's squad. Trainer, of LaSalle College High School in the Philadelphia suburbs, recently finished as Pennsylvania state runner-up at 3000 meters, where his 8:35.45 run at the state indoor meet set a school record and currently ranks as the #4 time in the USA. Trainer was also All-State in cross country for 2010. After winning the state district meet at Belmont Plateau in 16:14.88, Trainer finished 17th at the state XC meet in November. At the state cross country meet, Trainer ran 16:24 over the 5K course, 30 seconds behind state champion Ryan Gil. His 5K cross country PR is 15:46. At LaSalle, Trainer is being coached by Greg Bielecki, who was a three-time All-American at Haverford College.