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Tom

Sullivan

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Distance
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lakewood, Ohio
High School: Saint Ignatius

Bio

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)

2018-19 T&F: Competed in six meets during the outdoor season … placed third in the 4x1500m relay, clocking a time of 15:50.14 at the Raleigh Relays (3/29) … at the Battle of the Blues (4/6), earned third in the 3000m with a personal best time of 8:26.94.

2018-19 XC: Earned a top-20 overall finish in the Elon Opener (8/31), finishing 19th with a 6K time of 19:36 to help Duke post a second-place team finish in the season-opening meet … earned the start in the Roy Griak Invitational (9/29), recording an 8K time of 25:36.4 in the race … placed fourth at the ECU Pirate Invitational (10/12) with a PR 8K time of 24:41.7.

2017-18 T&F: Competed in five events during the indoor campaign and four events across the outdoor season … earned a sixth-place finish in the one mile run at the Carolina Cup (1/13) with a time of 4:15.50, his fastest of the season … placed eighth in the 1,500m run at the Battle of the Blues (4/6), notching a time of 3:54.83 … finished ninth in the 5,000m run at the Tennessee Relays (4/13) with a time of 14:55.54 … ran his fastest 5,000m of his sophomore season at the Penn Relays (4/26), clocking 14:49.50.

2017-18 XC: Participated in four races during the fall season of his sophomore campaign … opened his season at the Winthrop Invitational (9/16), posting an 8K time of 26:20.46 to secure a 12th-place overall finish as Duke went on to claim a first-place team victory … eclipsed a personal-best 8K time at the ECU Pirates Invite (10/13) with a time of 25:02.73 to help the Blue Devils secure a first-place team victory … recorded an 8K time of 25:12.4 at the ACC Championships (10/27)  … notched a personal-best 10K time at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (11/10) with a time of 31:17.8 to finish in third-place for the Blue Devils.

2016-17 T&F: Raced in the mile and the distance medley relay during the indoor season…Earned a seventh place finish in the mile with a season best time of 4:16.44 at the VT Challenge (2/18)…Finished in tenth place in the same event at the Hokie Invitational (1/20)…Also led off the third place distance medley relay team at the Hokie Invitational…Ran the 1,500m and 5,000m during the outdoor season…Ran a team best 3:53.42 in the 1,500m at the Duke Invitational (4/22), finishing in tenth place…Qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14) in the same event and came in 19th place… Also qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships in the 5,000m and finished with a time of 14:58.19…Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2016-17 XC: Competed in six meets during his rookie cross country season…Finished in sixth place in his first collegiate meet with a time of 20:02 in the 6K at the Duke Alumni Meet (9/2)…Was the 14th place finisher in the 8K at the Sycamore Invitational (9/10)…Had personal bests in the 8K at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/28) and in the 10K at the Southeast Regional Championships (11/11) with times of 25:35.9 and 31:39.7 respectively.

Prior to Duke: Lettered all four years under the guidance of Dr. Mike Gallagher and Chuck Kyle at St. Ignatius in Cleveland, Ohio…helped guide team to a cross country Division 1 state championship in 2015 and a track & field Division 1 state title in 2016…served as a member of the 4x800 relay that won the indoor state championship in 2015…set a school record while competing on the 4x800 that claimed the 2016 outdoor state title…garnered all-state honors for 1,600 during the 2015 and 2016 campaigns, as well as the 2016 indoor season…New Balance Nationals Outdoor All-American in 2015 and 2016 while competing as a leg on the 4xmile relay…graduated with first honors…co-leader of the Saint Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Society.

Personal: Son of Patrick and Nancy Sullivan…born Sept. 5, 1997…has two brothers, Ken and John, and two sisters, Liz and Sue…brother Ken ran for Duke’s cross country and track & field teams from 2006-2010…Ken earned All-East honors during the 2009 cross country season, the 2009 indoor season as a member of Duke’s distance medley relay and the 2009 outdoor season as a member of Duke’s 4x800…Ken also crowned Duke’s most improved senior in 2010.

Cross Country PRs
3.73 Mile - 19:36.6 (8/31/2018)
5k- 15:44 (High School)
6k - 20:02.0 - (9/2/2018)
8k – 24:41.7 (10/12/2018)
10k- 31:17.8 (11/10/2017)

Indoor PRs
1,600m- 4:15.50 (1/13/2018)

Outdoor PRs
800m- 1:56.36 (High School)
1,500m- 3:53.42 (4/22/2017)
3,000m – 8:26.94 (4/6/2019)
3,200m- 9:43 (High School)
5,000m – 14:49.50 (4/26/2018)

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