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Women's Track & Field Lands Nine on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Jul 26, 2018

Villanova had nine women's track & field athletes named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national All-Academic Team in an announcement made on Thursday morning. In addition to the individual honors, the Wildcats were also named an All-Academic Team for having a GPA higher than a 3.0 for the 2017-18 academic year.

Men's Track & Field Has Five Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Jul 26, 2018

Villanova had five men's track & field athletes named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national All-Academic Team in an announcement made on Thursday morning. In addition to the individual honors, the Wildcats were also named an All-Academic Team for having a GPA higher than a 3.0 for the 2017-18 academic year. The five individual selections from Villanova are sophomore Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.), junior Jack Judge (Palisades, N.Y.), sophomore Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.), redshirt freshman Nick Steele (Harvard, Mass.) and sophomore Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.).

Jalen Brunson and Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Named 2017-18 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winners Jul 25, 2018

Villanova earned three BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards on Wednesday afternoon when the conference announced its annual award winners in each BIG EAST sponsored sport. One student-athlete from each sport was selected as the 2017-18 Sport Excellence Award recipient based on their academic and athletic achievement as well as community service. The winners from the Wildcats were Jalen Brunson for men's basketball and Siofra Cleirigh Buttner for both women's indoor track & field and women's outdoor track & field.

Casey Comber and Jack Judge Earn Academic All-Area Honors Jun 15, 2018

Sophomore distance runner Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) and junior thrower Jack Judge (Palisades, N.Y.) were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Track & Field Team in a press release on Friday morning. The pair was voted onto the team by the sports information offices of 30 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area for the combination of their success in athletic competition and their achievement in the classroom.

Cleirigh Buttner Named Academic All-Area Performer of the Year Jun 15, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and junior Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) each earned a spot on the Philadelphia Inquirer Women's Track & Field All-Academic Team which was announced in a press release on Friday morning. Cleirigh Buttner also earned top honors as the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Women's Track & Field Performer of the Year.

Trio of Women's Track & Field Athletes Named All-Americans Jun 11, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland), junior Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and sophomore McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa.) were officially named All-Americans in an announcement by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Cleirigh Buttner earned first team All-America honors in the 800 meters, while Hutchinson was a second team performer in the 5000 meters and Keegan was an honorable mention honoree in the 800 meters. The trio represented Villanova at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. last weekend.

Ben Malone Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors Jun 11, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) was named an honorable mention All-American by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) in an announcement made on Monday afternoon. Malone concluded his outstanding collegiate career at the NCAA Championships last week, where he competed in the national semifinal round of the 1500 meters.

#NCAATF: Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Finishes Fourth in 800 Meters Jun 9, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) closed her collegiate career in historic fashion with a fourth place finish in the 800 meters at the NCAA Track & Field Championships on Saturday afternoon. She tallied the highest finish outdoors in the 800 meters by a Villanova runner in 23 years, while junior Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) came in 14th in the 5000 meters at Hayward Field to cap the Wildcats outstanding year of competition spanning the cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons.

#NCAATF: Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Advances to Final of 800 Meters Jun 7, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) has qualified for a final at the NCAA Championships for the third time in her career and the first time outdoors after she advanced on time out of the semifinal round of the 800 meters at Hayward Field on Thursday evening. Cleirigh Buttner was clocked in 2:03.11 in the second of three semifinal heats and claimed one of the two on-time qualifying spots for Saturday afternoon's final.

Malone Caps Stellar Collegiate Career at NCAA Championships Jun 6, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) ran in the national semifinal round of the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships and placed sixth in his heat with a time of 3:50.61 at Hayward Field on Wednesday afternoon. Malone finished his collegiate career on a strong note with his second appearance at the outdoor national championships. He was an automatic qualifier through the first round and quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary in Tampa two weeks ago.

Nicole Hutchinson Qualifies for NCAA Championships in 5000 Meters May 27, 2018

Junior distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) is heading back to the NCAA Championships for a second straight year after automatically qualifying in the 5000 meters in her national semifinal race at the NCAA East Preliminary meet on Saturday night. Hutchinson finished third in her heat to advance to the national championships, where she will be one of three Villanova women's athletes in competition.

Ben Malone Advances to NCAA Championships in 1500 Meters May 26, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) is headed back to the NCAA Championships after posting the fastest qualifying time in the national quarterfinal round of the 1500 meters on Saturday afternoon. Malone won his heat in 3:43.38 at USF Track & Field Stadium and will now advance to the national meet in Eugene, Ore. next month for the second time in his career. He previously ran in the 1500 meters at the national championships two years ago.

Nick Steele Debuts at NCAA East Preliminary in Steeplechase May 26, 2018

Redshirt freshman distance runner Nick Steele (Harvard, Mass.) ran the 3000 meter steeplechase on Friday night and was clocked in 9:08.72 in the second of three national quarterfinal heats at the NCAA East Preliminary. Steele was the Wildcats lone athlete in competition on the second day of the meet at the USF Track & Field Stadium. On the schedule for Saturday's final day of action are quarterfinal heats of the 1500 meters, semifinals of the 5000 meters and the first round of the javelin.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner and McKenna Keegan Qualify for NCAAs May 25, 2018

The second day of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary is off to an exciting start as senior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa.) each qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 800 meters on Friday afternoon. They each ran in the first of three quarterfinal heats at the USF Track & Field Stadium, with Cleirigh Buttner earning an automatic berth to the national meet and Keegan advancing on time. Still to come later this evening are quarterfinal heats of the 3000 meter steeplechase, with freshman Alex Harris (Stony Point, N.Y.) running in the first of three heats at 8:40 p.m.

NCAA East Preliminary: Women Qualify Three for Quarterfinals May 24, 2018

Action is underway at the NCAA East Preliminary in Tampa, with three Villanova athletes already qualifying for the national quarterfinal round in their respective events in racing on Thursday afternoon. The meet is currently in a weather delay, and the national semifinal round of the 10000 meters is scheduled for a 10:25 p.m. start at the USF Track & Field Stadium.

NCAA East Prelims: Malone Advances to Quarterfinals in 1500 Meters May 24, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) finished second in his heat of the 1500 meters and advanced into the national quarterfinals during the first day of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary on Thursday afternoon. Villanova had three events on Thursday's schedule at the USF Track & Field Stadium, with Malone and junior sprinter Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) competing earlier in the day and sophomore Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.) set to run later this evening in the national semifinals of the 10,000 meters.

NCAA East Preliminary Gets Underway on Thursday Afternoon May 24, 2018

Villanova is set for the start of the NCAA East Preliminary meet on Thursday, which will begin at the USF Track & Field Stadium with a revised schedule due to the threat of severe weather throughout the week. On tap for the Wildcats on Thursday are the national first round heats of the 1500 meters and the 800 meters, as well as the national semifinals of the 10000 meters and the trials and final in women's javelin.

Jalen Brunson and Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Named Senior Student-Athletes of the Year May 17, 2018

It was a night for celebration, memories and a look ahead to the future at the annual Senior Student-Athlete Reception held at the Connelly Center on Thursday evening. Men's basketball player Jalen Brunson and women's track & field and cross country athlete Siofra Cleirigh Buttner took home top honors as the male and female Senior Student-Athletes of the Year, while John Kluh from men's lacrosse and Jannah Tucker from women's basketball were winners of the Sister Mary Margaret Cribben Award. Each of the senior student-athletes in the Class of 2018 received Villanova watches as a gift on the eve of their graduation.

Men's Track & Field Sends Six to NCAA East Preliminary May 17, 2018

Six men's track & field athletes from Villanova, all from different events, were among the accepted entries for the NCAA East Preliminary meet which were announced on Thursday afternoon. The selections from the Wildcats include every running distance from 800 meters through 10000 meters, as well as the javelin. The East preliminary meet will take place on the USF campus in Tampa next week from May 24-26, with the top performers in each event advancing to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. next month.

Women's Track & Field Sends 10 to NCAA East Preliminary May 17, 2018

The accepted entries for the NCAA East Preliminary meet were announced on Thursday afternoon and Villanova will be represented by 10 athletes in six different events at the early round of the national championships. The NCAA East Preliminary will be held on the campus of USF at the USF Track & Field Stadium from May 24-26, with the top athletes in each event advancing to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. next month.

Villanova Tops All Division I Schools in Percentage of Teams Earning NCAA Public Recognition Awards for Academic Achievement May 16, 2018

The elite level of academic achievement by Wildcats student-athletes surpassed another record-breaking milestone on Wednesday afternoon when Villanova led all Division I schools with the highest percentage of its sport programs earning NCAA Public Recognition Awards. A record total of 18 teams were recognized for having a multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) score that ranked in the top 10 percent of their sport nationwide.

Women's Track & Field Wins BIG EAST Championship May 13, 2018

A strong all-around team effort gave Villanova all the momentum it needed to win the team title at the 2018 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships presented by Jeep which wrapped up at the SPIRE Institute on Saturday evening. This is the third time in the last five years and the record 11th time overall that the Wildcats had been BIG EAST outdoor champions. Villanova won six events during the two-day meet, including three individual events and the 4x800 meter relay during Saturday's action.

Men's Track & Field Places Second at BIG EAST Championships May 13, 2018

Freshman sprinters Brian Faust (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and Keegan Hughes (Malvern, Pa.) each won individual events and ran a leg of the conference champion 4x400 meter relay as Villanova wrapped up the 2018 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships presented by Jeep with a runner-up team finish at the SPIRE Institute on Saturday evening. Faust won the 400 meters and Hughes the 400 meter hurdles, and the Wildcats finished the two-day conference meet with a total of seven event titles.

Ashby and McNelis Win Titles on First Day at #BIGEASTtrack May 11, 2018

Villanova stormed out of the gate on the first day of competition at the 2018 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championship presented by Jeep and led the early race for the team title when action concluded at the SPIRE Institute on Friday afternoon. Led by freshman conference champions Taryn Ashby (Pittston, Pa.) and Amanda McNelis (Commack, N.Y.), the Wildcats scored 54 points on the day to take a slim lead over St. John's and the rest of the eight-team conference field. Six events in the meet's 22-event program were scored during Friday's action.

Judge and Steele Win Titles on First Day at #BIGEASTtrack May 11, 2018

Junior thrower Jack Judge (Palisades, N.Y.) and redshirt freshman distance runner Nick Steele (Harvard, Mass.) were individual champions on the first day of the 2018 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships presented by Jeep and Villanova sat in second place in the team standings at the close of competition on Friday evening. The first seven events of the 22-event meet program were scored during Friday's action.

Penn Relays: Wildcats Win 4x800 Relay, Repeat Distance Triple Apr 28, 2018

A debate about which accomplishments or what bits of history are the most impressive at the Penn Relays would probably never turn up a definitive answer, but in the mix would certainly be pulling off a sweep of the three distance relays at the world's oldest and largest track & field meet. Villanova won the Championship of America title in the 4x800 meter relay on Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field to complete another "distance triple" after wins in the distance medley relay and the 4x1500 meter relay earlier in the weekend. This is the second straight year, the third time in five seasons and the seventh time overall that the Wildcats have achieved the unique feat which has been done just 10 times in history.

Penn Relays: 4xMile Relay is Men's Second Champion of Weekend Apr 28, 2018

Maybe it was written in the stars that on the same weekend Villanova celebrated its rich tradition as one of the most storied track & field programs in the history of the sport its fans would simultaneously be treated to a so-good-you-couldn't-have-scripted-this performance for the ages at the Penn Relays on Saturday afternoon. It would be as good an explanation as any for the sheer determination that carried sophomore Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) across the Franklin Field finish line and into the Wildcats record books with the team's second Championship of America title in as many days.

Penn Relays: Men's 4x400 Relay Advances From Preliminary Heats Apr 28, 2018

Even before a thrilling victory in the Championship of America distance medley relay closed the second day of competition for Villanova at the 124th running of the Penn Relays, it had already been a successful day at Franklin Field for the Wildcats. The day began with freshman sprinter Keegan Hughes (Malvern, Pa.) recording a personal best time in the 400 meter hurdles, while the team's 4x400 meter relay squad advanced out of the preliminary heats.

Penn Relays: Sprint Medley and Javelin Wrap Up Friday Action Apr 28, 2018

Freshman thrower Taryn Ashby (Pittston, Pa.) finished first in the college section of the javelin in one of the top performances for Villanova on the second day of the 124th running of the Penn Relays. Friday's action at Franklin Field was highlighted by the Wildcats continuing their historic run in the Championship of America relays with a win in the 4x1500 relay, while the day closed with Ashby's big result in the javelin and a noteworthy race for Villanova in the sprint medley relay.

Penn Relays: Villanova Men Champions Again After DMR Title Apr 27, 2018

There was a palpable sense at the start of the men's Championship of America distance medley relay that it would be the kind of race where anything could happen. The field of 10 teams was a typical who's who of top distance programs, but with no clear favorite to win it was going to come down to who would make the first move and who would find the most willpower to win. Sophomore anchor Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) did both of those things for Villanova and led the Wildcats to their record 25th title in the Penn Relays men's DMR at Franklin Field on Friday evening. It is the first time in seven years that Villanova has been DMR champions.

Penn Relays: Women Add Another Wheel in 4x1500 Meter Relay Apr 27, 2018

One day after she led off the distance medley relay and blew open the race with an aggressive opening leg, junior Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) anchored a race for the first time at the Penn Relays and found herself in the opposite position when she got the baton with Villanova needing to make up ground in the Championship of America 4x1500 meter relay. She quickly closed the gap and went on to help lead the Wildcats to their second title in as many days at Franklin Field during the 124th running of the world's oldest and largest track & field meet.

Penn Relays: Villanova Men Open Up On Distance Night Apr 27, 2018

Villanova had three men's distance runners competing at Franklin Field on Thursday night as the Wildcats opened up competition at the 124th running of the Penn Relays Carnival. It was distance night on Thursday and Villanova had entries in both the 10000 meters and the 5000 meters. Redshirt freshman Martin Barr (Skokie, Ill.) recorded a 15th place finish in his first collegiate 10K track race, while sophomore Paul Power (Phoenixville, Pa.) and redshirt freshman Rob Morro (Media, Pa.) posted strong finishes in their heat of the 5000 meters.

Penn Relays: Women Defend Title in Distance Medley Relay Apr 26, 2018

There is no set playbook for how to win a Championship of America relay at the world's oldest and largest track & field meet, no recipe for success that can be pulled out year after year. Each race is a little different and requires its own unique approach, a trademark of the Penn Relays that has been all but proven when a team like Villanova has ascended the winner's podium for what has now been 13 times in the last seven years and 41 times overall.

Penn Relays: Wildcats Wrapped Up Day 1 With Distance Night Events Apr 26, 2018

Just as the excitement of a Championship of America title in the distance medley relay had started to sink in, Villanova was turning its attention to the thick of distance night events at the Penn Relays on Thursday evening. Junior distance runner Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) and freshman Alex Harris (Stony Point, N.Y.) competed in the 5000 meters and the 3000 meter steeplechase, respectively, to wrap up the first day of action at Franklin Field in the 124th running of the world's oldest and largest track & field meet.

Penn Relays: Men's Track & Field Celebrating Past and Present Apr 26, 2018

Perhaps it is good fortune that famed Franklin Field is located just a short train ride from campus, or maybe something special would happen to anyone who donned the Villanova singlet regardless of the locale of the world's oldest and largest track & field meet. No college program has ever authored a narrative filled with nearly the amount of success that the Wildcats have had at the Penn Relays, a history that includes more than 130 combined Championship of America relay titles between the Villanova men's and women's teams.

Penn Relays: Women's Track & Field Ready For Next Chapter Apr 26, 2018

Perhaps it is good fortune that famed Franklin Field is located just a short train ride from campus, or maybe something special would happen to anyone who donned the Villanova singlet regardless of the locale of the world's oldest and largest track & field meet. No college program has ever authored a narrative filled with nearly the amount of success that the Wildcats have had at the Penn Relays, a history that includes more than 130 combined Championship of America relay titles between the Villanova men's and women's teams.

Bonanotte Places Fifth in 800 Meters at Haverford Invitational Apr 23, 2018

Redshirt freshman middle distance runner Jacob Bonanotte (Arlington Heights, Ill.) competed in the 800 meters at the Haverford Invitational on Monday afternoon and recorded a time of 1:57.99. Bonanotte was running his second race of the outdoor season and placed fifth in a field of 14 runners.

Villanova Sprinters Compete at War Eagle Invitational Apr 21, 2018

Villanova had six sprinters competing in the War Eagle Invitational at Auburn on Saturday afternoon. The top results for the Wildcats included a runner-up finish in the 4x400 meter relay and a third place showing for junior Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) in the 800 meters.

Danielle Burns Notches Pair of Fourth Place Finishes at Auburn Apr 21, 2018

Sophomore sprinter Danielle Burns (Phoenix, Ariz.) and freshman Sarah Jones (Sewell, N.J.) competed for Villanova at the War Eagle Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Burns tallied fourth place finish in both the 100 meter hurdles and the 400 meter hurdles at Hutsell-Rosen track on the Auburn campus.

Amanda McNelis Places Fourth in Pole Vault at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 21, 2018

Freshman pole vaulter Amanda McNelis (Commack, N.Y.) tied for fourth place in the pole vault and sophomore Gloria Donou (East Brunswick, N.J.) recorded a 12th place finish in the triple jump as Villanova wrapped up competition at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon. McNelis cleared a height of 3.50 meters in the pole vault, while Donou registered a distance of 10.83 meters in the triple jump.

Wildcats Wrap Up Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday Afternoon Apr 21, 2018

Action wrapped up at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon, with Villanova competing in five events to close out the two-day meet on the Princeton campus. Two sprints and three field events made up the Wildcats schedule for Saturday's events.

Casey Comber Wins 1500 Meters at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 21, 2018

Sophomore distance runner Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) paid no heed to the breezy and uncommonly cold late-April conditions at the Larry Ells Invitational on Friday night, as he won the elite section of the 1500 meters and set a new personal best time in the process. Comber and fifth-year senior teammate Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) were separated by less than half a second at the finish line.

Cleirigh Buttner and McArthur PR in 1500 Meters at Princeton Apr 21, 2018

Despite uncommonly cold temperatures for late April and windy conditions at Weaver Stadium on Friday night, several Villanova middle distance runners raced to fast times in their respective events at the Larry Ellis Invitational. Senior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and freshman Rachel McArthur (Bristow, Va.) each recorded personal best times in the 1500 meters as the Wildcats opened their weekend slate with the elite sections of the 800 meters and the 1500 meters. Two field events were also on the Friday schedule, with the meet set to resume on Saturday morning.

Men's Track & Field: Several New PRs for Wildcats at Temple Meet Apr 14, 2018

Villanova recorded several strong finishes and sat atop the team standings at the Temple Owls Invite on Friday afternoon. Several local teams converged on the Temple Sports Complex for the Owls first-ever home meet, with the Wildcats scoring 153 points thanks to 12 top-three finishes. Villanova competed primarily in the sprints and field events during the local meet. Junior thrower Jack Judge (Palisades, N.Y.) and freshman jumper Vincent Sengelmann finished first in the javelin and the long jump, respectively.

Women's Track & Field Wins Four Events at Temple Owls Invite Apr 14, 2018

Sophomore sprinters McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa.) and Danielle Burns (Phoenix, Ariz.) won the 400 meters and the 400 meter hurdles, respectively, at the Temple Owls Invite on Friday afternoon. Villanova competed against local teams in the Owls first-ever home meet at the Temple Sports Complex and finished second in the team standings with 124 points. The team recorded a total of 10 top-three finishes at the meet.

Women's Track & Field Sits Atop Team Standings at Colonial Relays Apr 6, 2018

Freshman thrower Taryn Ashby (Pittston, Pa.) had Villanova's best finish of the day with a second place showing in the javelin and the Wildcats lead the team race after the close of competition at the 53rd annual Colonial Relays on Friday night. Villanova scored points in eight different events on Friday at Zable Stadium, highlighted by strong results in the sprints. The meet wraps up on Saturday afternoon.

Ben Malone Wins 1500 Meters at Colonial Relays Apr 6, 2018

Fifth-year senior Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) was the individual champion of the 1500 meters as Villanova competed at the 53rd annual Colonial Relays on Friday afternoon. His winning time of 3:45.63 paced a field of 86 competitors and highlighted the Wildcats results at Zable Stadium on the first full day of the meet. Villanova also scored team points in the 800 meters, the shot put and the javelin. The meet concludes on Saturday with the remainder of the field events as well as the relay races for which the meet is known.

Zimmerman Competes in Hammer on First Day at Colonial Relays Apr 6, 2018

Junior thrower Alex Zimmerman (Lititz, Pa.) opened up the 53rd annual Colonial Relays for Villanova on Thursday afternoon by competing in the university section of the hammer. She threw for a distance of 32.86 meters, finishing ninth in her flight and 19th overall.

Pole Vault and Javelin Wrap Up Raleigh Relays for Wildcats Apr 4, 2018

Competition wrapped up at the Raleigh Relays on Saturday afternoon with Villanova competing in a pair of field events. Freshman Amanda McNelis (Commack, N.Y.) won the college section of the pole vault with a height of 3.65 meters and fellow first-year competitor Taryn Ashby (Pittston, Pa.) finished fourth in the javelin with a mark of 44.53 meters.

Wildcats Wrap Up Weekend at Raleigh Relays and Florida Relays Apr 4, 2018

The 4x400 meter relay squad which consisted of freshman Amir Brock (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.), freshman Brian Faust (Stone Mountain, Ga.), junior Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) and freshman Keegan Hughes (Malvern, Pa.) finished fourth in the final of the 4x400 meter relay at the Florida Relays on Saturday afternoon. Villanova recorded a time of 3:11.45 in the final after qualifying in the preliminary heats a day earlier.

Hutchinson Wins 5000 Meters at Raleigh Relays Mar 31, 2018

Junior distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) ran one of the fastest 5000 meter races in school history in her very first collegiate 5K race at the Raleigh Relays on Friday night. Hutchinson recorded a time of 15:46.22 and crossed the finish line just over three seconds ahead of the runner-up from meet host North Carolina State. Her time is the fifth-fastest by a Wildcats runner in a race held during the collegiate season, and she is the first Villanova athlete in nearly six years to break 16 minutes in the 5000 meters.

Men's Track & Field Distance Runners Have Success at Raleigh Relays Mar 31, 2018

Sophomore distance runner Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) led four Villanova runners with a time of 14:06.90 in the 5000 meters at the Raleigh Relays, and the Wildcats also posted strong results in the 10000 meters and the 3000 meter steeplechase on Friday evening. Those races were part of a busy day for Villanova, which also had athletes competing at the Florida Relays.

Sprinters Lead Men's Track & Field at Penn Challenge Mar 24, 2018

Freshman sprinter Amir Brock (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.) paced a field of 14 runners, half of them wearing a Villanova shirt, with a winning time of 48.39 in the 400 meters as the Wildcats got the outdoor track & field season underway on Saturday afternoon. Villanova competed in four sprint events and seven field events during the Penn Challenge held at Franklin Field on a chilly but sunny afternoon.

Wildcats Start Outdoor Season Strong at Penn Challenge Mar 24, 2018

Junior middle distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) paced eight Villanova athletes who ran the 1500 meters with a first place finish and a winning time of 4:18.69 at the Penn Challenge on Saturday afternoon. The first meet of the outdoor season was a successful one for the Wildcats, who also got first place finishes from freshman sprinter Sarah Jones (Sewell, N.J.) in the 100 meter hurdles and freshman thrower Taryn Ashby (Pittston, Pa.) in the javelin.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Earns First Team All-America Honors Mar 12, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was named a first team All-American for the 2017-18 indoor season by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in an announcement made on Monday morning. Cleirigh Buttner is coming off a runner-up finish in the 800 meters at last week's NCAA Championships, and she is now an All-American for the sixth time in her collegiate career.

Men's Distance Medley Relay Earns First Team All-America Honors Mar 12, 2018

Villanova earned first team All-America honors in the men's distance medley relay in an announcement made by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday morning. A lineup that included senior Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.), freshman Brian Faust (Stone Mountain, Ga.), junior Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) finished eighth in the DMR at the NCAA Championships last weekend to continue the Wildcats tradition in the relay.

Cleirigh Buttner Finishes Second in 800 Meters at #NCAATF in Record-Breaking Performance Mar 10, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) broke her own indoor school record in the 800 meters and notched a runner-up finish in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships on Saturday evening. Cleirigh Buttner posted a time of 2:02.46, the best indoor time of her career, and became the first Villanova athlete in 30 years to finish as high as second in the 800 meters at the indoor national championships.

Men's Distance Medley Relay Finishes Eighth at NCAA Championships Mar 10, 2018

One of the longest-standing traditions for the men's track & field team at the indoor NCAA Championships continued on Friday night as Villanova scored in the distance medley relay with an eighth place finish at Gilliam Indoor Stadium. A quartet that consisted of fifth-year senior Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.), freshman Brian Faust (Stone Mountain, Ga.), junior Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) posted a time of 9:35.49 in a tight and physical 12-team race.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Advances to Final of 800 Meters at #NCAATF Mar 9, 2018

It took the second-fastest indoor time of her career and a photo finish for senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) to advance to the final of the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships on Friday night. Cleirigh Buttner finished in the top three of her semifinal heat at Gilliam Indoor Stadium to ensure an automatic qualifying spot for the final tomorrow evening. Her official time was 2:03.55 after the first two runners crossed the finish line in a virtual tie.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner, Men's DMR Headed to NCAA Championships Mar 5, 2018

Women's track & field senior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and the men's track & field distance medley relay squad are set to compete in the indoor NCAA Championships at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas this week. The national championships take place on Friday and Saturday on the Texas A&M campus. See the links at the top of this release for relevant information related to the championships.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner, Men's DMR Headed to NCAA Championships Mar 5, 2018

Women's track & field senior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and the men's track & field distance medley relay squad are set to compete in the indoor NCAA Championships at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas this week. The national championships take place on Friday and Saturday on the Texas A&M campus. See the links at the top of this release for relevant information related to the championships.

Women's Track & Field Earns 23 All-BIG EAST Selections at Conference Meet Mar 1, 2018

On the heels of winning its record 15th indoor BIG EAST title over the weekend, Villanova had 14 student-athletes combine to earn 23 All-BIG EAST honors in an announcement made by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. Last week's championship performance by the Wildcats included winning six events at the meet, with three individual conference champions in addition to a sweep of the three relays. Villanova has won three of its 15 indoor conference crowns in the last five years.

Men's Track & Field Earns 25 All-BIG EAST Selections at Conference Meet Mar 1, 2018

On the heels of winning its four indoor BIG EAST title in the last five seasons, Villanova had 18 student-athletes combine to earn 25 All-BIG EAST honors in an announcement made by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. Last week's championship performance by the Wildcats included winning five events at the meet, with two individual conference champions in addition to a sweep of the three relays. Villanova has won a total of seven indoor BIG EAST crowns.

Women's Track & Field Wins Record 15th BIG EAST Championship Feb 24, 2018

The race for a BIG EAST title came down to the very last event of the meet and the Villanova women's track & field team won its record 15th conference championship with the type of gritty performance that so many of its previous titles have come from. Six event titles, including a sweep of the relays for a second straight year, and 1-2-3 dominance in both the 800 meters and the Mile helped the Wildcats score 152 team points and edge Marquette by four points for the BIG EAST crown.

Men's Track & Field Wins Fourth BIG EAST Title in Last Five Years Feb 24, 2018

With sensational performances across the board in a conference meet that came down to the wire, Villanova surged to its seventh BIG EAST title in memorable fashion at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon. Five event victories, including a sweep of the relays, pushed the Wildcats to the indoor BIG EAST crown for the fourth time in the last five years and the seventh time overall. Head coach Marcus O'Sullivan and his staff were voted the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year.

Men's Track & Field Wins DMR, Stands in Second Place after Day One Feb 23, 2018

Led by a conference title in the distance medley relay and three individual scorers in the 5000 meters, Villanova scored 45 team points and stands in second place after one day of competition at the BIG EAST Championships. The conference meet got underway with five scored events and the preliminary heats of the sprints and middle distance events on Friday at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

Women's Track & Field Wins DMR in Strong Start at BIG EAST Meet Feb 23, 2018

Villanova got off to a strong start at the BIG EAST Championships on Friday, with a conference title in the distance medley relay and scorers in the 5000 meters and two field events among the highlights of the day's action at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. With six events scored during the day, the Wildcats are currently third in the team standings with 39 points. The meet concludes on Saturday afternoon.

Men's Track & Field: Wildcats Looking to Contend at #BIGEASTtrack Feb 22, 2018

The men's and women's track & field teams are headed for the BIG EAST Championships this week, as the conference meet will be held on Friday and Saturday at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. It is the third straight year that the indoor conference championships will be held at the venue, and all of the action will once again be carried live on the BIG EAST Digital Network. See the top of this release for access to the live stream of the meet, along with other relevant meet information.

Women's Track & Field: Plenty to Look Forward to at #BIGEASTtrack Feb 22, 2018

The men's and women's track & field teams are headed for the BIG EAST Championships this week, as the conference meet will be held on Friday and Saturday at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. It is the third straight year that the indoor conference championships will be held at the venue, and all of the action will once again be carried live on the BIG EAST Digital Network. See the top of this release for access to the live stream of the meet, along with other relevant meet information.

Men's Track & Field: Wildcats DMR Moves up on NCAA Qualifying List Feb 16, 2018

A solid race from start to finish and one final lean at the finish line added up to a third place finish for Villanova in the distance medley relay at the UCS Invitational on Friday night. A lineup that consisted of graduate student Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.), freshman Brian Faust (Stone Mountain, Ga.), junior Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) posted a time of 9:37.30 on the JDL Fast Track.

Women's Track & Field: DMR Finishes First at UCS Invitational Feb 16, 2018

Junior anchor Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) decisively pulled away from the pack in the final 400 meters of the distance medley relay on Friday night and helped lead Villanova to a first place finish with a time of 11:13.65 in the UCS Invitational. That time converts to a mark of 11:06.51 since the race was run on the JDL Fast Track -- a flat surface -- which moves the Wildcats up to fifth on this year's current NCAA qualifying list. The top 12 declared teams for next month's NCAA Championships earn a berth in the meet based on the descending order qualifying list.

Kaley Ciluffo Runs Personal Best Time in Mile at Iowa State Classic Feb 10, 2018

Junior middle distance runner Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa) had a successful return to her home state this weekend, as she established a new personal best in the Mile with a time of 4:41.32 on Saturday afternoon. Ciluffo was one of five Villanova athletes who competed in this weekend's Iowa State Classic at Lied Recreation Center. She was the Wildcats only athlete in action in Saturday's portion of the meet.

Nick Steele Competes in Mile at David Hemery Invite Feb 10, 2018

Redshirt freshman distance runner Nick Steele (Harvard, Mass.) ran the Mile for Villanova in a race at the David Hemery Invite on Saturday afternoon. He recorded a time of 4:23.68 at the Track & Tennis Center, where he was the Wildcats only men's runner in competition at the meet. Steele placed 11th in his heat in Saturday's race.

Wildcats Pick Up Three Victories at FastTrack National Invite Feb 10, 2018

Sophomore sprinter Trudy-Ann Williamson (Kingston, Jamaica) and freshman distance runner Alex Harris (Stony Point, N.Y.) each won the invitational sections of their events against strong competition at the FastTrack National Invite on Friday afternoon, while freshman Cala Lejman (Ambler, Pa.) tallied a victory in the college section of the pole vault at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. There were a total of 18 athletes competing for the Wildcats at Friday's highly competitive meet.

Wildcats Record Four Top-Four Finishes at FastTrack Invite Feb 10, 2018

Sophomore distance runner Rob Morro (Media, Pa.) won the invitational section of the 5000 meters and three other Villanova athletes finished in the top four of their respective events during competition at the FastTrack National Invite on Friday afternoon. There were a total of 17 athletes competing for the Wildcats in the highly competitive meet at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

Men's Track & Field: Marston Breaks 14:00 in 5K at Iowa State Classic Feb 9, 2018

Three distance runners from Villanova traveled out to the Iowa State Classic on Friday night and tallied terrific results against top competition at Lied Recreation Center. Headlining the results from the meet was sophomore Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.), who broke 14 minutes in the 5000 meters in perhaps the best race of his collegiate career thus far. Redshirt freshman Martin Barr (Skokie, Ill.) also had a big personal best in the 5000 meters, while sophomore Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) had a strong finish in the 3000 meters.

Nicole Hutchinson Lowers Personal Best Time in 3000 Meters Feb 9, 2018

Junior middle distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) ran the 3000 meters in a personal best time of 9:09.16 at the Iowa State Classic on Friday evening. She competed in the Invitational section of the 3000 meters and tallied a fifth place finish in a field of 18 runners.

Women's Track & Field: Middle Distance Runners Shine in Boston Feb 9, 2018

A group of six middle distance runners for Villanova put forth some of the team's strongest results of the indoor season to this point in a pair of events at the David Hemery Invite on Friday afternoon. The contingent of Wildcats included four athletes who ran the 800 meters and two who competed in the Mile amongst top competition at the Track & Tennis Center. Freshman Rachel McArthur (Bristow, Va.) and senior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) were Villanova's top finishers in those events.

