Villanova Track Archives
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.