Alex Tiernan

Height5-9
Weight140
HometownCarbondale, Colo.
Prev. SchoolRoaring Fork HS

Notes:

2008-2009: Track: Named to the Academic ALL-RMAC Honor Roll for both indoor and outdoor track. Cross Country Took Third place the inaugural Rust-Buster Invitational with a time of 20 minutes, 34 seconds.

2007-08: Track: Named second-team all-RMAC in the 400m hurdles for the outdoor track season ... named second-team academic all-RMAC ... placed seventh in the 3000m at CSM Twilight Open Feb. 22 ... finished seventh in the 3000m steeplechase at Rob Upton Invitational Mar. 29 ... placed sixth in the 3000m at Tom Benich Track Classic Apr. 5 ... finished 11th in the 3000m at the RMAC Outdoor Championships May 5 ... placed fourth in the 1500m at the Emporia State Twilight Qualifier May 10. Cross Country: Named second-team academic all-RMAC ... placed 37th at the Lobo Invitational Sept. 8 with a time of 28:22 ... finished 21st at the Colorado College Invite Sept. 22 with a time of 28:21.31 ... placed 59th at the Fort Hays State Invitational Oct. 6 with a time of 28:22.55 ... finished 47th at the RMAC 28:53.97 ... placed 82nd at Regionals Nov. 3 with a time of 34:12.

2006-07: Track: Was named to the RMAC indoor track all-academic team ... placed 12th in the mile run at RMAC Indoor Championships Feb. 24 ... finished third in the 3000m steeplechase at Potts Invitational Mar. 17 ... placed 10th in the 3000m at Jack Christiansen Invitational Apr. 21 ... placed 13th in the 3000m at RMAC Outdoor Championships May 8 ... placed third in the 3000m at Emporia State Last Chance Meet May 12. Cross Country: Named academic All-RMAC ... finished 45th at the Wyoming Invitational Sept. 1 ... placed 38th at the Lobo Invitational Sept. 9 ... competed in the Rocky Mountain Shootout Sept. 30 ... placed 45th at the RMAC Conference Championship Meet Oct. 21 ... competed in the North Central Regional Meet Nov. 4.

2005-06: Track: Placed 24th in the 3000m at Joe Davies invitational ... placed 16th in the 3000m at the Air Force Invitational ... placed sixth in the 3000m at the Air Force Invitational ... placed 20th in the mile at the CSM All-Comers ... placed 25th in the 3000m at the RMAC Indoor Championships ... placed fourth in the 3000m steeplechase at the Potts Invitational ... placed fifth in the 800m at the Colorado College Invitational ... won the 3000m steeplechase at the Colorado College Invitational ... placed 8th in the 5000m at the Jack Christiansen Invitational ... placed 12th in the 3000m steeplechase at the RMAC Outdoor Championships ... placed 17th in the 800m at the RMAC Outdoor Championships. Cross Country: Placed 25th at the Colorado College Invitational ... competed in the Boulder Shootout.

Pre UCCS Notes:

Eight-time state competitor ... named track MVP in 2005 ... outstanding track athlete in 2003 and 2004 ... while at Roaring Fork High School he helped his 4x800m team become regional champions 2004 ... 1600m regional champion in 2004 ... cross country regional champion in 2001 ... he won the Steamboat, Glenwood, Hotchkiss, and Montrose cross country races ... finished seventh at state in the 3200m ... finished seventh at state in 4x800m relay ... was team captain during his junior and senior years.

Personal Notes:

Majoring in Business Marketing ... has one brother, Zeke and one Sister, Chelsea ... parents are Ted Teirnan, and Carrie Katsis.