Strong Sprint Results Lead Wildcats in Home Meet at Ocean Breeze Feb 3, 2018

Sophomore sprinter Trudy-Ann Williamson (Kingston, Jamaica) started off her indoor season with a time in the 60 meters that only she herself has surpassed in school history, leading the way in a successful meet overall as the Wildcats hosted the Villanova Invitational on Saturday evening. The team's second home meet of the season saw a total of four first-place finishes at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

Purcell's Win in 400 Meters Highlights Villanova Invitational Feb 3, 2018

The combination of junior sprinter Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) and freshman Brian Faust (Stone Mountain, Ga.) is becoming something of a 1-2 punch for Villanova this season. The pair was the top two finishers in an event for the second time in as many weeks, and their performances in the 400 meters on Saturday evening helped lead the Wildcats to a successful night overall in the Villanova Invitational. The team was hosting its second and final home meet of the season at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

Track & Field to Host Villanova Invitational on Saturday Afternoon Feb 1, 2018

Several teams from around the region, including every Big 5 school and BIG EAST member Georgetown, will take part in the Villanova Invitational this Saturday afternoon. Action in both the field events and the running events is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. as the Wildcats host their annual home meet at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. Live results from the meet can be accessed via the link at the top of this release.

Track & Field to Host Villanova Invitational on Saturday Afternoon Feb 1, 2018

Several teams from around the region, including every Big 5 school and BIG EAST member Georgetown, will take part in the Villanova Invitational this Saturday afternoon. Action in both the field events and the running events is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. as the Wildcats host their annual home meet at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. Live results from the meet can be accessed via the link at the top of this release.

Distance Trio Sets PRs in 3000 Meters as Columbia Challenge Concludes Jan 27, 2018

Two days of competition at the Columbia Challenge wrapped up on Saturday afternoon and Villanova recorded several strong performances in the distance events. The trio of sophomore Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.), sophomore Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.) and redshirt freshman Martin Barr (Skokie, Ill.) all set new personal bests in the 3000 meters on the New York Armory track, while junior Zach Swenson (Boulder, Colo.) and redshirt freshman Nick Steele (Harvard, Mass.) established top times in the Mile.

Villanova Distance Runners Wrap Up Competition at Columbia Challenge Jan 27, 2018

Senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was the top collegiate finisher in the 800 meters as Villanova concluded two days of competition in the Columbia Challenge on Saturday afternoon. Members of the Wildcats distance group competed in the 800 meters, the Mile and the 3000 meters on the New York Armory track.

Faust and Purcell Tally 1-2 Finish in 500 Meters at Columbia Challenge Jan 26, 2018

Junior sprinter Sterling Pierce (Voorhees, N.J.) recorded one of the fastest times in school history in the 60 meters, and the duo of freshman Brian Faust (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and junior Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) finished 1-2 in the college section of the 500 meters to get Villanova started during a busy weekend of action at New York Armory. The famed venue is the site of both the Columbia Challenge and the Dr. Sander Invitational, concurrent events taking place on Friday and Saturday.

Women’s Distance Medley Relay Places Second at Columbia Challenge Jan 26, 2018

A strong opening to the season for the women’s distance medley relay and a first place finish in the college section of the 3000 meters highlighted competition for Villanova at the Columbia Challenge on Friday afternoon and evening. A hectic weekend schedule with two concurrent meets being held at the New York Armory got underway with more than a dozen Wildcats in action.

Alex Patrick Records Personal Best in Long Jump at Penn 8-Team Select Jan 21, 2018

Junior Alex Patrick (Media, Pa.) moved into the top-10 on the all-time Villanova performance list in the long jump with a personal best mark of 5.53 meters to highlight competition for the Wildcats at the Penn 8-Team Select meet on Saturday evening. The first foray to Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex this season saw Villanova compete in four running events and three field events on the night.

Several Wildcats Record Personal Bests at Penn 8-Team Select Jan 21, 2018

It was a small but successful meet for Villanova on Saturday night, as the team competed in the Penn 8-Team Select meet at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. Athletes from the Wildcats competed in six running events and six field events during the night, with the team seeing new personal best marks recorded in seven different events. The meet marked the first of several times that Villanova will compete at the Ocean Breeze site this season.

Track & Field Great Nnenna Lynch Presented With Silver Anniversary Award at NCAA Honors Celebration in Indianapolis on Wednesday night Jan 17, 2018

Former Villanova track & field great and current university Board of Trustees member Nnenna Lynch was among six former college athletes who were presented with NCAA Silver Anniversary Award on Wednesday night at the NCAA Honors Celebration in Indianapolis. The Silver Anniversary Award annually recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their college athletics careers. Representatives of NCAA member schools and conferences, along with a panel of former student-athletes, select each year’s recipients.

Harry Purcell Named BIG EAST Men’s Track Athlete of the Week Jan 17, 2018

Junior sprinter Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) was named the BIG EAST Men’s Track Athlete of the Week in an announcement made by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. The weekly honor for Purcell comes after he won the 600 meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge last weekend. It is the first time in his career that Purcell has earned weekly recognition from the conference.

Wildcats Past and Present Honored by Philadelphia Sports Writers Jan 15, 2018

Women’s track & field stars Siofra Cleirigh Buttner and Angel Piccirillo, along with former men’s basketball standout Kyle Lowry, were among the honored guests and award recipients at the 114th Annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Dinner on Monday night. The event was held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill and recognized many of the biggest names in the Philadelphia sports scene.

Harry Purcell Wins 600 Meters at Nittany Lion Challenge Jan 13, 2018

Junior sprinter Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) showed strong form for early in the season in winning the 600 meters and Villanova tallied several strong performances during the Nittany Lion Challenge held at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on Saturday afternoon. Athletes from the Wildcats competed in eight individual running events, one relay and four field events in the team’s first meet of the new calendar year.

Ciluffo and McArthur Tally Wins at Nittany Lion Challenge Jan 13, 2018

Junior middle distance runner Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa) and freshman Rachel McArthur (Bristow, Va.) notched individual victories in the 1000 meters and the 600 meters, respectively, and Villanova got 2018 off to a successful start at the Nittany Lion Challenge on Saturday afternoon. The team had entries in five individual running events, two relays and three field events at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Freshman sprinter Sarah Jones (Sewell, N.J.) also had a strong day for the Wildcats in advancing to the final of the 60 meter hurdles.

Women’s Track & Field Opens Strong at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 3, 2017

The track & field season is officially underway after Villanova opened the 2017-18 indoor campaign by hosting the Jack Pyrah Invitational at Haverford College on Saturday afternoon. Junior distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) led the Wildcats distance group with a first place finish in the 3000 meters, while junior Adeline Scelzi (Glen Allen, Va.) and senior Bridget Owen (Northborough, Mass.) tied for first place in the pole vault.

Men’s Track & Field Claims Three Victories at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 2, 2017

Three individual winners highlighted a strong start to the 2017-18 track & field season as Villanova hosted the annual Jack Pyrah Invitational at Haverford College on Saturday afternoon. Junior sprinter Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) won the 500 meters, while sophomore Thomas Conboy (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and junior Henry Sise (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) posted wins in the pole vault and the shot put.

Track & Field and Cross Country Programs Dedicate Brand New Locker Rooms During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Nov 11, 2017

For the second time in the past two years, the Villanova track & field family came together to celebrate the program’s tradition and the generosity of Robert F. Moran ’72, who has made possible the opening of the track & field office suite in 2015 and brand new locker rooms for the track & field and cross country teams which were dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

Men's Track & Field Welcomes Incoming Class as New Academic Year Gets Underway Sep 14, 2017

A new academic year at Villanova marked the official arrivals to campus of a talented group of newcomers to the men's track & field program. With his latest recruiting class, Wildcats head coach Marcus O'Sullivan has addressed several team needs while once again attracting some of the nation's top talent to continue the Wildcats legacy of success both academically and in athletic competition.

Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country Teams Welcomes Incoming Class as New Academic Year Gets Underway Sep 14, 2017

A new academic year at Villanova marked the official arrivals to campus of a talented group of newcomers to the women’s track & field and cross country teams. With her latest recruiting class, Wildcats head coach Gina Procaccio has addressed several team needs while once again attracting some of the nation’s top talent to continue the program’s legacy of success both academically and in athletic competition.

Track & Field Announces Coaching Staff for 2017-18 Aug 3, 2017

The complete coaching staff for the Villanova track & field and cross country teams was announced on Monday afternoon by Marcus O’Sullivan, who begins his 20th season as the Frank J. Kelly Endowed Track & Field Coach. O’Sullivan announced the hire of Matt Valeriani as a new Wildcats assistant coach. Also joining the staff in 2017-18 are familiar faces Patrick Tiernan and Angel Piccirillo in the capacities of volunteer assistant coach and graduate assistant, respectively.

Men’s Track & Field Earns USTFCCCA Academic Honors Jul 28, 2017

Redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) was named to the All-Academic Team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in an announcement on Friday afternoon. Villanova also earned recognition as an All-Academic Team for having a team grade-point average above a 3.0 during the 2016-17 academic year.

Women’s Track & Field Has Seven Earn National Academic Honors Jul 28, 2017

Seven members of the Villanova women’s track & field team were named to the national All-Academic Team announced on Friday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The honorees included sophomore Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.), sophomore Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio), sophomore Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa), junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland), sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.), freshman Amari Onque-Shabazz (Plainfield, N.J.) and senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.). In addition, the Wildcats were named an All-Academic Team for having a grade-point average above a 3.0 for the 2016-17 academic year.

World Championships Preview: Wildcats Will Be Well Represented Jul 27, 2017

A contingent of six current and former Villanova athletes are headed to London for the IAAF World Championships, which will be held at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from August 4-13. The six athletes competing at the world championships represent four different countries and they will combine to run at five different distances ranging from 800 meters up to the marathon.

Wildcats Earn Three BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence Awards Jul 19, 2017

In an announcement on Wednesday afternoon of the BIG EAST Academic Excellence Awards, three Villanova teams earned recognition for having the highest collective grade-point average in their respective sport. The conference announced the 22 winners of the Excellence Awards, one in each BIG EAST-sponsored sport. The three Wildcats teams to be honored are men’s basketball, men’s indoor track & field and men’s outdoor track & field.

Cleirigh Buttner, Hutchinson Are Honorable Mention All-Americans Jun 13, 2017

Junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) were named honorable mention All-Americans for the outdoor track & field season in an announcement Monday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The pair represented Villanova at the NCAA Championships last week, where they competed in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively.

Hutchinson, Cleirigh Buttner Wrap Up Successful Season at NCAA Meet Jun 8, 2017

On the first night of the women’s national championships meet Thursday night, sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) ran in the semifinal heats of the 1500 meters and the 800 meters, respectively. They concluded an outstanding 2016-17 year of competition as the two Villanova qualifiers for the NCAA Championships, which returned to the famous Hayward Field track in Oregon for the fifth straight year.

NCAA Championships: Hutchinson, Cleirigh Buttner to Run Tonight Jun 8, 2017

Sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) will each be on the track at Hayward Field this evening to run in the national semifinals of their respective events at the outdoor NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Hutchinson is competing in the 1500 meters and Cleirigh Buttner in the 800 meters, with both of their races airing live on ESPN2 and the WatchESPN mobile app.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Named Mid-Atlantic Athlete of the Year Jun 5, 2017

Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was named the women’s Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year in an announcement on Sunday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Cleirigh Buttner was named the region’s top athlete for the outdoor season in advance of the national championships which get underway later this week.

Caroline Hamilton Wins Michael Tranghese Leadership Award May 31, 2017

Senior javelin thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) was announced on Wednesday afternoon as the BIG EAST female winner of the 2017 Michael Tranghese Postgraduate Leadership Award. The award is given to one male and one female student-athlete from a BIG EAST-sponsored sport and is selected by the BIG EAST Conference Academic Affairs Committee. Hamilton is the first Villanova student-athlete to earn this prestigious honor.

Nicole Hutchinson Qualifies for NCAA Championships in 1500 Meters May 27, 2017

Sophomore middle distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) ran a blistering time of 4:13.71 in the national quarterfinal heats of the 1500 meters and secured a spot at the NCAA Championships in her latest remarkable race on Saturday night. Hutchinson was one of 12 qualifiers from the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex who punched their ticket to the national meet in Saturday’s quarterfinal round.

Logan Wetzel Wraps Up Collegiate Season at NCAA East Preliminary May 27, 2017

Redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) closed out his first official year of collegiate competition on Saturday night with a 10th place finish in his national quarterfinal heat of the 1500 meters. Wetzel recorded a time of 3:58.63 on the final night of the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex after advancing out of the first round heats two nights earlier.

Ville Lampinen Places Seventh in Quarterfinal Heat of 800 Meters May 26, 2017

Sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) wrapped up a strong collegiate season with a seventh place finish in his national quarterfinal heat of the 800 meters at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Friday evening. Lampinen was a qualifier for the NCAA East Preliminary meet for the second straight season and was one of six on-time qualifiers for the quarterfinal round of the 800 meters after advancing out of the national first round on Thursday evening.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Heads to NCAA Championships in 800 Meters May 26, 2017

After running the fastest 800 meter race of her collegiate career, junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) is headed to the NCAA Championships as the top qualifier from the national quarterfinal heats run during the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Friday evening. Cleirigh Buttner crossed the finish line in a blistering 2:02.11 to win her heat and lead the 12 qualifiers from the East region who will compete at the national championships next month.

Wetzel and Lampinen Advance at NCAA East Preliminary May 25, 2017

Redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) and sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) each advanced out of their national first round heats at the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Thursday evening. Wetzel was an automatic qualifier for the quarterfinal heats of the 1500 meters and Lampinen advanced on time to the quarterfinals of the 800 meters.

Hutchinson and Piccirillo Advance in 1500 at NCAA East Preliminary May 25, 2017

The first evening of action is in full swing at the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex, with sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) each advancing out of the national first round heats in the 1500 meters. Still to come later on Thursday are the first round heats of the 800 meters and one semifinal heat in the 10000 meters.

Bella Burda Earns Capital One Academic All-District Honors May 25, 2017

Sophomore distance runner Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) was recognized on the Capital One Academic All-District 2 squad which was announced on Thursday afternoon. The recognition includes accolades from cross country as well as the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons, and Burda will now move on to the national ballot for Capital One Academic All-America consideration.

Casey Comber Earns Capital One Academic All-District Honors May 25, 2017

Redshirt freshman distance runner Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) was recognized on the Capital One Academic All-District 2 squad which was announced on Thursday afternoon. The recognition includes accolades from cross country as well as the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons, and Comber will now move on to the national ballot for Capital One Academic All-America consideration.

Women’s Track & Field Sends Four Athletes to NCAA East Preliminary May 18, 2017

The accepted athletes for the NCAA preliminary meets were announced Thursday afternoon and Villanova will have four women’s distance runners headed to the East Preliminary meet in Lexington, Ky. next week. The regional meet runs from May 25-27 at the UK Outdoor Track and Field Complex on the Kentucky campus. Fifth-year senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) will each run the 1500 meters, while junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) are qualifiers in the 800 meters and the 10000 meters, respectively.

Men’s Track & Field: Wetzel, Lampinen Head to NCAA East Preliminary May 18, 2017

The accepted athletes for the NCAA preliminary meets were announced Thursday afternoon and Villanova will be represented by redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) and sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) at the East Preliminary meet in Lexington, Ky. next week. The regional meet runs from May 25-27 at the UK Outdoor Track and Field Complex on the Kentucky campus. Wetzel is a qualifier in the 1500 meters, while Lampinen will compete in the 800 meters for the second straight year.

Women’s Track & Field Earns 20 All-BIG EAST Honors May 17, 2017

The official list of all-conference performers from last weekend’s outdoor BIG EAST Championships was announced on Tuesday afternoon, and the Villanova women’s track & field team had 14 student-athletes combine to earn 20 All-BIG EAST honors during the conference meet. Headlining the list were six athletes who earned all-conference recognition in both an individual event and a relay.

Men’s Track & Field Earns 16 All-BIG EAST Honors May 17, 2017

The official list of all-conference performers from last weekend’s outdoor BIG EAST Championships was announced on Tuesday afternoon, and the Villanova men’s track & field team had 11 student-athletes combine to earn 16 All-BIG EAST honors during the conference meet. Headlining the list were the three athletes who won individual events during the meet, as well as the Wildcats champion 4x800 meter relay squad.

Cartwright, Wetzel and 4x800 Meter Relay Win BIG EAST Titles May 13, 2017

Redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) won the BIG EAST title in the 1500 meters and also anchored Villanova to a championship in the 4x800 meter relay as the BIG EAST Championships wrapped up at a cold and wet Villanova Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Senior sprinter Kyle Cartwright (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) was the champion of the 400 meter hurdles for the second time in his career and the Wildcats finished third in the team standings to make the awards podium for the fourth straight year.

Five Event Titles Spark Wildcats to Second Place BIG EAST Finish May 13, 2017

Backed by victories in five different events and a total of 14 top-three finishes, the women’s track & field team scored 176 points and finished second in the team race at the BIG EAST Championships which wrapped up at Villanova Stadium on a soggy Saturday afternoon. Middle distance runners Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) were the champions of the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively, and also ran the final two legs of the Wildcats first-place 4x400 meter relay.

Caroline Hamilton Repeats as BIG EAST Javelin Champion May 12, 2017

Senior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) defended her BIG EAST javelin title with the second-best throw of her career and Villanova had nine different athletes score points on the first day of the conference championships at Villanova Stadium on Friday afternoon. With six events scored, the Wildcats are in second place with 46 points going into Saturday’s final day of action.

Conboy and Judge Star on First Day of BIG EAST Championships May 12, 2017

Freshman Thomas Conboy (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) won the BIG EAST title in the pole vault and sophomore thrower Jack Judge (Palisades, N.Y.) was the runner-up in the javelin as the BIG EAST Championships got underway at Villanova Stadium on Friday afternoon. With seven events scored, the Wildcats have 36 points and are in third place going into tomorrow’s second and final day of action.

Villanova to Host BIG EAST Track & Field Championships This Weekend May 10, 2017

The outdoor BIG EAST Track & Field Championships presented by Jeep return this week to the site where the meet has been held more times than any other. Villanova will serve as the host of the conference championships for the 25th time overall and the sixth time in the last 10 years this Friday and Saturday. Competition each day will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network free of charge, while tickets can be purchased at the Villanova Stadium ticket office during the competition.

Wildcats Score Two Wins at Jim Kehoe Invitational May 6, 2017

Sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) and redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) won the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively, at the Jim Kehoe Invitational at Maryland’s Kehoe Track & Field Complex on Friday night. Villanova had a total of six athletes competing in the meet.

Ciluffo and Campbell Competed For Wildcats at Kehoe Invitational May 6, 2017

Sophomore middle distance runners Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa) and Ann Campbell (Mission Hills, Kan.) each competed for Villanova at the Jim Kehoe Invitational on Friday night. They ran in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively, at Maryland’s Kehoe Track & Field Complex.

Cleirigh Buttner and Hamilton Earn BIG EAST Weekly Honors May 4, 2017

Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and senior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) were named the women’s track & field athletes of the week by the BIG EAST in an announcement on Wednesday afternoon. Both athletes were part of Villanova’s outstanding and record-setting weekend at the Penn Relays last week.

Competition Wraps Up at Lions Invitational May 2, 2017

Villanova concluded the Lions Invitational with four events on the schedule at the TCNJ Track & Field Complex on Saturday afternoon. Highlighting the Wildcats results was a personal best mark in the long jump for sophomore multi-event athlete Michael Morrow (Danbury, Conn.).

Women’s Track & Field Wraps Up Lions Invitational May 2, 2017

Junior Marley Byrne (Auburn, Maine) and sophomore Alex Patrick (Media, Pa.) established new personal bests in the triple jump as Villanova concluded the Lions Invitational at the TCNJ Track & Field Complex on Saturday afternoon. Byrne also tallied a personal best distance in the long jump.

Wildcats Get Underway at Lions Invitational May 2, 2017

Two throwers were in action for Villanova on Friday afternoon as the team competed on the first of two days of competition at the Lions Invitational. The majority of the events at TCNJ Track & Field Complex take place on Saturday afternoon.

Penn Relays: Villanova Finishes Second in ECAC 4x400 Meter Relay Apr 29, 2017

As three days of non-stop action at the Penn Relays began to wind down, there was one more race for Villanova to run. In the ECAC section of the 4x400 meter relay, a quartet of freshman Danielle Burns (Phoenix, Ariz.), junior Sidney Hayes (Spring Grove, Pa.), senior Veronica Scott (Plymouth, N.H.) and freshman Amari Onque-Shabazz (Plainfield, N.J.) recorded a time of 3:43.28 to finish in second place out of seven teams.

Penn Relays: Men’s 4x800 Meter Relay Finishes Fourth Apr 29, 2017

In the team’s final race of the weekend, Villanova finished fourth in the men’s Championship of America 4x800 meter relay at Franklin Field on Saturday afternoon. Redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.), sophomore Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland), junior Ishmael Muhammad (Mays Landing, N.J.) and sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) registered a time of 7:21.18 in a race packed with some of the nation’s top teams.

Penn Relays: Villanova Women Complete Distance Relay Triple Apr 29, 2017

There had been some uncertainty as to whether or not the Villanova women would run the 4x800 meter relay on Saturday afternoon. When you leave that decision in the hands of world-class athletes who have already won two races in as many days, is there really any doubt about what is going to happen? For the sixth time ever and the second time in the last four years, the Wildcats completed a distance triple at the Penn Relays by winning the Championship of America title in the 4x800 meter relay at Franklin Field on Saturday afternoon. The third championship of the weekend followed victories in the distance medley relay on Thursday evening and the 4x1500 meter relay on Friday afternoon.

Penn Relays Morning Briefing Apr 29, 2017

Friday was a record-setting day for Villanova at Franklin Field, as senior Angel Piccirillo broke the collegiate women’s record for most career Penn Relays wins. Catch up on all of the news from Friday’s action with today’s morning briefing.

Penn Relays: Thomas Conboy Soars to Personal Best in Pole Vault Apr 28, 2017

On a busy day of events at the 123rd running of the Penn Relays, freshman Thomas Conboy (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) tallied one of the standout performances for Villanova with a new personal best height in the pole vault. Two individual races, three relays and two field events made up the Wildcats scheduled at Franklin Field on Friday afternoon. Of note, the team’s entry in the Championship of America distance medley relay registered a fifth place finish in a fast and physical race.

Penn Relays: Caroline Hamilton Records Personal Best in Javelin Apr 28, 2017

Senior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) established a new personal best in the javelin in one of the standout performances for Villanova at the Penn Relays on Friday afternoon. Hamilton and freshman Katie Ciccarone (Freehold, N.J.) each competed in the field events at Franklin Field, while the 4x1500 meter relay squad made history as the Wildcats won another Championship of America title.

Penn Relays: Men’s DMR Team Finishes Tallies Fifth Place Finish Apr 28, 2017

Villanova returned three of its four runners in the same position as last season in the Championship of America distance medley relay on Friday afternoon and found itself in a fast and physical race from the outset at Franklin Field in the 123rd running of the Penn Relays. The quartet of junior Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.), sophomore Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland), sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) and redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) tallied a fifth place finish in 9:34.59 in the Wildcats first big race of the weekend.

Penn Relays: Another One! Women Win 4x1500 Meter Relay Apr 28, 2017

As the wins keep piling up, the records are bound to start falling. Villanova won the Championship of America title in the women's 4x1500 meter relay at the Penn Relays on Friday afternoon, racking up their 11th championship in the past six years at the world's most historic track meet. This is the 39th title all-time for the Wildcats in a women's Championship of America race, and the victory also set a new individual record as senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) became the first collegiate women's runner to win eight career Penn Relays watches.

Penn Relays Morning Briefing Apr 28, 2017

During a whirlwind opening day at the 123rd running of the Penn Relays, Villanova won the Championship of America title in the distance medley relay and also advanced to the ECAC final in the 4x400 meter relay. Here are the highlights from a busy day of competition.

Penn Relays: Wildcats Advance in 4x400 Meter Relay Apr 28, 2017

A successful opening day of the Penn Relays started with Villanova posting strong results in the 400 meter hurdles in the very first race of the morning, and the team’s momentum carried through to the 5000 meters which ended during the heart of distance night at Franklin Field. The day was highlighted by the Wildcats winning the Championship of America title in the distance medley relay. Villanova also advanced out of the preliminary heats in the 4x400 meter relay.

Penn Relays: Villanova Women Claim 15th DMR Title Apr 27, 2017

In a relay that needed equally strong legs from all four runners, Villanova put together a dominant effort to win the Championship of America title in the distance medley relay at Franklin Field on Thursday evening. A lineup that consisted of sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.), freshman McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa.), junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and fifth-year senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) led the Wildcats to their 10th victory since 2012 at the Penn Relays, including the fifth in the distance medley relay in that span.

Wildcats Win Eight Events at Haverford Invitational Apr 26, 2017

A group of 11 athletes were in competition for Villanova on Wednesday afternoon at the Haverford Invitational. The local meet was postponed by a day due to the heavy rain that fell in the area. Led by senior Melissa June (Massapequa, N.Y.) winning both the 100 meters and the 200 meters, the Wildcats tallied a total of eight first-place finishes on the day.

Wildcats Win Eight Events at Haverford Invitational Apr 26, 2017

Villanova had a successful day on the track just a short ride from campus as a group of athletes combined for eight first-place finishes and seven personal best marks during the Haverford Invitational on Wednesday afternoon. The local meet was postponed by a day due to the heavy rain that fell in the area.

Penn Relays Preview: Villanova Men Apr 25, 2017

The spring sports season ramps up rather slowly. The weather is still pretty cold for the first few meets of the outdoor track & field season, and many of the top athletes who had a long indoor season will wait until a few meets in to begin their outdoor campaigns. By the time the weather and the level of competition start to heat up, it might seem that out of nowhere the Penn Relays are looming on the not-so-far horizon.

Penn Relays Preview: Villanova Women Apr 25, 2017

The spring sports season ramps up rather slowly. The weather is still pretty cold for the first few meets of the outdoor track & field season, and many of the top athletes who had a long indoor season will wait until a few meets in to begin their outdoor campaigns. By the time the weather and the level of competition start to heat up, it might seem that out of nowhere the Penn Relays are looming on the not-so-far horizon.

Women’s Track & Field Wraps Up Weekend at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 22, 2017

Senior hurdler Veronica Scott (Plymouth, N.H.) came in fifth in the 400 meter hurdles, while freshman McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa.) and junior Sidney Hayes (Spring Grove, Pa.) each placed in the top 10 in the 400 meters during the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Villanova wrapped up two days of competition at the local meet with several sprint races and the pole vault being contested on a cold and damp afternoon.

Sprinters Have Success on Final Day at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 22, 2017

Despite a cold and raw day with intermittent rain, Villanova nevertheless put up several fast times in the sprint events at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Sophomores Sterling Pierce (Voorhees, N.J.) and Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) led the Wildcats with impressive races at Weaver Stadium as the team wrapped up two days of competition at the nearby meet.

Logan Wetzel Leads Wildcats at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 21, 2017

Redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) recorded a personal best time in the 1500 meters to lead Villanova at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday evening. The two-day meet got underway at Weaver Stadium with the Wildcats competing in four races and one field event.

Women’s Track & Field Starts Strong at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 21, 2017

Freshmen sprinters McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa.) and Amari Onque-Shabazz (Plainfield, N.J.) were the top two Villanova runners in the elite section of the 800 meters as the Wildcats got underway at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday evening. Two days of competition at Weaver Stadium began with Villanova competing in three running events and one field event.

Penn Relays: McElroy, 1984 Women’s DMR Earn Wall of Fame Induction Apr 17, 2017

A new class of inductees to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame was announced on Monday afternoon and Villanova will continue its unrivaled history at the world’s most historic track meet with both an individual athlete and a relay team among the Wall of Fame honorees. Distance runner Brian McElroy will be inducted onto the Wall of Fame for his accomplishments as both a scholastic runner and during his collegiate career. The women’s 1984 distance medley relay team of Mary Ellen McGowan, Veronica McIntosh, Patty Bradley and Lauren Searby will also be inducted.

Ville Lampinen Wins 800 Meters at Hurricane Alumni Invitational Apr 9, 2017

It was a successful day for the Villanova sprinters on Saturday afternoon, as sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) won the 800 meters at the Hurricane Invitational to highlight a number of strong results for the Wildcats. Lampinen paced a field of two dozen runners in the 800 meters at Cobb Stadium. Villanova also tallied an eighth place finish in the 4x400 meter relay and a pair of top-eight finishes in the pole vault.

Ben Malone Places Fifth in 1500 Meters at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 9, 2017

Junior middle distance runner Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) came in fifth out of 36 runners in the 1500 meters to lead Villanova during the second day of the Sam Howell Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The meet at Weaver Stadium on the Princeton campus wrapped up with the Wildcats tallying a total of four top-eight finishes for the day.

Piccirillo and Hutchinson Go 1-2 in 800 Meters in Miami Apr 8, 2017

Senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) each recorded personal best times in the 800 meters and combined for a 1-2 finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Villanova had five of the top six finishers in the 800 meters at Cobb Stadium, part of a big day of competition overall for the team.

Danielle Burns Finishes Fourth in 100 Meter Hurdles at Princeton Apr 8, 2017

Freshman sprinter Danielle Burns (Phoenix, Ariz.) tallied a fourth place finish in the 100 meter hurdles and Villanova competed in several sprint events as the Sam Howell Invitational came to a conclusion at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Four different Wildcats tallied top-eight finishes on the second day of the meet.

Wildcats Begin Busy Weekend at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 8, 2017

Six athletes were in competition for Villanova at the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday night, as the Wildcats kicked off a busy weekend of competition. Three races were on the schedule for the team at Weaver Stadium, with Villanova running in the 800 meters, the 1500 meters and the 5000 meters.

Alexandra Russo Runs 5000 Meters at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 8, 2017

Junior distance runner Alexandra Russo (Bellport, N.Y.) ran the 5000 meters on Friday night at the Sam Howell Invitational as Villanova kicked off a busy weekend of competition. Russo recorded a time of 18:17.58 in her race and placed 37th out of 48 runners on a frigid night at Weaver Stadium.

Women’s Track & Field Closes Strong at Colonial Relays Apr 1, 2017

Villanova finished in the top four of both relay races it entered on the final day of the 52nd annual Berkley Realty Colonial Relays and the Wildcats wound up finishing in eighth place out of 45 teams at the three-day meet. Saturday’s action at Zable Stadium included the relay events and several field events.

O’Mara, Wetzel, Marston and Malone Win 4x1500 at Colonial Relays Apr 1, 2017

A winning lineup that consisted of sophomore Colin O’Mara (Little Rock, Ark.), redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.), redshirt freshman Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.) and junior Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) won the 4x1500 meter relay with a terrific race at the 52nd annual Berkeley Realty Colonial Relays at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Villanova’s winning relay team held off meet host William & Mary by nearly four seconds at the finish line.

Veronica Scott Wins 400 Meter Hurdles at Colonial Relays Apr 1, 2017

Senior sprinter Veronica Scott (Plymouth, N.H.) equaled the top time of her career in the 400 meter hurdles and emerged as the winner of the event at the 52nd annual Berkeley Realty Colonial Relays at Zable Stadium on Friday afternoon. Scott was one of 15 athletes in competition for Villanova on the second day of the meet. The day’s action yielded five top-eight results for the Wildcats.

Cartwright and Pierce Run Well for Wildcats at Colonial Relays Mar 31, 2017

Senior sprinter Kyle Cartwright (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and sophomore Sterling Pierce (Voorhees, N.J.) were among the top performers for Villanova during a full day of action Friday at the 52nd annual Berkeley Realty Colonial Relays. The pair each recorded strong times in their respective events and the Wildcats had athletes entered into seven different events in all on a wet and cool day at Zable Stadium.

Women’s Track & Field Posts Fast Times at Florida Relays Mar 31, 2017

Several of the top performers on the Villanova roster were in competition on Friday as a group of five middle distance runners competed during the second day of the Pepsi Florida Relays at James G. Pressly Stadium. Senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) led the Wildcats in the 1500 meters and the 800 meters, respectively. This is the first time since 2009 that Villanova has sent any of its athletes to the renowned Florida meet.

Power Records Personal Best Time in 3000 Meters at Colonial Relays Mar 31, 2017

Redshirt freshman distance runner Paul Power (Phoenixville, Pa.) lowered his personal best in the 3000 meters on the opening night of the 52nd Annual Berkley Realty Colonial Relays on Thursday evening. He recorded a time of 8:42.92 in the 3000 meters at Zable Stadium and finished 13th in a field of 37 runners. His time eclipsed the previous top mark of 8:51.87 he had run indoors at the BIG EAST Championships just over a month ago.

Smith Runs 3000 Meters on First Night of Colonial Relays Mar 31, 2017

Freshman distance runner Jacquelyn Smith (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) competed for Villanova on the opening night of the 52nd Annual Berkeley Realty Colonial Relays on Thursday evening. Smith ran the 3000 meters and posted a time of 10:14.39 to place 18th in a field of 45 runners. The race marked the first time she ran the 3000 meters in collegiate competition.

Young Villanova Team Got its Start at Penn Challenge on Saturday Mar 25, 2017

Villanova kicked off the outdoor season at the Penn Challenge on Saturday afternoon, where the team had entries in 13 different events and featured nine athletes who were competing for the team for the first time in an outdoor meet. Several personal bests and other strong performances highlighted the day at Franklin Field, including third place finishes in the 400 meter hurdles, the pole vault and the javelin.

Piccirillo Wins Two Events at Penn Challenge Mar 25, 2017

In her first official race for Villanova since the cross country national championships last fall, senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) won both the 800 meters and the 1500 meters at the Penn Challenge on Saturday afternoon. In the first meet of the outdoor season, the Wildcats tallied a total of nine top-three finishes at Franklin Field.

