Tom Girardot
Tom Girardot

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Franklin, Mich.

High School:
Brother Rice



09/07/2012

Army Finishes Second in Tri-Meet With Cornell and Binghamton

Junta and Galindo earn Army's top times for the second straight week.

2013: One of only four Army runners to compete in all six races ... was among Army's top eight runners in all six competitions, finishing third for the Black Knights in the first three events (Army Open, Cornell, Iona Meet of Champions) ... started the year with a third place finish at the Army Open (15:39.50) ... took eighth in the Cornell dual meet (25:51.9) ... placed 24th of 210 runners at the Iona Meet of Champions (26:15.09) ... was 258th of 395 runners at the Paul Short Invitational ... was Army's eighth place finisher for the second straight competition, landing in 18th at the Navy meet ... finished sixth for the Black Knights and in 29th overall at the Patriot League Championships.

2012: Lone freshman on the roster to race in all seven meets ... finished ninth overall in a field of 101 in first collegiate meet - the Army Open (Aug. 31) ... Army's No. 5 finisher in tri-meet against Binghamton and Cornell on Sept. 7 ... finished 17th of 44 overall ... was the seventh Black Knight to cross the line at the Paul Short Run (Sept. 28) in the Gold division ... placed 18th in the Star Meet at Navy on Oct. 13, finishing the 8K course in 26:16.49 ... placed 29th at the Patriot League Championships on Oct. 27 at Colgate ... capped the season with Army's seventh-best time at the NCAA Regionals on Nov. 9 ... finished the 10K race with a time of 33:02.5.

High School: Two-time all-state cross country selection while at Brother Rice High School ... also earned all-state accolades in wrestling (2012) ... named Brother Rice's student-athlete of the year in 2011-12 ... career highlight was winning the Catholic League title in 2010, erasing a 30-meter gap in the last half mile.

Personal: Thomas Davey Girardot ... born July 7, 1994, in Royal Oak, Mich. ... son of Al and Laurie Girardot ... first of five children ... younger siblings Alfred, Patty, Francis and Maureen ... began running cross country his sophomore year in high school ... enjoys water sports such as skiing and tubing during his free time ... credits coaches Bob Stark and Patrick Davey with having the most influence on his career ... undeclared major.

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