Brendan Copley
Brendan Copley
Height: 5-8
Year: So.
Hometown: Colchester, Vt.
High School: Colchester

As a Freshman in 2012: Distinguished himself as one of the top freshman runners in the Northeast Conference in his first year as a Bobcat…Was named a two-time winner of the NEC Rookie of the Week…Highlighted his season with an 8th place finish at the NEC Championships and was promptly named to the All-Conference Team…Finished no worse than third amongst his teammates in any of the six races he competed in 2012…Kicked off his banner campaign with an impressive 5th place result at the Stony Brook Invitational wherein he finished the 5k in 19:49.87, good enough for the second-fastest time amongst the Quinnipiac runners…He was also the highest placing freshman runner at Stony Brook which helped him earn NEC Rookie of the Week honors in just his first career race…Followed up with a 12th place finish out of 125 runners at the Nassaney Memorial Race with a time of 26:09.7, earning him the fastest time amongst all Bobcat runners including fellow All-NEC honoree Rich Klauber…Was the fourth-highest placing freshman at the Paul Short Invitational on Sept. 28 as he busted out of the gates to a 22nd place finish out of a season-high 283 fellow competitors…His time at the Paul Short was good for 25:55, was the second-fastest on the team and helped him earn his second NEC Rookie of the Week distinction of 2012…Led his teammates with a 57th place result at the Princeton Invitational out of another strong contingent made up of 212 runners, finishing with a personal-best time in 2012 of 25:17…Performed exceedingly well as the second-fastest freshman runner in the NEC Championships on Oct. 27 as he finished the 8k in 25:31.84, second-fastest on the team and 8th overall out of 89 runners…Capped his season with a time of 32:51.7 in the NCAA Regional 10k event  on Nov. 9 as he earned a 137th place result (third-fastest among Bobcat competitors) out of 239 of the most-seasoned runners in the Northeast.

Before Quinnipiac: Attended Colchester High School in Vt…Was a three-sport varsity athlete in cross country, Nordic skiing and track…Named the 2010-11 Gatorade Vermont Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year…2010 Vermont Division I state champion individual champion with a time of 17:26…2010 New England Cross Country Championships 13th-place finisher with a time of 17:12.3… Ran the 2010 Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional at 17:22.4, which was good for an 85th-place finish…Finished 12th at the 2011 New England Championship with a time of 16:16…Ran a personal best of 16:06.3 at the 2011 Northern Vermont Athletic Conference event.

Personal: Native of Colchester, Vt…Son of David and Ellen Copley…Has an older brother Alden…Plans to major in athletic training.