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Taryn Sheehan
Taryn Sheehan

Position:
Assistant Coach / Women's Distance

Experience:
3rd Season at U of L

Alma Mater:
St. Francis (Pa.), '07


05/04/2014

TRACK AND FIELD AAC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY THREE

Track and Field AAC Outdoor Championships Day Three

BIRTHDAY: February 4
COACHING RESPONSIBILITY: Cross Country/Distance
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree (St. Francis (Pa.), '07); Master's Degree (Louisville, '09)
YEAR AT LOUISVILLE: Third
HOMETOWN: Pittsburgh, Pa.
FAMILY: Husband - Ryan

ATHLETIC CAREER
Competed for one year at Louisville in cross country and track
Ran at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships and the NCAA Southeast Regional
Holds the school record in the indoor 3,000m
Three-year letterwinner in cross country and track at St. Francis (Pa.)
Earned all-Northeast Conference honors three times in track and twice in cross country
Set the school and Northeast Conference outdoor record in the 10,000m
Three-year NEC Honor Roll member

COACHING CAREER
2011-Present: Louisville (assistant coach)
2009-11: Western Michigan (assistant coach)

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

LOUISVILLE

  • Led freshman Benadate Cheruiyot to a fifth-place showing in the 3,000m steeplechase at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships; she qualified for the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in the event
  • Directed Holly Knight to earn first female distance All-America honor at Louisville in more than 15 years; Knight also earned academic All-America accolades
  • Coached Knight to set school records in the 5,000m and 10,000m events that had been upheld since 1995; she shattered the 10,000m mark by nearly 35 seconds
  • Overall, the distance group broke six school records

WESTERN MICHIGAN

  • Guided her athletes to three league titles on the track, while setting three school records
  • Had one athlete qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the 10,000m
  • Her 2011 distance group accumulated the most points in school history at the league championships
  • Directed the women's cross country team to its highest finish since 2006 at the MAC Cross Country Championships; the squad had its first all-conference honoree in Samantha Tomerlin in two years
  • Coached the women's cross country team to its best finish at a regional in six years; Tomerlin had the best mark by a female runner in more than 10 years

ALL-AMERICANS
Louisville
Outdoor
2012: Holly Knight (10,000m)

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