Men’s Track & Field DMR Squad Earns First Team All-America Honors Mar 13, 2017

Following their eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships last week, the Wildcats distance medley relay squad was named first team All-Americans by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Villanova had a lineup of junior Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom), sophomore Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland), sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) and redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) in the national championship race.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Leads Wildcats All-America Selections Mar 13, 2017

Junior middle distance runner Siofa Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was named a first team All-American by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Cleirigh Buttner highlighted a total of six All-America honors for Villanova, which had two individual athletes and one relay team in action at the NCAA Championships last week.

Cleirigh Buttner Places Eighth in Mile at National Championships Mar 11, 2017

Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) finished eighth in the final of the Mile at the NCAA Championships on Saturday evening, continuing Villanova’s historical success at the national meet in both the Mile specifically and in extending the team’s streak of scoring points in the team standings. This is the fourth straight year that the Wildcats have had a runner finish in the top eight of the mile at the national championships, and it is also the ninth consecutive year in which Villanova has scored team points at the NCAA meet.

Wildcats Finish Eighth in Men’s DMR at NCAA Championships Mar 11, 2017

Redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) ran a strong anchor leg to help Villanova clinch a top-eight finish in the national championship race of the distance medley relay on Friday night. A lineup of junior Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom), sophomores Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) and Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland), and Wetzel registered a time of 9:39.38 and came in eighth out of 12 teams at Gilliam Indoor Stadium on the first night of the NCAA Championships.

Cleirigh Buttner Advances in Mile, DMR Places 12th at NCAA Meet Mar 10, 2017

Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) advanced on time to the final of the Mile on the first night of the NCAA Championships on Friday evening. Cleirigh Buttner posted a time of 4:35.79 in the first of two preliminary heats at Gilliam Indoor Stadium on the Texas A&M campus to punch her ticket for Saturday night's final. Also on Friday night, the Villanova distance medley relay squad tallied a 12th place finish with a time of 11:13.59.

Slade and Wetzel Lead Wildcats with Multiple All-BIG EAST Honors Mar 2, 2017

Junior middle distance runner Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom) and redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) each earned multiple All-BIG EAST honors as the league announced its full slate of all-conference honorees on Thursday evening. Slade and Wetzel were among 10 athletes from Villanova who combined for 15 top-three finishes at the BIG EAST Championships last weekend. Slade garnered All-BIG EAST recognition individually in the Mile, as well as for running a leg on the Wildcats conference champion 4x800 meter relay and distance medley relay. Wetzel also ran a leg of both winning relays.

Women’s Track & Field Earns 23 All-BIG EAST Selections at Conference Meet Mar 2, 2017

After a terrific second place finish at the BIG EAST Championships last week, the Villanova women’s track & field team earned a total of 23 all-conference honors on Thursday evening. The league office announced its full slate of All-BIG EAST awards, and the Wildcats had 14 athletes recognized after posting top-three finishes in their respective events during the conference meet. Middle distance runners Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa), and freshman sprinter McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa.) each earned a total of three all-conference honors.

Men’s Track & Field Distance Medley Relay Earns NCAA Bid Mar 1, 2017

The list of accepted athletes and relay entries for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships was released late Tuesday night, and the men’s track & field team has earned a bid to the national meet in the distance medley relay. Villanova posted a qualifying time of 9:30.16 at the UCS Invitational on February 18 and is ranked seventh among the 12 relay teams accepted to the NCAA Championships. The national meet will be held on March 10-11 at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas.

Cleirigh Buttner, Hutchinson and DMR Squad Earn NCAA Bids Mar 1, 2017

Middle distance runners Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) are each among the 16 qualifiers in the Mile for the NCAA Championships next week, and the Villanova distance medley relay squad also earned a bid to the national meet in an announcement made late Tuesday night. The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place on March 10-11 at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas.

Men's Track & Field Wins 4x800 Relay, Places Fourth at BIG EAST Championships Feb 25, 2017

After winning the distance medley relay a day earlier, Villanova added another BIG EAST relay title on Saturday afternoon when redshirt freshman Lucas Arrivo (Ann Arbor, Mich.), redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.), junior Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom) and junior Ishmael Muhammad (Mays Landing, N.J.) combined to win the 4x800 meter relay in an exciting win over Georgetown and the rest of the field.

Women’s Track & Field Off to Strong Start at BIG EAST Championships Feb 24, 2017

Sophomore multi-event athlete Sofia Calabrese (Edwards, Colo.) parlayed a personal best effort in the high jump to a third place finish in the pentathlon on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships on Friday afternoon. Calabrese cleared a height of 1.69 meters in the high jump to create some momentum in the second pentathlon event. She finished with 3,195 points at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, while sophomore Niki Cleary (Flemington, N.J.) was eighth with a score of 2,915 points.

Women’s Track & Field Ready to Continue Surge at BIG EAST Championships Feb 22, 2017

An up-and-coming Villanova team is ready to measure the progress it has made this season at the BIG EAST Championships, which will be held at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. on Friday and Saturday afternoons. The competition runs from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. All of the action can be seen live on BIG EAST Digital Network via the Fox Sports GO app both days. A link to the broadcast, as well as to live results and other pertinent championship information, can be found at the top of this release.

Men’s Track & Field Heads to BIG EAST Championships Feb 22, 2017

Seven men’s teams and eight women’s teams will converge on the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex this Friday and Saturday afternoon for the BIG EAST Championships. The two-day conference meet in Staten Island, N.Y. runs from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. All of the action can be seen live on BIG EAST Digital Network via the Fox Sports GO app both days. A link to the broadcast, as well as to live results and other pertinent championship information, can be found at the top of this release.

Nicole Hutchinson Lowers Personal Best in Mile at UCS Invitational Feb 18, 2017

Sophomore middle distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) lowered her personal best time in the Mile in a terrific race at the UCS Invitational on Saturday evening. Hutchinson registered a time of 4:36.16 in her race, and the mark will be further lowered once it is converted to account for being run on a flat 200-meter track. Hutchinson was the lone women’s athlete competing for the Villanova in Saturday’s meet at the JDL Fast Track.

Men’s Track DMR Team Posts Strong Time at UCS Invitational Feb 18, 2017

On a weekend that offered one of the final chances to post times that will hopefully qualify for the NCAA Championships next month, Villanova traveled to North Carolina to compete in the distance medley relay on Saturday afternoon. It was a successful endeavor for the Wildcats, who posted a time of 9:37.90 while running in the UCS Invitational at the JDL Fast Track. The race was run on a flat 200-meter track, and the conversion factor should lower that mark to one which will rank at least in the top 10 of the current national performance list.

Angel Piccirillo Runs 3000 Meters at NYRR Millrose Games Feb 11, 2017

During the famous NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday afternoon, Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) competed in the Women’s 3000 Meters and tallied a time of 9:10.65 while placing seventh in an elite field of runners. Piccirillo, who has used up her collegiate indoor eligibility and will not compete for Villanova until the start of the outdoor season, represented the United States in Saturday’s race at the New York Armory.

Slade and Comber Post Strong Times in Mile at FastTrack Meet Feb 11, 2017

Junior middle distance runner Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom) and redshirt freshman Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) each had strong results in the Mile as Villanova competed in the FastTrack National Invitational at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Complex on Friday afternoon. Five different runners competed in the Mile for the Wildcats, who tallied several strong efforts across the board during the meet.

Cleirigh Buttner Clocked in 4:33.16, Leads National List in Mile Feb 11, 2017

In the first Mile race of her career, junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) turned in a remarkable performance and posted a time of 4:33.16 during the FastTrack National Invitational at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Complex on Friday afternoon. Her incredible race was part of an extremely successful day for Villanova, which received strong efforts across the board in a highly competitive meet. Two of the most noteworthy results of the day came in the Mile, as Cleirigh Buttner was joined by sophomore Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) who recorded a time of 4:38.27 and lowered her previous personal best by nearly 10 seconds.

Hutchinson Wins 3000 Meters at Villanova Invitational Feb 5, 2017

Sophomore distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) joined both the national leaders for the current indoor season as well as the all-time Villanova leaders in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:09.59 at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Saturday night. Hutchinson highlighted the Villanova Invitational with a big win in the 3000 meters, and the Wildcats registered a number of strong finishes during their final home meet of the season.

Lampinen Wins 800 Meters at Villanova Invitational Feb 4, 2017

Sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) and junior Ishmael Muhammad (Mays Landing, N.J.) combined for a 1-2 finish in the 800 meters at the Villanova Invitational on Saturday evening. In their final home meet of the indoor season, the Wildcats tallied a total of six top-three finishes at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, including wins in the 800 meters and the 4x400 meter relay. Muhammad and Lampinen ran the first half of the relay, while sophomore Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) and freshman Konrad Bayer (Naperville, Ill.) took the baton for the final two legs.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Named BIG EAST Athlete of the Week Jan 31, 2017

Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was named the BIG EAST Women’s Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. The announcement came after a pair of performances over the weekend in which Cleirigh Buttner set an indoor school record in the 800 meters and anchored a distance medley relay to a time that ranks among the national leaders this season.

Cleirigh Buttner Breaks Own Indoor School Record in 800 Meters Jan 28, 2017

The second day of the Columbia East-West Challenge was a record-setting one for Villanova, as junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) broke her own indoor school record in the 800 meters at the New York Armory on Saturday evening. Cleirigh Buttner starred in the 800 meters and sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) finished as the runner-up in the Mile to lead a group of Wildcats that ran in that race.

Wildcats Tally Personal Bests, Strong Finishes at Home Meet Jan 28, 2017

Terrific results in the middle distance events highlighted what was a strong day overall for Villanova at its second home meet of the season. The team recorded seven top-three finishes at the Villanova Open on Friday afternoon and had several athletes record new personal best times in their respective events at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

Wildcats Record 11 Top-Eight Finishes at Villanova Open Jan 28, 2017

Freshman sprinter Trudy-Ann Williamson (Kingston, Jamaica) cruised to a victory in the 60 meter dash and Villanova scored in eight different events its second home meet of the season on Friday afternoon. More than a dozen teams from the region competed in the Villanova Open at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, with the Wildcats tallying 11 top-eight finishes. Villanova had athletes competing in six running events and five field events.

Wildcats Among Nation's Best with Strong DMR Time at the Armory Jan 28, 2017

The quartet of sophomore Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio), freshman Amari Onque-Shabazz (Union, N.J.), sophomore Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa) and junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) put Villanova into the national conversation in the distance medley relay with a strong time of 11:07.90 at the Columbia East-West Challenge on Friday afternoon. The mark ranks third in the nation this season after a busy day of elite meets around the country.

Villanova Open to Stream Live on Flotrack Friday Afternoon Jan 26, 2017

The second home meet of the indoor track & field season takes place on Friday afternoon when more than a dozen schools converge on the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for the Villanova Open. The meet gets underway at 12 p.m. and is expected to wrap up by approximately 6 p.m.

Villanova Open to Stream Live on Flotrack Friday Afternoon Jan 26, 2017

The second home meet of the indoor track & field season takes place on Friday afternoon when more than a dozen schools converge on the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for the Villanova Open. The meet gets underway at 12 p.m. and is expected to wrap up by approximately 6 p.m.

Wildcats Sweep Top Three Spots in 3000 Meters at Gotham Cup Jan 20, 2017

The trio of senior Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) and redshirt freshmen Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.) and Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) swept the top three spots in the 3000 meters to highlight several strong performances by Villanova at the Gotham Cup on Friday afternoon. The meet was the first of five straight for the Wildcats at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

Wildcats Win Three Middle Distance Events at Gotham Cup Jan 20, 2017

Villanova controlled the middle distance events in dominant fashion in its first of five consecutive meets at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Friday afternoon. Junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland), sophomore Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa) and redshirt freshman Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) all won their events in their season debuts during competition at the Gotham Cup, and the Wildcats came out of the meet with several new personal best marks.

Williamson Sets School Record in 60 Meters at Nittany Lion Challenge Jan 14, 2017

One of the young members of the Villanova roster made a name for herself in the first meet of the new year and the Wildcats had a terrific day of competition at the Nittany Lion Challenge on Saturday afternoon. Freshman sprinter Trudy-Ann Williamson (Kingston, Jamaica) provided the highlight of the day by first tying, and then breaking, the school record in the 60 meter dash. She won the final heat in a record time of 7.41 seconds.

Lampinen and Purcell Open Up Strong at Nittany Lion Challenge Jan 14, 2017

Sophomore sprinters Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) and Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) were among several Villanova athletes who opened up the new calendar year on a strong note at the Nittany Lion Challenge on Saturday afternoon. The pair each competed in the 600 meters and finished in the top four in a field of 20 runners. Overall, the Wildcats had 14 athletes competing in 10 individual events and a relay during the meet at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track.

Villanova Track & Field Great Frank Murphy Passes Away Jan 6, 2017

One of the legendary names in Villanova track & field history passed away on Thursday afternoon in his native Ireland. Frank Murphy, 69, died following a long illness. He was a noteworthy member of the “Irish Pipeline” of Wildcats track & field athletes, and was a three-time NCAA champion and a two-time Olympian during his career.

Wildcats Legend Marty Stern Inducted to Coaches Hall of Fame Dec 14, 2016

It was a very memorable birthday for legendary Villanova track & field coach Marty Stern, who was one of six coaches inducted into the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Coaches Hall of Fame on Wednesday night. The ceremony took place during the organization's annual convention at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Resort & Spa. An audience of more than 600 peers, family and friends honored the six Hall of Fame inductees, and Stern was inducted on the night that he also celebrated his 80th birthday.

Kolby Koeck Named BIG EAST Men’s Field Athlete of the Week Dec 14, 2016

Villanova senior Kolby Koeck (Altoona, Pa.) was named the BIG EAST Men’s Field Athlete of the Week in an announcement made by the conference on Wednesday morning. Koeck made his season debut in the pole vault at the Fast Times Before Finals Meet at Lehigh last weekend.

Wildcats Wrap Up Competition at Fast Times Before Finals Meet Dec 10, 2016

A group of four Villanova athletes wrapped up competition at the Fast Times Before Finals Meet on Saturday afternoon. Senior Peter Winslow (Stratham, N.H.) and sophomore Michael Morrow (Danbury, Conn.) finished strong in the heptathlon at Rauch Field House on the Lehigh campus, while senior Kolby Koeck (Altoona, Pa.) and freshman Thomas Conboy (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) competed in the pole vault.

Morrow and Winslow Begin Heptathlon Competition on Friday Evening Dec 10, 2016

Sophomore Michael Morrow (Danbury, Conn.) and senior Peter Winslow (Stratham, N.H.) completed the first four events of the heptathlon at the Fast Times Before Finals Meet at Lehigh on Friday evening. The two-day meet at Rauch Field House got underway with the multi-events, while the majority of the meet will take place starting on Saturday morning. With three events left in the heptathlon, Morrow and Winslow rank seventh and ninth, respectively, out of the 14 athletes taking part in the competition.

Calabrese and Cleary Complete Pentathlon at Lehigh Dec 10, 2016

Sophomore multi-event athletes Sofia Calabrese (Edwards, Colo.) and Niki Cleary (Flemington, N.J.) finished second and fifth, respectively, in the pentathlon at the Fast Times Before Finals Meet at Lehigh on Friday evening. They were among five athletes who competed for Villanova in the nearby meet at Rauch Field House. There were also three athletes competing for the Wildcats in the pole vault.

Men’s Track & Field Starts Strong at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 3, 2016

Sophomore thrower Henry Sise (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) finished first in the shot put and Villanova registered a total of nine top-three finishes at the Jack Pyrah Invitational. The season-opening meet at Alumni Gym was the first of three home events for the Wildcats this season.

Women’s Track & Field Wins Nine Events at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 3, 2016

Villanova won a total of nine events and started the season off on a strong note at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The individual victories for the Wildcats came in three sprint events, three distance races and two field events. Villanova also won the 4x400 meter relay at Alumni Gym in the first of three home meets this season.

Track & Field Teams to Host Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday Dec 1, 2016

The indoor track & field season will officially kick off this weekend as Villanova hosts the annual Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The meet takes place in Alumni Gym at Haverford College and will begin with field events at 11 a.m., followed by the start of running events at 12 p.m.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner is Athletics Ireland U23 Athlete of the Year Nov 30, 2016

Junior track & field and cross country runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was recognized on Wednesday as the Athletics Ireland U23 Athlete of the Year. An awards ceremony was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood in Dublin where the country’s top athletics performers during the past year were recognized. Cleirigh Buttner had earlier been selected as one of three finalists for the U23 Athlete of the Year honor.

Marcus O'Sullivan Inducted to Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame Nov 30, 2016

Villanova men's track & field head coach Marcus O'Sullivan was inducted to the Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame on Wednesday morning at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards. He earned the top honor at the annual awards ceremony while surrounded by some of the most legendary figures that have been a part of the Wildcats storied track & field history. Also honored as part of the Hall of Fame festivities was fellow Villanovan and O'Sullivan's one-time coach, Donal Walsh. The inductions and other annual awards were presented by Athletics Ireland at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood.

Rio Update: Tiernan and McEntee on the Track, USA Basketball Rolls On Aug 17, 2016

It will be a busy day for Villanova athletes at the Summer Olympics in Rio on Wednesday, as Australian runners Patrick Tiernan and Sam McEntee were on the track for the first round of the 5000 meters in the morning and Team USA featuring Kyle Lowry will take on Argentina in a men’s basketball quarterfinal contest later in the day.

Wildcats Legend Marty Stern to be Inducted to Coaches Hall of Fame Aug 11, 2016

Legendary Villanova track & field coach Marty Stern, who guided the Wildcats women’s cross country team to five straight national titles among his long list of accomplishments, was named on Wednesday afternoon as one of six coaches who will be inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Coaches Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016.

Bella Burda Places 16th in 5000 Meters at World U20 Championships Jul 23, 2016

Rising sophomore Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) competed in the 5000 meters at the IAAF World U20 Championships on Saturday morning and registered a 16th place finish at Stadion Zawisza in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Burda recorded a time of 16:43.87 in the race to cap off what has been a terrific summer season.

Nicole Hutchinson Lowers PR in 1500 at World U20 Championships Jul 22, 2016

Rising sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) continued her terrific summer season with another personal best in the 1500 meters on Friday morning at the World U20 Championships. In the preliminary heats of the event, Hutchinson crossed the finish line in 4:22.88 at Stadion Zawisza and finished seventh in her heat.

Monique Morgan Named to Jamaica Olympic Team Jul 15, 2016

Another former Villanova great has earned a nomination to the 2016 Summer Olympics, as sprinter Monique Morgan was named to the Jamaica's Olympic Team in a press release earlier this week. Morgan, who competes in the 100 meter hurdles, was one of 63 athletes nominated to the country's squad for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month. Morgan, a 2007 graduate who has also been a Wildcats volunteer assistant coach, is headed to the Olympics for the first time.

Sam McEntee and Patrick Tiernan Named to Australia Olympic Team Jul 13, 2016

A pair of Villanova teammates and countrymen were each officially named to the Australian Olympic Team on Wednesday afternoon and will represent their country at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month. Current senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and 2015 graduate Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) were among the country’s 61 selections to the Olympic team in Athletics. They will each run the 5000 meters in Rio.

Trials, Triumph and More For Track & Field Athletes on #RoadtoRio Jul 11, 2016

The summer season is always a busy one for the Wildcats track & field athletes, but never more so than in an Olympic year. Starting in late March when 2015 graduate Sam McEntee won the 5000 meters at the Australian Athletics Championships, current and former members of the Villanova track & field program have been making headlines around the world at Olympic Trials and other elite international competitions.

Cleirigh Buttner and Yahiro Earn Academic All-Area Honors Jun 17, 2016

Sophomore middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and senior field athlete Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.) were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team in an announcement made on Friday morning. The team is voted on by the sports information directors of the Philadelphia area colleges and universities, and takes into account a student-athlete’s accomplishments in competition as well as academically.

Rob Denault and Patrick Tiernan Named to Academic All-Area Track & Field Team Jun 17, 2016

Senior distance runners Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team for track & field in an announcement made on Friday morning. Both student-athletes also earned the honor for cross country back in the fall. The Academic All-Area teams in each sport are voted on by the sports information directors at the Philadelphia area colleges and universities, and take into account both academic and athletic achievements.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Earns Second Team All-America Honors in 800 Meters Jun 13, 2016

The list of All-Americans for the outdoor track & field season was announced on Monday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and Villanova sophomore Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was a second team selection in the 800 meters. Cleirigh Buttner competed at the outdoor NCAA Championships for the first time in her career to put a cap on an impressive year of competition.

Patrick Tiernan Earns First Team All-America Honors in 5000 Meters Jun 13, 2016

The list of All-Americans for the outdoor track & field season was announced on Monday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and Villanova had three athletes garner All-America honors. Senior distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) earned first team All-America recognition in the 5000 meters, while senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) were second team and honorable mention selections, respectively, in the 1500 meters.

Patrick Tiernan Finishes Third in 5000 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 10, 2016

Senior distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) had the lead for much of the race and still had something left in the tank to close strong and finish third in the 5000 meters at the NCAA Championships on Friday night. This is the best career NCAA finish on the track either indoors or outdoors for Tiernan, who scored in the 5000 meters outdoors with a top-eight finish for the second time in three years. Senior middle distance runner Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) ran in the final of the 1500 meters at Hayward Field and registered a ninth place finish.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Concludes Strong Season at NCAA Championships Jun 9, 2016

Sophomore middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) made her first career appearance at the outdoor NCAA Championships and came in 10th overall in the semifinal heats of the 800 meters at Hayward Field on Thursday evening. Cleirigh Buttner came in fourth in her heat with a time of 2:04.72 to wrap up an impressive sophomore campaign. She was the first Villanova runner since 2008 to compete at the outdoor national championships in the 800 meters.

Jordy Williamsz Advances to Final of 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 8, 2016

Middle distance runners Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) were on the track for Villanova in the semifinal heats of the 1500 meters as the NCAA Championships got underway at Hayward Field on Wednesday afternoon. Both runners finished sixth in their respective heats and Williamsz advanced on time to Friday evening’s final, where he will compete for the national title in the 1500 meters for the third consecutive season. Malone, who came on strong this season to earn his first individual qualifying spot at the NCAA meet, had an incredible final lap but came up just short of moving on to the final by the most miniscule of margins.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner to Compete at NCAA Championships This Week Jun 6, 2016

Sophomore middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) will represent Villanova at this week’s NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a qualifier in the 800 meters. This is the first time that Cleirigh Buttner will compete at the national meet outdoors. The championships are being held from Wednesday through Saturday and the meet returns to Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. for the fourth straight year.

Tiernan, Malone and Williamsz Head to NCAA Championships This Week Jun 6, 2016

A trio of Villanova distance runners are headed to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week, as senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia), senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) will compete at the national meet in Eugene, Ore. beginning on Wednesday afternoon. Tiernan is a qualifier for the NCAA Championships in the 5000 meters for the third straight year, while Williamsz and Malone will each compete in the 1500 meters. Williamsz is also returning to the national championships for a third straight season, while Malone qualified as an individual for the NCAA meet for the first time.

Tiernan, Malone and Williamsz All Punch Tickets to NCAA Championships May 28, 2016

Villanova had three runners in competition at the NCAA East Preliminary on Saturday night and all three punched tickets to the national championships in Oregon next month by advancing out of their respective heats at Hodges Stadium. Sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) and senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) were each automatic qualifiers for the NCAA meet in the 1500 meters and senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was an automatic qualifier in the 5000 meters.

Grant and Burda Wrap Up Competition for Wildcats at NCAA East Preliminary May 28, 2016

On the final night of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary, senior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) and freshman distance runner Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) represented Villanova in the 100 meter hurdles and the 5000 meters, respectively. Grant finished 18th in the national quarterfinal heats of the hurdles at Hodges Stadium on Saturday evening and Burda placed 22nd in the semifinal heats of the 5000 meters.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Qualifies For National Championships in 800 Meters May 27, 2016

Sophomore middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) is the first Villanova athlete to qualify for the outdoor NCAA Championships next month. Cleirigh Buttner is an automatic qualifier in the 800 meters after finishing second in her national quarterfinal heat at Hodges Stadium on Friday night. Also in action for the Wildcats on the second night of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary was senior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica), who advanced to the quarterfinal heats on the 100 meter hurdles.

Malone and Williamsz Advance in 1500 Meters at NCAA East Preliminary May 26, 2016

Sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) and senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) each advanced in the 1500 meters during competition in the national first round heats of the event at the NCAA East Preliminary on Thursday evening. Both runners were automatic qualifiers for the quarterfinal round by finishing in the top five of their respective heats at Hodges Stadium. Freshman Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) was also in action for the Wildcats in the first round of the 800 meters later on Thursday.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Advances to Quarterfinals in 800 Meters May 26, 2016

Sophomore middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) won her national first round heat of the 800 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary and automatically qualified for the quarterfinals during competition at Hodges Stadium on Thursday night. Villanova had two runners in competition on the first night of the regional meet, with freshman Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) also in action in the first round of the 1500 meters.

Women's Track & Field Qualifies Four for NCAA East Preliminary May 19, 2016

The accepted entries for the NCAA East Preliminary were revealed on Thursday afternoon and Villanova has four women's track & field athletes headed to Jacksonville, Fla. to compete in the early rounds of the national championships next week. This is the third straight year that the East Preliminary meet will head to Hodges Stadium on the University of North Florida campus. The meet takes place next Thursday through Saturday, May 26-28.

Men's Track & Field Qualifies Four for NCAA East Preliminary May 19, 2016

The accepted entries for the NCAA East Preliminary were revealed on Thursday afternoon and Villanova has four men's track & field athletes headed to Jacksonville, Fla. to compete in the early rounds of the national championships next week. This is the third straight year that the East Preliminary meet will head to Hodges Stadium on the University of North Florida campus. The meet takes place next Thursday through Saturday, May 26-28.

Women’s Track & Field Finishes Second at BIG EAST Championships May 14, 2016

Four different athletes won individual events and Villanova had an impressive second place finish in the team standings as the BIG EAST Championships wrapped up at the SPIRE Institute on Saturday afternoon. In a close team race for the top three spots, the Wildcats had 179 points and beat out St. John’s by three points to hang on to second place. There were only 20 points separating Marquette, Villanova and the Red Storm in the team race.

Pierce Named Most Outstanding Track Performer at BIG EAST Championships May 14, 2016

Freshman sprinter Sterling Pierce (Voorhees, N.J.) swept the conference titles in the 100 meters and the 200 meters, and was named the Men’s Most Outstanding Track Performer as the BIG EAST Championships came to a close at the SPIRE Institute on Saturday afternoon. Villanova won six of the 15 events that were scored on the second day of the meet to finish second in the team standings with 179 points. Pierce is the Wildcats first athlete since 2007 to be named the Most Outstanding Track Performer at the outdoor conference meet.

Wildcats Sweep Top Three in Javelin, Lead BIG EAST Team Race After Day One May 14, 2016

Junior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) led a 1-2-3 sweep in the javelin and Villanova came out of day one at the outdoor BIG EAST Track & Field Championships leading the team race with 62 points. The first six events out of 22 total were scored on Friday at the SPIRE Institute and the Wildcats had a total of five athletes make the awards podium by finishing in the top three of their respective events.

Men's Track & Field in Second Place After Day One of BIG EAST Championships May 13, 2016

The first day of action at the outdoor BIG EAST Track & Field Championships is in the books and Villanova has already had five athletes make the awards podium by finishing in the top three of their respective events. As a team, the Wildcats scored 60 points in the seven events that were scored on Friday and are in second place heading into the second and final day of action. There are 15 events remaining to be scored.

Senior Class of 2016 Feted at Annual Reception on Eve of Graduation May 13, 2016

Commencement exercises will take place at Villanova on Friday afternoon but first, on Thursday evening at the Connelly Center, the student-athletes in the Class of 2016 were honored for their contributions to the university in the classroom, in the community and in athletic competition over the past four years. A group of more than 150 senior student-athletes and their families celebrated a level of achievement that seems staggering when viewed as an aggregate for the class as a whole.

Men’s Track & Field Headed to BIG EAST Championships at Spire Institute May 12, 2016

This weekend’s BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin on Friday morning and Villanova will be looking to win its third straight team title at the conference meet, which is being held at the Spire Institute for the first time outdoors. The site, located in Geneva, Ohio, previously hosted the indoor BIG EAST meet in 2013.

Women’s Track & Field Headed to BIG EAST Championships at Spire Institute May 12, 2016

This weekend’s BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin on Friday morning and Villanova will be looking to win its third straight team title at the conference meet, which is being held at the Spire Institute for the first time outdoors. The site, located in Geneva, Ohio, previously hosted the indoor BIG EAST meet in 2013.

Wildcats Wrap Up Weekend at Lions Invitational May 6, 2016

A group of 11 athletes competed in nine different events at the Lions Invitational on Saturday afternoon. There was no team scoring in the meet at the TCNJ Track & Field Complex. Among the athletes in action for Villanova were three multi-event athletes who were continuing preparations for the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Championships next month. Freshmen Sofia Calabrese (Edwards, Colo.) and Niki Cleary (Flemington, N.J.) each registered personal best times in the 100 meter hurdles.

Wildcats Wrap Up Weekend at Lions Invitational May 6, 2016

A group of nine athletes competed for Villanova at the Lions Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The entries for the Wildcats included two running events and five field events at the TCNJ Track & Field Complex, with sophomore James Deutmeyer (Rye, N.Y.) placing second in the pole vault to notch the team’s top finish of the day.

Villanova Alum Sam McEntee Qualifies For 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio May 2, 2016

Countrymen and former Villanova track & field teammates Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) and Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) ran in the same section of the 5000 meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational on Sunday night at Stanford, where McEntee registered a qualifying time for the upcoming Summer Olympics and Tiernan came within less than a second of the Olympics standard. McEntee is a 2015 graduate from Villanova, while Tiernan is a senior on the current roster whose personal best time on Sunday night puts him second on this season’s NCAA performance list.

Wildcats Place Fifth in Championship of America 4xMile Relay Apr 30, 2016

Both the past and present success of the Villanova track & field program was on display Saturday afternoon as the 122nd running of the Penn Relays came to a close. The current team came in fifth in the Championship of America 4xMile relay in a race that was run in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wildcats champion 2-mile relay team from 1966. That team was inducted to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame on the back turn of the Franklin Field track just prior to the 4xMile relay.

Third Place Finish in Sprint Medley Relay Highlights Friday Action for Villanova Men Apr 29, 2016

In the team's first Championship of America race in the sprint medley relay in nearly 30 years, Villanova came in third with a time of 3:24.31 at the Penn Relays on Friday night. The sprint medley race closed a successful day for the Wildcats, who also registered a fifth place finish in the Championship of America section in the distance medley relay.

Shanice Grant Advances to Championship Heat of 100 Meter Hurdles at Penn Relays Apr 29, 2016

Senior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) and junior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) had two of the stronger individual performances for Villanova during competition at the Penn Relays on Friday afternoon. Grant advanced to the championship in the 100 meter hurdles and Hamilton finished fourth in her section of the javelin. Earlier in the day at Franklin Field, the Wildcats made headlines by winning the Championship of America race in the 4x1500 meter relay.

Youth Movement Thrives as Wildcats Win 4x1500 Meter Relay Title Apr 29, 2016

A lot has been made this season of Villanova running with one of its youngest teams in recent memory. In the Championship of America race in the 4x1500 meter relay on Friday afternoon, a lineup of three true freshmen and one sophomore proved that their competitive grit trumped a lack of experience as the Wildcats won their 36th Penn Relays wheel all-time with a terrific team effort.

Harry Warnick Races in Championship Section of 5000 Meters at Penn Relays Apr 29, 2016

Junior distance runner Harry Warnick (Fairfield, Conn.) closed out the first day of competition at the Penn Relays by running in the Championship section of the 5000 meters at Franklin Field on Thursday night. Warnick recorded a time of 14:33.56 and came in 10th in his section in a race that was not run until after 10 p.m.

Wildcats Place Third in Women's Distance Medley Relay at Penn Relays Apr 28, 2016

Freshman Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) made her debut at the Penn Relays as the anchor of a Villanova lineup that placed third in the Championship of America distance medley relay at Franklin Field on Thursday evening. Sophomores Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland), Sidney Hayes (Spring Grove, Pa.) and Rebecca Del Rossi (Canton, N.Y.) preceded Bockoven and the Wildcats finished with a time of 11:21.77.

Men’s Preview: Wildcats Ready for 122nd Running of Penn Relays Apr 27, 2016

There is no one way to define the incredible legacy of the Villanova track & field programs, but as good a place as any to start is the Wildcats unrivaled history at the Penn Relays. It is Penn Relays week at long last, and the 122nd running of the world’s most historic track meet will add another chapter to Villanova’s long-standing tradition at Franklin Field. One of the many things to look forward to this year is the induction of the Wildcats 1966 distance medley relay team to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame on the 50th anniversary of their historic win.

Women's Preview: Wildcats Ready for 122nd Running of Penn Relays Apr 27, 2016

There is no one way to define the incredible legacy of the Villanova track & field programs, but as good a place as any to start is the Wildcats unrivaled history at the Penn Relays. It is Penn Relays week at long last, and the 122nd running of the world's most historic track meet will add another chapter to Villanova's long-standing tradition at Franklin Field.

1966 DMR Team Earns Penn Relays Wall of Fame Induction Apr 27, 2016

During the 122nd running of the Penn Relays this week, Villanova will add another relay team to the Wall of Fame when the 1966 distance medley relay team is inducted on the 50th anniversary of its historic win. A team that consisted of Alan McCafferty, Bill Heidelberger, Ian Hamilton and Dave Patrick won the DMR with a then-record time of 9:46.4 on the old cinder track at Franklin Field. They will become the Wildcats 10th relay to be inducted to the Wall of Fame.

