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Tom Coyle
Position: Middle Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lansdale, Pa.
High School: La Salle College
Major: undeclared

* All-America *

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

Career Bests (thru 2015 indoors):

• Mile: 3:59.32i
• 1,500: 3:46.10
• 800 Meters: 1:51.38
• 1,000: 2:23.78

Record Book:

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

2015 Season:

• 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:

• 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).


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 three meets in 2014, placing 58th at the Stanford Invitational, after redshirting as a true freshman In 2013.

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.


• 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.
• Anticipates majoring in economics.
• Has younger siblings Mary Cate and Patrick.