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La Salle’s McPeak, Reilly Named USTFCCCA All-Academic


PHILADELPHIA - Recent La Salle graduate Terence McPeak (Audubon, N.J./Gloucester Catholic) and rising senior Paul Reilly (Dresher, Pa./Upper Dublin) have been named to the national All-Academic Team, announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

There are 431 All-Academic honorees representing 148 institutions. La Salle has had at least one cross country and/or track & field honoree each year since 1998.

McPeak is a nine-time Atlantic 10 medalist, earning four individual medals and helping five relay squads to the medal stand. During his senior indoor season, he was crowned the 800 meter champion and helped the indoor 4x800 squad to its second straight silver medal.

McPeak was a pivotal runner on two of three-time defending champion outdoor 4x800 meter relay squads, running the relay in both 2010 and 2011. He also helped the indoor 4x800 to three straight medals, including a conference championship in 2010 followed by two silvers.

He also captured the conference title in the outdoor 800 in 2010 along with silver medals in the indoor 800 in both 2010 and 2011.

Reilly is also a two-time runner on the three-time defending champion outdoor 4x800 squad, running the race in 2011 and 2012.

He is two-time medalist in the indoor 1000 meters, capturing the silver medal this past season as well as the bronze medal in 2011. Reilly also ran on the indoor 4x800 meter relay squads that earned Atlantic 10 silver in both 2011 and 2012.

This past season, Reilly also won the 800 and helped the 4x800 win at the Tribute to Torpey Invitational.

He earned Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference accolades for the indoor season.

The USTFCCCA All-Academic honor is the first for both student-athletes.