Anne Yahiro Named BIG EAST Women’s Field Athlete of the Week Apr 26, 2016

Villanova senior Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.) earned BIG EAST weekly honors on Tuesday afternoon when she was named the Women’s Field Athlete of the Week in an announcement by the conference office. Yahiro is coming off one of her best performances of the season, as she tallied the leading BIG EAST mark in the triple jump over the weekend.

Shanice Grant Competes in Sprints at Virginia Challenge Apr 24, 2016

Senior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) was in action for Villanova at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday afternoon. She competed in the 100 meter hurdles and the 200 meters at Lannigan Field, where she registered times of 13.60 and 24.54.

Wildcats Wrap Up Busy Weekend on Second Day of Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 24, 2016

A busy weekend of competition wrapped up for Villanova with a total of 14 athletes competing in 11 events at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon. One of the highlights from competition at Weaver Stadium on the final day of the two-day meet was a personal best time in the 400 meter hurdles by junior sprinter Arielle Massillon (Charlotte, N.C.), who recorded a time of 1:03.48.

Middle Distance Runners Have Success at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 23, 2016

Several middle distance runners produced strong results in the Elite sections of the 800 meters and the 1500 meters as Villanova started a busy weekend of competition at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday night. The top performers for the Wildcats in Friday’s action at Weaver Stadium were freshman Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) in the 800 meters and sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) in the 1500 meters. In all, the Wildcats had athletes entered in six different events on the first day of the meet.

Cleirigh Buttner, Burda and Bockoven Excel at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 23, 2016

Sophomore middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) had a big race in the 800 meters and was one of three Villanova standouts from the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday night. Freshmen Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) and Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) also had big results in the 1500 meters and the 5000 meters, respectively. There were a total of 11 athletes competing in five different events for the Wildcats at Weaver Stadium as a busy weekend of competition got underway.

Elcock and Judge Register Personal Best Marks at Princeton Outdoor Invite Apr 17, 2016

Freshmen field athletes Aaron Elcock (West Chester, Pa.) and Jack Judge (Palisades, N.Y.) recorded personal best marks in the triple jump and the javelin, respectively, during competition at the Princeton Outdoor Invite at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Villanova had athletes competing in eight different events on Saturday, including three running events and five field events.

Grant, Yahiro and Hamilton Tally First Place Finishes at Princeton Outdoor Invite Apr 17, 2016

Seniors Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) and Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.), and junior Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) all won their respective events during competition in the Princeton Outdoor Invite at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Villanova came in fourth in the team standings at the meet and scored in a total of 11 different events overall.

Sofia Calabrese Finishes Sixth in Heptathlon at Princeton Outdoor Invite Apr 17, 2016

The final three events of the heptathlon were contested during the Princeton Outdoor Invite on Friday afternoon. Freshman Sofia Calabrese (Edwards, Colo.) had the top result out of three Villanova athletes who competed over two days at Weaver Stadium, as she tallied a sixth place overall finish out of 13 competitors. Calabrese scored 3,778 points overall, while freshman Niki Cleary (Flemington, N.J.) came in ninth (3,334 points) and sophomore Marley Byrne (Auburn, Maine) was 10th (3,259).

Trio of Wildcats Compete in First Day of Heptathlon at Princeton Apr 17, 2016

Action is underway in the multi events at this week's Princeton Outdoor Invite, with three Villanova athletes competing in the heptathlon at Weaver Stadium on Thursday afternoon. Freshmen Sofia Calabrese (Edwards, Colo.) and Niki Cleary (Flemington, N.J.), along with sophomore Marley Byrne (Auburn, Maine), finished the first four events of the heptathlon. The final three events will be contested on Friday.

Villanova Sprinters Look Strong in Relays at Hurricane Alumni Invitational Apr 10, 2016

Villanova competed in seven different events during the Hurricane Alumni Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Of note among the team’s results at Cobb Stadium were strong performances in two relays by the Wildcats, who finished as the runners-up in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:13.31. Sophomore middle distance runner Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom) provided the team’s top individual result by winning the 1500 meters.

Villanova Trio Competes in Shot Put at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 10, 2016

The field events on the final day of the Sam Howell Invitational moved indoors due to inclement weather on Saturday afternoon. Villanova had a trio of throwers compete in the shot put at Jadwin Gym to conclude the meet, with junior Dan Sullivan (North Hampton, N.H.) leading the way with a fifth place finish and a personal best throw of 15.29 meters. Freshmen Henry Sise (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) and Daniel Timko (Shillington, Pa.) came in seventh and ninth, with marks of 14.48 meters and 12.69 meters, respectively.

Young Villanova Runners Have Success at Hurricane Alumni Invitational Apr 10, 2016

Several of the younger members of the Villanova roster turned in strong performances on Saturday afternoon at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, where the Wildcats had athletes competing in eight different events at Cobb Stadium. Freshman middle distance runner Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) established a new personal best time in the 800 meters of the second straight week and led a group of three Villanova runners who placed in the top six of the event.

Kristen Erickson Places Fourth in Shot Put at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 9, 2016

Junior thrower Kristen Erickson (Princeton, Mass.) tallied a fourth place finish in the shot put at the Sam Howell Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The conclusion of the two day meet at Princeton moved indoors for the field events due to inclement weather outdoors. Erickson recorded a throw of 11.99 meters in the shot put inside Jadwin Gym.

Wildcats Compete in Six Events on First Day of Sam Howell Invitational Apr 9, 2016

Sophomore thrower Paul Sheridan (Midland Park, N.J.) and freshman Jack Judge (Palisades, N.Y.) tallied a 1-2 finish in the javelin as Villanova began the weekend by competing in the Sam Howell Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Friday afternoon. The day’s action for the Wildcats included competition in two running and four field events.

Wildcats Wrap Up Colonial Relays with Win in Sprint Medley Relay Apr 3, 2016

A first place finish in the sprint medley relay highlighted a day of limited action for Villanova as the Colonial Relays wrapped up at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In addition to the relay, the Wildcats had two athletes competing individually in the field events. Villanova tied for a 12th place finish out of 44 teams who scored points during the three-day meet.

Wildcats Pick Up Pair of Second Place Finishes at Colonial Relays Apr 3, 2016

Villanova wrapped up competition at the Colonial Relays on Saturday afternoon and came away with a sixth place team finish at the three-day meet. Highlighting the action at Zable Stadium as the meet concluded were a pair of second place finishes for the Wildcats, who scored a total of 56 points during the meet.

Ben Malone Wins 1500 Meters at Colonial Relays Apr 2, 2016

Sophomore middle distance runner Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) won the seeded section of the 1500 meters and was one of three Villanova athletes who registered personal best times at the Colonial Relays on Friday afternoon. Two days of competition at Zable Stadium started on a strong note for the Wildcats, who scored 21 team points on the day.

Ekiah Lewis Soars Into Third Place in School History in Long Jump at Colonial Relays Apr 2, 2016

Junior Ekiah Lewis (San Bernardino, Calif.) registered a personal best mark in the long jump for the second straight week and moved up to third place on the all-time Villanova performance list in the event with a terrific effort at the Colonial Relays on Friday afternoon. She recorded a distance of 5.72 meters on her best jump and highlighted a number of strong performances for the Wildcats on the first full day of action at Zable Stadium.

Campbell and Erickson Get Villanova Started at Colonial Relays Apr 1, 2016

Freshman distance runner Ann Campbell (Mission Hills, Kan.) and junior thrower Kristen Erickson (Princeton, Mass.) each competed for Villanova as the Colonial Relays got started at Zable Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The meet will get into full swing starting on Friday.

Wildcats Capture Four Individual Events at Penn Challenge Mar 26, 2016

In its first meet of the 2016 outdoor track & field season, Villanova recorded a number of strong performances at the Penn Challenge on Saturday afternoon. The team’s success at Franklin Field on a cool and blustery day included four individual event winners and more than a dozen new personal best times and marks. Senior jumper Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.) was a double winner for the Wildcats in the long jump and the triple jump, while junior Veronica Scott (Plymouth, N.H.) captured the 400 meters and freshman Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) won the 800 meters.

Men’s Track & Field Opens Season at Penn Challenge Mar 26, 2016

Villanova got the outdoor track & field season started on Saturday afternoon by competing in the Penn Challenge at Franklin Field. There were athletes competing for the Wildcats in five running events and seven field events for the day, with a pair of personal bests and two runner-up finishes highlighting the day’s results.

Men’s Track & Field Distance Medley Relay Squad Earns First Team All-America Honors Mar 14, 2016

Senior middle distance runner Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) capped his incredible collegiate career as part of the Villanova lineup in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships this past weekend. Denault, freshman Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland), sophomore Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom) and senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) earned first team All-America honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon after their sixth place finish in the DMR at the NCAA meet.

Angel Piccirillo Earns First Team All-America Honors in the Mile Mar 14, 2016

Middle distance runners Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) combined for a total of three All-America honors on Monday afternoon in an announcement by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). A senior, Piccirillo earned first team All-America accolades in the Mile and second team honors in the 3000 meters, while the sophomore Cleirigh Buttner is a second team All-American in the 800 meters. They each represented Villanova at the NCAA Championships this past weekend.

Angel Piccirillo Is Runner-Up in Mile at NCAA Championships Mar 12, 2016

Senior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) completed a difficult double at the NCAA Championships on Saturday night, placing second in the Mile and 13th in the 3000 meters at the Birmingham Crossplex. She scored in the Mile at the national meet for the second straight year and tallied the highest individual finish of her career at a national championship. Just two hours after the race, she was back on the track for the third time in just over 24 hours to run in the 3000 meters.

Watch Live As Angel Piccirillo Runs in NCAA Championships Tonight Mar 12, 2016

Senior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) will compete in the national championship races of both the Mile and the 3000 meters on Saturday night, and the races can be seen live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN mobile app. The final of the Mile at this weekend’s NCAA Championships takes place at 5:10 p.m. Eastern/4:10 p.m. Central, while the championship race in the 3000 meters is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. Eastern/6:25 p.m. Central. Following the conclusion of action at the championships, a complete recap will be posted on Villanova.com late Saturday night.

Angel Piccirillo Cruises Into Final of Mile at NCAA Championships Mar 11, 2016

Senior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) continued her sensational indoor season by easily qualifying for the final of the Mile during competition at the NCAA Championships on Friday night. Piccirillo is the second-fastest qualifier for the final after she posted a time of 4:36.25 in her preliminary heat at the Birmingham Crossplex. She is set to compete in both the Mile and the 3000 meters on Saturday night.

Villanova Places Sixth in Distance Medley Relay at NCAA Championships Mar 11, 2016

In the national championship race of the distance medley relay on Friday night, Villanova tallied a sixth place finish with a time of 9:34.30 at the NCAA Championships held at the Birmingham Crossplex. This is the second straight year and the third time in the last four seasons that the Wildcats have scored in the DMR at the national meet. Villanova had a lineup that consisted of seniors Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) on the leadoff and anchor legs, respectively, in addition to freshman Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) on the 400 meters and sophomore Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom) on the 800 meters.

Marcus O’Sullivan Named Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year Mar 7, 2016

Villanova head coach Marcus O’Sullivan was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 indoor season by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in an announcement made on Friday afternoon. This is the ninth time in his career and the second time indoors that O’Sullivan has been chosen as the region’s top head coach.

Angel Piccirillo Named Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year Mar 7, 2016

Senior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) was chosen as the Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the second straight year in an announcement made on Friday afternoon. The 2015-16 indoor season has been a record-breaking one for Piccirillo, who is a qualifier for the NCAA Championships which take place later this week.

Angel Piccirillo and Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Earn NCAA Championships Bids Mar 2, 2016

Senior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and sophomore Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) were each selected for the field of participants for the NCAA Championships in an announcement made on Monday evening. Piccirillo is a qualifier in both the Mile and the 3000 meters, while Cleirigh Buttner earned a spot in the 800 meters. They will compete at the 2016 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala. on March 11-12.

Patrick Tiernan and Villanova DMR Squad Earn NCAA Championships Selection Mar 2, 2016

Senior distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and the Villanova distance medley relay team were selected to the field for the NCAA Championships in an announcement made on Monday evening. This is the ninth consecutive year that the Wildcats will send a DMR team to the national indoor meet, while Tiernan is an individual qualifier for the championships in the 3000 meters. The 2016 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Birmingham, Ala. on March 11-12.

Men’s Track & Field Earns a Total of 28 All-BIG EAST Honors Mar 1, 2016

A strong team performance across the board helped Villanova capture its third straight indoor title at the 2016 BIG EAST Track & Field Championships over the weekend. The strength of the team in all disciplines was on display again Tuesday afternoon, as the Wildcats had 17 student-athletes combine to earn a total of 28 All-BIG EAST honors in an announcement by the conference. Senior middle distance runner Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and freshman sprinter Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) each garnered three all-conference accolades.

Women’s Track & Field Earns a Total of 15 All-BIG EAST Honors Mar 1, 2016

The list of All-BIG EAST performers from the indoor 2016 BIG EAST Track & Field Championships was released on Tuesday afternoon and Villanova had 11 student-athletes combine for a total of 15 all-conference honors. During the two-day conference meet, the Wildcats won three different events and went on to finish in third place overall in the team standings. The strength of the current Villanova roster and the team’s bright future was on display at the BIG EAST Championships, as eight of the team’s 11 All-BIG EAST honorees are in their first or second year of indoor eligibility.

Angel Piccirillo Breaks Collegiate Record in 1000 Meters at BIG EAST Championships Feb 27, 2016

Senior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) made NCAA history when she broke the all-time collegiate record in the 1000 meters at the 2016 BIG EAST Track & Field Championships Presented by the Jeep Brand on Saturday morning. Piccirillo recorded a time of 2:40.82 to set the American collegiate record and also shatter the previous school and meet records. She was named the Most Outstanding Track Performer and Villanova finished third in the team standings at the two-day conference meet.

Men’s Track & Field Wins Third Straight Indoor BIG EAST Title Feb 27, 2016

Villanova won a total of seven events over two days and went on to capture its third straight indoor team title at the BIG EAST Track & Field Championships Presented by the Jeep Brand on Saturday afternoon. The winning score of 208 points for the Wildcats is also a meet record for the third consecutive year. Senior distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was named the meet’s Outstanding Track Performer after winning the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters, while head coach Marcus O’Sullivan and his staff were voted the Coaching Staff of the Year after two days of competition at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

Women’s Track & Field in Third Place after First Day at BIG EAST Championships Feb 27, 2016

An exciting distance medley relay race and strong performances in the field events helped Villanova score 39.5 points and sit in third place in the team standings after one day of action at the BIG EAST Championships. Although the majority of the events will not be scored until the conference meet concludes on Saturday, the Wildcats were opportunistic in accumulating team points in the six events that were scored on Friday at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

Patrick Tiernan Wins Third Consecutive Indoor BIG EAST Title in 5000 Meters Feb 27, 2016

Senior distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) won his third consecutive indoor BIG EAST title in the 5000 meters during the first of two days of competition at the conference championships. Villanova received several strong performances at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Friday afternoon and is in second place heading into action on Saturday morning.

Women’s Track & Field Team Ready For BIG EAST Championships This Weekend Feb 25, 2016

Two days of competition at the 2016 BIG EAST Track & Field Championships Presented by the Jeep Brand are set to begin on Friday morning as eight women’s teams and seven men’s teams converge on Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. All of the action at the conference championships will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network, with Pat O’Keefe and Cayleigh Griffin providing the coverage. Running events will be shown live, while throwing and multi events will be taped and worked into the coverage. Live hits with the winners of each event will also be part of the online broadcast package.

Men’s Track & Field Team Ready For BIG EAST Championships This Weekend Feb 25, 2016

Two days of competition at the 2016 BIG EAST Track & Field Championships Presented by the Jeep Brand are set to begin on Friday morning as seven men’s teams and eight women’s teams converge on Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. All of the action at the conference championships will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network, with Pat O’Keefe and Cayleigh Griffin providing the coverage. Running events will be shown live, while throwing and multi events will be taped and worked into the coverage. Live hits with the winners of each event will also be part of the online broadcast package.

Rob Denault Runs Fifth Career Sub-Four Mile at Millrose Games Feb 20, 2016

In the first of two races for Villanova at the Millrose Games on Saturday, senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) recorded a time of 3:58.48 in the Armory Invitational Mile. The time marks his fifth career sub-four minute Mile for the Wildcats and the eighth time overall during the collegiate season that he has run either a sub-four mile or the metric equivalent.

Angel Piccirillo Earns BIG EAST Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete Award Feb 19, 2016

Senior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) was named Villanova’s female winner of a BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award, presented by Sunkist, in an announcement made by the conference office on Friday morning. The award comes with a $2,000 scholarship which can be applied to graduate or professional studies. This is the second straight year that a women’s cross country and track & field student-athlete has been the Wildcats female award winner of a scholar-athlete award.

Patrick Tiernan Earns BIG EAST Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete Award Feb 19, 2016

Senior distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was named Villanova's male winner of a BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award, presented by Sunkist, in an announcement made by the conference office on Friday morning. The award comes with a $2,000 scholarship which can be applied to graduate or professional studies. This is the second straight year that a men's cross country and track & field student-athlete has been the Wildcats male award winner of a scholar-athlete award.

Jordy Williamsz and Rob Denault to Compete at Millrose Games on Saturday Feb 18, 2016

Senior middle distance runners Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) are each headed to New York for the 109th NYRR Millrose Games this Saturday at the Armory. Williamsz is the lone collegiate runner who was selected to compete in the world-famous Wanamaker Mile, while Denault will be running in the Armory Invitational Mile.

Patrick Tiernan Named BIG EAST Men’s Track Athlete of the Week Feb 17, 2016

Senior distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was named the BIG EAST Men’s Track Athlete of the Week in an announcement by the conference on Tuesday afternoon. Tiernan ran the nation’s leading time in the 3000 meters at the FastTrack National Invite last week and earns a weekly conference honor for the sixth time in his career.

Shanice Grant Places Third in Hurdles at FastTrack National Invite Feb 12, 2016

Senior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) advanced to the final of the 60 meter hurdles and notched a third place overall finish on a strong night overall for Villanova at the FastTrack National Invite. Friday evening’s meet was held at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex and featured both invitational and collegiate sections of most events. A number of strong individual performances highlighted the Wildcats results from the meet.

Tiernan Runs Fastest Time in the Nation in 3000 Meters at FastTrack National Invite Feb 12, 2016

Senior distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) posted the fastest time in the nation this season in the 3000 meters and headlined three performances by Villanova that stand out on the national scene during competition at the FastTrack National Invite on Friday night. Tiernan was within striking distance of the school record in the 3000 meters, junior Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) flirted with a sub-four minute Mile and the Wildcats recorded one of the nation’s top times in the distance medley relay in Friday’s meet at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

Angel Piccirillo Named Villanova Student-Athlete of the Month for January Feb 10, 2016

Senior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) has been named the Office of Academic Support Student-Athlete of the Month for January as a result of her accomplishments both in athletic competition and academically. Piccirillo ranks in the top four on the national performance list for the current indoor track & field season in three different events.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Breaks Indoor School Record in 800 Meters Feb 7, 2016

Sophomore middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) shattered an indoor school record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:03.74 at the Villanova Invitational on Saturday night. She and senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) posted times in the 800 meters and the Mile, respectively, which each rank in the top three in the entire nation so far this season. As a team, the Wildcats tallied a fifth place finish at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in their final home meet of the season.

Slade and Feagans Win Events at Villanova Invitational Feb 7, 2016

Sophomore Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom) and freshman Pearson Feagans (Dallas, Texas) each won their events at the Villanova Invitational on Saturday night. The meet at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex was highlighted by those two victories and several personal best efforts recorded by the Wildcats, who finished in sixth place as a team. Slade was the winner in the 800 meters and Feagans came in first in the long jump.

Track & Field Teams to Host Villanova Invitational on Saturday Evening Feb 5, 2016

The final home meet of the 2015-16 indoor season will take place on Saturday evening when the Wildcats host the Villanova Invitational at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island. A field of more than a dozen teams will make up the meet, which gets underway at 4:30 p.m. and will end shortly after 9 p.m. Earlier this year, the Wildcats hosted the Villanova Open at the brand new venue.

Women’s Track & Field Team Adds Three Recruits For Next Season Feb 3, 2016

On the first day of the early signing period, November 11, 2015, women’s track & field and cross country head coach Gina Procaccio announced that Villanova has added three recruits who each signed their National Letters of Intent. All three scholastic athletes will enroll at Villanova beginning with the 2016 fall semester. The three signees are McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa. / Avon Grove HS), Amari Onque-Shabazz (Scotch Plains, N.J. / Union Catholic HS) and Jacquelyn Smith (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. / Palos Verdes HS).

Gabby Pethokoukis Wins Most Courageous Award at Annual Sportswriters’ Dinner Feb 2, 2016

Volleyball senior Gabby Pethokoukis (Western Springs, Ill.) was presented with the most prestigious award of the night at the 112th Annual Philadelphia Sportswriters’ Association Dinner on Monday evening. Pethokoukis was chosen as the 2016 winner of the Most Courageous Athlete Award, an honor which was the final presentation of the evening and which annually is the award that sets the PSWA Dinner apart from other sports awards receptions.

Sise and Timko Notch Season-Best Marks in Shot Put at Covert Classic Jan 30, 2016

A group of four Villanova athletes competed in the shot put during the Covert Classic at Rauch Field House on Saturday afternoon. Junior Dan Sullivan (North Hampton, N.H.) led the Wildcats quartet with a fourth place finish out of 25 athletes and registered a mark of 14.11 meters. Freshmen Henry Sise (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) and Daniel Timko (Shillington, Pa.) each recorded season-best distances for the day. Sise came in fifth overall with a mark of 13.95 meters and Timko placed 11th with a throw of 12.83 meters. Senior multi-event athlete Robert Cacace (Yonkers, N.Y.) finished 12th with a mark of 12.17 meters.

Erickson Registers Personal Best Mark in Shot Put at Covert Classic Jan 30, 2016

Junior thrower Kristen Erickson (Princeton, Mass.) and freshman sprinter Niki Cleary (Flemington, N.J.) each established new personal bests during competition at the Covert Classic on Saturday afternoon. Villanova had three athletes in competition at the local meet, held at Rauch Field House on the Lehigh campus.

Piccirillo and Cleirigh Buttner Post Fast Times at Penn State National Jan 30, 2016

Senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and sophomore Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) each won their respective events during competition at the Penn State National on Saturday afternoon. Piccirillo won the invitational section of the 3000 meters and Cleirigh Buttner was first in the invitational section of the 500 meters, with both runners posting times that rank among the fastest in the nation this season. On the second of two days of competition at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track, the Wildcats had athletes competing in four invitational races as well as four other individual running events, one relay and two field events.

Williamsz and Denault Are Top Two Finishers in 3000 Meters at Penn State National Jan 30, 2016

Senior distance runners Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) became the 10th and 11th runners in school history to post sub-eight minute times in the 3000 meters during the collegiate indoor season when they finished first and second, respectively, in competition at the Penn State National on Saturday afternoon. The two-day meet wrapped up with the Wildcats having a total of 14 athletes in competition at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track, including eight runners who took part in the highly competitive invitational sections of their respective events.

Fisher and Russo Post Personal Best Times in 5000 Meters at Penn State National Jan 29, 2016

Villanova competed in four events during the first day of competition at the Penn State National on Friday evening. Highlighting the team’s results at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track were personal best times in the 5000 meters recorded by sophomore Katie Fisher (Uxbridge, Ont.) and junior Alexandra Russo (Bellport, N.Y.). Also in action for the Wildcats were athletes in the 60 meters, the distance medley relay and the pentathlon.

Hurlbut Finishes Second in 5000 Meters at Penn State National Jan 29, 2016

Two days of competition began on Friday at the Penn State National and Villanova competed in six events as it got underway at the meet. Senior distance runner Robert Hurlbut (Rochester, N.Y.) was the runner-up in the invitational section of the 5000 meters to highlight the day’s results at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Other events for the Wildcats on Friday included the 60 meters, the distance medley relay, the pole vault, the long jump and the first four events of the heptathlon.

Women’s Track & Field Posts Successful Results at Gotham Cup Jan 22, 2016

Villanova beat the impending blizzard with a number of successful performances at the Gotham Cup on Friday afternoon. A total of 15 athletes from the Wildcats competed in nine different events during the meet at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. Highlighting the day for Villanova were personal bests in the 400 meters by senior Alyssa Lombardo (Bethlehem, Pa.) and the shot put by freshman Alex Zimmerman (Lititz, Pa.).

Deutmeyer Finishes First in Pole Vault at Gotham Cup Jan 22, 2016

A group of nine athletes competed in six events during competition at the Gotham Cup on Friday afternoon as Villanova beat the impending blizzard with a successful day at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. Sophomore James Deutmeyer (Rye, N.Y.) finished first in the pole vault, while freshmen Charlie O’Brien (Orinda, Calif.) and Utsav Deshpande (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) each tallied season-best times in the 400 meters.

Warnick and Purcell Score Wins at Great Dane Classic Jan 16, 2016

Junior distance runner Harry Warnick (Fairfield, Conn.) finished first in the Mile and freshman Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) won the 800 meters in the first individual race of his collegiate career at the Great Dane Classic on Saturday night. Villanova scored team points in five different events and came in sixth overall during the meet, which was hosted by Albany at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

Piccirillo Runs Second-Fastest 1000 Meters in School History at Great Dane Classic Jan 16, 2016

Senior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) was on the cusp of history with a sensational performance in the 1000 meters and Villanova rode several strong performances to a second place overall finish at the Great Dane Classic on Saturday night. Piccirillo headlined the Wildcats results at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex by running the second-fastest 1000 meters in school history and approaching the longtime school record held by Villanova head coach Gina Procaccio.

Malone and Feagans Tally Victories at Villanova Open Jan 8, 2016

Junior middle distance runner Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) and freshman jumper Pearson Feagans (Dallas, Texas) each registered victories during competition at the Villanova Open on Friday afternoon. The meet marked the Wildcats debut at the brand new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island and also was the first of six times that Villanova will compete at the venue this season.

Russo and Bockoven Pick Up Wins at Villanova Open Jan 8, 2016

Junior Alexandra Russo (Bellport, N.Y.) and freshman Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) tallied wins in the Mile and the 1000 meters, respectively, during competition at the Villanova Open on Friday afternoon. The meet marked the first visit for the Wildcats to the brand new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island and was also the first of six times that Villanova will compete at the venue this season.

Track & Field Teams to Host Villanova Open on Friday Afternoon Jan 6, 2016

A new year, a new venue and the opportunity to host a meet of their own has the men's and women's track & field teams eagerly anticipating the Villanova Open, which will take place at the brand new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island on Friday afternoon. The meet, which has attracted a number of top teams and athletes from the area, gets underway at 12 p.m.

Women’s Track & Field Wins Seven Events at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 5, 2015

Villanova began the 2015-16 indoor track & field season on a high note by hosting the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The meet was held at Alumni Gym on the Haverford College campus and the Wildcats won eight different events on a successful day overall. The first place finishes came in two sprints, three middle distance races and three field events.

Men’s Track & Field Wins Four Events at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 5, 2015

Villanova began the 2015-16 indoor track & field season on a high note by hosting the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The meet was held at Alumni Gym on the Haverford College campus and the Wildcats won four different events on a successful day overall. The first place finishes came in the 60 meters, the Mile, the pole vault and the shot put.

Women's Track & Field Team Opens Indoor Season at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 3, 2015

The first of three home meets during the 2015-16 indoor track & field season takes place on Saturday afternoon when Villanova hosts the Jack Pyrah Invitational, a local event which has attracted a large number of area teams over the years. This is the 13th straight year that the Wildcats are hosting the meet, which is named for the longtime Villanova coach. Saturday’s meet will begin with throwing events at 11 a.m. in the Pavilion on the Villanova campus. All running and field events will take place in Alumni Field House on the Haverford College campus, with field events there starting at 11 a.m., followed by running events at 12 p.m.

Men's Track & Field Team Opens Indoor Season at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 3, 2015

The first of three home meets during the 2015-16 indoor track & field season takes place on Saturday afternoon when Villanova hosts the Jack Pyrah Invitational, a local event which has attracted a large number of area teams over the years. This is the 13th straight year that the Wildcats are hosting the meet, which is named for the longtime Villanova coach. Saturday’s meet will begin with throwing events at 11 a.m. in the Pavilion on the Villanova campus. All running and field events will take place in Alumni Field House on the Haverford College campus, with field events there starting at 11 a.m., followed by running events at 12 p.m.

Track & Field and Cross Country Programs Dedicate New Office Space Nov 15, 2015

On a day that celebrated the rich tradition of the Villanova track & field and cross country programs, head coaches Marcus O'Sullivan and Gina Procaccio along with a number of Villanova dignitaries hosted a reception to dedicate the program's brand new office space in Jake Nevin Field House. The completely redesigned office suite was made possible by a generous donation from Villanova alum and longtime track & field supporter Robert F. Moran `72.

Track & Field Program To Dedicate New Office Suite During Homecoming Weekend Nov 6, 2015

During next weekend’s Homecoming festivities the Villanova track & field program will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony and official dedication of its new office space in Jake Nevin Field House. The brand new office space for one of the country’s oldest and most successful collegiate programs was made possible through the generosity of Robert F. Moran ’72.

Villanova Mourns Passing of Track & Field Legend George Guida Sep 14, 2015

Villanova track & field legend George Guida, 93, passed away last week surrounded by loved ones and friends. Guida was an All-American sprinter for Villanova and competed in the 1948 Olympics in London. He and Wildcats teammate Browning Ross are credited with helping begin the Villanova track & field program's "Irish Pipeline" after they became friends with Irish runner Jimmy Reardon while in Europe for the Olympics.

World University Games Features Five Villanovans Jul 2, 2015

Five Villanova student-athletes are set to represent their respective countries in the 2015 World University games in Gwangju, South Korea beginning July 3rd and culminating on July 14th. Also known as “Universiade”, the World University Games is the largest international sporting event outside of the Olympics.

Stephanie Schappert Named Academic All-Area Overall Women’s Performer of the Year Jun 24, 2015

Women’s cross country and track & field standout Stephanie Schappert was chosen as the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Overall Women’s Performer of the Year, as voted on by the sports information directors at the 31 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area. The announcement of the male and female Overall Performers of the Year was made on Wednesday afternoon. Schappert was previously named the Academic All-Area Women’s Track & Field Performer of the Year in recent weeks. She is the second Villanova student-athlete to be an Overall Performer of the Year.

Stephanie Schappert Named First Team All-American Jun 15, 2015

Following their appearances at the NCAA Championships last week, middle distance runners Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) were each named All-Americans by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Schappert earned first team All-America honors after a sixth place finish in the final of the 1500 meters at the national meet, while Piccirillo merited second team All-America accolades.

Jordy Williamsz Garners First Team All-America Honors Jun 15, 2015

Junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) was named a first team All-American in the 1500 meters for the second straight year and was one of three Villanova athletes to earn All-America honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) garnered second team All-America accolades in the 1500 meters and the 5000 meters, respectively.

Stephanie Schappert Wraps Up NCAA Championships With Sixth Place Finish in 1500 Meters Jun 13, 2015

Following the final race of her collegiate career, senior middle distance runner Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) reflected on an incredible four years which felt like it was building towards this point. In the final of the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon, Schappert posted a time of 4:16.01 and tallied a sixth place finish at Hayward Field to score team points and make the awards podium for the first time outdoors.

Jordy Williamsz Places Fifth in 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 13, 2015

Junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) came in fifth in the final of the 1500 meters for the second straight year as the NCAA Championships wrapped up at Hayward Field on Friday evening. Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) finished 12th in the 1500 meters and junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) recorded a 10th place finish in the 5000 meters.

Stephanie Schappert and Alexandra Wasik Earn Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Honors Jun 12, 2015

Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) was voted the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Performer of the Year for women's track & field and classmate Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) joined her on the Academic All-Area Team in an announcement made on Friday afternoon. Votes from the sports information directors of the 29 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area determine the Academic All-Area Team and Performer of the Year.

Rob Denault and Sam McEntee Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team Jun 12, 2015

Seniors Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team for men's track & field in an announcement made on Friday afternoon. The honor combines both athletic and academic achievement and is voted on by the sports information directors of the 29 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area. This is the fourth time that McEntee has been named to the Academic All-Area Team for either track & field or cross country, while Denault earns his first selection to the squad.

Stephanie Schappert Advances to Final of 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 11, 2015

In the national semifinal heats of the 1500 meters, a steady race from start to finish was a successful formula for senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and she was an automatic qualifier for the final at the NCAA Championships thanks to a third place finish in her heat. Schappert and junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) competed in the second of two semifinal heats at Hayward Field on Thursday afternoon, where they recorded times of 4:17.31 and 4:19.13, respectively. Piccirillo finished sixth in the heat.

Jordy Williamsz and Rob Denault Advance to 1500 Meters Final at NCAA Championships Jun 10, 2015

Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) was an automatic qualifier and junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) advanced on time to the final of the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships during the semifinal heats at Hayward Field on Wednesday afternoon. They each move on to the national championship race in the 1500 meters on Friday night.

Williamsz, Denault and Tiernan Set For NCAA Championships This Week Jun 9, 2015

Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and juniors Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and Patrick Tiernan (Aurora, Ont.) will compete at the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. this week. The meet gets underway on Wednesday evening and will continue on Friday night. The women's portion of the meet takes place on Thursday and Saturday.

Stephanie Schappert and Angel Piccirillo Set For NCAA Championships This Week Jun 9, 2015

Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) will compete at the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. this week. Both middle distance runners are qualifiers in the 1500 meters and they will race on Thursday and Saturday evenings in the national meet. The men's portion of the meet takes place on Wednesday and Friday.

Stephanie Schappert and Gina Procaccio Named Region's Top Athlete, Coach Jun 8, 2015

Senior middle distance runner Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and Villanova head coach Gina Procaccio were each among the regional award winners announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday afternoon. Schappert was chosen as the Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year and Procaccio was selected as the region's Head Coach of the Year.

