BEFORE MARYLAND - Transferred to Maryland prior to Fall 2010 semester after four years at Loyola University in Baltimore... Was 4th overall at the 2009 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships, posting best-ever finish by a Greyhound... Went 25:49.3 and earned All-MAAC status... Sped to mark of 24:46 at the Paul Short Invitational in October, earning a school record at 8K... 26th overall at MAAC Championships (26:04.33) as a junior and 21st at the league meet as a sophomore in 26:47.3... Also holds Loyola's third-best cross country mark at 10K with 32:29 clocking in 2007... Pre-Maryland PRs of 8:35 in 3,000 and 14:42 at 5K.
PERSONAL - Parents are Daniel and Eileen McDevitt... Father swam at La Salle University... Will compete while taking graduate classes in public health at Maryland... Attended Monsignor Bonner HS in Drexel Hill, Pa... One of four children, two siblings are intercollegiate swimmers... Growing up as a kid he pretended to be Flyers hockey star Eric Lindros... Has lots of pasta before a race... Lists his grandparents as his non-sports heroes... Says the title of his autobiography would be "Heart of a Lion."