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Tommy

Higley

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Year: Senior
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Salesianum

Bio

Event PR Meet Course Location Year
5k 15:49.8 TCNJ Blue/Gold Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2017
6k 20:09.2 Big 5 Invitational Belmont Plateau Philadelphia, Pa. 2015
8k 25:14 Paul Short Run Goodman Campus Bethlehem, Pa. 2017


2017: Raced five times... Set new collegiate-best times in the 5k and 8k... Opened season with a collegiate-best 5k time of 15:49.8 at the TCNJ Blue/Gold Invitational, good for 27th in a field of 74... Ran the 6k for 26:47.8 at the Rider Invitational to place 36th in a field of 79... Finished as SJU's top runner at the Paul Short Run, crossing the finish line of the 8k Brown race in a collegiate-best time of 25:14, good for 34th in a field of 370... Placed 11th in a field of 47 at the Lafayette Leopard Invitational, registering an 8k time of 27:46.6... Closed season with a five-mile time of 26:31.9, good for 54th in a field of 203 at the IC4A Championship.

2016: Raced five times, including three 8k races... Scored in three races... Placed 31st overall in a field of 52 in season debut at the Friend Big 5 Invitational 6k (20:24.7)... Finished as SJU's #2 runner... Ran season-best 8k (25:40.1) to place 41st in a field of 129 at the Rider Invitational to finish as SJU's #3 runner... Also raced the 8k in the open race of the Paul Short Run (26:32.6) and at the Lafayette Leopard Invitational (27:10.3), finishing 24th in a field of 86 to cross as SJU's #4 runner... Placed 45th at the IC4A Championship, clocking in at 27:25 for five miles to close the season... Named to SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2015: Raced in six meets... Finished 20th in the five-mile run at the open race of the IC4A Championship... Posted season-best 8k (26:29) at the Paul Short Run... Turned in second-fastest 8k (26:33.4) at the Princeton Invitational... Finished 45th at the Iona Meet of Champions 8k (27:59.8)... Placed 36th in first collegiate 6k (20:09.2) at the Big 5 Invitational... Finished 18th in collegiate debut at the TCNJ Blue/Gold Invitational 5k (16:08)... Named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters.

High School/Personal: 2014 All-State Second Team selection for cross country... 2013 All-State Third Team selection for cross country... Three-time All-County selection for cross country... Led cross country squad to three consecutive state championship titles between 2012-14... 2015 All-State First Team selection for indoor track... 2015 state champion in the indoor 4x800m relay, which currently stands as Delaware record... As a senior, posted PRs in the 1600m (4:24), 3200m (9:32), and cross country 5k (16:01)... Earned 11 varsity letters between cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track... Both parents, Tom and Bethann, attended Saint Joseph's University... Majoring in biology.

 

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