Marcus O'Sullivan Named Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year Jun 8, 2015

Villanova head coach Marcus O'Sullivan was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year for the outdoor track & field season on Monday afternoon. The announcement of regional awards for student-athletes and coaches was made by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in advance of the NCAA Championships later this week.

Trio of Wildcats Qualify for NCAA Championships on Saturday Night May 30, 2015

On the final night of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary, a trio of Villanova runners advanced through to the NCAA Championships next month. Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) each qualified for the national meet in the 1500 meters, while junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) advanced in the 5000 meters during competition at Hodges Stadium on Saturday night.

Stephanie Schappert and Angel Piccirillo Advance to NCAA Championships May 30, 2015

On the final evening of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary, senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) each advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 1500 meters. Both runners competed in the first quarterfinal heat and were among the 12 competitors who advanced through to the national meet in Oregon next month. Senior Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) also competed in the high jump at Hodges Stadium on Saturday night and wound up finishing 30th overall.

Cleirigh Buttner Posts Season Best Time in 800 Meters at NCAA East Preliminary May 29, 2015

Freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) ran a collegiate best time in the 800 meters on the second night of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary, where Villanova had three athletes in competition on Friday evening. Also competing at Hodges Stadium for the Wildcats were senior Varonica Johnson (Charlotte, N.C.) in the 200 meters and junior Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) in the 100 meter hurdles.

Ben Malone Finishes Seventh in Quarterfinal Heat of 800 Meters at East Preliminary May 29, 2015

Redshirt freshman Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) competed in the quarterfinal heats of the 800 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary and recorded a time of 1:49.28 at Hodges Stadium on Friday night. He was the lone Villanova athlete competing on the second day of competition at the meet. Four athletes remain for the Wildcats and they will run on Saturday night when the meet concludes.

Three Qualifiers for Quarterfinals Highlight First Day at NCAA East Preliminary May 28, 2015

Freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) won her heat of the 800 meters to advance to the quarterfinals, while senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) each moved on to the quarterfinals of the 1500 meters during competition at the NCAA East Preliminary at Hodges Stadium on Thursday evening. They highlighted a busy night for Villanova during the first of three days of competition at the regional meet.

Denault, Lampron and Williamsz Advance to Quarterfinal in Men's 1500 Meters May 28, 2015

Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and sophomore Josh Lampron (Mansfield, Mass.) won their respective heats in the first round of the 1500 meters and Villanova advanced a total of three athletes to the quarterfinal round during competition at the NCAA East Preliminary on Thursday evening. Junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) was second to Lampron in the first heat of the 1500 meters and is the third Wildcats qualifier.

Schappert and Wasik Earn Academic All-District Accolades May 26, 2015

Senior women's track & field athletes Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) have each been named to the Capital One Academic All-District team in District 2, as announced late last week. Both student-athletes will now move on to the national ballot and be considered for Academic All-America status. They are each set to begin competition at the NCAA East Preliminary later this week.

Eight Men's Track & Field Runners Qualify for NCAA East Preliminary Next Week May 21, 2015

The declarations and accepted entries for the preliminary rounds of the NCAA Championships were revealed on Thursday afternoon. Villanova qualified eight athletes for the NCAA East Preliminary in Jacksonville and will be represented in four different events. Five of the eight Wildcats who qualified for the preliminary meet will compete in the 1500 meters, with one athlete each in the 800 meters, the 5000 meters and the long jump.

Eight Women's Track & Field Athletes Qualify for NCAA East Preliminary Next Week May 21, 2015

The declarations and accepted entries for the preliminary rounds of the NCAA Championships were revealed on Thursday afternoon. Villanova qualified eight athletes for the NCAA East Preliminary in Jacksonville and will be represented in six different events, including the 200 meters, 800 meters, 1500 meters, 100 meter hurdles, high jump and pole vault.

Villanova Has 12 Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition For Academic Success May 20, 2015

A list of public recognition awards for Division I teams who rank among the best within their sport in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) data was announced by the NCAA on Wednesday morning. Villanova student-athletes continued to rank among the best in the nation academically, as the Wildcats had a record 12 teams earn public recognition in Wednesday's release.

Stephanie Schappert Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship May 19, 2015

Senior track & field and cross country student-athlete Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) was recently named a winner of a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The award comes with a $7,500 scholarship that can be applied towards pursuing a graduate or other advances degree. Schappert is the 20th student-athlete from Villanova to receive one of the NCAA-sponsored postgraduate scholarships.

Chris Glennie and Sean Locke Compete in IC4A Championship May 18, 2015

Senior Chris Glennie (Fallsington, Pa.) and sophomore Sean Locke (Horsham, Pa.) each competed for Villanova in the javelin at the IC4A Championship on Sunday afternoon, where the Wildcats wrapped up two days of competition at Weaver Stadium.

Cory Serfoss and Elliot Slade Compete in IC4A Championship May 18, 2015

Two athletes were in competition for Villanova on the first full day of the IC4A Championship at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Senior Cory Serfoss (Easton, Pa.) and freshman Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom) ran in the preliminary heats of the 400 meter hurdles and the 800 meters, respectively.

Shanice Grant Wins 100 Meter Hurdles Title at ECAC Championship May 18, 2015

Junior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) became the latest Villanova athlete to win the ECAC 100 meter hurdles and senior Varonica Johnson (Charlotte, N.C.) recorded a personal best time in the 200 meters at Weaver Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Competition wrapped up at the ECAC Championship and the Wildcats tied for 11th place in the team standings despite having just a small contingent from its roster in competition.

Alexandra Wasik Wins ECAC Title in Pole Vault May 18, 2015

On the first full day of competition at the ECAC Championship, senior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) got Villanova off to a terrific start by winning the title in the pole vault. She was one of several Wildcats who competed at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Day 2: Women's Track in the Lead at BIG EAST Championships May 9, 2015

A full day of events is underway at Villanova Stadium, where the Wildcats are in contention for their second straight outdoor BIG EAST title. Villanova is hosting the BIG EAST Championships for the third time in the last five years and currently has the lead at the top of the team standings. This page will have updated information throughout Saturday's events.

Day 2: Men's Track in the Lead at BIG EAST Championships May 9, 2015

A full day of events is underway at Villanova Stadium, where the Wildcats are in contention for their second straight outdoor BIG EAST title. Villanova is hosting the BIG EAST Championships for the third time in the last five years and currently has the lead at the top of the team standings. This page will have updated information throughout Saturday's events.

Women's Track & Field in the Lead After First Day of BIG EAST Championships May 8, 2015

Led by a conference champion in the pole vault for a second straight year, and a total of five top-three finishers on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships, Villanova is currently leading the team scores with 68 points at the midpoint of the conference meet. Heading into Saturday's final day of action at Villanova Stadium, the Wildcats have twice as many team points as any other team in the eight-team race. The majority of points will be scored during the final day of action.

Men's Track & Field in the Lead After First Day of BIG EAST Championships May 8, 2015

Led by conference titles from senior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in the long jump, junior Robert Hurlbut (Rochester, N.Y.) in the 10000 meters and freshman James Deutmeyer (Rye, N.Y.) in the pole vault, Villanova is in first place after one day of competition at the BIG EAST Championships.

Men's and Women's Track & Field Teams to Host BIG EAST Championships This Weekend May 4, 2015

Some of the top track & field athletes in the nation will take center stage at Villanova Stadium this week, where Villanova will be hosting the BIG EAST Championships for the fifth time in the past eight years. This is the 24th time overall that the Wildcats will host the conference meet. Eight women's teams and seven men's teams will compete on Friday and Saturday, and Villanova will be looking to defend both its men's and women's titles from last year.

Angel Piccirillo and Katherine Petruzzellis Earn Weekly BIG EAST Honors May 4, 2015

Junior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and senior multi event standout Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) were named the BIG EAST female track and field athletes of the week, respectively, in an announcement made by the conference on Friday morning. They each had terrific performances at the Penn Relays during the past week.

Jordy Williamsz Leads Australia to Pair of Bronze Medals at IAAF World Relays May 4, 2015

Junior middle distance runner Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) followed up his recent Penn Relays performance with a pair of equally impressive races on the world stage. He represented his native Australia at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas this past weekend, where he ran on both the distance medley relay and the 4x800 meter relay. Australia finished in third place and won bronze medals in each of those events.

Jordy Williamsz Named National Track Athlete of the Week May 4, 2015

Junior middle distance runner Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) was named the Division I Men's Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Williamsz earned the honor after his sensational finish on the anchor leg of the 4xMile relay at the Penn Relays last weekend. He and senior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were also named the BIG EAST male track & field athletes of the week.

Piccirillo and Schappert Run to Personal Top Times at Payton Jordan Invitational May 4, 2015

Junior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) each ran personal times in the 1500 meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational hosted by Stanford on Saturday night. In addition, their times from the race at Cobb Track and Angell Field put each of them in the top 15 in the nation on the current year's performance list.

Wildcats Wrap Up Competition at Princeton Open May 2, 2015

Competition wrapped up at the Princeton Open on Saturday afternoon, where Villanova had eight athletes competing in a total of seven different events. The meet was the final competition for the Wildcats before they host the BIG EAST Championships next weekend.

Wildcats Tally Three First Place Finishes on Second Day at Princeton Open May 2, 2015

Freshman sprinter Melissa June (Massapequa, N.Y.) tied for first place in a field of 18 competitors in the 100 meters and also anchored Villanova to a victory in the 4x100 meter relay during competition at the Princeton Open on Saturday afternoon. The two-day meet wrapped up at Weaver Stadium with the Wildcats recording a total of three first-place finishes.

McPhillips and Hamilton Win Events at Delaware Classic May 2, 2015

A group of a dozen athletes competed for Villanova at the Delaware Classic on Saturday afternoon and the Wildcats came away with a pair of first place finishes at Grant Stadium. Senior Kathleen McPhillips (Carlisle, Pa.) won the pole vault and sophomore Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) topped a field of 12 athletes in the javelin.

Wildcats Win Four Events at Delaware Classic May 2, 2015

Villanova registered four victories in the field events during competition at the Delaware Classic on Saturday afternoon. A total of 15 different athletes competed in seven events at Grant Stadium during the local meet.

Villanova Places Third in Championship of America 4x800 Meter Relay Apr 25, 2015

The final race of an incredible weekend was another exciting one and Villanova closed its stay at the Penn Relays with a third place finish in the Championship of America 4x800 meter relay at Franklin Field on Saturday afternoon. The race came down to the final 25 meters and the Wildcats finished with a time of 7:19.35, just a half second off the winning pace.

Piccirillo Closes Penn Relays with Wildcats Third Straight Win in 4x800 Meter Relay Apr 25, 2015

When she got the baton for the anchor leg of the 4x800 meter relay, junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) had a lead of just a few paces. By the time she rounded the curve and hit the backstretch of the Franklin Field track, the race was over. Piccirillo ran an anchor leg of 2:04.28 and Villanova won its third consecutive Championship of America title at the Penn Relays on Saturday afternoon. Piccirillo was named the Women's Athlete of the Meet for the relay events.

Mighty Mile: Wildcats Capture Championship of America Title in 4xMile Relay Apr 25, 2015

At the end of an anchor leg in the 4xMile relay that had more than its share of bumps in the road, Villanova junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) made sure that when he finally made his move, it would be the one that counted. Williamsz passed Oregon anchor Edward Cheserek coming around the back turn and took the lead for good with less than 200 meters to go as the Wildcats captured the Championship of America title in the relay. Villanova won its 97th title all-time at the Penn Relays, and its 18th in the 4xMile relay.

Grant and Walden Run Well in 100 Meter Hurdles at Penn Relays Apr 24, 2015

Two events were on the schedule for Villanova at the Penn Relays on Friday, with athletes competing in the 100 meter hurdles and the triple jump at Franklin Field. Junior Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) and senior Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) had strong performances in the preliminary heats of the 100 meter hurdles during the afternoon, after senior Samantha Francis (Kingston, Jamaica) competed in the College section of the triple jump in the morning.

Elbert Maxwell Wins Long Jump Championship at Penn Relays Apr 24, 2015

On his last jump of the day, senior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) achieved a first. He soared to a distance of 7.62 meters in the long jump and became the first Villanova athlete to win the Championship section of a field event at the historic Penn Relays. Maxwell got off to a good start but did not secure the win until his final attempt. The mark of 7.62 meters represents the second-longest jump of his career.

Wildcats Place Second in Close Finish to Distance Medley Relay at Penn Relays Apr 24, 2015

In the final lap of the Championship of America distance medley relay, Villanova and Oregon pulled away from the rest of the field in a thrilling head-to-head finish. Junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) ran the fastest anchor leg of any team in the race and the Wildcats finished second in the relay with a time of 9:34.36. Williamsz produced a split of 3:58.94 for the final 1600 meters of the relay and Villanova came in just a half-second behind Oregon.

Kathleen McPhillips Wins College Section of Pole Vault at Penn Relays Apr 24, 2015

Senior Kathleen McPhillips (Carlisle, Pa.) won the College section of the pole vault on Thursday morning at the Penn Relays and in the process registered the top outdoor performance of her collegiate career. McPhillips cleared the bar at a height of 3.90 meters and came in first out of 15 competitors in her section.

Fantastic Four: Wildcats Surge to Fourth Straight DMR Title at Penn Relays Apr 23, 2015

The lineup had changed a bit from last year, the roles were a little unfamiliar and with 150 meters to go before the finish line none of those differences mattered. The execution was perfect and the result was one that Villanova is quite accustomed to. Junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.), junior Michaela Wilkins (Ellicott City, Md.), freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) led the Wildcats to their fourth straight Championship of America title in the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays on Thursday evening.

Katherine Petruzzellis Finishes Fourth in Penn Relays Heptathlon Apr 22, 2015

The final three events of the Penn Relays heptathlon were held on Wednesday at Franklin Field and Villanova senior Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) tallied a fourth place finish with a score of 4,907 points. She is the Wildcats first athlete in many years to compete in one of the multi events at the Penn Relays, and she kicked off an exciting week of events for Villanova.

A Tradition Renewed: Women's Track & Field Set For 121st Penn Relays Apr 21, 2015

The annual trek into University City for the Penn Relays is about so much more for the Villanova program than just the three days of competition at the world's most historic track meet. Simply put, there is no description or recollection of the Wildcats storied program that does not somehow involve a magical moment or two from the Relays. Villanova has added to its legacy in recent years and already has plenty to look forward to as past meets present and future at Franklin Field this week.

A Tradition Renewed: Men's Track & Field Set For 121st Penn Relays Apr 21, 2015

An entire year's worth of preparation precedes three action-packed days of competition at the Penn Relays, which will be run for the 121st time this week at Franklin Field. The tradition of the historic Relays are woven into every part of the storied Villanova track & field program, and the Wildcats are looking forward to adding a new chapter to their history at the Relays this year.

Katherine Petruzzellis in Second Place After First Day of Penn Relays Heptathlon Apr 21, 2015

The 121st running of the Penn Relays is officially underway, as the first four events of the heptathlon were contested on Tuesday afternoon. Villanova senior Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) is in second place with a score of 3,140 points at the close of competition on Tuesday. The final three events of the heptathlon will take place on Wednesday, beginning with the long jump at 10:30 a.m.

Villanova's 1965 Two-Mile Relay Squad to be Inducted to Penn Relays Wall of Fame Apr 21, 2015

One of the top relay teams in the long and storied history of the Villanova track & field program will be honored this weekend with induction to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame. At the 121st running of the Penn Relays, the 1965 two-mile relay squad will be inducted to the Wall of Fame on the 50th anniversary of their record-setting win.

Head Coach Gina Procaccio To Be Inducted to Penn Relays Wall of Fame Apr 21, 2015

As she prepares her Villanova student-athletes for the 121st running of the Penn Relays this week, Wildcats head coach Gina Procaccio is receiving due recognition for her career achievements as both an athlete and a head coach. Procaccio was inducted into the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame on Sunday night and will also be inducted to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame this week.

Wildcats Win Pair of Events on Final Day of Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 18, 2015

A dozen athletes wrapped up competition for Villanova at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The day was a strong one for the Wildcats, who registered a pair of first place finishes at the meet. Sophomore Caitlin Bungo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the 3000 meters and senior Kathleen McPhillips (Carlisle, Pa.) finished first in the pole vault.

Wildcats Finish Strong at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 18, 2015

A group of 11 athletes wrapped up competition for Villanova at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The highlights of the action at Weaver Stadium included personal best times in the 100 meters for senior Cory Serfoss (Easton, Pa.) and sophomore Peter Winslow (Stratham, N.H.). Also recording personal top times for the Wildcats were freshman Zach Swenson (Boulder, Colo.) in the 800 meters and redshirt freshman Drake Johnston (Santa Monica, Calif.) in the 1500 meters.

Wildcats Compete in Four Events on First Night of Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 17, 2015

There were eight athletes in competition for Villanova at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday night. Two days of competition at Weaver Stadium opened with the Wildcats competing in two running and two throwing events. Freshman Erin Jaskot (Blauvelt, N.Y.) recorded a personal best time of in the 1500 meters and senior Abigail Freitag (Bridgeton, N.J.) established a personal best in the javelin.

Williamsz Runs Second-Fastest Time In Nation in 1500 Meters Apr 17, 2015

Junior middle distance runner Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) each ran the equivalents of sub-four minute miles in the 1500 meters during competition at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday night. They posted times that rank second and sixth in the nation, respectively, so far this season in their races at Weaver Stadium as Villanova opened two days of competition at the meet. There were a total of 14 athletes competing for the Wildcats in three running and two throwing events on Friday night.

Lampron Leads Wildcats Sweep in 800 Meters at Hurricane Alumni Invitational Apr 12, 2015

With sophomore middle distance runner Josh Lampron (Mansfield, Mass.) leading the charge, Villanova swept the top three spots in the 800 meters during competition at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational at Cobb Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Lampron, redshirt freshman Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) and freshman Ishmael Muhammad (Mays Landing, N.J.) were the top three finishers out of 24 competitors in the 800 meters.

Middle Distance Runners Have Success at Hurricane Alumni Invitational Apr 12, 2015

A dominant performance in the 800 meters and a second straight school record in the 4x100 meter relay highlighted an exciting day of competition for Villanova, which competed in the Hurricane Alumni Invitational at Cobb Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Senior middle distance runner Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) recorded a personal best time in the 800 meters as the Wildcats swept the top three spots in the race.

Wildcats Win Six Events at Delaware Open Apr 11, 2015

A group of 16 athletes competed for Villanova in four running events and five field events during the Delaware Open at Grant Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The local meet produced six first place finishes by the Wildcats, who also had two athletes establish personal best marks during the day.

Wildcats Win a Pair of Events at Delaware Open Apr 11, 2015

Redshirt freshman Alexandra Russo (Bellport, N.Y.) led a Villanova sweep of the top four finishing spots in the 1500 meters and sophomore Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) finished first in the javelin at the Delaware Open on Saturday afternoon. Those results highlighted the results for the Wildcats in the local meet at Grant Stadium, where the team had 17 athletes in action in six running events and five field events.

Wildcats Win Distance Medley Relay, Finish Second in 4x800 at Colonial Relays Apr 4, 2015

On the second of two days of competition at the Colonial Relays, a first place finish in the distance medley relay and a runner-up showing in the 4x800 relay were the top Villanova results at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In addition to the two relays, the Wildcats competed in three field events and wound up with a fifth place finish in the team standings at the meet.

Wildcats Set School Record in 4x100 Meter Relay, Win Team Title at Colonial Relays Apr 4, 2015

Junior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) won the 100 meter hurdles and also was part of a school record performance in the 4x100 meter relay as Villanova easily captured the team title at the Colonial Relays on Saturday afternoon. Two-plus days of competition at Zable Stadium concluded with the Wildcats scoring 148 team points in the meet, more than double the total of any other team.

Shanice Grant Records Pair of Career Bests at Colonial Relays Apr 4, 2015

On a full day of action at the Colonial Relays, junior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) was the top performer for Villanova at Zable Stadium on Friday afternoon. Grant recorded personal best performances in both the 100 meter hurdles and the 200 meters and also moved up on the Wildcats all-time performance lists in each event. Villanova registered a total of four first-place finishes on Friday, with the meet set to continue on Saturday morning.

Elbert Maxwell Sixth in the Nation in the Long Jump after Reaching 7.64 Meters Apr 4, 2015

No matter how you quantify the performance by senior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in the long jump on Friday afternoon, his leap of 7.64 meters at the Colonial Relays is a career best effort under any criterion. Maxwell headlined a successful day for Villanova at Zable Stadium on Friday afternoon as the team began a busy two days of competition.

Ostapkovich and Erickson Open Competition For Wildcats at Colonial Relays Apr 3, 2015

Only one event was on the schedule at the Colonial Relays on Thursday afternoon, as one of the larger meets of the outdoor season opened three days of competition. Junior Alita Ostapkovich (Bensalem, Pa.) and sophomore Kristen Erickson (Princeton, Mass.) competed in the University section of the hammer at Zable Stadium and finished sixth and 27th, respectively.

Josh Lampron Wins 1500 Meters at Danny Curran Invitational Mar 28, 2015

In frigid conditions at the Danny Curran Invitational on Saturday afternoon, Villanova had athletes competing in a total of five events at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium. Two days of competition at the local meet concluded with Saturday's events, including three running events and two field events that the Wildcats entered.

Wildcats Wrap Up Competition at Danny Curran Invitational Mar 28, 2015

The second day of competition at the Danny Curran Invitational wrapped up in frigid conditions on Saturday afternoon, where Villanova had athletes competing in four different events. Senior Kathleen McPhillips (Carlisle, Pa.) led a group of six Wildcats in the pole vault with a first place finish. Villanova also had entries in the hammer, javelin and 100 meter hurdles.

Sullivan Competes in Discus on First Day of Danny Curran Invitational Mar 27, 2015

On the first of two days of competition at the Danny Curran Invitational, sophomore Dan Sullivan (North Hampton, N.H.) was the lone Villanova athlete in competition. Sullivan competed in the discus at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium and threw for a distance of 36.10 meters to finish in 18th place.

Former Wildcats Brown and Pelerin Inducted to South Jersey Track Coaches Hall of Fame Mar 23, 2015

At its 11th annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on Sunday evening, the South Jersey Track Coaches Association inducted former Villanova athletes and BIG EAST champions Mike Brown and Marc Pelerin into the South Jersey Track & Field Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at Lucien's Manor in Berlin, N.J. and there were a total of 11 inductees.

Piccirillo and Schappert Wrap Up Competition at NCAA Championships Mar 14, 2015

In the final of the Mile at the NCAA Championships, junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) came in seventh and ninth, respectively, at Randal Tyson Track on Saturday night. They wrapped up competition for Villanova at the national meet and Piccirillo becomes the 17th athlete from the Wildcats to score a top-eight finish in the Mile.

#NCAATF IN PROGRESS: DENAULT PLACES SEVENTH IN HIS HEAT OF MILE Mar 13, 2015

In the first of two preliminary heats in the Mile, junior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) posted a time of 4:00.80 to finish seventh in his heat. He missed qualifying for tomorrow night's final by just eight-tenths of a second. Still to come later on Friday night is the national championship race in the distance medley relay. Villanova enters the race ranked second in the nation in the relay.

#NCAATF IN PROGRESS: PICCIRILLO AND SCHAPPERT ADVANCE TO MILE FINAL Mar 13, 2015

The first night of competition at the NCAA Championships is underway and both junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) have advanced to the final of the Mile after placing third and sixth, respectively, in their preliminary heat on Friday evening. Still to come later tonight at Randal Tyson Track in Fayetteville is the national championship race of the distance medley relay. That race is at 10:05 p.m. Eastern time and can be seen live on ESPN3.

Wildcats Set For NCAA Championships This Weekend Mar 11, 2015

An indoor season that has already been a very successful one reaches its pinnacle when Villanova competes at the NCAA Championships this weekend. The national meet takes place on Friday and Saturday at Randal Tyson Track in Fayetteville, Ark., with the competition airing live on ESPN3 each night. Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) will each compete in the Mile and the Wildcats are also qualified for the championships in the distance medley relay.

Rob Denault and Distance Medley Relay Team Ready For NCAA Championships Mar 11, 2015

An indoor season that has already been a highly successful one for Villanova will be featured on a national stage at the NCAA Championships this weekend. The national meet takes place at Randal Tyson Track in Fayetteville, Ark. on Friday and Saturday, with each night's competition airing live on ESPN3. Junior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) will compete in the Mile for the Wildcats, who also have title aspirations in the distance medley relay.

Piccirillo and Procaccio Named Top Athlete and Coach in Mid-Atlantic Region Mar 9, 2015

Junior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and head coach Gina Procaccio have been named the top athlete and coach in the Mid-Atlantic Region for the indoor season, as announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Friday afternoon. Piccirillo was selected as the region's Women's Track Athlete of the Year, while Procaccio earned Head Coach of the Year honors.

Wildcats Earn All-BIG EAST Honors In 12 Different Events Mar 6, 2015

The listing of All-BIG EAST honors from last week's conference championships was announced on Friday morning and Villanova had athletes recognized in 12 different events. The top three finishers in each of the 20 different events that make up the BIG EAST Championships garner all-conference accolades. This is only the third time ever that the Wildcats have recorded All-BIG EAST performances in a dozen or more events.

Wildcats Earn All-BIG EAST Honors In 15 Different Events Mar 6, 2015

The listing of All-BIG EAST honors from last week's conference championships was announced on Friday morning and Villanova had a total of 27 selections from 15 different events. The top three finishers in each of the 20 different events that make up the BIG EAST Championships garner all-conference accolades. The selections for the Wildcats represent new program records for most all-conference honors and most events with all-conference performances in a single year.

Rob Denault and Distance Medley Relay Squad Selected for NCAA Championships Mar 5, 2015

The selected entries for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships have been announced and Villanova is qualified for the national meet in the distance medley relay for the eighth straight year. In addition to the relay, junior distance runner Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) was selected individually to compete in the Mile for the second time in his career. The NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held on March 13-14 at Randal Tyson Track in Fayetteville, Ark.

Piccirillo, Schappert and Distance Medley Relay Squad Headed to NCAA Championships Mar 5, 2015

The selected entries for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships have been announced and Villanova had two individuals qualify for the national meet in the Mile, in addition to earning a spot in the distance medley relay. Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) are each individual qualifiers for the national championships. The NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held on March 13-14 at Randal Tyson Track in Fayetteville, Ark.

Women's Track & Field Wins BIG EAST Indoor Title For Record 14th Time Mar 1, 2015

At the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend, Villanova won eight different events and captured the team title at the conference meet for the second straight year. This is the conference-record 14th team title overall for the Wildcats, who scored 176 points and won by a 42.5-point margin over the other seven conference teams.

Men's Track & Field Wins Second Consecutive BIG EAST Title Mar 1, 2015

At the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend, Villanova won seven different events and captured the team title at the conference meet for the second straight year. This is the fifth team title overall for the Wildcats, who scored 201.5 points and won by a 30-point margin over the other six conference teams.

Tiernan, Maxwell and Distance Medley Relay Repeat as Conference Champions Mar 1, 2015

The first night of competition in the BIG EAST Championships at the New York Armory looked very similar to what a highlight reel from last year's opening day would look like. Villanova successfully defended its conference titles in three different events and scored 48.5 points as the BIG EAST meet got underway on Saturday night.

Petruzzellis Sets School Record, Wins Pentathlon on First Night at BIG EAST Championships Mar 1, 2015

Senior multi-event standout Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) broke a long-standing school record in the pentathlon and became the Wildcats first-ever conference champion in the event at the New York Armory on Saturday night. Senior pole vaulter Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) won her second consecutive BIG EAST title in her signature event and Villanova leads the team standings after the first night of competition at the conference championships. The meet concludes on Sunday afternoon.

Women's Track & Field Looking To Defend BIG EAST Title at New York Armory Feb 27, 2015

Throughout the 32-year history of the indoor BIG EAST Track & Field Championships, no program has come close to rivaling the level of success that Villanova has achieved at the conference meet. The defending champion Wildcats have won an astounding 13 team titles at the indoor BIG EAST meet and have also captured 142 individual event titles over the years. No other team has garnered more than seven team titles or won more than 63 individual events.

Stephanie Schappert Earns BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award Feb 24, 2015

Senior middle distance runner Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) was honored by the BIG EAST as an Insitutional Scholar-Athlete of the Year in an announcement made by the conference office last week. Each member institution in the BIG EAST has one male and one female student-athlete recognized with this award, which comes with a $2,000 scholarship which can be applied to postgraduate or professional studies. The award recipients are chosen by the BIG EAST Academic Affairs Committee.

Alexandra Wasik Finishes Second in Pole Vault at VT Challenge Feb 21, 2015

At the VT Challenge meet on Saturday afternoon, senior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) cleared a height of 4.12 meters in the pole vault to finish second overall out of 10 competitors in the seeded section of the event. Her mark of 4.12 meters is her second-best of the season.

Ishmael Muhammad Wins 800 Meters at Keogh Invitational Feb 21, 2015

At the local Keogh Invitational at Haverford on Saturday afternoon, freshman Ishmael Muhammad (Mays Landing, N.J.) recorded a time of 1:52.65 in the 800 meters. Muhammad came in first overall out of 36 runners in the event with his time. He was the only Villanova athlete in competition during the meet.

Sam McEntee Named BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Feb 20, 2015

Senior distance runner Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) was announced on Friday morning as the BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in a release made by the conference office. The prestigious honor comes with a $4,000 scholarship which McEntee can apply towards his postgraduate studies. He was chosen to receive the award by the BIG EAST Academic Affairs Committee.

Several Wildcats Race to Huge Personal Bests in Mile at David Hemery Valentine Invitational Feb 14, 2015

In an elite section of the Mile featuring many of the top athletes in the nation, senior Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.) headlined a group of five Villanova runners who all shattered their previous personal bests at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The group of five Wildcats in the Mile had the top results of the day for Villanova, which had 23 athletes overall competing in seven individual races and five field events.

Piccirillo Shatters Personal Best Time in Mile with Big Race at Iowa State Feb 14, 2015

In one of the best individual races of her career, junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) shattered her previous personal best time in the Mile and recorded a new mark of 4:34.28 at the Iowa State Classic on Saturday afternoon. Piccirillo ran in the elite section of the event on the 300-meter track and came in second out of 11 runners in her race, which included top collegiate runners along with several professional athletes.

Seven Wildcats Record Personal Best Times at Valentine Invitational Feb 14, 2015

Seven different athletes set personal best times in their respective events at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at the Track & Tennis Center on Friday afternoon. The highlight of those results came from senior Varonica Johnson (Charlotte, N.C.), who set a school record in the 60 meters with a personal best time of 7.57. Villanova had a total of 28 athletes in competition in the meet.

Distance Medley Relay Races to School Record in Boston Feb 13, 2015

A race that is such a big part of the Wildcats track & field history has another great moment to add to its history after a record-breaking race at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Friday afternoon. Villanova ran the distance medley relay in 9:27.04 at the Track & Tennis Center to break a 13-year old school record and surge to the top of the national performance list for this season.

Wildcats Have Successful Day at McElligott Invitational Feb 7, 2015

A group of 11 athletes competed in six different events for Villanova during the McElligott Invitational at Alumni Gym on Saturday afternoon. The highlights for the Wildcats included a personal best time in the mile by redshirt freshman Drake Johnston (Santa Monica, Calif.) and a first place finish in the pole vault by freshman James Deutmeyer (Rye, N.Y.).

Field Athletes Enjoy Success at McElligott Invitational Feb 7, 2015

Villanova posted a number of strong results during competition at the McElligott Invitational on Saturday afternoon, where the team had a dozen athletes competing in five different events at Alumni Gym on the Haverford campus. There were a pair of first-place finishes for the Wildcats, with senior Kathleen McPhillips (Carlisle, Pa.) winning the pole vault and sophomore Ekiah Lewis (San Bernardino, Calif.) taking first in the long jump.

Denault Runs Fourth Career Sub-Four Mile at Penn State National Jan 31, 2015

Junior middle distance runner Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) registered the fourth sub-four minute mile of his career and produced a personal best time of 3:58.25 at the Penn State National on Saturday afternoon. He won the invitational section of the Mile at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track as Villanova wrapped up two highly successful days of competition.

Schappert Runs Personal Best Time in Mile at Penn State National Jan 31, 2015

Senior middle distance runner Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) ran a personal best time in the Mile to highlight a number of strong performances by Villanova in the Penn State National on Saturday afternoon. The two-day meet at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track was a highly successful one of the Wildcats, who excelled across the board in the sprints, middle distance races and field events.

Four Wildcats Compete at Widener Field Meet Jan 31, 2015

Four athletes competed for Villanova at the Widener Field Meet this week, which was held at Schwartz Athletic Center on Friday afternoon. Juniors Robert Cacace (Yonkers, N.Y.) and James Rowen (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), along with sophomores PJ Succi (Warminster, Pa.) and Dan Sullivan (North Hampton, N.H.) were all in competition for the Wildcats at the local meet.

Throwers and Multi-Event Athletes Have Success at Widener Field Meet Jan 31, 2015

Five athletes competed for Villanova at the Widener Field Meet this week, which was held on Thursday and Friday at Schwartz Athletic Center. Junior Alita Ostapkovich (Bensalem, Pa.) notched a first place finish in the weight throw, while freshman Katie HoSang (Bedford, N.H.) was first in the pentathlon.

Wildcats Ranked Third in Nation in Distance Medley Relay Following Race at Penn State Jan 31, 2015

The first day of competition at the Penn State National produced a number of strong outcomes for Villanova, highlighted by a distance medley relay group which put up the nation's third-leading time at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on Friday night. Individually, the Wildcats also had athletes competing in the invitational sections of the 5000 meters and the pole vault.