Stories featuring Alex Tiernan

February 6, 2012UCCS Tracksters on Fire at the University of New Mexico Lobo ClassicIt was a historic weekend for the UCCS Track & Field team as they continue their preparations for the RMAC Indoor Championships in three weeks time.
September 9, 2009Mountain Lions Place Fourth in Lobo InvitationalAaron Rubalcaba-Lopez finished ninth among a field of 110 runners at the Lobo Invitational in Aluquerque on Saturday. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions finished fourth out of 13 teams including Division I LSU.
May 4, 2009Freshman Duo Takes Second and Sixth in Decathlon at RMAC Track ChampionshipsALAMOSA - Entering the homestretch of the final event of the men's decathlon - the 1,500-meter run - a hint of a smile crossed Brian Hopkins' face.
April 26, 2009UCCS 4X100 Team Sets New School Record with a Little Help from FriendsFORT COLLINS - Sometimes we have to get by with a little help from our friends.
April 18, 2009Mountain Lions Compete at KU RelaysLAWRENCE, Kan. - The 10 Mountain Lions competing at the 82nd annual Kansas Relays Thursday were able to leave with several P.R.'s and season bests as every runner finished in the top 30 of every field in their respective events.
April 11, 2009Mountain Lions Face All Divisions at University of Colorado InvitationalBOULDER - Deep fields and tough competition from every division made for good performances all around as the Mountain Lions returned to Boulder for the second time in the outdoor season for the University of Colorado Invitational.
April 9, 2009Barry, Nine Others Named to Academic All-RMAC Team for Indoor TrackUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior Kelsey Barry was named second team indoor track & field all-academic by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference while nine of her teammates were named to the RMAC's indoor track academic honor roll, the conference announced Wednesday.
April 3, 2009Mountain Lions Beat the Snow, Compete at Spank Blasing Meet in PuebloPUEBLO - The CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves broke in their new track while hosting their debut invitational at Friday's Spank Blasing Invitational. As seems typical of early outdoor track season, 25 mile per hour winds prevailed, making an already somewhat difficult day more difficult for the Mountain Lions.
February 28, 2009UCCS Closes to Within Point of Clinching Steel & Silver Series at RMAC MeetCHADRON, Neb. - The second day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track championships drew to a close Saturday evening with the Mountain Lions in sixth place on the men's side and seventh place on the women's side.
February 20, 2009Gomez Punches Ticket to Nationals at CSM Twilight InvitationalGOLDEN, CO - The Mines Twilight Invitational would have been more appropriately named the Mines Midnight Invitational.
January 31, 2009UCCS Continues its Tuneup for RMAC Championships at Joe Davies InviteGOLDEN, Colo. - Friday's Joe Davies Invitational proved to be the opportune time for the Mountain Lions to edit their record books and show that, come the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in less than one month, they too will be a factor.
January 24, 2009Freshmen Steal the Show as UCCSCompetes at CU-Potts InvitationalThe younger members of the UCCS track team were the ones to steal the show at the CU-hosted Pott's Invitational.
January 16, 2009Track & Field Team Shakes Off Some Rust,Gets Wins at Air Force All-Comers MeetUS AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - There's nothing like a few winning performances to ring in the new year, and the start of the indoor track season. At Friday's Air Force All-Comers meet, the Mountain Lions opened up their season with a bang en route to some personal-best marks and a few victories.
December 20, 2008Pinter, Five Others Named to RMAC All-Academic TeamsDan Pinter of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men's cross country first team all-academic, the conference announced Friday.
November 22, 2008UCCS Men Take 17th at NationalsSLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ rise to prominence in men’s cross country continued Saturday as the Mountain Lions took 17th at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships at Cooper’s Lake Campground.
November 8, 2008'Depth Charge' Sinks Highlands, Sends UCCS to NationalsKEARNEY, Neb. – Mark Misch’s ‘depth charge’ sent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team to nationals for only the second time in school history.
September 20, 2008UCCS Women Take Fifth, Men Ninth at University of Nebraska MeetLINCOLN, Neb. – In the cross country community, it is widely recognized that the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference is the equal of most, if not all, Division I conferences. Knowing that, it’s little wonder that University of Colorado at Colorado Spring coach Mark Misch is preparing his team for the RMAC championships by competing in consecutive Division I meets.
May 21, 2008Seven Mountain Lions Named to RMAC All-Academic Track TeamsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletes Dan Pinter and Kelsey Barry were named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field second-team All-Academic, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
