Liam Boylan-Pett Named BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week
April 9, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Graduate student Liam Boylan-Pett (Bath, Mich./Columbia) was named the BIG EAST male track athlete of the week, as announced by the conference office yesterday. This is the second-straight week a Hoya has received at least one of the four weekly honors.
"In a short period of time Liam has made quite an impact on our program," Director of Track & Field / Cross Country Patrick Henner said. "He had a great weekend at Colonial Relays and is deserving of this honor."
Boylan-Pett took first place in the 800m run at the Colonial Relays, hosted by the College of William & Mary, on April 4. His time of 1:50.79 qualifies him for the BIG EAST and IC4A Championships. Boylan-Pett also qualified for the IC4A Championships in the 4x800m relay squad. The quartet of sophomore Toby Ulm (Marlborough, United Kingdom/St. John's School & Community College), freshman Theon O'Connor (Kingston, Jamaica/Campion College), junior Alex Bean (Somers, N.Y./Somers) and Boylan-Pett finished second with a time of 7:27.25, with Boylan-Pett splitting 1:50.2 in the anchor leg. The time is the third-best time in the BIG EAST Conference.
Earlier this year, Boylan-Pett wrote himself in the GU record book as he was just the seventh Hoya to ever run a sub-four minute mile when he ran a 3:59.40 mile, unattached, at the Penn State National Invitational. His time is fifth on the all-time list for the indoor mile and the company he joined when he ran the sub-four was quite impressive. He joined the likes of current Hoya and five-time All-American Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy), and former Hoyas John Gregorek (eight-time All-American, NCAA Champion and Olympian), Steve Holman (10-time All-American, two-time National Champion and Olympian), Mark Sivieri (five-time All-American), Mike Stahr (four-time All-American and NCAA Champion), and John Trautmann (five-time All-American, NCAA Champion and Olympian).
The Hoyas continue the outdoor this season on Saturday, April 11 at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz.