Hall of Fame Enshrinee Information


Inducted: 2006
Years at Loras: 1984-88
Sport: Cross Country/Track



  • As a first year student, Tierney helped the Duhawks to the NAIA District 15 title with a second-place finish and Loras went on to place 20th in the NAIA Nationals. The next spring, Tierney was the NAIA District 5,000-meter run champion and as a sophomore, he again reached the NAIA cross country nationals.

  • Tierney admits that cross country was his first love. Once Loras re-entered the Iowa Conference, Tierney was runner-up in the 1987 conference meet, took first the next year, was the conference MVP, NCAA Regional champion, NCAA Division III finals qualifier and Loras Most Valuable Performer.

  • For four straight years Tierney won the 5,000-meter run title (NAIA in 1985 and Iowa Conference 1986-88), added the 10,000-meter Iowa Conference crowns in 1987 and 1988 and was runner up in the 3,000-meter in 1988. In 1987 and 1988, he was an NCAA Division III All-American in the 10,000-meter run.