May 10, 2008Vazquez, Pinter Lead the Way at Emporia State Twilight QualifierEMPORIA, Kan. - Alex Vazquez took second place in the men's 800-meter run to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field team Saturday at the Emporia State Twilight Qualifier, the Mountain Lions' final tuneup before nationals.
May 6, 2008UCCS Has Many Positives in Final Day of RMAC ChampionshipsWith the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) Outdoor Championships ending today, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished with a conference champion who also qualified for nationals, seven new school records, eight all-conference (All-RMAC) performers, and even an athlete that competed with one shoe.
May 5, 2008Second Day of RMAC Championships Comes to a CloseThe second day of competition at the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) Outdoor Championships is in the books. Gabe Small, Jason Shaver, and Josienne Heer had highlight performances in their events.
April 26, 2008UCCS Competes in Heptathlon and Decathlon for First TimeFor the first time, UCCS competed in the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 in Fort Collins. Josi Heer and Carl Lum both established school records in the events.
April 18, 2008UCCS Competes in Rare Event, Lousy Weather at KU RelaysLAWRENCE, Kan. - As temperatures dropped into the 30's at the KU Relays, Branson Bartlett, Chris Reynolds, Dan Pinter, and Alex Tiernan competed in what University of Colorado at Colorado Springs coach Mark Misch called "a very rare event"- the 4x1-mile relay.
April 12, 2008UCCS Uses Colorado College Invitational to Brush UpThe Colorado College Invitational ended up becoming a meet between The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Colorado College. It was not an official dual team-scored event, but UCCS used the meet to warm up for the upcoming Kansas University Relays.
April 1, 2008UCCS runners Pinter, Tiernan named to RMAC all-academic teamCOLORADO SPRINGS -- University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runners Dan Pinter and Alex Tiernan were named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field All-Academic second team, the conference announced Tuesday.
March 29, 2008Bartlett's Win in the 5,000 Highlights UCCS at Upton MeetFORT COLLINS -- Branson Bartlett took first place in the men's 5,000-meter run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field teams competed Saturday at the Rob Upton Invitational at the Hansen Field Event Area.
February 22, 2008Bartlett, Women's 4 X 400 Relay Highlight Final Tuneup for UCCSGOLDEN -- Running in just his second meet of the season, Branson Bartlett of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was the top collegiate finisher in the men's 3,000-meter run at the CSM Twilight Open Friday evening at Steinhauer Fieldhouse.
February 1, 2008Mountain Lions Make Strides at Air Force InvitationalCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Kaitlyn Frier took second place in her heat of the women's mile run Friday at the Air Force Invitational at the Cadet Fieldhouse.
January 26, 2008Freshman Runners Stepping Up at First Track Meet of the SeasonFreshman Melissa McKinley took second place in the 600-meter run Saturday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team at the CSM Joe Davies Open in Golden.
January 14, 20082008 Season PreviewThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team has produced several All-Americans over the past 10 years. During that same period, however, the UCCS women have never finished higher than fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship meet and the men have finished either last or next to last every season.
November 3, 2007Cross Country: Men Take 11th at RegionalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's cross country team finished 11th at the NCAA Division II North Central Regional meet on Saturday at the Don Baker Cross Country Course in Vermillion, South Dakota.
October 20, 2007Cross Country: Women Take Fifth, Men Sixth at RMAC ChmpionshipsBehind a 19th-place finish by Jenna Dorsey-Spitz, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women finished in fifth place Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.
October 6, 2007Cross Country: Women Take Fifth, Men Ninth at Tiger InvitationalJenna Dorsey-Spitz fought off illness to take fourth among scoring runners and lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the Tiger Invitational.
September 22, 2007Men's XC: UCCS takes second at CC InvitationalCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Branson Bartlett and Dan Pinter broke away from the pack to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's cross country team to a second-place finish at the Colorado College Invitational Saturday at Monument Valley Park.
September 8, 2007Cross Country: UCCS Men, Women Each Grab Fourth in Season's First MeetALBUQUERQUE -- The Mark Misch era at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs began Saturday with both the men's and women's cross country teams earning fourth-place finishes at the Lobo Invitational.
September 6, 2007Cross Country Season PreviewYou've got a freshman-laden roster, a new coach and your best runner just had knee surgery. Sounds like the makings of a rebuilding year for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country team, doesn't it?
June 25, 2007Tiernan Makes it Look Easy, Handily Outpacing the Field, in 5K TriumphCARBONDALE - Alex Tiernan made things look easy at Sunday's Heart of the Valley 5K Run.
