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  Ciaran O'Lionaird
Ciaran O'Lionaird


County Cork, Ireland

Last College:
University of Michigan



Excellence Rewarded!

Trio of track & field/cross country 'Noles named Academic All-Americans


Track Star Scholars

Fout, Winslow Sweep ACC Scholar-Athlete awards; Brits, Winslow Academic All-Americans

ACC Champion

1500m Run Outdoor: 2011

5000m Run Outdoor: 2011

NCAA All-American

Cross Country: 2010

All-South Region

Cross Country: 2009, 2010


Cross Country: 2009, 2010

1500m Run Outdoor: 2011

5000m Run Outdoor: 2011

Collegiate Bests:

1500 m: 3:48.36 (Outdoor), 3:48.72 (Indoor)

One Mile: 4:06.59 OT (Indoor)

3000 m: 8:07.22 (Outdoor), 8:04.05 (Indoor)

5000 m: 14:07.92 (Outdoor), 14:10.99 OT (Indoor)

10000 m: 28:32.30 (Outdoor)

8K (XC) - 23:38.80

10K (XC) - 30:03.10

2011 Track:


- Won two ACC Championships in Durham, NC.

- Captured an ACC crown in the men's 1500m run and 5000m run and set the new ACC record in both of those races by running a 3:40.69 and 13:52.11, respectively.

- National qualifier in the 5000m and 10000m runs.

2010 Cross Country:

- Earned All-American honors while leading FSU to its greatest season ever.

- Finished with a personal record tme of 30:03.34 at the South Regional in winning the men's 10k.

- Captured All-ACC honors with a third-place finish at the annual conference championships.

2010 Track:


- Posted a 14:10.99 in the 5000m at the Husky Invitational.

- Competed in the 5000m at the ACC Indoor Championships, crossing the line in 14:59.44.

2009 Cross Country:

- Placed second in his first ever race for the Garnet and Gold at the Covered Bridge Open with a time of 19:45.10.

- Ran the eighth-fastest time at the Virginia Tech Invitational at 24:31.40 and helped the Seminoles to a second place finish at the event.

- Crossed the line as the first Seminole and twelfth participant overall at the Notre Dame Invitational in a time of 24:08.

- Helped FSU to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Pre-Nationals with a time of 24:37.90.

- Posted a new personal best in the 8K at the ACC Championship with a time of 23:38.80, placing in the top-10 and earning All-ACC honors.

- Ran the 10K NCAA South Regional in 31:07.88, good enough to earn All-South Region honors and a top-20 placing overall in helping the `Noles to a second place finish.

- Was the third Seminole to finish at the NCAA National Championships, posting a time of 31:41.20.

At Michigan (2007-09):

2008 Cross Country:

- Earned the crown at the Spartan Invitational with a finish time of 24:44 in the 8K run.

- Finished third with a time of 24:24.10 at the Iona Meet of Champions.

- Posted a personal-record time of 23:50.60 in the 8K run at the Pre-National meet where he took 10th place.

- Grabbed a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 31:42.6 in the 10K.

- Led Michigan at the NCAA Championships with a finish time of 30:37.10 that earned him 68th place.

2007 Cross Country:

- Opened the season with a ninth-place finish in the Michigan Open.

- Posted a 24:50 in finishing 45th at the Notre Dame Invitational.

- Placed 27th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 31:42.74.

2009 Track:

Indoor -

- Was the top Wolverine to finish the Mile (4:11.46) at The Dual with Ohio State.

- Posted a 4:06.90 in placing sixth in the Mile at the Indiana Relays.

- Ran a time of 8:29.43 in the 3000m in finishing 70th at the Husky Invitational.

2008 Track:

Indoor -

- Finished third in the Mile with a time of 4:10.45 at The Dual.

- Placed sixth in the 3000m with a time of 8:04.05 at the Meyo Invitational.

2007 Track:

Indoor -

- Competed in the Mile at the TFM Silverston Invitational, finishing third with a time of 4:13.48.

- Fifth-place finish in the Mile (4:13.33) at the Indiana Gladstein Invite.


- Multiple national Underage Cross Country Championships with Leevale Athletic Club in Cork, Ireland.


Born April 11, 1988...Majoring in Sport Management.

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