Paul LaPenna

  • Paul
  • LaPenna

  • Class
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Londonderry, N.H.

2009: Came in 45th out of 109 runners at the ACC Championships … Earned 84th out of 231 athletes at the NCAA Southeast Regional … Won the Dual in the Elk with 6,000-meter cross country time of 20:26 … Placed 32nd at the Chile Pepper Invite … Named All-ACC Academic.

2008: Finished 11th out of 75 runners at the Virginia Tech Invitational, crossing the finish line in 24:30.9.

2007: Earned All-ACC honors with an 11th-place finish at the conference championships, completing 8k in 24:27 … Placed 11th with a time of 24:53 in the 8k at the William & Mary Inter-Regional … Finished as the runner-up in the first two meets in which he ran ... Teamed with Zach Thomas at the Wake Forest Relays to complete 7k in 22:50, then ran 8k in 26:51 at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational … Took 32nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional, completing 10k in 31:03.60 … Was 38th at the 10k Chile Pepper Invitational (31:42).

2006: Named to USTFCCA Southeast All-Region team … Finished 21st in both the ACC Championships (25:08) and NCAA Southeast Regional (31:27) … Registered a pair of top-10 finishes … One of five Hokies to finish in top 10 at the Wake Forest Relays with a sixth-place finish in 22:35 … Was team’s second-highest finisher at the William and Mary Inter-Regional meet with a 24:56 effort for 10th place … Took 28th at the Chile Pepper Invitational with a time of 30:04.

2005: Was fourth at the Virginia Tech Invitational in 19:24.89 ... Placed fourth overall at the Mountaineer Open with a time of 19:56.23 ... Was 34th at the ACC Championships with a time of 24:55.8 ... Garnered 71st place at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships with a time of 32:04.9 ... Named to the All-ACC Academic team.

High School: Reached high school All-America status in 2004 with his fourth-place finish in the mile (4:17.08) at the 2005 National Scholastic Indoor Championships … Three-time state champion and state record holder in the 1,000m … Finished as the runner-up at the Disney Cross Country Classic … Helped Londonderry High School team and coaches Larry Martin and Paul Dutton capture six team state championships … Placed fourth at the Class L championships at 1,600m… Finished third at Loucks Games (N.Y.) in the 1,600m with a time of 4:20 … Personal bests are 1:53.08 in the 800-meters, 2:31.45 for the 1,000-meters and 4:17.08 for the mile … 5,000-meter cross country personal best is 15:38.

Personal: Born Dec. 25, 1985, in Lowell, Mass. … Son of Patricia LaPenna … Human nutrition, foods and exercise science major.