May 8, 2007UCCS Men Struggle at RMAC ChampionshipsALAMOSA -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 4X400-meter relay team finished sixth Tuesday to account for the Mountain Lions' only team points in a disappointing final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Rex Stadium.
May 7, 2007UCCS Men Disappointed After First Day of RMAC ChampionshipsALAMOSA -- Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez finished 10th in the 10,000-meter run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs opened its participation Monday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at rex Stadium.
April 30, 2007Five Men's Track Team Members Named Academic All-RMACFive members of the UCCS men's track and field team were named to the 2006-07 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men's outdoor track and field all-academic team.
April 21, 2007Men's Track Competes in Both Fort Collins and AlamosaAlex Vazquez took fourth place in the 800-meter run to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday at the Travis McKinley Open in Alamosa.
April 14, 2007UCCS Men Compete at Colorado CollegeDavid Harmer moved into third-place in school history with his time of 1 minute, 54.39 seconds in the 800-meter run at the 12th annual Colorado College Invitational.
March 24, 2007Allen Earns Provisional Qualifying Mark in High JumpStorm Allen set a new UCCS record and provisionally qualified for nationals Saturday by clearing 6 feet, 9.5 inches in the high jump at the Rob Upton Invitational at Fort Collins.
March 17, 2007Allen Wins High Jump to Lead UCCS Men at BoulderStorm Allen cleared 6 feet, 6.75 inches to win the high jump and lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's track team in its first outdoor meet of the season, the Potts Invitational in Boulder.
November 4, 2006UCCS Men Finish Eighth at RegionalsAaron Rubalcaba-Lopez narrowly missed qualifying for nationals as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team’s season came to an end Saturday with an eight-place finish at the North Central Regional Cross Country Meet at Wayne, Neb.
October 21, 2006Untapered UCCS Men Grab Fifth at RMAC ChampionshipPUEBLO – Cross country coaches face a tough decision this time of year, especially those with a young team.
September 30, 2006UCCS Men Have Strong Showing in BoulderAaron Rubalcaba-Lopez finished 10th among Division II runners and 21st overall to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team to a third-place finish in its Division at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder on Saturday.
September 23, 2006UCCS men take second at Colorado College InvitationalCOLORADO SPRINGS – Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez won the Colorado College Invitational Saturday morning and led the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a second-place team finish.
September 1, 2006UCCS Men Finish Fifth at Wyoming MeetAaron Rubalcaba-Lopez took 13th in an 81-runner field to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a fifth-place finish at the Wyoming Invitational Meet on Friday.
May 9, 2006UCCS Men Finish Up at RMAC ChampionshipsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 4X400 meter relay team of David Harmer, Chad Lenz, Mark Brehm and Jay Luna provided the Mountain Lions with their only points Tuesday, the final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Gunnison, Colo.
May 8, 2006Price Top UCCS Men's Performer in First Day of RMAC ChampionshipsRyan Price took fifth place in the men's 10,000-meter run to provide the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with four of its six points Monday on the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
April 23, 2006Mountain Lions Compete at Jack ChristiansenThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs competed at the Jack Christiansen Invitational in Fort Collins Saturday. The Mountain Lions' top finsher was David Harmer in the 800-meter run.
April 8, 2006Brehm Comes Close to Record; Others Set PRsMark Brehm placed first in the Javelin throw at the Colorado College Invitational. Brehm came up just one foot short of the school record despite having very minimum practice prior to the event.
March 18, 2006Outdoor Season BeginsThe Mountain Lions started the outdoor track season in Boulder Saturday, with the Potts Invitational. Not only did the Mountain Lions start the season with a bang, but with a few new records as well.
February 25, 2006Missed it by that MuchDavid Harmer can only dream he was made in Gepetto's workshop. If he had been, he would be provisional qualified at this point in time. However, Pinocchio was an only child, so Harmer is out of luck.
February 11, 2006Brehm Pulls Triple-Duty and Places ThirdBrad Winn was the top finisher for UCCS at the Iowa State Classic with his 46th-place finish in the 5,000-meter run.
February 3, 2006Harmer Leads UCCS at Air Force InvitationalDavid Harmer finished seventh out of 25 runners in the 800-meter run Friday at the Air Force Invitational. Harmer finished second in his heat and a mere 2.07 seconds behind the overall leader.
October 1, 2005Men's Cross Country Takes Thid in BoulderA week ago at the Colorado College Invitational, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country coach Graeme Badger had his team practice pack running. It paid off in a big way on Saturday.
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