**Ranks third in school history in javelin (216-9).**
2008-09: [Outdoors] Javelin specialist ... opened season at the Maryland Invitational with his best throw of the year ... threw 213-1 at the meet, earning the victory and qualifying for the NCAA East Regional meet ... at the Patriot League Championships finished seventh (195-10) ... placed 24th at the NCAA East Regionals with a throw of 182-5 ... claimed second place (177-2) at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... finished third (196-11) at the William & Mary Colonial Relays.
2007-08: [Outdoors] Missed the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow.
2006-07: [Outdoors] Was enjoying a terrific rookie year until the elbow injury kept him out of the postseason ... had qualified for the NCAA Regionals but could not compete ... opened the season with a third-place finish (188-2) at the Shamrock Invitational ... named Patriot League Male Rookie of the Week for posting the then-10th-best mark in Bucknell history in the javelin ... had an IC4A-qualifying throw of 197-2 at the George Mason Invitational ... placed third at the Bison Outdoor Classic with a personal-best, NCAA Regional-qualifying, and Bucknell's No. 3 all-time mark of 216-9 ... took second in the javelin at the Bucknell Team Challenge (212-2) ... third-place finisher at the Penn Relays (210-2).
Personal: Son of John and Carolyn Pierce ... lettered four times in outdoor track and field, three times in indoor track and field, and twice in soccer at Ridgewood High School ... team captain for the outdoor track and field team in 2006 ... achieved first-team all-league, all-county, all-state and All-American status ... New Jersey state champion ... placed fifth at Nike Outdoor Nationals ... in 2006, had the 12th-longest high school throw ... working on interdepartmental major ... member of PL Academic Honor Roll.