Junior Pat Tierney will enter his first season as a captain this fall, coming off of a very successful campaign during the 2010-2011 school year. Pat began developing as steeplechaser this past spring and also ran a 43 second PR in the 5000 as well.
1) What made you come to Lebanon Valley College? Where did you come from and how did you hear
about our institution?
I am from Mechanicsburg,
Pennsylvania, and I went to Cedar Cliff High School. I first heard about LVC when I came here for
an indoor track meet when I was a freshman in high school. I remember specifically being surprised at
how nice the sports center was and I was also pleased with the campus.
A year later, my sister
transferred to LVC and loved every minute of it. When I was looking for schools, I wanted
something close, small, and I was hoping to continue my running career. When I came to visit, I felt like it was the
right place for me and I knew I could definitely spend the next 4 years
2) What is your major and why did you choose it?
I am a Business Administration
major here at LVC. Although I wasn’t
exactly sure what I wanted to do when I was older, I knew that the business
field was versatile, practical, and would allow me to have options in the
3) What do you plan on doing upon graduation with your degree?
At this point, I hope to continue my education
and eventually get a master’s degree. If
this is not an option immediately after LVC, I would like to get a job in the
central Pennsylvania area and continue to build my resume.
4) What is your favorite part about being a member of the LVC cross
My favorite part about being on the LVC cross
country team is the friendships I have made.
This team has a great family-feel and everybody genuinely enjoys helping
the team and competing at a high level.
5) What is your favorite type of workout? Is there any one particular workout that you
can remember that was challenging but made you a better runner for it?
Typically, my favorite type of workout is off
the track and preferably on a trail of some sort. I usually tend to enjoy longer threshold
One of my favorite workouts was
just this past cross country season. Around the middle of the season, we took a
trip out to Mt. Gretna to do a workout on the rail trail. The long distance guys did a 2 by 5 mile
tempo run. We went out 5 miles and had a
10 minute rest, then ran back 5 miles all at a very solid pace. This workout was very difficult and
definitely very hard on the body. It was
one of those workouts where I looked back and felt accomplished because it was
one of the longest and toughest workouts I have ever completed.
6) What are your short term and long term running-related goals, both
team and individual
At this point in my running
career, I hope to continue to get better as a runner. This season, I want to break 28:15 and
hopefully get into the top 45 at MAC’s.
My goal as a captain is to lead this team to success on and off the
course. This team will definitely turn
some heads this year.
7) What hobbies, sports or other leisure time activities do you enjoy
On my free time I like to watch
and play sports, hang out with my friends, and listen to music. I golf, mountain bike, and play tennis,
basketball, and ping pong as much as I can.
My friends are a big part of my life. Typically we just hang out and
watch sports together. I am always up
for trying new things.
8) What is your favorite type of food?
I am a huge fan of desserts and especially
chocolate desserts. I have the worst
sweet tooth which is a blessing and a curse.
If you don’t know me you will quickly learn that I need to have my
chocolate fix a few times a day.
9) What makes you unique? Do you have any special talents or something
else that you'd like to share that others would find interesting?
I feel like I am unique in many ways. I try my hardest to live my life to the
fullest every day. My Grandpa was always
smiling and was known for being a family man who cared for everyone and lived
his life the right way. So if I can be a
quarter of the man my Grandpa was I feel like I have succeeded in life.
Someday I would really like to be
a reality T.V. star. So when I graduate
I will probably try to be on an MTV show of some kind.
10) Why should a high school
junior or senior take a more serious look at LVC?
Any high school student should look seriously
at LVC because it has a lot to offer.
LVC takes pride in a high level of academics with a very well respected
athletic program. If you want to get a
great education while competing in a sport and make great friends, then LVC
would be the choice for you.