Even though he's run 27:29, he only runs 70-80 mpw. "The focus has been on strength and conditioning recently. We've come a long way in that in the last 18 months and to be able to close (in sub-60), something I've never been able to do, I'm really happy with how I'm going."
Villanova's Tiernan will represent Australia in the Rio 5000.
"I went into it thinking I'm going to have a chance to beat him. I gotta go out hard and try break him and that's what happened for three quarters of the race, but credit to him -- he beat me at my best game. I just tried to keep the pace going, you can't back off and let everyone else back into it. I just tried to keep it rolling and I think I did that pretty successfully. I was very proud of how I raced today."
Tiernan talks about getting his start in running, coming to Villanova from Australia and goals for the season.
Tiernan dominated the Washington Invy by 20-seconds while Arter won Notre Dame by 10-seconds.
NAU beat UCLA by 10-points while Stanford was 3rd even missing three of their top runners. *Full Results
Providence was 2nd.