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|
|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|
|*-converted from 4:00.52 mile|