Will Mulherin

  • Will
  • Mulherin

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  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Yorktown, Va.

Updated: November 30, 2012

2012 Cross Country: Became the only men’s runner in program history to earn All-America honors twice as he finished tied for 28th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 29:52.7 … Earned All-Region honors by finishing seventh with a career-best 10k mark of 29:52.51 at the NCAA Southeast Regional … Became only one of five men’s runners in program history to earn the honor twice in a career … Claimed the program’s first ACC individual championship with a time of 23:37.3 … Helped Tech earn its first ever ACC team title and first NCAA Championship birth since 1987 … Led the team to sixth-place finish at Pre-Nationals by taking sixth with a time of 23:20.5 … Finished second at the Charlotte Invitational as the Hokies won the team title … Recorded the top individual finish for Tech in each of his six races.

2012 Outdoor: Won his third ACC championship in the 5000 meters (14:03.26), thus becoming the first man in ACC history accomplish that feat outdoors ... Was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Performer of the Week on April 3 after winning the 5000 meters at the Raleigh Relays, resetting his own school record with a time of 13:49.95 ... Reset his school record in the 5k again at the Payton Jordan Invitational (13:41.06) ... Won his heat of the 5000 meters at the NCAA East Prelims (14:17.45) ... Placed 21st at the NCAA Championship in the 5k (14:30.11) … Turned in a personal best 4:00.52 mile at the Roanoke Twilight to place third ... Ran the 1600m leg on the winning distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays (9:52.46), while placing seventh in the 1500 meters (3:47.36).

2012 Indoor: Redshirted … Competed unattached in the mile (4:12.70) at the VT Final Qualifier and won the 3000 meters while competing unattached at the VT Elite Meet (8:21.58).

2011 Cross Country: Earned first career All-America honor in cross country with a 30th place finish at the NCAA Championship Meet ... Finished in a career-best cross country 10k of 29:58.1 at the NCAA Meet ... Became Tech's ninth cross country All-American and fifth male to earn All-America in cross ... Was the Hokies' first male All-American since Brian Walter in 1989, who was also 30th ... Led the team in three meets on the season … Became the first Hokie male since 1989 to qualify for the NCAA Championship Meet with a fifth place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet ... Ran a time of 29:59.9 to earn first career All-Region honor ... His fifth place was the second highest finish ever by a Hokie male at the regional meet, eclipsed only by Steve Taylor’s third place in 1987 ... Finished seventh overall in a career-best 8k of 23:19.3 to earn his second career All-ACC honor at the ACC Championship Meet ... Joined Devin Cornwall as the only Hokie men to become two-time All-ACC runners in cross country ... Helped the Hokies to the team title at the Charlotte Invite with a fifth place overall finish (24:32.6) ... Led the team at the Indiana State Pre-National Invite by placing 16th (24:32) ... Named Academic All-ACC ... Earned team MVP Award.

2011 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 5,000 meters with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA East Regional (14:06.68) … Led the team in the 5,000 meters with a season-best finish at the ACC Championships, finishing second to earn All-ACC honors (13:55.25) … Led the team in the mile run with a season-best 4:04.93 … Ran the lead leg on the team leading distance medley relay (9:46.70) … Set a PR in the 1,500 meters at the Roanoke Twilight Meet (3:46.17).

2011 Indoor: Reset the school-record in the 3,000 meters at the Alex Wilson Invite (7:56.58) after setting it earlier in the season with a win at the VT Elite Meet (8:04.40) … Placed second at the ACC Championships in the 3,000 meters (8:04.59) … Set a personal best in the mile run (4:03.43).

2010 Cross Country: Redshirted.

2010 Outdoor: Penn Relays champion in the mile run crossing the line in a then school-record time of 4:00.93 … Earned All-American accolades in the 5,000-meters with a fifth place finish at the NCAA Championships, setting a then school record at 13:50.76 … ACC Champion in the 5,000 meters (14:26.55) … Placed fifth in the 5,000-meters at the NCAA East Regionals (14:03.33) … Won the 5,000-meters at the Jessie Owens Classic (14:12.33) and the Aggie Classic (13:58.05) … Anchored the winning distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays (9:52.23).

2010 Indoor: Had season-best performances in the mile run (4:06.40), 1,000 (2:27.24) and 3,000 meters (8:12.99).

2009 Cross Country: Garnered All-ACC honors for the first time in his cross country career with a team-best, seventh-place finish at the ACC Championships (23.34.4) … Recorded best finish of the season with a third-place showing at the VT Alumni Invite … Placed 16th out of 243 athletes at the Chile Pepper Invite (30:23.64) … Earned fourth place at the Dual in the Elk.

2009 Outdoor: Won the ACC championship in the 5,000-meters, clocking a 14:15.54 … Named Co-Freshman of the Year in the conference ... Regionally qualified in the 5,000-meters with a time of 13:58.18 at the Stanford Invitational, finishing seventh … Placed 17th in the 5,000-meters at the NCAA East Regional … Took first in the 3,000-meter run at the Fred Hardy Invitational, running an 8:18.18 … Ran a season-best 3:48.50 in the 1,500-meters for third place at the Tar Heel Classic.

2009 Indoor: Finished first in the 1,000-meter run at the VT Challenge with a time of 2:27.30 … Clocked a season-best 8:13.76 en route to a 15th-place showing at the Alex Wilson Invite … Took fourth in the 3,000-meters at the VT Elite Meet, crossing the finish line in 8:17.00.

2008 Cross Country: Competed at the NCAA Southeast Regional, finishing 96th out of 212 runners … Finished 20th out of 103 competitors at the ACC Championships, clocking an 8,000-meter time of 25:12.8 … Was the second Hokie runner across the line, with a seventh-place showing at the Virginia Tech Invitational … Ran a season-best 10k time of 30:45 at the Chile Pepper Invite, placing 42nd … Coupled with Logan Collins to clock a 16k time of 50:49 for fifth place at the Virginia Tech Relays … Ran a 25:17 8k split at the Relays.

High School: Finished third in the VHSL AA Cross Country State Championships with a time of 15:23 in the 5,000-meter race ... Named All-State as a senior ... Three-time All-Region and All-District honoree ... Earned most outstanding honors in cross country as a junior and senior ... Was team MVP as a sophomore ... Awarded 10 letters in cross country and track and field combined ... Member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Born March 14, 1990 in Newport News, Va. ... Son of Matthew and Elizabeth Mulherin ... Has three brothers, Ben, Tim, and Matthew ... Mechanical engineering major.

Mulherin's Collegiate XC Bests
8k: 23:19.3, ACC Championship, 2011
10k: 29:52.51, NCAA Regional, 2012

Mulherin's Collegiate Track & Field Bests
Indoor Outdoor
1000m: 2:27.30 800m: 1:53.04
Mile: 4:03.43 1500m: 3:42.70*
3000m: 7:56.58-SR Mile: 4:00.52
3000m: 8:18.18
5000m: 13:41.06-SR
*-converted from 4:00.52 mile