Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Patrick Tiernan is Big East Male Athlete of the Week

Tiernan set a collegiate course record at the Main Line Invite
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Freshman Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) is the BIG EAST Male Athlete of the Week, as announced on October 1 by the league office. In just the second race of his collegiate career Tiernan won the individual title at the Main Line Invitational last week. He adds his first career weekly honor with Tuesday's selection.
      Tiernan covered the four-mile Alumni Course at Haverford College last week in 19:09.48 to pace a field of 122 runners. He won the race by a margin of more than 11 seconds while leading a large group of Wildcats who finished near the front of the race. Villanova boasted seven of the top 12 overall finishers.
     Prior to last Thursday's race Tiernan had made his collegiate debut at the Friend Big Five Invitational on September 13. In that meet he came in ninth out of 74 runners on the Belmont Plateau course, which measures 6,000 meters for men's races. Tiernan recorded at time of 18:56.46 at the Big 5 meet.

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