2007 INDOOR TRACK UPDATE: Finished 17th in the 5000 meter run (18:42.33) at the A-10 Championships (2/17)...At the Valentine Invitational (2/10), placed 35th in the 5000 meter (18.43.46) ... Placed seventh in the 3000 meter (10:52.35) at the Rhode Island Invitational (2/3) ... Finished 14th in the 3000 meter (10:59.62) at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/26) ... In her best time this season (10:51.57), finished eighth in the 3000 meter at BU (1/17) ... Placed eighth versus Rhode Island (1/12) in the 3000 with a time of 11:09.14.
2005-06 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Finished 17th at the A-10 Championships (5/7) in the 5,000 meters (18:41.08) ... won the 5,000 meters (18:41.65) at the UNH Wildcat Invitational (4/8) ... also won the 5,000 meters at the New Hampshire Invitational (4/29) ... Indoor Track: Placed 13th in the 5,000 meters (18:34.78) at the A-10 Championships (2/18) ... posted season-best time of 10:59.22 in the 3,000 meters at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/10) ... Cross Country: Finished among the UMass top-five in all seven races of the season ... placed 46th at the A-10 Championships (10/20) and 89th at the New England Championships (10/8) ... her top 5K time of the season was at the New England Championships where she ran the course in 19 minutes, 32 seconds.
2004-05 (Sophomore): Added depth to the UMass distance corps competing in the 1500 meters, 3000 meters and 5000 meters during the indoor and outdoor seasons ... took eighth at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships (5/8) in the 5,000 meters (18:50.02) ... finished 11th in the 5,000 meters (18:59.17) at the A-10 Indoor Championships (2/19) ... during the outdoor season, set career-best times in the 1,500 meters (5:03.22) at the New Hampshire Invitational (4/9) and in the 5,000 meters (18:30.10) at the Brown Invitational (4/16) ... during the cross country season, was one of UMass' top-five runners in every race ... was the team's second-fastest runner at the Syracuse Orange Classic (9/25) where she finished fifth overall in 20:15.16 ... her other top-10 finish was at the UMass Invitational (9/18) where she ran an 18:30 to finish fourth overall ... finished 36th at the Atlantic Sun Championship meet (10/30) posting a time of 19:27 and finished 155th at the NCAA Northeast Regional meet (11/13) completing the course in 24:08.0 to finish the season.
2003-04 (Freshman): Top 5000-meter runner on the team during the outdoor season ... her top-time of 18:37.60 was set at the Brown Invitational (4/10) where she finished sixth overall ... took 11th-place at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/2) in the 5,000 meters (19:35.88) ... at the UConn Invitational (4/17) set season-best times in both the 800 meters (2:33.86) and the 1,500 meters (5:07.30) ... at the Southern Connecticut Invitational (4/3) finished ninth in the 5,000 meters (18:43.09) ... during the indoor season, posted her top time of the year in the 3,000 meters (11:02.36) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/24) ... finished 13th in the event at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21) with her third-fastest time of the season (11:05.47) ... at the Adidas Boston Classic (1/30) finished 20th overall with a 11:05.37 performance, her second-best race of the season ... finished in the top five for every meet ... placed second for the team at the last three meets of the season.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner in indoor and outdoor track and field ... two-year letterwinner in cross country and soccer ... held school record in the 800 meters, the mile and the two-mile events ... named indoor and outdoor track MVP ... also named most outstanding athlete of class of 2003 ... participated in the marching and jazz bands.
Personal: Cuisle N. Kierans (pronounced CUSH-la) ... born August 3, 1984 in Worcester, Mass. ... daughter of John Kierans ... has three sisters: Sinbhan, Aisling, and Eilis ... majoring in biology.