Past Camp Speakers

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Qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games and is the 2016 Men’s Division I National Cross Country Champion. Tiernan was born in Longreach and raised in Toowoomba, where he took up distance running.[4] In July 2012 he won the 10 kilometers race that was part of the Gold Coast Marathon.[5]Tiernan was recruited by Villanova in January 2013 and missed out on the first indoor and outdoor track seasons. At the 2014 NCAA DI Indoor T&F Championships, Tiernan finished in seventh place in the 5000 meters final round. At the 2014 NCAA DI Outdoor T&F Championships, Tiernan placed sixth in the 5000 meters, earning his first All-American honors in track and field in his NCAA collegiate career. He placed second overall at the 2015 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships behind Edward Cheserek, whom he beat in 2016 when he won the men’s overall title.



National Champion USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships 5000 meters 2015

800 meters – 2:02.86 min (2012)
1500 meters – 4:05.89 min (2015)
Mile run – 4:29.78 min (2016)
3000 meters – 8:55.48 min (2014)
5000 meters – 15:04.08 min (2016)
1500 meters – 4:12.33 min (2015)
Mile run – 4:31.34 min (2015)
3000 meters – 9:00.84 min (2014)
Two miles – 9:39.38 min (2015)



2014 USA Outdoor 1500m runner up (4:06.34)

2014 USA Indoor 1500m Champion

World Junior Indoor 2 mile Record Holder

4-time American Indoor Junior Record Holder  (1500m, mile, 3k, 2 mile)

2-time American Outdoor High School Record Holder (800m, 1500m)

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Julie Culley
1st at 2012 Olympic Trials
2011 USA 5 km road champion
Bob Kennedy
2-time Olympian
4-time U.S. Outdoor 5k Champion
4-time NCAA Champion
Career bests of 7:30.84 for 3k, 12:58.21 for 5k, 27:38.7 for 10k.
Sheila Reid
2012 Olympian
2011 NCAA Champion 5000 & 1500 meters
2010 & 2011 NCAA Cross Country Champion
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Erin Donahue
World Championship Qualifier
2008 Olympian
Adrian Blincoe
2-Time World Championships semi-finalist
3-Tme NCAA Champion
Career bests of 7:46 for 3k, 13:10.19 for 5k (New Zealand National Record)
Tiffany McWilliams
3-Time NCAA Champion
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Karl Paranya
2000 Olympic Trials
NCAA Champion 800 & 1500 meter
Chris Solinsky
5-Tme NCAA Champion
Career bests of 7:34.32 for 3k, 12:55.53 for 5k,
and 26:59.60 for 10k (American record)
Bobby Curtis
2008 5k NCAA Champion
2008 Olympic Trials (13:17.28)
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Frances Koons
2-Time Big East Champion
2008 Mid-Atlantic Regional XC Champion
Todd Williams
Placed 7th in the 10k at the 1993 World Championships
(the best U.S. finish in an Olympic or World 10k since Frank Shorter in 1972)
Ranked #2 in the U.S. at 10k in 1997
Career best of 13:19.5 (5k); 27:31.34 (10k); 2:11.17 (marathon)
Carrie Tollefson
1999 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 3k Champion
1999 Outdoor 5k NCAA Champion
1997 NCAA Cross Country Champion while attending Villanova University.
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Amy Rudolph
Two time Olympian (1996, 2000)
Two time USATF indoor 3000 meter champion (1997, 2002)
Career best of 4:06.02 (1500m); 8:39.86 (3000m); 14:56.04 (5000m).
Steve Holman
1996 U.S. Outdoor 1500 Champion
1992 Olympian
2-time World Team member
1996 U.S. Indoor mile Champion
1992 NCAA Outdoor Champion
Career bests of 3:31.52 for 1500 meters, 3:50.60 for the mile.
Carmen Douma Hussar
World Championship Silver Medalist
Olympic Finalist
3-time NCAA mile Champion
6-time All American
7-time Big East Champion
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Jen Rhines
2000 Olympic Trials and 2001 USA Championships 10k runner-up
3-time NCAA 5k Outdoor Champion
1995 Indoor 5k Champion
1994 NCAA cross country Champion
Career best of 4:17.30 for 1500 meters, 8:50.72 for 3k, 15:19.88 for 5k and 31:58.34 for 10k.
Chris Fox
3-time National Champion, World champion cross country team member
5-time Olympic Trials qualifier.
Career bests of 7:45 for 3k, 13:21 for 5k, 27:53 for 10k and 2:13 marathon.
Kate Fonshell
1996 Olympian and Olympic Trials Champion in the 10k
1996 USATF Cross Country Nationals runner-up
6 time All American
Career bests of 32:18.45 for 10k, 15:37.49 for 5k, 9:08.6 3k and 4:09.1 for 1500 meters
Larry Rawson
Commentator for ESPN and ESPN2’s Track & Field programming
Hosted the last 5 Olympics for the NBC Radio Network
Recipient of 2 National Emmy and 3 regional Emmy awards
Known as “the voice of track and field” in the U.S.

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