Brendan Copley
Brendan Copley
Height: 6-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Colchester, Vt.
High School: Colchester
  • Two-Time All-MAAC (14th Place 2014, 10th Place 2013)
  • Two-Time MAAC All-Academic Team (2013-14)
  • Three-time MAAC Runner of the Week (10/14/14, 10/15/13, 9/4/13)
  • 2012 All-NEC (8th Place)
  • 2012 NEC Honor Roll
  • Two-time NEC Rookie of the Week (10/2/12, 9/5/12) 

As a Junior in 2014:
- 2014 All-MAAC (14th Place)
- 2014 MAAC All-Academic Team
- MAAC Runner of the Week (Oct. 14, 2014)
- Was the Bobcats' strongest competitor for the second straight season
- Finishes as the fastest runner on the team in five-of-six appearances throughout the 2014 season
- Had a string of 11 straight meets in which he was the fastest Bobcat in the field broken at the CCSU Mini Meet on Oct. 24
- Earned a 4th place finish to bump his career total up to five Top 5 finishes and seven Top 10 results in 20 career events
- Started the season off strong at the Nassaney Memorial Race (9/6) where he placed 4th overall (1st on the team) with a time of 15:45.5
- Led the way for the Bobcats at the Paul Short Run (10/4), as his 16th place finish (1st on the team) in 25:25 helped lead QU to their best team finish (3rd out of 40 team) at a Paul Short Run (Men's Brown event) in program history
- Placed 25th overall (1st on the team) at the New England Championships (10/11) with a time of 25:03.64, leading Quinnipiac to 13th place (out of 39 team) which is the best finish for the Bobcats at New Englands since 2008
- Legged out a 41st place finish (2nd on the team) at the CCSU Mini Meet (10/24), clocking in at 15:43.12
- Helped lead the Bobcats at the MAAC Championships (10/31) as he finished in 14th place overall (1st on the team) with a time of 25:42.66, helping QU secure 3rd place after landing in 7th place at the conference championships in 2013
- Placed 84th overall (1st on the team) at the NCAA Regionals (11/14) from Van Cortlandt Park with a time of 31:56.8, leading the Bobcats to 18th place (out of 39 teams) which is the best finish at an NCAA Regional event since 2009

As a Sophomore in 2013:
- Elevated his performance level and stepped into the role of Quinnipiac’s top runner
- Earned All-MAAC honors with his 10th place finish at the MAAC Championships
- Named MAAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week two times, tied for the most of any runner in the conference all season
- 2013 All-MAAC Academic Team
- Finished as the fastest runner for the Bobcats in all eight meets in 2013 with three Top 5 finishes, four Top 10s and six Top 20s to his name
- Became the first Bobcat since Rich Klauber in 2008 to win an event as he finished 1st at the Stony Brook Invitational with a time of 18:58.71
- Combined with teammate Spencer Mannion, who finished 2nd at the Stony Brook Invitational, to become the first Quinnipiac teammates in program history to finish as the 1st and 2nd place finishers in the same event
- Copley won MAAC Runner of the Week honors for his victory at Stony Brook
- Picked up his second consecutive Top-5 with a 4th place finish as he crossed the line in 15:23.6 at the Bryant Invitational on Sept. 7
- Placed 35th at the Iona Meet of Champions on Sept. 21 with a time of 26:28.79
- Impressed in a crowded field of 372 runners to pick up a time of 25:47, good enough for 14th place at the Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 5
- Racing in his first career New England Championship on Oct. 12, Copley was able to navigate through 279 competitors to take the 20th place result and 3rd-best among all sophomore competitors
- Making his first career appearance at the CCSU Mini Meet on Oct. 25, he picked up a 4th place result to clock in at 15:09
- Earned All-Conference honors with his 10th place finish at the MAAC Championships in Van Cortlandt Park on Nov. 1 with a time of 26:15.73
- Moved up 32 positions on his 2012 NCAA Regional result to finish 100th on Nov. 15 with a time of 32:17.5

As a Freshman in 2012:
- Distinguished himself as one of the top freshman runners in the Northeast Conference in his first year as a Bobcat
- Was named a two-time winner of the NEC Rookie of the Week
- Highlighted his season with an 8th place finish at the NEC Championships and was promptly named to the All-Conference Team
- Finished no worse than third amongst his teammates in any of the six races he competed in 2012
- Recorded one Top 5 and two Top 10 finishes in his freshman season
- Kicked off his rookie campaign with an impressive 5th place result at the Stony Brook Invitational wherein he finished the 5k in 19:49.87, good enough for the second-fastest time amongst the Quinnipiac runners
- He was also the highest placing freshman runner at Stony Brook which helped him earn NEC Rookie of the Week honors in just his first career race
- Followed up with a 12th place finish out of 125 runners at the Nassaney Memorial Race with a time of 26:09.7, earning him the fastest time amongst all Bobcat runners including fellow All-NEC honoree Rich Klauber
- Was the fourth-highest placing freshman at the Paul Short Invitational on Sept. 28 as he busted out of the gates to a 22nd place finish out of a season-high 283 fellow competitors
- His time at the Paul Short was good for 25:55, was the second-fastest on the team and helped him earn his second NEC Rookie of the Week distinction of 2012
- Led his teammates with a 57th place result at the Princeton Invitational out of another strong contingent made up of 212 runners, finishing with a personal-best time in 2012 of 25:17
- Performed exceedingly well as the second-fastest freshman runner in the NEC Championships on Oct. 27 as he finished the 8k in 25:31.84, second-fastest on the team and 8th overall out of 89 runners
- Capped his season with a time of 32:51.7 in the NCAA Regional 10k event  on Nov. 9 as he earned a 137th place result (third-fastest among Bobcat competitors) out of 239 of the most-seasoned runners in the Northeast

Before Quinnipiac:
- Attended Colchester High School in Vt.
- Was a three-sport varsity athlete in cross country, Nordic skiing and track
- Named the 2010-11 Gatorade Vermont Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year
- 2010 Vermont Division I state champion individual champion with a time of 17:26
- 2010 New England Cross Country Championships 13th-place finisher with a time of 17:12.3
- Ran the 2010 Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional at 17:22.4, which was good for an 85th-place finish
- Finished 12th at the 2011 New England Championship with a time of 16:16
- Ran a personal best of 16:06.3 at the 2011 Northern Vermont Athletic Conference event

Personal:
- Native of Colchester, Vt.
- Son of David and Ellen Copley
- Has an older brother Alden
Majoring in Athletic Training