Buffalo, NY - Senior Patrick Moran (North Tonawanda, NY/Starpoint) ended his career with the D'Youville men's cross country team in impressive fashion with his second consecutive AMCC All-Conference Team appearance.
Moran was the top runner for the men in every single race he ran in 2019. He began the season by finishing second overall at the Buffalo State Invitational 5k with a time of 17:01 - setting the program record for a 5k.
In the first 8k of the season in the Penn State-Behrend Invitational, Moran led the way again with an eighth place overall finish and a time of 28:42.
The following week would see Pat post a record setting performance for an 8k. At the Harry F. Anderson Invitational, Moran set a new program record for an 8k with a time of 27:26 - over a minute better than his time the week before.
Over the next several weeks, Moran would continue to finish as the top runner for the men. He ran the 5k Meghan Memorial with a time of 16:46 - over two minutes better than the next registered runner. He then finished third overall at the Cross Country only Championships in the 8k, running a 5:27.6 average mile pace.
Pat then closed out his career with a bang, breaking his own 8k record at the AMCC Championship with a time of 26:26.3 and finishing eighth overall. He broke his own record by a minute.
Ending his short career, Pat is one of if not the best runner in program history. He is the only two-time AMCC All-Conference runner for the men and owns two program records.
At Starpoint High School, Moran played football for four years where he earned the Coaches Award and JV team MVP. He also participated in track for two years. While in high school, Pat played offensive line/linebacker and threw shotput and discus with no running for track.
A Physical Therapy major, Pat is the son of David Moran and Yvonne Rieger.
The full release from the AMCC can be found here.