Men's Track

 

  Jonathan Pierce
Jonathan Pierce

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hanover, Mass.

High School:
Hanover

Height:
5-10

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
04/28/1988


05/04/2009

2009 Jonathan Pierce Photo Gallery

2009 Jonathan Pierce Photo Gallery

2009 Photo Gallery

CAREER HONORS
2009 Atlantic 10 Cross Country Performer Of The Week
2008 Atlantic 10 Cross Country All-Conference
UMass Athlete Of The Week (11/2/09)

2009-10 (Senior): Outdoor Track: Competed in five meets in his senior campaign ... Posted a mark of 30:49.85 at the IC4A Championships (5/14) in the 10,000 meter run, finishing in fourth place ... Had the best team mark in the 10K at the A-10 Championships (5/1), notching a second place finish in 30:12.42 ... At the highly competitive Larry Ellis Invitational (4/16), qualified for the New England Championships in the 5,000 meter run, crossing the line at 14:39.72, good enough for 32nd overall ... At the first home meet of the season (4/10) captured first in the 10K with a time of 30:43.70 ... Placed fifth at the UConn Invitational (4/3) in the 1500 meter run, crossing the line at 3:59.62. Indoor Track: Competed in seven meets ... Qualified for the New England and IC4A Championships at the BU Quad Meet (1/14) in the mile run, with a time of 4:14.18 ... In the 3,000 meter run, qualified for the IC4A Championships at the New England Championships (2/27), crossing the line at 8:25.73 ... As a part of a distance medley relay team, placed second at the A-10 Championships (2/19) while setting the second best team time of the year in the event as the quad combined for a mark of 10:02.75. Cross Country: Competed in six meets ... Lead the Minutemen in his first three meets this season ... Named UMass Athlete of the Week on Oct. 5 ... Wrapped up the season by taking second on the team and 53rd overall at the NCAA Regional Qualifier (11/14) with a time of 33:00 ... Finished fourth on the team and 121st overall at the ISU Pre-Nationals (10/17) with a time of 25:20.3 ... Crossed the line with a time of 24:42 at the New England Championships (10/10), good enough for first on the team and fifth overall ... Took first on the team and 37th overall at the Paul Short Invitational (10/2), with a time of 24:27 ... Lead the Minutemen at the Dartmouth Invitational (9/12), taking fourth place overall with a time of 26:02.9.

2008-09 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Placed second at the New England Championships (5/8), in the 5000 meter run with a time of 14:40.33 ... Ranked eighth at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3), in the 5000 meter run with a time of 15:04.24 ... Placed second at the UMass Six Way Meet (4/11), in the 5000 meter run with a time of 14:43.18. Indoor Track: Top 3000 and 5000 meter athlete on the team ... Ranked 19th in the 3000 meter at the IC4A Championships (3/7) with a time of 8:29.69 ... Ran the 5000 meter at the New England Championships (2/28) for a second place finish and a season-best time of 14:36.47 ... Crossed the finish line of the 3000 meter in 8:41.01 for the tenth spot at the A-10 Championships (2/21) ... Ran a season-best in the 3000 at the Valentine Invitational (2/14) with a mark of 8:20.75. Cross Country: Ranked second on the team, 31st overall, at the NCAA Regional (11/15) with a time of 32:54.7 ... Finished first for the Minutemen, ninth overall, at the Atlantic 10 Championships (11/1) with a season-best time of 24:22.8, earning All-Conference honors and boosting the Minutemen to their second-ever Atlantic 10 title ... Ranked second on the team with a time of 24:57.3 at the ISU Pre-Nationals (10/18) ... Placed eighth overall at home versus Maine, Vermont, Colgate, and UConn (9/20) with a time of 26:20.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: At the IC4A Championships (5/17), ran the 5000 meter to a 37th place finish with a time of 14:58.47 ... Ranked sixth at the New England Championships (5/10) with a season-best time of 14:36.84 ... His highest place finish of the season came at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3), where he ranked fifth overall with a time of 14:37.69 in the 5000 ... At the Larry Ellis Invitational (4/19), finished 14th overall with a time of 14:42.37 ...Competed in the 1500 meter race at the UConn Invitational (4/5) to a sixth place finish with a time of 4:01.92 ... Cross Country: In the 10K, finished with a time of 31:10.25 at the NCAA Regional Qualifier for a 47th place finish ...Ran a 26:43.0 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/27) for a 25th overall finish ... At the New England Championships (10/7) marked a 46th place finish with a time of 26:06 ... Finished third on the team at the Paul Short Invitational (9/28) ... At home versus Maine and Vermont (9/15), finished seventh overall with a time of 25:16.

2006-07 (Freshman): Outdoor Track: At the New England Championships (5/10), took fifth in the 5,000 meters (14:56.64) ... At the A-10 Championships (5/6), placed ninth in the 5,000 meters (15:06.47) ... At the UMass Eight Way Meet (4/28), turned in his season-best time in the 1,500 meters (4:00.72) ... Ran the second-fastest time on the team for the season in the 5,000 meters (14:56.00) at the UMass Six Way Meet (4/14) ... Indoor Track: at the New England Championships (2/24), placed seventh in the 3,000 meters with his season-best and a team-best time of 8:32.90 ... At the A-10 Championships (2/17) placed sixth in the 3,000 meters (8:43.52) ... Cross Country: Competed in three meets during the season ... Finished third overall in the sub-varsity race at the IC4A Championships (11/18) in 26:48.2 ... At the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/28) placed 58th with a time of 27:08.00 ... Finished 86th overall at the Albany Invitational (10/14) with a time of 26:44.0.

Before UMass: A 2006 graduate of Hanover High School where he holds the school record for the 2 mile ... Four-time XC All Star as well as a two-time Best Runner award winner ... Helped lead cross country and track teams to the league championships in his junior and senior year ... Posted top times of 16:18 in the 5k and 9:23 in the 2 mile.

Personal: Jonathan William Pierce ... Born April 28, 1988 in Boston, Mass. ... Son of Robert and Sharon Pierce ... Has one sister, Kelly and a twin brother, Robert ... Intends to major in computer science.

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Apr 26
    at UNH Pre-Conference Meet 11:00 AM
    Saturday, May 3
    vs Atlantic 10 Championship 9:00 AM
    Sunday, May 4
    vs Atlantic 10 Championship 9:00 AM
    Friday, May 9
    at New England Championship 12:00 PM
    Saturday, May 10
    at New England Championship 12:00 PM
    Saturday, May 17
    at IC4A Championship 3:30 PM
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