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Tom Coyle
Tom Coyle
Position: Middle Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lansdale, Pa.
High School: La Salle College
Major: Mgt. science & engineering

Chronological list of U.S. milers who have broken 4 minutes

* All-America *

At Stanford:
Earned his first All-America honor (second team) on Stanford's distance medley relay in 2015.

Career Bests (thru 2015):

  • Mile: 3:59.32i
  • 1,500: 3:42.80
  • 800 Meters: 1:51.38
  • 5,000: 14:24.25
  • 1,000: 2:23.78i

Record Book:
Indoors

  • 1,000: 5th
  • DMR: 5th
  • 4x800: 1st

2015 Season:
Outdoors

  • Advanced to the NCAA West Prelims in the 1,500, running 3:44.91 for 13th.
  • Seventh at the Pac-12 Championships 1,500 in 3:47.63.
  • Ran his personal best of 3:42.80 in the Pac-12 prelims to advance.
  • Doubled at the Big Meet, finishing sixth in the 1,500 and ninth in the 800.
  • Ran the opening leg of Stanford's 4xMile team that placed third at the Penn Relays.
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic.
  • Pac-12 All-Academic second team.

Indoors

  • Became the 440th American to run a sub-4:00 mile when he clocked 3:59.32 to finish third at the MPSF Championships in Seattle on Feb. 28.
  • Ran the opening leg of the DMR at the NCAA Championships, but fell in a collision.
  • Stanford finished 10th in 9:50.50.
  • Broke his personal best in the mile in each of his three races.
  • Ran the first leg on the second-place DMR at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame.
  • The time of 9:29.34 is No. 5 all-time at Stanford.
  • Competed in six meets, three times in the mile. 

2014 Season:
Outdoors

  • Redshirted, but ran unattached.
  • Set personal bests in the 800, first at the Stanford Invitational (1:52.78), and next at the West Coast Last Chance meet in San Francisco, in 1:51.38.
  • Ran the 1,500 at the Stanford Invite (3:51.04), the Payton Jordan (a personal best 3:46.10) and Portland Track Festival (3:49.51).

Indoors

  • Twice broke personal best in the mile, first at Penn State National (4:09.55) on Feb. 1 and then at the Husky Classic (4:08.30) on Feb. 15.
  • Was 17th in the mile at the MPSF Championships, running 4:10.45.
  • Anchored Stanford's distance medley relay to third at MPSF's (9:44.54).
  • Made collegiate debut at the UW Indoor Preview on Jan. 18, finishing ninth in the 1,000 (2:30.27) and second in the 4x800 (7:35.71).

 Cross Country:

  • Competed in four meets in 2015, placing 104th at the NCAA West Regional as Stanford's No. 7.

High School:

  • The 2012 Pennsylvania state AAA champion at 1,600 meters.
  • Second in the 2013 state meet in the same event, in 4:16.62.
  • His 1:51.78 in the 800 was among the nation’s top 10 times for a high school junior.
  • Won multiple all-state honors in both track and cross country.

Personal:

  • Son of Brian and Joan Coyle.
  • Great grandfather Edward McNichol played basketball for Pennsylvania from 1913-17, was an All-American and went on to coach the team from 1920-30.
  • McNichol's five brothers also played basketball for the Quakers.
  • Majoring in management science and engineering.
  • Has younger siblings Mary Cate and Patrick. 

Career Statistics:

Year Season (Meets) Event Season Best Conf. Finish W. Prelims NCAA Champs.
2015 Outdoors (6) 1,500 3:42.80 7 (Pac-12) 13 --
    800 1:55.51 -- -- --
    5,000 14:24.25 -- -- --
    4x800 7:21.17 -- -- --
    4xMile 16:20.44 -- -- --
  Indoors (6) Mile 3:59.32 3 (MPSF) -- --
    1,000 2:23.78 -- -- --
    DMR 9:50.50 -- -- 10
    4x800 7:40.17 -- -- --
2014 Outdoors (0) -- -- -- -- --
  Indoors (4) Mile 4:08.30 17 (MPSF) -- --
    1,000 2:30.27 -- -- --
    DMR 9:44.54 3 (MPSF) -- --
    4x400 3:19.48 -- -- --
    4x800 7:35.71 -- -- --

 

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