Patrick Donelan
Patrick  Donelan


Granville, Ohio

High School:



Deacs Earn Five Top-Five Finishes at Virginia Challenge

Roberts, Thompson, Graves, Merckle and Donelan posted strong results


Wake Forest Heads to Virginia Challenge

Deacs head to Charlottesville for competition


Graves Leads Deacs with All-ACC Honors in 800m Run

The junior finished third overall in the final of the event


Deacs Set to Compete in ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Several Wake Forest athletes look to contend for conference titles


Crowley and Ionata Lead Deacs on First Day of Wake Forest Open

Crowley captures first in the 1,500m

  • 2012 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track and Field team

    Donelan's Personal Bests
    Javelin: 65.32m
    *3rd best mark in Wake Forest history

    2013 Outdoor
    Competed in eight meets in the 2013 season, placing fifth at the ACC Championships with a throw of 65.32m which was a personal best ... Finished second at the Liberty Twilight meet while taking fourth at the Raleigh Relays ... Also had strong performances at the Auburn Tiger Invitational and the Wake Forest Open.

    2012 Outdoor
    Competed in seven meets as a javelin specialist, placing seventh or better in six of the seven opportunities ... Took seventh in his debut at the Coastal Carolina Invitational on Mar. 9 with a toss of 173-9 ... Finished third at the VertKlasse Meeting on Mar. 24, throwing a distance of 179-2 ... Earned his first collegiate victory at the Winston-Salem State Invitational on Mar. 31 after a heave of 183-9 ... Posted his best mark of the season, 201-8, at the ACC Championships to earn a sixth-place finish.

    2012 Indoor
    Did not compete during the indoor season.

    Received the Sportsmanship Award for track & field at Granville High School ... Also received the Coaches Award for football ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Named to the Honor Roll.

    Born on April 7, 1992, in Indianapolis, Indiana ... Son of Bob and Char Donelan ... Has three siblings: Brian (age 21), Megan (16), and Michael (9) ... Pursuing a degree in Biophysics.

    Up Close with Patrick

    If I was not running at Wake Forest, I would play...Football.

    My favorite professional athlete is...Jim Thome.

    My favorite professional sports team is...The Cleveland Indians.

    One word I would use to describe myself is...Dedicated.

    My favorite book is..."A Long Way Gone" by Ismael Beah.

    My favorite restaurants are...Chipotle and Five Guys.

    My role models are...My parents.

    My favorite television shows are...Avatar the Last Airbender.

    If I could vacation to anywhere in the world, I would travel to...Australia or New Zealand.

    Something I cannot live without is...Nature.

    If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be...National Geographic.

    One fact that most people don't know about me is...I have fractured my skull three times.

    One food I absolutely will not eat is...I will eat anything!

    My dream job is to...Do something where I can work outside and help people.

    If I could invite three people, dead or alive, to dinner, I would choose...Jesus, Helen of Troy, and Gandhi.

  • NCAA Tennis Gear