Tim is a 2006 graduate who is an incredible athlete. He was a three-sport varsity athlete in cross country for five years, swimming for three years, and track for six years. During his time on the cross country team he was an LCAA All-Star for three consecutive years from 2003 to 2005. During that time he was also the team captain who was named the MVP each season by his coach. 2005 was an extra special year for him as he made it to the State Championship Cross Country meet and finished in eighth place which earned him a medal. Following that season he was named to the Section V, All-Section team.
In track, he was a key member of the varsity team that won four Section V, Class D Championships during his time on the team – 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Individually, this inductee was a seven-time LCAA Champion and All-Star winning two events in 2004, one event in 2005, and four events in 2006. He was unstoppable in the 3200 meter run winning the LCAA title three consecutive years. In Sectionals, he was a four-time Section V, Class D Champion in track in the 3200 meter run in 2004, the steeplechase in 2005, and the 1600 meter run and 3200 meter run in 2006. He also qualified and participated in the State Qualifier meet in track three times. In 2004, he broke two school records at the Sectional Finals in the 3200 meter run and the Steeplechase. These were records that had not been broken since 1990 and 1993 respectively.
In 2006, he broke both of these records again, and set a third school record. His times in the 3200 meter run and in the 3000 steeplechase are still school records today. The third record he set was in the 1600 meter run. This record is currently second all-time in school history, behind his younger brother, Alex, who broke this record in 2010. This inductee also won the Robert P. Privitera award in 2006.
High school was just the beginning. He went on to SUNY Geneseo where he was a three-sport athlete in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. He continued his success there. He competed in the 2009 SUNYAC cross country championships finishing in third place overall. He also competed in a National Championship an amazing five times during his college career – three consecutive years in cross country from 2007-2009, once in indoor track in 2010, and once in outdoor track in 2010. These accolades led him to be named a member of the Cross Country All-Regional and All-Conference team in 2008 and 2009, and a first team member of the All-Conference Indoor Track team in 2010.
With some of the best times in SUNY Geneseo history, this inductee is actually being inducted into his second Hall of Fame tonight as he was inducted into the SUNYAC Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2009. After college, he competed in his first marathon at the Disney Marathon on January 9, 2011. With an incredible time of 2 hours 32 minutes 16 seconds, he finished in fourth place overall out of a total of 13,551 runners and was the top finisher out of 486 runners in his age group.
This qualified him for the Boston Marathon which is where he really made a name for himself. On April 16 of this year, this inductee finished the prestigious Boston Marathon in 11th place overall out of 21,554 finishers with a time of 2 hours 21 minutes 10 seconds. This accomplishment made headline news because he was the second highest American to finish the race. Just two months after this, he decided to do something different. On June 16, 2012, he competed in New Hampshire in the Mount Washington race. This race is only 7.6 miles, but it goes 4,600 feet up the mountain! It is an extreme challenge that is also called the "Run to the Clouds" race. Again he came up big with a seventh place finish out of 1,200 runners. His time of 1 hour, 2 minutes, and 6 seconds qualified him for the US National Mountain running team where this man competed in the World Championships in Italy on September 2, 2012. Although he has had an amazing career thus far, we all know that he still has more accolades to come and has a legitimate shot in qualifying for the Olympics in 2016.