Men's Track & Field to Face Top Competition at Penn State National Jan 29, 2015

One of the big weekends of competition during the indoor track & field regular season is on tap for Villanova, which is heading to the Penn State National this Friday and Saturday. Some of the top teams from around the nation will be competing in the meet at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. The meet begins on Friday afternoon and continues until Saturday evening.

Women's Track & Field to Face Top Competition at Penn State National Jan 29, 2015

One of the big weekends of competition during the indoor track & field regular season is on tap for Villanova, which is heading to the Penn State National this Friday and Saturday. Some of the top teams from around the nation will be competing in the meet at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. The meet begins on Friday afternoon and continues until Saturday evening.

Wildcats Win Four Events at Metro Team Challenge Jan 23, 2015

Villanova won four different events during a busy day of competition at the Metro Team Challenge on Friday afternoon. There were a total of 24 athletes competing for the Wildcats in seven individual races, one relay and five field events at New York Armory. More than 20 teams from the region competed at the famed New York City venue, with Villanova placing third in the team standings at the meet despite not having its full squad there.

Wildcats Win Six Events, Capture Team Title at Metro Team Challenge Jan 23, 2015

Led by terrific performances in the middle distance races, Villanova won six events overall and won the team title at the Metro Team Challenge held at the New York Armory on Friday afternoon. A number of teams from the region took part in the meet, which was the second in as many weeks for the Wildcats at the famed New York City venue.

Piccirillo and Wasik Earn BIG EAST Weekly Honors Jan 20, 2015

Junior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and senior pole vaulter Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) were named the BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week and the BIG EAST Female Field Athlete of the Week, respectively, as announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon. The awards come after terrific performances by both Villanova athletes at the Gotham Cup last week.

Wildcats Returned to Action at Gotham Cup on Friday Night Jan 16, 2015

More than a dozen athletes were in competition for Villanova at the Gotham Cup, as the team returned to action at New York Armory on Friday night. The team registered a number of strong performances across the board in the first full meet of the new year.

Wasik Breaks Own School Record in Pole Vault at Gotham Cup Jan 16, 2015

Senior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) broke the school record in the pole vault for the third time in the last 11 months and Villanova also registered some of the top performances in school history in the sprint events during competition at the Gotham Cup on Friday night. The meet at New York Armory was the first full team event of the new year for the Wildcats, who had more than 30 athletes in competition.

Alexandra Wasik Wins Invitational Section of Pole Vault in Akron Jan 11, 2015

The new year started on a positive note for Villanova at the Akron Pole Vault Convention, where a group of five field athletes were in competition on Friday night. Senior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) led a group of four Wildcats athletes who competed in the Invitational section of the pole vault and cleared a height of 4.00 meters to finish first out of 14 competitors in the event. The meet at Stile Athletics Field House was by invitation only for a number of top field athletes.

Maxwell and Deutmeyer Open New Year at Akron Pole Vault Convention Jan 11, 2015

Senior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and freshman James Deutmeyer (Rye, N.Y.) each competed during the Akron Pole Vault Convention at Stile Athletics Field House on Friday night. The field events contested on the first night of the meet were by invitation only and the two Villanova athletes competed in the long jump and the pole vault, respectively.

Former Villanova All-American Tom Donnelly Inducted into USTFCCCA Hall of Fame Dec 15, 2014

The highlight on the first day of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Convention will be the inductions of the 2014 class into the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame. The inductions take place on Monday evening at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix and one of the six inductees will be former Villanova standout Tom Donnelly, who has been the men's cross country and track & field head coach at Haverford for the past 40 years. Donnelly will be introduced by Wildcats head coach Marcus O'Sullivan, who was coached by Donnelly during his professional racing career.

Lampron and Maxwell Win Events at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 7, 2014

Sophomore Josh Lampron (Mansfield, Mass.) and senior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won their respective events and Villanova opened the season in successful fashion at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. This is the 12th consecutive year that the Wildcats have hosted the local meet at Alumni Gym on the Haverford campus. The meet is named in memory of the longtime Villanova assistant coach.

Wildcats Capture Eight Individual Events at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 7, 2014

The season started off on a strong note at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon, as Villanova registered eight first-place finishes at Alumni Gym on the Haverford campus. This is the 12th straight year that the Wildcats have hosted the local meet, which is named in memory of the program's longtime assistant coach.

Indoor Track Opens Season at Jack Pyrah Invitational Saturday Dec 4, 2014

The indoor track & field season will officially get underway this weekend when Villanova hosts the annual Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday, December 6th. 10 local teams will be in competition at the meet which is set to take place at Alumni Field House on the Haverford College campus.

BIG EAST Launches Digital Network Sep 5, 2014

The BIG EAST Conference announced the formation of a digital network that will feature free live streaming of more than 80 events. Fox Sports will host exclusive BIG EAST content on its Fox Sports Go app.

BIG EAST Launches Digital Network Sep 5, 2014

The BIG EAST Conference announced the formation of a digital network that will feature free live streaming of more than 80 events. Fox Sports will host exclusive BIG EAST content on its Fox Sports Go app.

Women's Track & Field Has Three Athletes Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Jul 28, 2014

Three student-athletes from Villanova have been named to the national All-Academic Team announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Junior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) earned a spot on the team for the third straight year, while junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and sophomore Michaela Wilkins (Ellicott City, Md.) each tallied their second straight academic honor. In addition to the individual recognition the Wildcats team was also named to the All-Academic Team for their team-wide academic success.

Men's Track & Field Has Five Athletes Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Jul 28, 2014

Five student-athletes from Villanova have been named to the national All-Academic Team announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The trio of senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and juniors Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) each earned their third straight selection to the All-Academic Team, while graduate student Mile Palmisano (Dresher, Pa.) and freshman Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) earned the honor for the first time.

Villanova Leads BIG EAST with Four Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winners Jul 15, 2014

In the annual announcement of Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence award winners, Villanova had a BIG EAST best four selections. The awards are presented annually by the conference for the purpose of recognizing student-athletes for academic and athletic achievements as well as community service. Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards are presented to one student-athlete in each of 21 sports sponsored by the conference.

Former Wildcat Monique Morgan Wins Jamaican National Title in 100 Meter Hurdles Jul 3, 2014

At the 2014 National Senior Championships last weekend former Villanova sprinter Monique Morgan won the national title in the 100 meter hurdles. The competition was also a qualification meet for the Commonwealth Games this summer and Morgan will represent Jamaica at the two-week competition in Scotland later this month.

Ellison Advances to Semifinals of 800 Meters at USATF Outdoor Championships Jun 27, 2014

Two runners with Villanova ties competed on the first day of running events at the USATF Outdoor Championships, which take place this week at Hornet Stadium on the Sacramento State campus. Samuel Ellison advanced to the semifinals of the 800 meters and Bobby Curtis placed sixth in the 10000 meters in Thursday night's races. Action continues on Friday evening.

Jordy Williamsz and Patrick Tiernan Named First Team All-Americans Jun 17, 2014

Sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Perth, Australia) and freshman Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) were each recognized as first team All-Americans in an announcement made by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Villanova received a total of four All-America honors for the outdoor season, with senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) also earning honorable mention All-America distinction. All four athletes competed for the Wildcats at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. last week.

Emily Lipari Named First Team All-American Jun 17, 2014

Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was recognized as a first team All-American in an announcement made by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Villanova received a total of two All-America honors for the outdoor season, with sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) earning second team All-America distinction. Lipari and Piccirillo each competed for the Wildcats at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. last week and advanced to the final of the 1500 meters.

Jordy Williamsz Places Fifth in 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 14, 2014

A second straight collegiate best time for sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) was good for a fifth place finish in the final of the 1500 meters at Hayward Field on Saturday afternoon. Williamsz wrapped up competition at the NCAA Championships with a time of 3:40.25 and registered the fourth top-eight finish in the 1500 meters by a Villanova runner in the last six years at the outdoor national championships. An announced crowd of 11,344 witnessed an exciting final day of the national meet.

Emily Lipari Finishes Fourth in 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 14, 2014

Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) wrapped up a tremendous 2013-14 campaign with a fourth place finish in the 1500 meters at Hayward Field in the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon. Lipari and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) placed fourth and 12th, respectively, in the final of the 1500 meters on the last day of the national meet. This is the second straight year that Lipari qualified for the final of her signature collegiate event.

Patrick Tiernan Surges to Impressive Sixth Place Finish in 5000 Meters Jun 13, 2014

Freshman distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) ended his sensational freshman campaign for Villanova with a sixth place finish in the 5000 meters at historic Hayward Field in the NCAA Championships on Friday evening. Tiernan registered the 12th fastest time in the history of the national meet and became only the fourth Wildcats runner to finish in the top eight of the 500 meters at the outdoor championships. His finishing time of 13:31.25 was a personal best by more than six seconds and makes him the second fastest athlete in school history in the 5000 meters.

Jordy Williamsz Advances to Final of 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 12, 2014

Sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) ran one of the strongest races of his collegiate career and advanced to the final of the 1500 meters with a third place finish in his semifinal heat at the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field on Friday afternoon. Williamsz registered a time of 3:41.23 and was an automatic qualifier for the national championship race on Saturday afternoon. Junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was also in competition for Villanova on Thursday afternoon and he registered a 21st place in the long jump with a distance of 6.99 meters.

Emily Lipari and Angel Piccirillo Advance to Final of 1500 Meters Jun 12, 2014

Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) each finished in the top five of their national semifinal heat of the 1500 meters and moved on to the final during competition at the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field on Thursday afternoon. The national championship race in the 1500 meters takes place on Saturday afternoon.

Sam McEntee Earns Spot on Academic All-Area Team Jun 12, 2014

Junior distance runner Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) was one of 10 men's track & field student-athletes named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team in an announcement made on Thursday morning. This is the second time that McEntee has earned a spot on the team, which recognizes academic and athletic accomplishments from both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Stephanie Schappert and Alexandra Wasik Garner Academic All-Area Honors Jun 12, 2014

Junior middle distance runner Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and junior pole vaulter Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) were each among 10 women's track student-athletes named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team in an announcement made on Thursday morning. The recognition comes as a result of accomplishments both in the classroom and during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

Samuel Ellison Places Eighth in National Semifinal Heat of 800 Meters Jun 11, 2014

In the national semifinals of the 800 meters, senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa) recorded a time of 1:51.07 and came in eighth in his heat in the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field on Wednesday afternoon. Ellison concluded a stellar senior season with his third straight appearance at the outdoor national championships.

Marcus O'Sullivan Named Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year Jun 10, 2014

Villanova head coach Marcus O'Sullivan was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year for the outdoor season in an announcement made this afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). This is the third such honor of the 2013-14 academic year for O'Sullivan, who also received the award following the cross country and indoor track & field seasons. He has guided the Wildcats to their first-ever BIG EAST "triple crown," as Villanova won the team titles at the BIG EAST Championships in all three seasons.

Emily Lipari Named Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year Jun 10, 2014

Senior middle distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was named the Women's Track Athlete of the Year in the Mid-Atlantic Region in an announcement made by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday morning. Lipari has now received the honor once during her career in all three seasons of the year, including winning the award for the 2013 cross country season and for the 2012-13 indoor track & field campaign.

Emily Lipari and Angel Piccirillo Head to NCAA Championships in Oregon This Week Jun 9, 2014

An incredible outdoor season to date for Villanova will culminate this week at the NCAA Championships, which take place from Wednesday through Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) are each qualifiers in the 1500 meters for the Wildcats and will begin competition at the national meet on Thursday evening. Lipari is making her second straight appearance at the outdoor NCAA Championships, while Piccirillo is a national qualifier for the first time.

Four Wildcats Head to NCAA Championships in Oregon This Week Jun 9, 2014

An incredible outdoor season to date for Villanova will culminate this week at the NCAA Championships, which take place from Wednesday through Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. A total of four Wildcats qualified for the national meet with their results at the NCAA East Preliminary in Jacksonville a week ago. Senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) is a national qualifier in the 800 meters of the third straight year, while three other Villanova athletes are making their first career appearances at the national outdoor meet. Junior Elbert Maxwell (Dresher, Pa.) competes in the long jump, while sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and freshman Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) will run in the 1500 meters and the 5000 meters, respectively.

Williamsz and Tiernan Advance to NCAA Championships May 31, 2014

Sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and freshman Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) each qualified for the NCAA Championships during the final night of competition in the NCAA East Preliminary at Hodges Stadium on Saturday night. Williamsz qualified in the 1500 meters and Tiernan advanced in the 5000 meters as the pair of countrymen each secured their first career appearances in the national meet. Villanova has a total of four qualifiers for the NCAA Championships, which take place from June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.

Top Times in 1500 Meters Send Lipari and Piccirillo to NCAA Championships May 31, 2014

Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) each produced the best times of their collegiate careers in the national quarterfinals of the 1500 meters and advanced to the NCAA Championships during competition at Hodges Stadium in the NCAA East Preliminary on Saturday evening. Lipari set a meet record with a time of 4:14.64 and won her quarterfinal heat, while Piccirillo came in fourth in the same heat in 4:15.16 to also secure an automatic qualifying spot for the national championships.

Samuel Ellison Returns To NCAA Championships For Third Straight Year May 30, 2014

For the third straight season Villanova senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) will be headed to the NCAA Championships to run in the 800 meters. Ellison finished third in his national quarterfinal heat during competition at the NCAA East Preliminary at Hodges Stadium on Friday night to secure his spot at the national meet in Eugene, Ore. next month.

Wasik Betters Own School Record in Pole Vault at NCAA East Preliminaries May 30, 2014

Junior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) soared over the bar at 4.15 meters to improve on her own school record in the pole vault during competition at the NCAA East Preliminary at Hodges Stadium on Friday afternoon. Wasik officially tied for 11th place in the pole vault and was one of three athletes in competition for Villanova on the second day of the preliminary meet. Later on Friday evening senior Samantha Yeats (Califon, N.J.) tied for 28th place in the high jump and senior Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) finished 15th in the national quarterfinals of the 800 meters.

In Progress: Women's Track Off to Strong Start at NCAA East Regional May 29, 2014

The first day of the NCAA East Regional at Hodges Stadium is in full swing on Thursday evening and Villanova is off to a terrific start. Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.), sophomores Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) and Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.), and junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) all were automatic qualifiers for the national quarterfinals in the 1500 meters. Still to come later on Thursday night is the first round of the 800 meters featuring senior Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.).

In Progress: Men's Track Off to Strong Start at NCAA East Regional May 29, 2014

The first day of the NCAA East Regional at Hodges Stadium is in full swing on Thursday evening and Villanova is off to a terrific start. Junior Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) and sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) automatically qualified for the national quarterfinals in the 1500 meters and junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) earned a berth in the finals of the long jump. Still to come tonight is the national first round of the 800 meters, which will feature senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and junior Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.).

Men's Track Has Eight Qualifiers for NCAA East Regional May 22, 2014

Qualifiers for the preliminary rounds of the national championships were announced on Thursday afternoon and Villanova will have eight athletes competing in four different events at the NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville next week. The meet will be held from Thursday through Saturday at Hodges Stadium on the University of North Florida campus.

Women's Track Has Seven Qualifiers for NCAA East Regional May 22, 2014

Qualifiers for the preliminary rounds of the national championships were announced on Thursday afternoon and Villanova will have seven athletes competing in four different events at the NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville next week. The meet will be held from Thursday through Saturday at Hodges Stadium on the University of North Florida campus.

Wasik Places Third in Pole Vault at ECAC Championship May 19, 2014

Villanova had three athletes in competition Sunday afternoon on the final day of the ECAC Championship at Weaver Stadium on the Princeton campus. Junior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) had the Wildcats top result for the day with a third place finish in the pole vault. Junior Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) and sophomore Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.) competed in the 100 meter hurdles and the triple jump, respectively.

Lampron Runs Personal Best Time in 800 Meters at IC4A Championship May 17, 2014

On the first full day or competition at the IC4A Championship, redshirt freshman Josh Lampron (Mansfield, Mass.) recorded a personal best time in the 800 meters and junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) registered a fourth place finish in the long jump at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Schappert and Margey Qualify For 800 Meters Final at ECAC Championship May 17, 2014

Villanova opened up competition at the ECAC Championship on the Princeton campus with eight athletes in competition at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The highlights for the Wildcats on the day included three runners qualifying for the finals in their respective events. Junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and sophomore Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) advanced in the 800 meters, while junior Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) qualified for the final in the 100 meter hurdles.

Emily Lipari Named Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year May 15, 2014

On the eve of Commencement ceremonies the accomplishments of the Class of 2014 were lauded at the Senior Student-Athlete Reception on Thursday evening. The graduating class of student-athletes were recognized at the Connelly Center and the highlight of the evening was the presentation of four major awards.

Samuel Ellison Named Male Senior Student-Athlete of the Year May 15, 2014

On the eve of Commencement ceremonies the accomplishments of the Class of 2014 were lauded at the Senior Student-Athlete Reception on Thursday evening. The graduating class of student-athletes were recognized at the Connelly Center and the highlight of the evening was the presentation of four major awards.

Meet Records Fall as Wildcats Capture Outdoor BIG EAST Championship May 11, 2014

A meet record in the 4x800 meter relay for the second straight year was just one of the many highlights for Villanova on Sunday afternoon, as the Wildcats won the outdoor BIG EAST title for the ninth time in program history. Villanova established new meet records with a total of 218 points in the team standings, as well as for margin of victory with a gap of 90 points between the Wildcats and runner-up Georgetown. Head coach Gina Procaccio and her staff were named BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year.

Wildcats Finish BIG EAST Triple Crown with Team Title at Outdoor Championships May 11, 2014

A dominant performance on its own home track helped lead Villanova to the team title at the outdoor BIG EAST Championships on Sunday afternoon, as the Wildcats set a conference meet record with 225.5 points and easily won the sixth outdoor championship in program history. This is the first outdoor win for Villanova since 1986 and it completes a 2013-14 triple crown for the Wildcats, who also won the league cross country and indoor track & field titles. Head coach Marcus O'Sullivan and his staff were named the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year and Villanova won six individual events en route to the team victory.

Elbert Maxwell Captures Long Jump Title on First Day of BIG EAST Championships May 11, 2014

Junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the BIG EAST title in the long jump and also registered a third place finish in the high jump on Saturday night as the BIG EAST Championships got underway. Villanova is in third place in the team standings with five events scored through the first day of competition. Action began bright and early with the multi events on Saturday morning and ended late in the evening at Villanova Stadium due in part to a four-hour delay caused by lightning.

Alexandra Wasik Leads Villanova Sweep in Pole Vault on First Day of BIG EAST Championships May 10, 2014

Junior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) captured the BIG EAST title in the pole vault and Villanova swept the top five spots in the event on the first day of the conference championships. The meet started bright and early at Villanova Stadium with the multi-events on Saturday morning and competition ended for the day just before 11 p.m. due in part to a four-hour lightning delay just after the start of the day's running events.

Men's Track & Field Ready For BIG EAST Championships May 9, 2014

For the 23rd time in the 35-year history of the meet the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships will converge on Villanova Stadium. Competition is slated for this Saturday and Sunday and the Wildcats will compete against Butler, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence and Xavier for the BIG EAST crown.

Women's Track & Field Ready For BIG EAST Championships May 9, 2014

For the 21st time in the 32-year history of the meet the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships will converge on Villanova Stadium. Competition is slated for this Saturday and Sunday and the Wildcats will compete against Butler, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's and Xavier for the BIG EAST crown.

Villanova to Host BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships This Weekend May 7, 2014

Eight women's track & field teams and seven men's teams will converge on Villanova Stadium this weekend for the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which take place on Saturday and Sunday. The conference meet will be held on the Villanova campus for the first time since 2011 and the fourth time in the last seven years.

Worlds Colliding: Samuel Ellison Receives Fulbright Scholarship for Program in England May 7, 2014

Men's track & field senior Samuel Ellison recently reflected on the four years he spent at Villanova and without hesitation noted "I have taken everything I possibly could out of this place." Ellison is referring as much to his experience as an exemplary student in the classroom who is involved in a myriad of activities on campus as he is to the six All-America honors, two Penn Relays titles and four BIG EAST championships that he has collected in competition on the track.

Maxwell Places First in Long Jump at Princeton Elite Meet May 3, 2014

Junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) registered his second career mark of at least 7.50 meters and came in first in the long jump in the Princeton Elite Meet at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Villanova concluded competition at the nearby meet with entries in three field events.

Yahiro Wins Triple Jump at Princeton Elite Meet May 3, 2014

Sophomore jumper Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.) came in first in the triple jump at the Princeton Elite Meet as Villanova had athletes competing in three different field events at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Yahiro registered a mark of 11.92 meters in the triple jump and had the top distance out of five competitors.

Wildcats Head to Princeton Elite Meet This Weekend May 2, 2014

In the team's final outing before hosting the conference tournament Villanova has athletes competing in five different events at the Princeton Elite Meet on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. The meet gets underway at Weaver Stadium on Friday night with the Elite section of the 800 meters and will continue for the Wildcats beginning at Noon on Saturday. The action for Villanova will include two running events and three field events.

Wildcats Head to Princeton Elite Meet on Saturday May 2, 2014

In the team's final outing before hosting the conference tournament Villanova has athletes competing in six different events at the Princeton Elite Meet on Saturday. The meet takes place at Weaver Stadium and the first event for the Wildcats on Saturday morning begins at 11 a.m. The action for Villanova will include one running event and five field events.

Caroline Hamilton Finishes First in Javelin at Delaware Classic May 2, 2014

Freshman thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) came in first in the javelin in the Delaware Classic at Grant Stadium, where Villanova had seven athletes in competition on Saturday afternoon. The entries for the Wildcats were spread across four throwing events at the nearby meet.

Rowen Wins Shot Put at Delaware Classic May 2, 2014

Sophomore thrower James Rowen (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) finished first in the shot put and third in the hammer in the Delaware Classic at Grant Stadium, where Villanova had athletes competing in four events on Saturday afternoon. A total of eight athletes were in action for the Wildcats in the nearby meet.

Villanova Legend Frank Budd Passes Away Apr 30, 2014

It is with great sadness that Villanova University announces the passing of Frank Budd `62, a distinguished alumnus and member of the track & field program who was enshrined as part of the inaugural class of honorees on the Villanova Wall of Fame. Budd was a native of Asbury Park, N.J. A viewing will be held on the Villanova campus this coming Monday, May 5 at 9 a.m. at the St. Thomas of Villanova Church, with a funeral mass to follow at 11 a.m.

Samuel Ellison Named BIG EAST Men's Track Athlete of the Week Apr 29, 2014

Senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) has been named the BIG EAST Male Track Athlete of the Week for the week of April 21-27, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. This is the first career weekly conference honor for Ellison, who led a strong Villanova performance at the Penn Relays last weekend.

Emily Lipari Named BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week Apr 29, 2014

Senior distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) has been named the BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. This is the seventh career weekly honor from the BIG EAST for Lipari and the first time she has received the award during the outdoor season.

Emily Lipari Named Division I National Athlete of the Week Apr 28, 2014

Senior distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) has been named the Division I National Athlete of the Week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as announced by the organization on Monday afternoon. This is the second time in her career that Lipari has received the award.

Wildcats Finish Second in Distance Medley Relay at Penn Relays Apr 25, 2014

Sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) produced a split of 3:57 over the final 1600 meters and had a terrific anchor leg for Villanova in the distance medley relay on Friday afternoon. He finished off a relay for the Wildcats which featured junior Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia), senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and junior Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ahead of him as Villanova came in second in the Championship of America at Franklin Field with a time of 9:28.93.

Two In a Row For Lipari and Company as Wildcats Win 4x1500 Meter Relay Title Apr 25, 2014

For the second time in as many days Villanova brought a roar to the crowd of more than 20,000 at Franklin Field and used a thrilling finish to add to its Penn Relays legacy with another Championship of America relay title. A lineup that included junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.), sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and seniors Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) won the 4x1500 meter relay with a time of 17:16.52 less than 24 hours after winning the distance medley relay title on Thursday evening.

Wildcats Get Underway on Distance Night at Penn Relays Apr 25, 2014

On distance night at Franklin Field several entries for Villanova competed in the 3000 meter steeplechase and the 5000 meters on Thursday evening. Those races produced three personal best times as the Wildcats got underway at the 120th Penn Relays. Graduate student Greg Morrin (Hockessin, Del.) set a new personal best in the 3000 meter steeplechase, while junior Robert Hurlbut (Rochester, N.Y.) and redshirt freshman Kevin Corbusier (Monkton, Md.) each established new top times in the 5000 meters.

Wildcats Capture Third Straight Championship of America Title in Distance Medley Relay Apr 24, 2014

There were less than 200 meters left on the anchor leg of the Championship of America distance medley relay and senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was right where she needed to be. Lipari delivered Villanova to its third consecutive victory in the DMR at the Penn Relays on Thursday evening with her typically strong closing kick. She took the lead from Stanford anchor Aisling Cuffe on the final straightaway and the Wildcats registered a winning time of 10:57.35 to hold off the Cardinal and the rest of the field.

Women's Track Set For 120th Penn Relays This Week at Franklin Field Apr 23, 2014

This week at Franklin Field the Villanova women's track & field team will compete in the 120th Penn Relays, the world's oldest and largest track relay meet. The famed event is a defining part of the Wildcats incredible track & field history and Villanova has won more titles over the years than any other collegiate program.

Men's Track Set For 120th Penn Relays This Week at Franklin Field Apr 23, 2014

This week at Franklin Field the Villanova men's track & field team will compete in the 120th Penn Relays, the world's oldest and largest track relay meet. The famed event is a defining part of the Wildcats incredible track & field history and Villanova has won more titles over the years than any other collegiate program.

Walden Places Fourth in 100 Meter Hurdles at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 19, 2014

On the second and final day of competition at the Larry Ellis Invitational, Villanova had athletes competing in five running events and five field events at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Junior sprinter Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) placed fourth individually in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.86 to lead a number of strong Wildcats performances.

Wildcats Wrap Up Competition at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 19, 2014

A sixth place finish in the 4x400 meter relay was the top result of the day as Villanova competed in seven events on the second and final day of the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The competition for the Wildcats on Saturday featured five running events and two field events.

Bates Wins 1500 Meters with Personal Best Time at Widener Invitational Apr 19, 2014

Junior Charlie Bates (Hoboken, N.J.) won the 1500 meters with a personal best time of 3:53.65 at the Widener Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Bates led a group of eight Villanova athletes that competed in the 1500 meters at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium in this weekend's local meet.

Margey Comes in Sixth in Elite Section of 800 Meters at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 18, 2014

Sophomore Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) led a group of three Villanova runners who competed in the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Friday night. Margey finished sixth in the Elite section of the 800 meters with a time of 2:07.00, while junior Leanne Tucker (Tewksbury, Mass.) also ran in the 800 meters Elite race and placed 27th in 2:13.45.

Distance Runners Put Up Strong Times at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 18, 2014

Villanova entered athletes into three running events and came away with five new personal best times in the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Friday night. On the first night of competition at the meet the Wildcats had runners in the Elite sections of both the 800 meters and the 1500 meters while the team also competed in the 5000 meters.

Dougherty Ties For First Place in Pole Vault at Widener Invitational Apr 18, 2014

Senior Chris Dougherty (Cherry Hill, N.J.) led a group of three Villanova athletes in the pole vault and tied for first place overall with a height of 4.50 meters at the Widener Invitational on Friday afternoon. The local meet began at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium with the Wildcats competing in two field events. The majority of the running events take place on Saturday morning and afternoon.

Wildcats Record Four Personal Best Times at Delaware Open Apr 13, 2014

Freshman sprinter Vince Thompson (Pipersville, Pa.) recorded personal best times in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters and Villanova competed in a total of 11 events at the Delaware Open on Saturday afternoon. The local meet at Delaware Mini-Stadium saw the Wildcats take part in six running events and five field events.

Jamie Klein Wins Javelin at Delaware Open Apr 13, 2014

Junior Jamie Klein (Hawthorne, N.J.) recorded a first place finish in the javelin and Villanova had four different athletes record personal best marks during the Delaware Open at the Delaware Mini-Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In the local meet the Wildcats had athletes competing in eight different events, including four running events and four field events.

Ellison Wins 800 Meters at Hurricane Alumni Invitational Apr 13, 2014

Senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) paced a field of 23 runners and won the Ronald Thorne Men's 800 Meter Run at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational on Saturday afternoon, where Villanova competed in a total of four events. Ellison crossed the finish line with a winning time of 1:49.26 at Cobb Stadium.

Wildcats Sweep Top Four Spots in 800 Meters at Hurricane Alumni Invitational Apr 13, 2014

Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) each posted personal best times in the 800 meters and Villanova swept the top four spots in the race in the Hurricane Alumni Invitational at Cobb Stadium. The 800 meters race was one of eight events the Wildcats competed in on Saturday afternoon.

Elbert Maxwell Named BIG EAST Male Field Athlete of the Week Apr 10, 2014

Junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was named the BIG EAST Male Field Athlete of the Week by the league office earlier this week after a pair of notable performances at the Colonial Relays last weekend. Maxwell won the Championship section of the long jump and was the runner-up in the Championship section of the high jump to headline the Villanova results over two days at Zable Stadium.

Walden Wins 100 Meter Hurdles at Colonial Relays Apr 5, 2014

Junior sprinter Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.15 in Saturday's final and Villanova recorded a pair of first-place finishes on the final day of the Colonial Relays at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Senior Victoria Profit (Nissequogue, N.Y.) had a terrific performance in the triple jump to notch the other victory for the Wildcats.

Wildcats Claim Top Two Spots in DMR at Colonial Relays Apr 5, 2014

Villanova had two entries in the distance medley relay on Saturday afternoon at the Colonial Relays and they combined for a one-two finish at Zable Stadium as the Wildcats wrapped up competition at the two-day meet. The two squads in the DMR finished with less than 2.5 seconds separating them and Villanova also registered a second place finish in the sprint medley relay.

Maxwell Headlines Villanova Results on First Day of Colonial Relays Apr 5, 2014

Junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) produced excellent results in the long jump and the high jump as Villanova began two days of competition at the Colonial Relays on Friday. The majority of individuals events in the meet were contested on Friday, with additional races and the relays coming up tomorrow.

Williams Wins 3000 Meters at Colonial Relays Apr 5, 2014

Freshman distance runner Julie Williams (Wilmington, Del.) won the University section of the 3000 meters on Friday morning and Villanova opened competition at the Colonial Relays with entries in several events at Zable Stadium. The majority of individual events were contested on Friday, with the remaining events and the well-known relays set for tomorrow.

Women's Track Quartet Posts Fast Times in 1500 Meters at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 5, 2014

Several of the top Villanova distance runners opened their outdoor seasons on Friday night by running the 1500 meters at the Sam Howell Invitational, which opened up at Weaver Stadium on the Princeton campus on Friday afternoon and evening. All four of the Wildcats entries in the 1500 meters placed in the top five overall, including a 1-2-3 Villanova sweep at the top of the standings.

Maxwell Wins High Jump at Danny Curran Invitational Mar 29, 2014

Junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished first in the high jump and Villanova had a group of seven runners run well in the 1500 meters as the Danny Curran Invitational concluded at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Junior Charlie Bates (Hoboken, N.J.) led the Wildcats charge in the 1500 meters with a second place finish.

Wildcats Wrap Up Competition at Raleigh Relays Mar 29, 2014

Sophomore Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) and junior Leanne Tucker (Tewksbury, Mass.) each competed in the Invitational section of the 800 meters as Villanova wrapped up competition in the Raleigh Relays at Paul H. Derr Track on Saturday afternoon. On the second day of the meet the Wildcats competed in four different events.

Margey Comes in Fourth in 1500 Meters on First Day of Raleigh Relays Mar 28, 2014

Sophomore distance runner Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) came in fourth in the 1500 meters and Villanova opened competition in the two-day Raleigh Relays at Paul H. Derr Track on Friday afternoon with seven athletes competing in four different events. The meet continues throughout the day on Saturday.

Six Wildcats Open Competition at Danny Curran Invitational Mar 28, 2014

On the first day of competition at the Danny Curran Invitational there were six Villanova athletes in competition in four different events. The majority of events in the local meet take place at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium throughout the day on Saturday.

Men's Track Competes in Seven Events at Philadelphia College Classic Mar 23, 2014

Sophomore sprinter Aaron Sandifer (Harrisburg, N.C.) won the 110 meter hurdles and three Villanova athletes registered personal bests in their respective events as the Wildcats opened the outdoor season at the Philadelphia College Classic on Saturday afternoon. Villanova competed in seven events at Franklin Field against other local teams in the non-scored meet.

Women's Track Wins Seven Events at Philadelphia College Classic Mar 22, 2014

Freshman sprinter Kalissa Caesar (Port Jervis, N.Y.) won both the 100 meters and the 200 meters and Villanova had three different athletes register personal best marks in the Philadelphia College Classic on Saturday afternoon. In the team's first meet of the outdoor season the Wildcats competed in 12 different events at Franklin Field and came away with seven first-place finishes.

Three Wildcats Earn First Team All-America Honors Mar 18, 2014

Senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.), sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and freshman Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) all received first team All-America honors on Monday afternoon from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Villanova had seven All-Americans in all, including four second team honors for the Wildcats distance medley relay squad which consisted of Ellison, junior Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and seniors Chris FitzSimons (Hamden, Conn.) and Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia).

Lipari and Akande Receive First Team All-America Honors Mar 18, 2014

Seniors Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) were each named first team All-Americans on Monday afternoon in an announcement by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Lipari won the national championship in the Mile and Akande finished in eighth place in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. last weekend. Villanova had a total of eight All-Americans named and both Lipari and Akande received second team honors for running on the Wildcats distance medley relay.

