TJ McPhaul
TJ McPhaul
Height: 6-0
Weight: 155
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
High School: Walt Whitman
Major: Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Minor: Art and Computer Science

2017: CAC All-Academic Team ... Team captain ... Ran in every meet for St. Mary's, scoring in all but one race ... Finished as No. 2 runner at Navy Invitational (Sep. 9) and Salisbury Don Cathcart Invitational (Sep. 30) ... Season-best finish: 35th at Navy Invitational ... Season-best time: 28:21.35 at Salisbury Don Cathcart Invitational.

2016: Scored in all eight meets for St. Mary's ... Was No. 2 finisher three times ... Crossed the finish line first at DeSales Invitational (Oct. 8) and at CAC Championships (PSH, Oct. 29) ... Season-best time: 28:29 at DeSales Invitational ... Season-best finish: 22nd at Stevenson Shannon Henretty Invitational (Sep. 10).

2015: Scored for the Seahawks in all eight meets, splitting at the No. 3 and No. 4 spots ... Season-best time: 28:17 at CAC Championships (Oct. 31) ... Tallied three Top 25 finishes ... Season-best finish: 21st at Hood Open (Oct. 17) ... Claimed 22nd at York Coach Achtzehn Classic (Sep. 12) ... Placed 24th at Stockton Osprey Open (Sep. 26).

2014: Saw action in all seven meets ... Placed in Top 20 once at Hood Open (Oct. 18) ... PR: 27:41.7 at CAC Championships (Nov. 1) ... Career-best finish: 15th at Hood Open.

Walt Whitman HS: 2014 graduate ... Three-sport athlete (cross country, swimming, track & field) ... Cross Country: Ran for Stephen Hays ... Chichester Award ... Swimming: Swam for Geoff Schaefer ... Track & Field: Coached by Stephen Hays ... PRs: 16:53 (5K), 4:51 (1,600m), 2:06 (800m).

Personal: Thomas John McPhaul ... Best Buddies ... Born July 7, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. ... Son of Chris and Karen McPhaul ... Father ran track at Auburn ... Has two sisters, Molly and Grace.

Why St. Mary's?: Academics and location. I love being on the water.

Best SMCM Sports Moments: Hood Invite where I got my PR and ran with a drone ... Last year's CAC meet was pretty special (2016).