Duke Cross Country BIO
Honors: Indoor All-East (4x800m - 2009)
2010-11: Competed in the N.C. Central Dual Meet, the Wake Forest Dual and the Great American Cross Country Festival during the fall ... was Duke's second finisher at the Great American XC Festival, taking fifth overall in 25:55.4 over 8K ... indoors, competed in the 1,000m and mile events ... clocked a season-best 2:30.12 in the 1,000m at the Armory Collegiate to finish 19th ... took second in the mile at the Kent Taylor Invite, running 4:19.93 ... also ran on the 4x800m and DMR relay teams ... was a member of the winning DMR squad at the Virginia Tech Challenge (10:00.03) ... outdoors, ran a personal-best 3:59.43 in the 1,500m to take 20th at the ACC Outdoor Championships.
2009-10: During the fall, ran in the Great America Cross Country Festival, the Panorama Farms Invitational and the IC4A Championships ... recorded personal-best 25:30 for 8K at the Great American XC Festival ... indoors, competed in the 800m, 1,000m and mile events ... clocked 2:29.52 for 1,000m at the Virginia Tech Classic to finish in 13th place ... outdoors, clocked a personal-best 1:55.31 in the 800m at the Carolina Fast Times on Apr. 10 ... ran a personal-best 4:01.37, 1,500m a the Duke Twilight.
2008-09: Indoor IC4A qualifier in the 1,000m, clocking 2:28.58 to place sixth at the Terrier Classic ... earned All-East honors with his relay carry on the 4x800m trial round of the IC4A Indoor Championships ... contributed lead-off, 1,200m legs on the Duke DMR, which won at UNC in January and placed fourth at the ACC Championships ... best split was 3:06.30 ... outdoors, recorded a season-best 1:56.78 over 800m at the Duke Invitational.
Prior to Duke: Split 50.4 in the open 400m, 1:06 in the indoor 500m, 1:24 in the 600m indoors and 1:55.35 in the outdoor 800m as well as several 1:54 point relay carries ... anchored the CBA distance medley relay at the Penn Relays, splitting 4:20 for his 1,600m carry ... lowered his 1,600m best to 4:19 at the New Jersey state group meet.
Personal: Son of Brendon and Peggy Pierson ... born Nov. 20, 1989 ... has two sisters, Amanda and Erica ... father, Brendon, played basketball at Fordham ... majoring in environmental sciences with a minor in Italian.
1,000m- 2:30.12 (2/4/2011)
Mile- 4:19.93 (1/29/2011)
800m- 1:55.31 (4/10/2010)
1,500m- 3:59.43 (4/23/2011)