Full name: Joseph Paul "Joe" Tierney
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: February 8, 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 8, 2004 in Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: United States
Joe Tierney placed second in the AAU 440y in 1925 and fourth in the 400 in 1928. The 1928 AAU Meet doubled as the Olympic Trials and that finish qualified him for the Olympics. Tierney won the 440 yds. at the 1925 IC4As, running for Holy Cross.
Tierney studied law at Yale University. He had various jobs after law school, working as a reporter for the New Haven Register, working on Wall Street as a trader, he taught school in Connecticut, and he eventually became Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale. Tierney died at the age of 101, as one of the longest-lived Olympians.
Personal Bests: 220y â 22.2 (1925); 440y â 47.6 (1925).
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