Ellison and Williamsz Finish Strong at NCAA Championships Mar 15, 2014

Senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) each scored team points with top-eight finishes in their respective events as the NCAA Championships concluded at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Saturday night. Ellison came in sixth in the final of the 800 meters and Williamsz placed eighth in the Mile on a successful night for both runners.

Lipari Wins National Championship in Mile Mar 15, 2014

With less than 50 meters to go before the finish line senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) went for it all in the national championship race in the Mile and won her first career individual national title. Lipari had her trademark closing kick in top form and she surged into the lead by passing four runners as she came down the final straight away. Her winning time was 4:38.82 and Lipari is the third Villanova woman to be an indoor national champion in the Mile.

Lipari and Akande Move on to Finals of Individual Events at NCAA Championships Mar 15, 2014

Senior distance runners Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) each pulled double duty on the first night of the NCAA Championships and both moved on to the finals of their respective individual events in addition to running a leg on the distance medley relay. Lipari was an automatic qualifier for the final in the Mile and Akande advanced on time in the 800 meters at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Friday night.

Patrick Tiernan Places Seventh in 5000 Meters at NCAA Championships Mar 15, 2014

Freshman distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) ran a steady race from start to finish and came in seventh in the 5000 meters on Friday night as the NCAA Championships got underway. Villanova competed in four events at the Albuquerque Convention Center and had two runners advance to tomorrow evening's finals in their respective events. Sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) qualified for the final in the Mile and senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) moved on in the 800 meters.

Women's Track Set For NCAA Championships Mar 13, 2014

Villanova has four individual athletes and its distance medley relay team headed to this week's NCAA Championships, which take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Friday and Saturday nights. Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) each will compete in the Mile at the NCAA meet, while senior Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and sophomore Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) are both qualifiers in the 800 meters. The NCAA berths continue a terrific season for the Wildcats, who won the team title at the BIG EAST Championships for the 12th time overall and the second time in the last five years.

Men's Track Set For NCAA Championships Mar 13, 2014

The 2013-14 indoor track & field season for Villanova has already seen some of the top performances in program history and the Wildcats will continue their season at the NCAA Championships this weekend. Three individuals from Villanova qualified for the national meet, as did the team's distance medley relay squad. Individually, the Wildcats will be represented by senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) in the 800 meters, sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) in the Mile and freshman Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) in the 5000 meters.

Marcus O'Sullivan Named Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year Mar 10, 2014

Villanova men's track & field head coach Marcus O'Sullivan was chosen as the Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), it was announced on Monday afternoon. O'Sullivan led the Wildcats to the team title at the BIG EAST Championships last month and has Villanova ranked No. 9 in the nation heading into the NCAA Championships this weekend.

Three Individuals and Distance Medley Relay Qualify for NCAA Championships Mar 5, 2014

In an indoor track & field season that has already seen some of the top performances in program history Villanova learned its next step on Tuesday night when the accepted entries were announced for the NCAA Championships, which will take place in New Mexico later this month. Three individuals from the Wildcats qualified for the national meet, as did the team's distance medley relay squad. Senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.), freshman Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) will compete in the 800 meters, 5000 meters and the Mile, respectively.

Four Individuals and Distance Medley Relay Qualify for NCAA Championships Mar 5, 2014

The accepted entries for the NCAA Championships were announced on Tuesday night and Villanova has four individual athletes and its distance medley relay team headed to the national meet, which will take place in New Mexico later this month. Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) each will compete in the Mile at the NCAA meet, while senior Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and sophomore Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) are both qualifiers in the 800 meters.

Men's Distance Medley Relay Squad Jumps to Third in Nation Mar 2, 2014

On the final day to post times that can be considered for selection to the national championships Villanova posted a time of 9:28.06 in the distance medley relay and leaped to third in the nation on the season performance list. The lineup of junior Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.), senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.), senior Chris FitzSimons (Hamden, Conn.) and sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) competed in the Boston University Last Chance Meet at the Track & Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon and the Wildcats also had individual entries in the Mile and the 800 meters. Sophomore Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) posted a time of 3:59.52 in the Mile to notch the third sub-four minute time of his career and the second this season.

Schappert Runs Incredible Personal Best in Mile at Boston University Last Chance Meet Mar 2, 2014

Junior distance runner Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) had an incredible race in the Mile at the Boston University Last Chance Meet and surged up the national performance list this season with a time of 4:36.40 at the Track & Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon. Villanova had five athletes competing in three individual events at the meet.

Alexandra Wasik Breaks School Record in Pole Vault at Mason Last Chance Meet Mar 2, 2014

Junior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) broke the school record in the pole vault at the Mason Last Chance Meet on Sunday afternoon, as she cleared a height of 4.12 meters at the Field House to move to the top of the all-time Villanova performance list. Sophomores Virginia LaMacchia (Bloomsburg, Pa.) and Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.) competed in the pole vault and the triple jump, respectively at the meet.

Emily Lipari Named National Athlete of the Week Feb 24, 2014

Senior distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was named the Division I National Athlete of the Week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. The honor comes after Lipari helped lead Villanova to a team title at the BIG EAST Championships last weekend.

Women's Track & Field Wins 12th BIG EAST Championship Feb 23, 2014

On a night that will long be remembered as a special one in Villanova history the women's indoor track & field squad won the team title at the BIG EAST Championships for the 12th time in program history. Head coach Gina Procaccio and her staff were named the conference Coaching Staff of the Year and the Wildcats won six different events during the conference meet.

Men's Track Wins Fourth BIG EAST Championship Feb 22, 2014

Villanova men's indoor track & field won the BIG EAST title for the fourth time in program history and the first time since 1986. Head coach Marcus O'Sullivan and his staff were named the Coaching Staff of the Year and the Wildcats won the team title by more than 30 points.

Men's Track Wins Three Events on First Day of BIG EAST Championships Feb 21, 2014

Villanova continued its winning tradition in the distance events and started new traditions with a victory in the long jump on an exciting day of action at the BIG EAST Championships on Friday afternoon. Halfway through the conference meet at the New York Armory the Wildcats lead the team standings with 57 points and are in position to score well in a number of events tomorrow evening.

Alexandra Wasik is BIG EAST Pole Vault Champion as Wildcats Sweep Top Three Spots Feb 21, 2014

Junior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) became the first Villanova athlete to win a BIG EAST title in the pole vault and she led a sweep of the spots on the podium by the Wildcats at the New York Armory on Friday afternoon. Halfway through the conference championships meet Villanova sits atop the team standings with 48 points. The meet concludes on Saturday evening and the Wildcats have set themselves up to score well in nearly every event.

Men's Track Ready For Success at BIG EAST Championships Feb 19, 2014

For the fifth time in the last seven years the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the New York Armory, with competition beginning on Friday morning and wrapping up on Saturday night. Villanova has had an outstanding season to this point and looks ready to have across-the-board success at the conference meet.

Women's Track Set for a New Chapter at BIG EAST Championships Feb 19, 2014

For the fifth time in the last seven years the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the New York Armory, with competition beginning on Friday morning and wrapping up on Saturday night. Villanova has had an outstanding season to this point and looks ready to have across-the-board success at the conference meet.

Patrick Tiernan Named BIG EAST Male Track Athlete of the Week Feb 18, 2014

Freshman distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was named the BIG EAST Male Track Athlete of the Week in an announcement by the conference on Tuesday morning. Tiernan receives the honor for the second time this season after a record-setting performance in the 5000 meters at the Iowa State Classic last weekend.

Emily Lipari Named BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week Feb 18, 2014

Senior distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) has been named the BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season. The weekly conference awards were announced on Tuesday morning and Lipari receives the honor after being part of the field for the famous Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games last weekend.

Villanova Notebook: Tiernan's 5000 Meters Time Is Indoor School Record Feb 18, 2014

Freshman distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) set an indoor school record in the 5000 meters at the Iowa State Classic last weekend. Tiernan registered a time of 13:37.73 at Lied Recreation Center and broke the previous Villanova mark of 13:38.3 which Sydney Maree set nearly 33 years ago.

Wildcats Finish Second in Byron Dyce 4x800 Meter Relay at Millrose Games Feb 15, 2014

Redshirt freshman Josh Lampron (Mansfield, Mass.) ran a strong anchor leg and Villanova came in second in the Byron Dyce College Men's 4x800 Meter Relay at the Millrose Games on Saturday afternoon. The world-famous meet was held at the New York Armory and the Wildcats registered a time of 7:31.57 in the relay.

Lipari Sets New Personal Best Time in Mile at Millrose Games Feb 15, 2014

In a field of runners that included top professionals and just two affiliated collegiate runners senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) set a new personal best while running in the historic Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on Saturday afternoon. The world-famous meet was held at the New York Armory and Lipari's race was televised live across the country on NBC Sports Network.

Williamsz and Denault Run Sub-Four Minute Miles at Iowa State Classic Feb 15, 2014

Throughout the history of the Villanova program, running a sub-four minute mile has become more than just a remarkable athletic accomplishment. The sub-four minute mile has become a start of its own, weaving together the individual histories of those who have achieved it. At the Iowa State Classic on Saturday afternoon sophomores Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) wrote the latest chapter in that history, as each went sub-four in the Mile at Lied Recreation Center.

Tiernan and Men's Distance Medley Relay Post Outstanding Times at Iowa State Classic Feb 14, 2014

Freshman distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) eclipsed the previous facility record at Lied Recreation Center and finished with the nation's second-leading time in the 5000 meters at the Iowa State Classic on Friday evening. He ran a blistering time of 13:37.73 to finish second in the race by less than four-tenths of a second. Villanova also had a terrific performance in the distance medley relay, registering a first-place finish while beating Georgetown and notching the nation's fifth-ranked time.

Men's Distance Medley Relay Squad Headed to Iowa State Classic Feb 13, 2014

Teams from 16 different conference around the country, including seven nationally-ranked squads, are part of the field at the Iowa State Classic this weekend at the Lied Recreation Center. Villanova will run in the men's distance medley relay on Friday night and is also entered in four individual events during the meet. Live streaming of the meet is available for a subscription through Flotrack (see link at top of release).

Emily Lipari and Men's 4x800 Meter Relay to Race Saturday at Millrose Games Feb 13, 2014

Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) will run in the New York Road Runners Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on Saturday afternoon. The historic meet takes place at the New York Armory and Lipari's race will be televised live on NBC Sports Network. Villanova will also compete in the men's 4x800 meter relay during the meet.

Stephanie Schappert Runs Personal Best Time in Mile at Armory Collegiate Invitational Feb 8, 2014

Junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) set a new personal best in the Mile and Villanova competed in four events as the Armory Collegiate Invitational at the New York Armory concluded on Saturday afternoon. The action for the Wildcats on the second day of the meet included two individual running events, one relay and one field event.

Three Wildcats Register Personal Bests in 5000 Meters at Armory Collegiate Invitational Feb 8, 2014

Redshirt freshman Harry Warnick (Fairfield, Conn.) finished fourth in the 5000 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and led a trio of Villanova runners that set personal bests in the event at the New York Armory on Saturday afternoon. On the second and final day of the meet the Wildcats had entries in three running events and one field event.

Brian Basili Sets Personal Best in 5000 Meters on First Night at Armory Feb 7, 2014

Junior distance runner Brian Basili (South Orange, N.J.) set a personal best time in the 5000 meters and Villanova competed in 10 events at the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Friday afternoon. The two-day meet at the New York Armory continues on Saturday morning and will feature events throughout the day.

Wildcats Opened Competition at Armory Collegiate Invitational Feb 7, 2014

On the first day of competition at the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Friday afternoon Villanova competed in 11 events and had three personal best times recorded at the New York Armory. The two-day meet continues on Saturday morning and will have events throughout the day and early evening.

Lipari and Wasik Earn BIG EAST Weekly Awards Feb 4, 2014

Senior distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) is the BIG EAST Women's Track Athlete of the Week and junior pole vaulter Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) is the BIG EAST Women's Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference office this afternoon. The pair of Villanova student-athletes each had terrific performances at the Penn State National last weekend.

Patrick Tiernan Named BIG EAST Men's Track Athlete of the Week Feb 4, 2014

Freshman distance runner Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) is this week's BIG EAST Men's Track Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference office this afternoon. Tiernan made his indoor debut for Villanova last weekend and set a facility record at Penn State in the 3000 meters.

Wildcats Open Penn State National with Third Place Finish in Distance Medley Relay Jan 31, 2014

In the invitational section of the distance medley relay at time of 9:36.89 put Villanova in fifth place in the nation to this point in the season. The time was good for a third place finish for the Wildcats, who opened two days of competition at the Penn State National with five events at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on Friday night.

Wildcats Place Third in Distance Medley Relay on First Night of Penn State National Jan 31, 2014

In the distance medley relay on Friday night Villanova finished third in its race at the Penn State National meet and its time of 11:04.54 puts the Wildcats fifth in the nation to this point in the season. Villanova ran in the invitational section of the DMR at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track as the Wildcats opened two days of competition at the meet, which features a highly competitive field of teams.

Wildcats to Compete at Penn State National This Weekend Jan 30, 2014

The first big weekend of the indoor track & field season arrives this weekend, as Villanova will compete in the Penn State National on Friday evening and Saturday at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. The meet will attract plenty of strong competition from around the country and will be a chance for the Wildcats to showcase their strengths in a number of different events.

Emily Lipari and John Robertson Recognized at Philadelphia Sports Writers Banquet Jan 27, 2014

A pair of Villanova student-athletes were honored on Monday night as the Philadelphia Sports Writers Associated held the 110th annual Sports Banquet at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, N.J. Women's cross country and track & field senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was presented with the Frank Dolson/Penn Relays Award and sophomore quarterback John Robertson (Paramus, N.J.) from the football team was an honored guest for his success this past season. The annual banquet saluted the top sports performances of the past year and recognized more than 30 athletes, coaches and sports personalities.

Seven Personal Bests Highlight Wildcats Results at Tiger Open Jan 25, 2014

Redshirt freshman Caitlin Bungo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the Mile and Villanova had seven different athletes record personal best marks in the Tiger Open at Jadwyn Gym on Saturday afternoon. The meet featured the Wildcats competing in three running events and five field events.

Robert Hurlbut Wins 3000 Meters at Tiger Open Jan 25, 2014

Junior Robert Hurlbut (Rochester, N.Y.) took home a first place finish in the 3000 meters and Villanova competed in six events at the Tiger Open on Saturday afternoon. A total of seven athletes were in competition for the Wildcats in the meet at Jadwyn Gym on the Princeton campus.

Lipari and Piccirillo Score Wins at Great Dane Classic Jan 18, 2014

Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) won the Mile and the 1000 meters, respectively, and Villanova continued the indoor season on a strong note with its performance at the Great Dane Classic on Friday night. The meet was the second of three straight at the New York Armory for the Wildcats, who picked up six top-three finishes on the day.

Wildcats Win Distance Medley Relay at Great Dane Classic Jan 18, 2014

At the Great Dane Classic on Friday night Villanova had 18 student-athletes competing in 11 different events at a meet that featured more than 40 teams from around the area. The top result for the Wildcats at the New York Armory was a first-place finish in the distance medley relay, with other highlights including personal best marks in the pole vault and the 60 meter hurdles.

Ostapkovich and Erickson Fared Well at Rutgers Invite Jan 13, 2014

Sophomore Alita Ostapkovich (Bensalem, Pa.) and freshman Kristen Erickson (Princeton, Mass.) each competed at the Rutgers Invite at the Busch Bubble on Friday night. The pair of Villanova throwers took part in the shot put and the weight throw at the meet.

King and Rowen Establish Personal Bests at Rutgers Invite Jan 13, 2014

Senior Drew King (New Haven, Conn.) and sophomore James Rowen (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) each set personal bests in the weight throw at the Rutgers Invite on Friday night. Villanova had four throwers competing in the meet held at the Busch Bubble on the Scarlet Knights campus.

Emerald Walden Wins 60 Meter Hurdles at Gotham Cup Jan 10, 2014

Junior sprinter Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) won the 60 meter hurdles by a comfortable margin and Villanova returned to action by competing in seven events at the Gotham Cup on Friday afternoon. The meet was the first of three straight at the New York Armory for the Wildcats and today's date marked the 100th anniversary to the day of the first track meet held at the famed New York venue. Villanova had 14 athletes in competition during the meet.

Ellison and Lampron Cruise in 1000 Meters at Gotham Cup Jan 10, 2014

Senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and redshirt freshman Josh Lampron (Mansfield, Mass.) each set personal bests in the 1000 meters and Villanova returned to action by competing in 11 events at the Gotham Cup on Friday afternoon. The meet was the first of three straight at the New York Armory for the Wildcats and today's date marked the 100th anniversary to the day of the first track meet held at the famed New York venue. Villanova had 21 athletes in competition during the meet.

Track Teams Return to Action Tomorrow at Gotham Cup Jan 9, 2014

The indoor track & field schedule resumes this week and as the seasons kicks into high gear Villanova is set for three consecutive Friday meets at the New York Armory, beginning with the Gotham Cup tomorrow. Members of the Wildcats men's and women's teams will be in action throughout the day on Friday at the Armory, which is also the site for next month's BIG EAST Championships.

Wildcats Win Five Events at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 7, 2013

In the first meet of the indoor track & field season Villanova hosted the Jack Pyrah Invitational and came away five first-place finishes at Alumni Field House on Saturday afternoon. Junior Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) and senior Mary Bohi (Shamong, N.J.) won the 60 meter hurdles and the 500 meters, respectively, while the Wildcats also won three field events.

Wildcats Win Seven Events at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 7, 2013

Villanova won seven running events, including the 4x400 meter relay, and started off the season in successful fashion at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The meet was hosted by the Wildcats for the 11th straight season at Alumni Field House on the Haverford College campus, where nine local teams were in competition.

Indoor Track Teams Open Season on Saturday at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 3, 2013

The indoor track & field season will officially get underway this weekend when Villanova hosts the annual Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Seven local teams will be in competition at the meet, which will take place at Alumni Field House on the Haverford College campus.

Track Teams Unveil Jim Tuppeny Bench During Homecoming Football Game Oct 26, 2013

At the Homecoming football game on Saturday afternoon the Villanova track & field teams unveiled a bench in Villanova Stadium dedicated to longtime coach Jim Tuppeny. The dedication ceremony also commemorated the Jim Tuppeny Endowment Fund reaching $100,000 thanks to the generous donations of many alumni and friends of the Wildcats track & field program.

Track Teams Unveil Jim Tuppeny Bench During Homecoming Football Game Oct 26, 2013

At the Homecoming football game on Saturday afternoon the Villanova track & field teams unveiled a bench in Villanova Stadium dedicated to longtime coach Jim Tuppeny. The dedication ceremony also commemorated the Jim Tuppeny Endowment Fund reaching $100,000 thanks to the generous donations of many alumni and friends of the Wildcats track & field program.

Kelsey Margey Wins Silver Medal For Team USA at Pan American Junior Championships Aug 26, 2013

Sophomore middle distance runner Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) continued her string of success at the international level on Sunday night, winning a silver medal for Team USA at the 17th Pan American Junior Championships. On the final night of the three-day meet a storm system brought torrential downpours to Alfonso Galvis Duque Stadium and Margey endured the heaviest of the rain en route to garnering one of 17 medals that the United States during the day.

Six Villanova Teams Earn Public Recognition For Academic Success Aug 14, 2013

As a new academic year gets set to begin Villanova student-athletes are receiving due recognition for their continued academic excellence. Six teams received public recognition from the NCAA for their academic success, while the Wildcats had 21 teams scoring above their sport's national average in the most recent NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data, which covers the 2008-09 through 2011-12 academic years. The latest data is a testament to the across-the-board success in the classroom of Villanova student-athletes, who as a group have maintained a composite grade-point average higher than a 3.0 for 20 consecutive semesters.

Women's Track Has Six Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors Jul 26, 2013

The list of track All-Academic honorees was announced this week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and Villanova had six student-athletes be rewarded for their success in the classroom. In addition the Wildcats were named to the All-Academic Tea m for the program's overall academic success.

Men's Track Has Three Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors Jul 26, 2013

The list of track All-Academic honorees was announced this week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and Villanova had three student-athletes be rewarded for their success in the classroom. In addition the Wildcats were named to the All-Academic Tea m for the program's overall academic success.

Former Villanova All-American Monique Morgan Wins Gold For Jamaica Jul 8, 2013

This past weekend at the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Senior track & field championships former Villanova standout Monique Morgan won a gold medal for Jamaica in the 100 meter hurdles. Morgan, who also competed for her native country during her collegiate career, registered a winning time of 13.25 to pace a field of seven athletes that ran into the wind during the race.

Kelsey Margey Wins 1500 Meters at USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships Jun 24, 2013

Rising sophomore Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) was the individual champion in the 1500 meters at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium this past weekend, where she registered a margin of victory of more than three seconds in the finals on Saturday afternoon. The big win for Margey builds on the momentum that began with a strong freshman campaign at Villanova this spring.

Three Wildcats Named BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winners Jun 21, 2013

The winners of the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards were announced on Thursday afternoon and Villanova had three student-athletes recognized by the conference office for their success in competition, academic achievements and involvement in the community. Junior track & field athlete Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.), senior golfer Michael Kania (Haverford, Pa.) and senior cross country runner Alex Tully (Little Rock, Ark.) were named as the recipients of the Sport Excellence Award for their respective sports.

Sam McEntee Places Seventh in Finals of 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 8, 2013

Sophomore Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) finished his outdoor season on a strong note and placed seventh in the finals of the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon at Hayward Field. McEntee qualified for the finals for the second straight year and improved his national finish by two spots from last season.

Sam McEntee Advances to Finals of 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 6, 2013

For the second straight season sophomore Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) will run in the finals of the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships. He came in second in his semifinal heat at Hayward Field on Thursday afternoon with a time of 3:41.32 to guarantee himself a spot in the finals on Saturday afternoon. McEntee made a terrific move with less than 200 meters left to secure his spot among the 12 qualifiers for the final.

Emily Lipari Advances to Finals in 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 6, 2013

With her trademark closing kick in perfect form in front of an enthusiastic crowd junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) automatically qualified for the finals of the 1500 meters at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on Thursday afternoon. Lipari posted a time of 4:16.96 in the second of two semifinal heats and came in third in her heat to guarantee a spot in the finals on Saturday afternoon.

Samuel Ellison Comes in Fourth in Semifinal Heat of 800 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 5, 2013

Junior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) opened up competition for Villanova at the NCAA Championships on Wednesday afternoon and came in fourth in his semifinal heat of the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.99. That mark was not enough to advance to the finals in the event but Ellison nevertheless concludes another terrific season with his second straight appearance at the national championships.

Emily Lipari Qualifies for NCAA Championships in 1500 Meters May 26, 2013

Junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) came in second in her national quarterfinal heat of the 1500 meters and automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships at Aggie Stadium in the NCAA East Regional on Saturday night. Lipari advances to the finals site of the NCAA meet for the first time outdoors.

Alexandra Wasik and Samantha Yeats Post Strong Finishes at NCAA East Regional May 25, 2013

On the second day of competition at the NCAA East Regional junior Samantha Yeats (Califon, N.J.) and sophomore Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) registered strong performances in the high jump and the pole vault, respectively, at Aggie Stadium on Friday night. Yeats tied for 13th place in the high jump and Wasik tied for 18th place in the pole vault. Sophomore Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) and freshman Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) were also in competition for the Wildcats on Saturday evening in the 100 meter hurdles and the 800 meters, respectively.

Samuel Ellison Moves on to NCAA Championships Site in 800 Meters May 25, 2013

Junior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) is headed to the finals site of the NCAA Championships for the second straight year after finishing third in his heat of the national quarterfinals in the 800 meters at Aggie Stadium on Friday night. In competition at the NCAA East Regional, Ellison recorded a time of 1:49.82 and automatically qualified for at least the national semifinals in Eugene, Ore. next month. Ellison was a first team All-American in the 800 meters last season.

Lipari, Schappert and Piccirillo Move On to Quarterfinals at NCAA East Regional May 23, 2013

Junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) ran her second fastest time wearing a Villanova uniform in the 1500 meters and sophomore Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) came up with a big personal best as both moved on to the national quarterfinals on the first day of competition at the NCAA East Regional at Aggie Stadium on Thursday night. Freshman Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) also heads to the quarterfinals in the 800 meters and all three of the Wildcats moving on to the next round were automatic qualifiers in their respective events.

Five Wildcats Qualify For Quarterfinals at NCAA East Regional May 23, 2013

All five Villanova runners that competed in the national first round of the 1500 meters and the 800 meters on Thursday night moved on to the quarterfinals during a strong first day of competition for the Wildcats in the NCAA East Regional at Aggie Stadium on Thursday night. Villanova has three runners advancing in the 1500 meters and two moving on to the quarterfinals in the 800 meters based on first round results.

Men's and Women's Track Teams Set for NCAA East Regional May 22, 2013

The official list of accepted athletes for the NCAA East Regional was announced and Villanova will send a total of 18 athletes to the regional meet. That total includes six men's athletes in three different events as well as 12 women's athletes in eight events. The NCAA East Regional will be held at North Carolina A&T from May 23-25, with all the action taking place on the Irwin Belk Track at Aggie Stadium.

Women's Track Has 12 Athletes Headed to NCAA East Regional May 16, 2013

The official list of accepted athletes for the NCAA East Regional was announced on Thursday afternoon and Villanova will send 12 athletes in eight different events to the regional meet next week. The NCAA East Regional will be held at North Carolina A&T from May 23-25, with the top performers advancing to the NCAA Championships next month.

Men's Track Has Six Athletes Headed to NCAA East Regional May 16, 2013

The official list of accepted athletes for the NCAA East Regional was announced on Thursday afternoon and Villanova will send six athletes in three different events to the regional meet next week. The NCAA East Regional will be held at North Carolina A&T from May 23-25, with the top performers advancing to the NCAA Championships next month.

Walden and Yeats Register Runner-Up ECAC Finishes May 13, 2013

Led by strong performances from sophomore sprinter Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) and junior Samantha Yeats (Califon, N.J.) in the high jump Villanova totaled 36 team points in two days at the ECAC Championship despite having only a selection of its athletes in competition. The regional meet wrapped up at Weaver Stadium on the Princeton campus on Sunday afternoon and the Wildcats tied for sixth place out of 54 teams that registered at least one point.

Dusty Solis Wins 800 Meters at Virginia Challenge May 11, 2013

Sophomore Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.) highlighted six Villanova distance runners who were in competition on Saturday evening at the Virginia Challenge, as he won the non-invitational section of the 800 meters at Lannigan Field. Solis had a time of 1:50.94 and came in first out of 31 entries. Also recording a strong performance for the Wildcats was sophomore Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.), who registered a personal best time of 3:42.08 in the 1500 meters.

Margey Runs Top Time in 1500 Meters in Preliminaries at ECAC Championship May 11, 2013

Freshman Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) ran a personal best time of 4:17.14 in the preliminary heats of the 1500 meters at the ECAC Championship on Saturday afternoon at Weaver Stadium, where Villanova advanced five runners to the finals of their respective events. Margey had the fastest time out of 22 total entries in the preliminaries of the 1500 meters and beat her previous top time by more than five seconds. Also faring well for the Wildcats was sophomore Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio), who was the runner-up in the pole vault with a height of 3.91 meters.

Wildcats Set Meet Record in 4x800 Meter Relay, Lipari Wins 1500 Meters Title May 5, 2013

Villanova continued its dominance in the 4x800 meter relay with a meet record and junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was both the anchor of the relay and the individual champion in the 1500 meters as the BIG EAST Championships wrapped up at the Rutgers Track & Field Complex on Sunday afternoon. During three days of competition the Wildcats recorded nine All-BIG EAST performances - including the two titles won on Sunday - and Villanova finished in fourth place in the final team standings.

Ellison Repeats as BIG EAST Outdoor Champion in 800 Meters May 5, 2013

Junior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) successfully defended his title in the 800 meters and also ran a leg on the 4x400 meter relay squad which earned All-BIG EAST honors at the BIG EAST Championships on Sunday afternoon. Villanova wrapped up competition at the Rutgers Track & Field Complex and finished in ninth place in the final team standings. During the conference meet the Wildcats had a total of seven All-BIG EAST honors, including a third place finish in the 4x400 relay.

Wildcats Advance Five to Finals at BIG EAST Championships May 4, 2013

Junior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) had the top time in the preliminaries of the 800 meters and freshman Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) similarly led the field in the 1500 meters as Villanova advanced a total of five runners from two events to the finals during competition in the BIG EAST Championships at the Rutgers Track & Field Complex on Saturday afternoon. All five of the runners who advanced to the finals in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters were automatic qualifiers based on their finishes in Saturday's heats.

Alexandra Wasik Earns All-BIG EAST Honors with Runner-Up Finish in Pole Vault May 4, 2013

On the second day of the BIG EAST Championships sophomore Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) was the runner-up in the pole vault and junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) had the fastest overall time in the preliminary heats of the 1500 meters. Their performances were among the highlights for Villanova at the Rutgers Track & Field Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Petruzzellis In Fourth Place after First Four Events of Heptathlon May 3, 2013

Sophomore Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) opened up competition for Villanova at the BIG EAST Championships on Friday afternoon, as the first four events of the heptathlon were contested at the Rutgers Track & Field Complex. Petruzzellis is in fourth place out of 10 competitors midway through the heptathlon after ranking among the top five athletes in three of the first four events.

Track Teams Set For BIG EAST Championships This Weekend May 2, 2013

Villanova will compete in the BIG EAST Championships this weekend, with the conference meet being held over three days from Friday through Sunday. Rutgers is hosting the conference championship at the Track & Field Complex in Piscataway.

Emily Lipari Named Women's Athlete of the Meet at Penn Relays Apr 27, 2013

Junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was named the Women's Athlete of the Meet for the Relay Events on Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field, following the conclusion of an historic weekend of competition at the Penn Relays. Lipari anchored Villanova to two Championship of America relays titles, as the Wildcats won both the distance medley relay and the 4x800 meter relay.

All-Time Collegiate Record Highlights Wildcats Championship of America Win in 4x800 Relay Apr 27, 2013

It has been a special week for Villanova at the Penn Relays but on Saturday afternoon the Wildcats saved their best performance for last. Villanova won the Championship of America women's 4x800 meter relay at Franklin Field and broke the all-time collegiate record with a winning time of 8:17.45. This is the 10th time that the Wildcats have won the 4x800 relay at the Penn Relays and the program now has 32 total championships at the famed event, including wins in both the 4x800 and the distance medley relays this week.

Wildcats Run to Third Place Finish in 4x1500 Meter Relay Apr 26, 2013

On the second day of competition at the Penn Relays on Friday, April 26, the Villanova women's 4x1500 relay team gave a valiant effort, but came up just short as the Wildcats finished third with a time of 17:17.57. Michigan won the race in 17:15.47, while Oregon was second in 17:16.50.

Samantha Yeats Wins College Section of High Jump at Penn Relays Apr 25, 2013

When competition got underway in the 119th Penn Relays at Franklin Field on Thursday morning great results for Villanova starting coming in right away. Junior Samantha Yeats (Califon, N.J.) won the college section of the high jump and sophomore sprinter Faith Dismuke (Passaic, N.J.) came in fifth in the 400 meter hurdles with a fastest time by a Wildcats runner in more than six years.

Wildcats Dominate Field to Repeat as Penn Relays Distance Medley Relay Champions Apr 25, 2013

The first day of action at the 119th Penn Relays was a big one for Villanova, which repeated as the champions of the women's distance medley relay at Franklin Field on Thursday evening. The second consecutive win for the Wildcats is the program's 31st championship all-time at the Penn Relays, and the 12th in the distance medley relay. The winning lineup for Villanova featured freshman Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.), freshman Michaela Wilkins (Ellicott City, Md.), junior Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.), with the Wildcats registering a winning time of 10:58.84 and a winning margin of more than five seconds.

Denault and FitzSimons Run to First Place Finishes at Widener Invitational Apr 20, 2013

Sophomore Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and junior Chris FitzSimons (Hamden, Conn.) were the winners of the 1500 meters and the 800 meters, respectively, as Villanova finished up competition at the Widener Invitational at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Overall the Wildcats competed in seven different events on the final day of the local meet.

Wildcats Finish Up Competition at Widener Invitational Apr 20, 2013

Sophomore Jamie Klein (Hawthorne, N.J.) had the top result out of 25 competitors in the javelin at the Widener Invitational and Villanova wrapped up competition in the local meet at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The final day of the meet included two sprints and two field events for the Wildcats.

Petruzzellis Wins Heptathlon on Final Day of Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 20, 2013

Sophomore Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) scored a total of 4,646 points to win the heptathlon on the second day of the Larry Ellis Invitational and Villanova competed in four events at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Petruzzellis led the way with her win in the heptathlon and the Wildcats also had athletes taking part in the high jump, triple jump and pole vault.

Maxwell Competes in Long Jump at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 20, 2013

Villanova wrapped up competition in the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with sophomore Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) competing in the long jump. Maxwell recorded a distance of 6.53 meters and came in 12th in the event.

Williamsz and McEntee Form One-Two Combo in 1500 Meters at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 19, 2013

Freshman Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) came in first and second, respectively, in the Elite section of the 1500 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Friday night. Each registered strong times in the race and they finished just one-tenth of a second apart.

Kane Wins 5000 Meters at Widener Invitational Apr 19, 2013

Senior Matt Kane (Fairfield, Conn.) came in first in the 5000 meters and led a trio of Villanova runners that finished in the top eight of the event as the Wildcats competed in two events on the first night of the Widener Invitational at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium on Friday night. Villanova had athletes in the 5000 meters and the shot put on Friday night.

