Columbia Track and Field BIO
 Liam Boylan-Pett

2007 Cross Country Season: Placed 11th at Binghamton Invitational in 26:24.5 ... had time of 26:17 at Pre-Nationals ... finished Heps in 27:03.2.

2006-07 Track and Field Season: Anchored 4x800m team that captured first Columbia Championship of America victory at Penn Relays since 1938 (7:22.64), breaking the school record by nearly three seconds...was 26th at NCAA Championships in 800m...finished seventh in 800m at NCAA Regionals with time of 1:49.63...placed second in 1500m at Outdoor Heps, finishing in 3:44.74...earned Academic All-Ivy League accolades...was third in 800m at ECAC Championships (1:50.60); also set new school record in 800m in preliminaries with a time of 1:48.28; part of 4x800m team that placed second with collective time of 7:25.06...earned victory in 800m at Long Beach State Invitational, crossing in 1:50.62...won the 800m at Sam Howell Invitational with time of 1:50.99...captured first in 1500m at George Mason Invitational (3:54.55); placed second in 800m, crossing in 1:52.24...earned Academic All-Ivy League honors...became first Lions runner ever to win the mile race at Heps, capturing the indoor title in 4:08.59...member of 4x800m relay which took second at Indoor Heps in 7:34.86...anchor of 4x400m relay team that set second best Columbia mark with combined time of 3:18.04 at Valentine Invitational...member of 4x800m relay team that won the New Balance Invitational in 7:33.33, the third fastest mark in Columbia history...ran third fastest mile in school history at Alex Wilson Invitational (4:06.69)...captured the 1000m at the Yale-Dartmouth Tri-Meet in 2:25.48, the fourth-best mark in school history...placed fourth in 800m at Valentine Invitational, for the third-best time in Lions history (1:51.11).

2006 Cross Country Season: Placed fourth at the Metropolitan Championships (25:29.1) for his best time of the season.

2005-06 Season: Ran 1:50.32 at the IC4A Championships in the 800m... finished second at Outdoor Heps in the 1500m (3:45.12); the time ranked sixth on the meet’s all-time best list ... split 1:49.3 as a member of a Columbia record-breaking 4x800m relay.

2004-05 Season: Placed second at the Mets in the 800m (1:53.93) ... member of the 4x800 relay that placed fourth at Indoor Heps.

At Bath High: One of the nation’s leading middle distance runners ... the brother of former Columbia standout Will Boylan-Pett, Liam was ranked among the nation’s top 10 in both the mile (4:10) and 800 (1:51) ... captured seven Michigan state titles in cross country and track — 1600 as a sophomore; 800 and 1600 (meet record) as a junior; and the same two again as a senior, setting another meet mark in the 800 ... state XC champion in 2002, runner-up in 2003 ... led Bath’s XC team to four league titles, two regional crowns, and third place in the state his junior year ... in track & field, the Fighting Bees were four-time regional champions and Michigan state runner-up in 2004 ... named Mr. Michigan Track and Field ... Lansing State Journal Runner of the Year in both XC and track ... Bath’s valedictorian ... citizenship award ... English department award.

Personal Information: Sociology major ... Liam Boylan-Pett, b. 9-11-85 in Lansing, Mich.

Position: Middle Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bath, Mich.
High School: Bath