Wildcats Compete in Three Events on First Day of Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 19, 2013

Sophomore Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) stands in second place after four events in the heptathlon and Villanova also competed in two running events on the first night of the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Friday night. Runners competed for the Wildcats in the Elite sections of both the 800 meters and the 1500 meters.

Chapman Wins 5000 Meters at Widener Invitational Apr 19, 2013

Sophomore distance runners Courtney Chapman (Fayetteville, N.Y.) and Megan Venables (Laurel Springs, N.J.) finished first and second, respectively, in the 5000 meters as Villanova competed in two events on the first night of the Widener Invitational at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium on Friday night.

Wildcats Win Distance Medley Relay at Colonial Relays Apr 6, 2013

On the second and final day of competition at the Colonial Relays on Saturday afternoon Villanova registered a 1-2 finish in the distance medley relay. The top two relay teams from the Wildcats finished within one second of each other and at the top of the field of 16 relay teams. Villanova also earned a fifth place finish in the 4x400 meter relay at Zable Stadium on Saturday.

Walden Wins 100 Meter Hurdles at Colonial Relays Apr 6, 2013

Sophomore sprinter Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) defended her lead in the 100 meter hurdles and finished in first place at the Colonial Relays at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Junior Samantha Yeats (Califon, N.J.) won the high jump competition on Saturday and Villanova finished in fourth place in the final team standings 86 points. There were 31 different teams to earn points towards the standings at the two-day meet.

Wildcats Continue Outdoor Season at Danny Curran Invitational Mar 31, 2013

In the Danny Curran Invitational on Saturday afternoon Villanova competed in 10 different events at Leslie C. Quick, Jr., Stadium, including five running events and five field events. Three different athletes from the Wildcats registered new personal bests in their respective events.

Wildcats Win Five Events at Danny Curran Invitational Mar 30, 2013

Villanova won five of the nine events it entered at the Danny Curran Invitational at Leslie C. Quick, Jr., Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The local meet saw the Wildcats compete in one running event and eight field events.

Middle Distance Group Fares Well at Raleigh Relays Mar 30, 2013

Villanova had a total of 13 athletes competing this weekend at the Raleigh Relays on the Paul H. Derr Track and the Wildcats received strong efforts from their middle distance group in the top sections of the 800 meters and the 1500 meters. In all Villanova entered five different events over two days at the elite meet.

Two Wins Highlight Opening Day of Outdoor Season at Philadelphia College Classic Mar 24, 2013

Villanova began the outdoor track & field season by competing in nine different events at the Philadelphia College Classic, which featured several local teams at Franklin Field on Saturday afternoon. The highlights of the day for the Wildcats came from victories in the 400 meter hurdles by freshman Joseph Messick (Montgomery, N.J.) and the long jump by senior Lazaro Tiant (Roselle, N.J.).

Wildcats Win Four Events at Philadelphia College Classic Mar 24, 2013

The outdoor track & field season opened on Saturday afternoon with Villanova competing in the Philadelphia College Classic against other local teams at Franklin Field. The Wildcats won four of the 10 events they entered in the meet, including two running events and two field events.

Men's and Women's Track Teams Open Outdoor Season on Saturday Afternoon Mar 22, 2013

Although temperatures will likely stay below 50 degrees, Saturday afternoon will nevertheless mark the start of the outdoor track & field season. Villanova will participate in the Philadelphia College Classic at Franklin Field, with a number of local teams scheduled to take part in the meet.

Four Wildcats Earn First Team All-America Honors Mar 12, 2013

Following a second place finish in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships last weekend four Villanova athletes were named first team All-Americans by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. The lineup in the DMR for the Wildcats included freshmen Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and Michaela Wilkins (Ellicott City, Md.) in addition to juniors Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.).

Wildcats Earn Six All-America Honors after Successful NCAA Meet Mar 12, 2013

Villanova had a successful weekend of competition at the NCAA Championships and on Monday afternoon was rewarded with a total of six All-America honors by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The highlight of the results for the weekend was a fifth place finish in the distance medley relay for the Wildcats, with all four members of the relay lineup earning first team All-America accolades.

Lipari Places 14th in 3000 Meters at NCAA Championships Mar 9, 2013

Junior middle distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) ran the 3000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday night, completing a weekend in which she doubled up for Villanova in the distance medley relay as well as tonight's individual race. Lipari came in 14th in the 3000 meters to wrap up competition for the Wildcats at Randal Tyson Track.

Villanova Finishes Fifth in Distance Medley Relay at National Championships Mar 8, 2013

Strong splits by each of the team's four runners enabled Villanova to beat its seed and finish in fifth place in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at Randal Tyson Track on Friday night. Entering the race the Wildcats had the ninth-fastest time in the nation but wound up placing four spots higher with an excellent performance at the national meet.

Wildcats Place Second in Distance Medley Relay at NCAA Championships Mar 8, 2013

In a race dominated by the teams at the front of the pack Villanova registered a second place finish in the distance medley relay at Randal Tyson Track in the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday night. Strong and steady runs in each of the four legs of the relay enabled the excellent finish for the Wildcats, whose time of 10:57.96 was well over two seconds ahead of the third place finishers and the rest of the 12-team field.

Tonight's NCAA Championships Air Live on ESPN3 Mar 8, 2013

The first night of competition at the NCAA Championships will air live on ESPN3 this evening, with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time and lasting until 10:30 p.m. Villanova will compete in four events this evening, beginning with the semifinal heats in the men's Mile at 6:45 p.m.

Tonight's NCAA Championships Air Live on ESPN3 Mar 8, 2013

The first night of competition at the NCAA Championships will air live on ESPN3 this evening, with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time and lasting until 10:30 p.m. Villanova will compete in four events this evening, beginning with the semifinal heats in the men's Mile at 6:45 p.m.

Rob Denault - Interview Chris Kelsall Mar 5, 2013

© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Rob Denault, who competes for the Villanova University Wildcats just wrapped up his 2013 indoor track season by acheiving one of his primary goals; running a sub-four minute mile at an indoor meet. He did so by running just under the benchmark of 3:59.39 as a freshman at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Loftus Sports Center on Saturday, March 2nd. Denault hails from Aurora, Ontario.  Denault earned All-Mid Atlantic Region honours and helped Villanova receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships by finishing 19th overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional. He crossed the finish line in that race in 30:54 and was the Wildcats fifth counting runner. He also finished in the team's top five at all five scored meets during the cross-country season and placed second on the team and 53rd overall at the Pre-NCAA meet with a collegiate-best 8K time of 24:04.7.   

Denault, Ellison and Distance Medley Relay Head to NCAA Championships Mar 4, 2013

Redshirt freshman Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and junior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) each qualified individually for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, while Villanova will also send a distance medley relay squad to the national meet this weekend. The official list of accepted entries to the NCAA Championships was announced on Monday evening.

Emily Lipari Named Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year Mar 4, 2013

Junior middle distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) has been named the Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year, as announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) this morning. Lipari has had a phenomenal indoor campaign for Villanova and will continue her season at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend.

CIS and NCAA Championship Previews Andrew Maloney Mar 4, 2013

The men's CIS Indoor Championships could be a repeat of the runaway at the Ontario Championships while the women's meet could be decided on the final straightaway of the 4x400m relay -- South of the border several Canadians will be in action at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Arkansas where the hometown Razorbacks are expected to win the men's title for the first time since 2006.

Lipari Moves Inside NCAA Top 16 in 3000 Meters Mar 2, 2013

Junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and freshman Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) turned in big runs in the 3000 meters and the 800 meters, respectively, at the Columbia Last Chance Meet in the New York Armory on Saturday night. Lipari was sensational in the 3000 meters with a personal best time of 9:08.91 and moved into the top 16 on the national performance list for the season. Margey ran a time of 2:06.03 in the 800 meters, also a personal best.

Denault Becomes 35th Member of Wildcats Sub-4:00 Club Mar 2, 2013

Redshirt freshman Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) became the latest member of the elite club of sub-four minute milers at Villanova with a career-best time of 3:59.39 in the Alex Wilson Invitational at Loftus Sports Center on Saturday afternoon. Denault is the 35th member of the Wildcats to run a sub-four minute mile and the 11th to do so under head coach Marcus O'Sullivan.

Wildcats are NCAA Bound in Distance Medley Relay Mar 1, 2013

With a spot at the NCAA Championships on the line Villanova won its section of the distance medley relay and posted the ninth-fastest time overall with a mark of 9:30.47 in the Alex Wilson Invitational at Loftus Sports Center on Friday night. The lineup of freshman Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia), junior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.), junior Chris FitzSimons (Hamden, Conn.) and sophomore Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) earned the Wildcats a time that will qualify the team for the national meet next weekend.

Lipari Wins BIG EAST Title in 1000 Meters, Anchors Wildcats to 4x800 Relay Crown Feb 17, 2013

Junior middle distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was one of many stars for Villanova on the second day of the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships and the Wildcats came away with a terrific third place team finish at the SPIRE Institute on Sunday afternoon. Lipari was the individual champion in the 1000 meters and also anchored Villanova to its 21st all-time title in the 4x800 meter relay. Lipari was named the women's Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet and shared the honor with Jade Barber of Notre Dame.

Williamsz Anchors Villanova to BIG EAST Title in Distance Medley Relay Feb 16, 2013

In one of the signature events of the BIG EAST Championships freshman Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) led Villanova to a conference title in the distance medley relay on Saturday evening at the SPIRE Institute. On the first day of the BIG EAST meet the Wildcats scored points in the DMR and the 5000 meters, while advancing runners to the finals of three other individual events.

Wildcats Finish Second in Distance Medley Relay on First Day at BIG EAST Championships Feb 16, 2013

On the first day of the BIG EAST Championships on Saturday afternoon Villanova scored team points in the distance medley relay and the 5000 meters, while also recording at least one automatic qualifier in all five events in which the Wildcats ran in preliminary heats. Villanova scored points for a second place finish in the DMR and a fourth place finish in the 5000 meters.

Men's Track & Field Heads to BIG EAST Championships This Weekend Feb 14, 2013

A world-class facility is the host site for the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend, as 14 women's and 13 men's teams descend on the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The conference meet will be held on Saturday and Sunday and the entire meet will be streamed live online completely free of charge.

Women's Track & Field Heads to BIG EAST Championships This Weekend Feb 14, 2013

A world-class facility is the host site for the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend, as 14 women's and 13 men's teams descend on the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The conference meet will be held on Saturday and Sunday and the entire meet will be streamed live online completely free of charge.

Bogdana Mimic Named Villanova's 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters Female Institutional Scholar-Athlete of the Year Feb 14, 2013

Senior Bogdana Mimic (Pancevo, Serbia) of the women's cross country and track & field team has been named Villanova's female institutional award winner of an American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Scholarship, which includes a $2,000 grant towards her graduate studies. The BIG EAST Academic Affairs Committee today announced the 15 female institutional award winners of the scholarship in addition to naming the 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Wildcats Finish Strong at Armory Collegiate Invitational Feb 3, 2013

Villanova wrapped up competition at the Armory Collegiate Invitational with a total of eight athletes competing in six different events at the New York Armory on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ran a personal best time in the Mile for the third straight race and the Wildcats had four different runners set new top times during the day.

Wildcats Finish Competition at Armory Collegiate Invitational Feb 3, 2013

This weekend's Armory Collegiate Invitational concluded on Saturday afternoon and Villanova had a total of six athletes competing in three running events and one field event at the New York Armory. The results for the day were highlighted by freshman Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.) establishing her third consecutive personal best mark in the triple jump.

Lipari Leads Wildcats to Nation's Top Time in Distance Medley Relay Feb 2, 2013

An impressive anchor leg by junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) in the final 1600 meters of the race led Villanova to the nation's leading time in the distance medley relay at the New York Armory on Friday night. The big run by Lipari was the highlight from the first day of competition for the Wildcats at the Armory Collegiate Invitational this weekend.

Ellison Wins Again in Thrilling Finish at Armory Collegiate Invitational Feb 2, 2013

The season to this point has been an undefeated one for junior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and he continued his remarkable streak with a fourth consecutive victory at the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Friday night. His thrilling win in the championship section of the 500 meters was the highlight for Villanova during the first day of competition at the New York Armory this weekend.

Wildcats Put Up Strong Times at Penn State National Jan 26, 2013

The second and final day of competition at the Penn State National was a good one for Villanova at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on Saturday afternoon, where the team registered several strong performances in the prestigious invitational sections of the running events. In addition to the individual success the Wildcats also won the invitational 4x800 meter relay.

Ellison, McEntee and Solis Win Invitational Events at Penn State National Jan 26, 2013

Two days of competition at the Penn State National came to a close on Saturday evening with a number of sensational performances for Villanova at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track, as the Wildcats scored wins in three invitational events and saw five different runners register personal best times in their respective races.

Wildcats Win Distance Medley Relay on First Day of Penn State National Jan 25, 2013

Villanova enjoyed a successful opening day of competition at the Penn State National and came away with victories in the distance medley relay and the 5000 meters at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on Friday. The two-day meet began with the Wildcats competing in five events on Friday, highlighted by the two victories.

Emily Lipari Named BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week Jan 22, 2013

Junior distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was named the BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week in an announcement by the conference office this afternoon. Lipari wins the award for the second time in her career after a strong season debut at the Great Dane Classic last Friday night.

Lipari and Wasik Establish Meet Records at Great Dane Classic Jan 18, 2013

Junior distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) opened up her indoor season with a career best effort in the 3000 meters and both she and sophomore pole vaulter Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) set meet records in their respective events in the Great Dane Classic at the New York Armory on Friday night. Villanova had more than a dozen athletes competing in seven events during the meet.

Wildcats Win Three Events at Great Dane Classic Jan 18, 2013

Redshirt freshman Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.), sophomore Tom Trainer (Havertown, Pa.) and senior Alex Tully (Little Rock, Ark.) each ran to individual victories in their respective events and Villanova had a successful night of competition in the Great Dane Classic at the New York Armory on Friday night.

Kelsey Margey Receives BIG EAST and National Honors Jan 15, 2013

Freshman middle distance runner Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) has been named the BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week and also earned honorable mention national honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Margey won the 1000 meters last week at the NYC Gotham Cup and is the first Villanova athlete to earn weekly track honors this season.

Samuel Ellison Wins 1000 Meters at NYC Gotham Cup Jan 11, 2013

In the first meet of the new year junior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) won the 1000 meters individually and Villanova also came up with a victory in the 4x800 meter relay at New York Armory on Friday afternoon. The meet was the first of four competitions at the Armory for the Wildcats this season.

Four Wildcats Register First Place Finishes at NYC Gotham Cup Jan 11, 2013

Led by four individual first place finishes and a pair of relay victories Villanova returned to action in top form at New York Armory on Friday afternoon. In competition at the NYC Gotham Cup the Wildcats won two running events and two field events while competing in 15 events total.

Indoor Track Teams Continue Season at NYC Gotham Cup on Friday Afternoon Jan 10, 2013

The men's and women's indoor track & field teams continue their indoor season on Friday afternoon at the NYC Gotham Cup, which takes place at the Armory and will get underway with field events beginning at 12:30 p.m. and running events starting at 12:45 p.m. This will be the first of four competitions at the Armory for Villanova this season.

Varsity Club Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Induction Class Dec 5, 2012

The induction class for 2012 to the Varsity Club Hall of Fame was announced today and nine new members, each from a different sport, will be formally inducted at the 37th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Friday, February 8 at the Connelly Center. In addition to the nine new Hall of Fame members the Jake Nevin Award will be presented to former baseball coach and athletics administrator Larry Shane.

Wildcats Win Four Events at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 1, 2012

In the first meet of the indoor season Villanova won four different events at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, which the Wildcats hosted at Haverford College on Saturday afternoon. The four event victories came in the middle distance events (1000 meters and Mile), one relay (4x400) and one field event (pole vault). A total of 10 local teams competed at the meet.

Margey and Piccirillo Set Meet Records at Jack Pyrah Invitational Dec 1, 2012

Freshmen Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) and Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) set new meet records in the 800 meters and the 1,000 meters, respectively, and Villanova opened the indoor season by finishing in first place in eight different events at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Wildcats To Host Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday Afternoon Nov 29, 2012

For the 10th straight season the Villanova men's and women's indoor track & field teams will open competition by hosting the Jack Pyrah Invitational. The local meet takes place on Saturday afternoon at Haverford College, with the throwing events only being contested in Butler Annex on the Villanova campus.

Where Are They Now? Stephanie schappert Todd Grasley Nov 5, 2012

Former Pope John Paul II standout Stephanie Schappert  followed in the family footsteps by attending Villanova University. While in high school Schappert was a two time state champion in cross country (08 and 09). She also won four outdoor state titles, two in the 1600 and two in the 800. As a freshman Schappert was a huge contributor to the Wildcat track and field team and served as the number eight runner on the cross country team. As a sophomore, she  is looking to make an even greater impact on the Wildcat track and field and cross country programs.

Four Men's Track Runners Named Scholar-Athletes Jul 27, 2012

Villanova student-athletes continually succeed in competition as well as the classroom and the men's track & field team had four members named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, as announced by the organization earlier this week. The USTFCCCA also announced its list of All-Academic teams, which included the Wildcats.

Women's Track Has Five Named Scholar-Athletes Jul 27, 2012

Villanova student-athletes continually succeed in competition as well as the classroom and the women's track & field team had five members named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, as announced by the organization earlier this week. Three runners and two field athletes from the Wildcats received the honor for the combination of their academic and athletic achievements.

MileSplit Journal: Angel Piccirillo, Homer Center - Entry #15 - 6/28 Jun 28, 2012

Angel Piccirillo enters her senior season as one of the top distance runners in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Bursting on the scene as a sophomore - Piccirillo won her first of two indoor state mile titles, first of two outdoor 1600 meter titles and first of two Penn Relays COA titles. So far in her senior year, she has added a second state title in AA cross country, and a Northeast Region title and 2nd Foot Locker Finalist qualifier.

Seven Villanova Teams Earn Public Recognition For Academic Success Jun 21, 2012

The most recent NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data was released earlier today and across the board Villanova teams are continuing to thrive in the classroom with multi-year APR scores that rank among the best in the nation. The latest release includes data from the 2007-08 through 2010-11 academic years and the Wildcats have seven teams receiving public recognition for a multiyear APR score that ranks in the top 10 percent nationwide within their sport. In addition Villanova has 21 teams with a multiyear APR that ranks in the top half among their respective sport.

Sheila Reid Repeats as First Team Academic All-American Jun 21, 2012

For the second straight year Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Track and Field/Cross Country Team, as announced on Thursday morning. Reid repeats as a first team Academic All-America selection after finishing her collegiate career in top form during the 2011-12 academic year.

Trio of Wildcats Earn All-America Honors Jun 12, 2012

The official All-America teams for the outdoor track & field season were released today by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and Villanova athletes Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.), Shericka Ward (Leesburg, Fla.) and Bogdana Mimic (Pancevo, Serbia) each received All-America recognition for their efforts at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last week.

Ellison and McEntee Named All-Americans Jun 12, 2012

The official All-America teams for the outdoor track & field season were released today by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and Villanova athletes Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and Samuel McEntee (Perth, Australia) each received All-America recognition for their efforts at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last week.

Reid and Mimic Finish 10th and 17th, Respectively, at NCAA Championships Jun 9, 2012

With temperatures pushing 90 degrees on a hot afternoon at Drake Stadium senior Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.) and junior Bogdana Mimic (Pancevo, Serbia) ran in the national finals of the 5000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday afternoon. Reid came in 10th with a time of 16:31.48 and Mimic placed 17th in 16:53.66, concluding four days of competition for Villanova at the national meet this week.

McEntee Places Ninth in Finals of 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 9, 2012

In a race that was tight from start to finish freshman Samuel McEntee (Perth, Australia) came in ninth in the finals of the 1500 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium on Saturday morning. McEntee finished strong over the final 400 meters and registered a time of 3:46.41.

Samuel Ellison Finishes Eighth in 800 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 8, 2012

For the second time in his last three races sophomore Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) ran a personal best time in the 800 meters and he finished in eighth place in the national championship race at Drake Stadium on Friday evening. Ellison crossed the finish line in 1:47.62 to wrap up an incredible sophomore campaign.

Reid Earns First Team Academic All-District Honors Jun 8, 2012

The combination of success in athletic competition as well as academically has once again led to a prestigious honor for senior middle distance runner Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.), who was named a first team Capital One Academic All-District selection last week. Reid now moves on to a national ballot in consideration for Capital One Academic All-America honors.

Ward Runs Personal Best Time in Semifinals of 100 Meter Hurdles Jun 7, 2012

Senior sprinter Shericka Ward (Leesburg, Fla.) registered her fastest career time in the 100 meter hurdles in her final collegiate race, crossing the finish line in 13.09 and finishing fourth in her national semifinal heat at Drake Stadium in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday evening.

McEntee Advances to Finals in 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships Jun 7, 2012

The final 150 meters of the second semifinal heat in the 1500 meters was a jumbled free-for-all sprint to the finish line and when the dust had settled freshman Samuel McEntee (Perth, Australia) had automatically qualified for the national championship race on Saturday morning by placing fifth in his heat. McEntee crossed the finish line in 3:42.73 in the second of two national semifinal heats to move on to the finals.

Ellison Automatically Qualifies for National Finals in 800 Meters Jun 6, 2012

A strong finish over the second half of the race made sophomore Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) an automatic qualifier for the national championship race in the 800 meters. He finished second in his semifinal heat on Wednesday evening at Drake Stadium as the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships got underway.

McEntee and Ellison Set For NCAA Championships Jun 6, 2012

Villanova sophomore Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and freshman Samuel McEntee (Perth, Australia are ready for the start of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which are being hosted this week on the Drake campus. Both have advanced to the national semifinals of their respective events; Ellison in the 800 meters and McEntee in the 1500 meters. All of the events at this week's championships take place at Drake Stadium and Ellison and McEntee are each making their first career appearances at the outdoor national meet.

Ward, Reid and Mimic Compete at NCAA Championships This Week Jun 6, 2012

This week in Iowa the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships return to Drake Stadium and the Villanova trio of seniors Shericka Ward (Leesburg, Fla.) and Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.) and junior Bogdana Mimic (Pancevo, Serbia) will be competing at the finals site of the NCAA meet for the third straight year. Ward is running in the 100 meter hurdles while both Reid and Mimic have qualified for the national championship race in the 5000 meters.

Reid, Mimic and Ward All Headed to NCAA Championships May 26, 2012

On the final night of competition at the NCAA East Regional at Hodges Stadium the Villanova trio of senior Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.), junior Bogdana Mimic (Pancevo, Serbia) and senior Shericka Ward (Leesburg, Fla.) all advanced to the NCAA Championships site in their respective events. Reid and Mimic each qualified for the national championships race in the 5000 meters and Ward is moving on to the national semifinals in the 100 meter hurdles.

McEntee Automatically Advances to NCAA Championships in 1500 Meters May 26, 2012

In the national quarterfinals of the 1500 meters on Saturday evening at Hodges Stadium freshman Samuel McEntee (Perth, Australia) finished third in his heat and automatically advanced to the NCAA Championships in two weeks. McEntee ran a time of 3:48.73 in the second of two heats to move on to the national semifinals in the event.

Samuel Ellison Advances to National Semifinals in 800 Meters May 25, 2012

Sophomore middle distance runner Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) is the first Villanova athlete to secure a spot at the NCAA Championships site in Des Moines, Iowa next month after automatically qualifying in the 800 meters on Friday night. He was running in the national quarterfinals at Hodges Stadium on the second day of the NCAA East Regional and came in third in his heat.

Shericka Ward Advances to National Quarterfinals in 100 Meter Hurdles May 25, 2012

Senior sprinter Shericka Ward (Leesburg, Fla.) automatically advanced to the national quarterfinals in the 100 meter hurdles, running a time of 13.23 in her first round heat at Hodges Stadium on Friday evening. Ward was one of five Villanova athletes competing on the second day of the NCAA East Regional being held on the University of North Florida campus.

Lipari, Verdier and Akande Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAA East Regional May 24, 2012

Sophomore middle distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) had the fastest time in the field in the first round of the 1500 meters and senior sprinter Christie Verdier (Baldwin, N.Y.) ran a personal best time in the first round of the 400 meters to highlight the action for Villanova on the first day of competition in the NCAA East Regional at Hodges Stadium. Lipari and Verdier automatically advanced to the quarterfinals of their events and sophomore Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) advanced on time in the 800 meters.

McEntee, Ellison and Hines Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAA East Regional May 24, 2012

The trio of freshman Samuel McEntee (Perth, Australia), sophomore Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and junior Nicoy Hines (Paterson, N.J.) each advanced automatically to the quarterfinals of their respective events on the first day of competition in the NCAA East Regional at Hodges Stadium. McEntee ran in the first round of the 1500 meters, Ellison competed in the 800 meters and Hines was running in the 400 meter hurdles.

Maggie Mergen, Mathew Mildenhall Named Senior Student-Athletes of the Year May 18, 2012

It was a special evening of recognition at the annual Senior Student-Athlete Banquet on Thursday evening at the Connelly Center, where the Athletics Department celebrated the accomplishments of its graduating senior student-athletes. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the Male and Female Senior Student-Athletes of the Year, with this year's awards going to volleyball player Maggie Mergen and men's cross country and track runner Mathew Mildenhall.

Entries Announced For NCAA East Regional May 17, 2012

The accepted entries were announced on Thursday afternoon for the NCAA East Regional and Villanova has 12 athletes in a total of 10 events qualified for the meet, which will be held next week from May 24-26 at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Of the 12 athletes headed to Florida the Wildcats will be competing in six running events and four field events.

McEntee Runs Amazing Time of 3:36.81 in 1500 Meters at Swarthmore Meet May 15, 2012

Freshman middle distance runner Samuel McEntee (Perth, Australia) had an incredible race in the 1500 meters at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet on Monday night and will get a great deal of recognition around the country for his time of 3:36.81, a personal best by more than six seconds.

Maxwell and Mildenhall Finish Strong at IC4A Championship May 15, 2012

Villanova had three athletes in competition at the IC4A Championship and registered a pair of top-eight finishes in the meet, held from Friday through Sunday at Weaver Stadium on the Princeton campus. Senior middle distance runner Mathew Mildenhall (Auckland, New Zealand) came in eighth in the finals of the 1500 meters and freshman jumper Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) tied for sixth place in the high jump.

Fitzsimons Runs His Top Collegiate Time in 800 Meters at Virginia Challenge May 15, 2012

Sophomore middle distance runner Chris Fitzsimons (Hamden, Conn.) ran his top collegiate time in the 800 meters at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday afternoon, crossing the finish line in 1:48.91 at Lannigan Field to put himself in excellent position to qualify for the NCAA East Regional next week.

Mimic Leads Wildcats in 1500 Meters at Virginia Challenge May 15, 2012

Junior middle distance runner Bogdana Mimic (Pancevo, Serbia) led a group of four Villanova runners who competed in the 1500 meters at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday afternoon, where her time of 4:18.63 was one of the top times in the East Region to this point in the season.

Wildcats Record Four Top-8 Finishes at ECAC Championship May 15, 2012

Sophomore jumper Samantha Francis (Kingston, Jamaica) came in fifth in the triple jump and freshman sprinter Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) finished sixth in the 100 meter hurdles to lead four Villanova scorers in the top eight overall at the ECAC Championship, held from Friday through Sunday at Weaver Stadium on the Princeton campus.

Samantha Francis Wins BIG EAST Triple Jump Title May 6, 2012

On the final day of competition at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships sophomore Samantha Francis (Kingston, Jamaica) won the triple jump and Villanova also captured a BIG EAST title in the 4x800 meter relay at the USF Track & Field Stadium on Sunday afternoon. As a team the Wildcats scored 60.5 points and finished in eighth place in the team standings.

Ellison Wins BIG EAST Championship in 800 Meters May 6, 2012

A terrific season for sophomore Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) got even better when he won the individual title in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday afternoon. Ellison and fellow sophomore Chris Fitzsimons (Hamden, Conn.) came in first and second within a quarter second of each other and helped lead Villanova to a sixth place finish in the team standings. During the final day of competition at the USF Track & Field Stadium the Wildcats earned points in four different events.

Samuel McEntee Wins BIG EAST Championship in 5000 Meters May 5, 2012

The highlight of competition on the second day of the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships for Villanova was a conference championship in the 5000 meters for freshman Samuel McEntee (Perth, Australia), who set a stadium record at the USF Track & Field Stadium on Saturday night. A terrific day for the Wildcats led the team to a second place standing headed into the final day of competition at the conference meet tomorrow.

Verdier Leads the Field in 400 Meters on Second Day of BIG EAST Championships May 5, 2012

The second day of competition at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships is complete as of Saturday night at the USF Track & Field Stadium, where Villanova scored points in four different events to increase its two-day team score to 19.5 points. In addition to the events that finished on Saturday the Wildcats also have seven athletes that advanced to the finals on Sunday based on the results of preliminary heats.

Megan Venables Places Sixth in 10000 Meters at BIG EAST Championships May 5, 2012

Freshman distance runner Megan Venables (Laurel Springs, N.J.) made her collegiate debut in the 10000 meters a successful one, placing sixth in the event at the BIG EAST Championships at the USF Track & Field Stadium on Friday night. She earned three team points for Villanova on the first of three days of competition this weekend.

Anuszewski Places Second in Hammer on First Day of BIG EAST Championships May 5, 2012

Senior thrower Frank Anuszewski (Pottstown, Pa.) moved up two spots with his final throw and finished in second place in the hammer throw on the first day of competition at the BIG EAST Championships at the USF Track & Field Stadium on Friday afternoon. Anuszewski earned All-BIG EAST honors with his runner-up finish and registered a career-best throw of 56.88 meters in the competition.

Wildcats Place Fourth in Exciting 4x800 Meter Relay Race Apr 28, 2012

For the second straight day a riveting race came down to the bell lap and Villanova finished in fourth place in the 4x800 meter relay Championship of America race while competing on the final day of the 118th Penn Relays at Franklin Field on Saturday afternoon. Less than two seconds separated the top five teams at the finish line and the race was not decided until the final 200 meters.

Villanova Places Sixth in Distance Medley Relay at Penn Relays Apr 27, 2012

In an incredible where the top six teams were separated by less than one second Villanova wound up in sixth place in the Championship of American distance medley relay at Franklin Field, where the Wildcats continued competition in the Penn Relays on Friday afternoon.

Shericka Ward Advances to Finals of 100 Meter Hurdles at Penn Relays Apr 27, 2012

Senior sprinter Shericka Ward (Leesburg, Fla.) automatically advanced to the finals of the 100 meter hurdles by coming in second in her preliminary heat at Franklin Field, where Villanova was competing during the second day of the Penn Relays on Friday afternoon. In addition to the 100 meter hurdles the Wildcats competed in the 4x1500 meter relay and the Eastern section of the high jump on Friday.

Penn Relays Day 1 Recap: Klein Wins College Section of Javelin Apr 27, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--In a full day of action to kick off the 118th Penn Relays the Villanova women's track & field team competed in six events on Thursday at Franklin Field, with a Championship of America title in the distance medley relay headlining the day's events. Below is a look at each of the events that the Wildcats competed in on Thursday.

Amazing Race: Wildcats Capture Championship of America Distance Medley Relay Title Apr 26, 2012

A perfect race from start to finish culminated in celebration at the finish line as Villanova won the Championship of America title in the distance medley relay at Franklin Field on Thursday night. It is the 30th title at the Penn Relays and the 11th in the DMR for the Wildcats, who won tonight's race with a lineup of sophomore Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.), senior Christie Verdier (Baldwin, N.Y.), sophomore Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and senior Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.).

Women's Track Scores Six Wins at Widener Invitational Apr 22, 2012

Athletes in both the running events and the field events excelled for Villanova on Friday and Saturday as the team competed in the Widener Invitational at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium, where the Wildcats won six of the eight events the team entered. Four of the wins came in the field events and two more came in the sprints.

Wildcats Win Five Events at Widener Invitational Apr 22, 2012

A successful day of competition for Villanova included wins in three running events and two field events in the Widener Invitational at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Bryan Murphy (Teaneck, N.J.), junior Nicoy Hines (Paterson, N.J.) and sophomore Chris Fitzsimons (Hamden, Conn.) each won running events while freshmen Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Matthew Sidney (Canton, Mass.) captured the long jump and the high jump, respectively.

Reid Shatters Personal Best Time in 5000 Meters at Mt. SAC Relays Apr 21, 2012

Senior Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.) broke her previous personal best in the 5000 meters by 14 seconds and was the third collegiate runner across the finish line in the Mt. SAC Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on Friday night. Reid posted a time of 15:23.64 in the race, which now ranks first in the BIG EAST and third in the nation for the current season.

McEntee Places Third in 1500 Meters at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 20, 2012

Freshman middle distance runner Samuel McEntee (Perth, Australia) opened up his outdoor season with a solid race in the 1500 meters and Villanova registered a number of strong performances in the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Friday night. Athletes from the Wildcats competed in the 800 meters, the 1500 meters and the 5000 meters in the meet.

Akande Leads Strong Villanova Efforts at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 20, 2012

Sophomore middle distance runner Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) ran a personal best time of 2:06.09 in the 800 meters and headlined an excellent night of competition for Villanova in the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Friday night. Five runners competed for the Wildcats in the 800 meters and three more ran in the 5000 meters.

Wildcats Compete in Five Events at Delaware Open Apr 16, 2012

Senior thrower Frank Anuszewski (Pottstown, Pa.) recorded high finishes in both the hammer and the discus and Villanova entered athletes into five events at the Delaware Open on Saturday at Delaware Stadium. Seven athletes competed for the Wildcats in field events and three others ran the 400 meters during the meet.