Wildcats wrapped up two days of competition at local meet on Saturday afternoon
Team competed in 10 events at local meet
Joseph Messick and Lazaro Tiant won events for Wildcats on Saturday afternoon
Greg Morrin also victorious individually in the 5000 meters as two-day meet commences
Denault, Trainer and Tully all win their respective events in Friday's meet
Villanova competed in the Metro Team Challenge at New York Armory on January 23, 2015.
On Sandifer: Emerged as a major contributor in the sprints for the Wildcats as a sophomore last season ... Was the BIG EAST champion outdoors in the 110 meter hurdles and an All-BIG EAST performer indoors in the 60 meter hurdles ... Has a wealth of potential as he continues to develop ... Should continue to make progress during the coming year and is capable of being a key piece for Villanova in the individual and relay sprint events.
2014-15 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 60 meter hurdles with a third place finish at the conference championships ... Registered a time of 8.69 at the BIG EAST meet, which was a final-only race with no preliminary heats ... Second straight year that he earned all-conference recognition indoors in the hurdles ... Competed seven times during the season ... Opened the year by recording times of 8.82 in the 60 meter hurdles and 37.53 in the 300 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in fourth in the mH at the Jack Pyrah meet and notched a season-best second place finish at the McElligott Invitational (8.67) ... Top time of the season was 8.66 and came in a 10th place finish at the Metro Team Challenge ... Recorded times of 8.68 at the Penn State National, 8.73 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational and 8.76 at the Gotham Cup.
2014 Outdoor: Won the BIG EAST title in the 100 meter hurdles and also anchored the 4x100 meter relay squad to a second place finish and All-BIG EAST honors ... Came in first in the final-only 110 meter hurdles race with a season-best mark and a winning time of 15.19 ... Helped the Wildcats post a time of 42.64 in the 4x100 relay ... Prior to the conference meet competed in both the 110 meter hurdles and the 200 meters during the season ... Runner-up in the 110 meter hurdles at the Delaware Open (15.70) ... Also came in fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 23.64 at the Delaware meet ... Opened the season by winning the 110 meter hurdles (16.19) and finishing ninth in the 200 meters (23.31) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Placed 28th in the preliminaries of the 110 meter hurdles at the Colonial Relays (26.21) and came in 72nd overall in the 200 meters (23.87) ... Finished 16th in the 110 meter hurdles at the Larry Ellis Invitational (16.07).
2013-14 Indoor: Came in second in the 60 meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships to earn All-BIG EAST honors ... His time of 8.62 at the conference meet was also a personal best ... During the season ran seven races in the 60 meter hurdles and one in the 300 meters ... Opened the season by finishing second in the 60 meter hurdles (8.77) and 17th in the 300 meters (37.93) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Advanced to the finals of the 60 mH at the Tiger Open and came in fourth overall with a time of 8.81 in the final heat ... Had been in fifth place with a time of 9.00 following the preliminaries ... Finished in 25th place in the preliminary heats at the Gotham Cup (8.84), placed 27th in the preliminaries at the Great Dane Classic (8.67) and was 38th in the preliminaries of the College section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (8.85).
2013 Outdoor: Ran four races in the 110 meter hurdles ... Posted identical times of 15.81 at the Widener Invitational and the Delaware Open ... Finished in third place at Widener and came in fourth at Delaware ... Registered fourth place finishes in the 110 mH at both the Philadelphia College Classic (16.15) and the Danny Curran Invitational (16.17) ... Ran the 200 meters at the Danny Curran meet and finished in 31st place with a time of 23.94.
2012-13 Indoor: Made his collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he competed in the 60 meter hurdles and the 300 meters ... Came in third in the hurdles (8.83) and was 16th in the 300 meters (37.69) ... Ran the 60 meter hurdles at three other meets during the season ... Top time was 8.79 at the New York City Gotham Cup, where he placed 25th out of 55 runners in the preliminary heats ... Came in 23rd in the preliminaries at the Great Dane Classic (8.84) and was 29th at the Penn State National (8.90).
AAU Athletic Honors: Competed for the Charlotte Heat AAU track & field program during his junior and senior years of high school and was a member of the USA Track & Field Quicksilver team as a high school sophomore ... His Charlotte Heat team was named the number one track club in the state of North Carolina both years he was on the team ... AAU Young Men state champion in the 110 meter hurdles as both a junior and a senior, as well as the 400 meter hurdles state champion as a junior ... As a senior was the Young Men Charlotte Flight Developmental champion and the Young Men HP Panthers-Ken Roberts Classic Champion in the 110 meter hurdles.
Hickory Ridge High School: Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track ... Team captain as a senior and was the captain of the hurdles group from his sophomore through senior seasons ... As a senior came was the team MVP and came in fourth in the 55 meter hurdles at the NCSHAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships ... Earned all-state honors for that finish and was also the Cabarrus County Indoor Athlete of the Year ... School record holder in the 55 meter hurdles, 110 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles ... During the outdoor season as a senior was an all-region, all-county and all-conference performer in the 110 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles ... Came in third in the 110 meter hurdles and fifth in the 300 meter hurdles at the outdoor state championships ... Also received all-conference, all-county and all-region honors in the 110 and 300 hurdles as a junior ... Named to the All-South Piedmont Conference third team as a freshman and second team as a sophomore ... As a freshman was the youngest record holder in the 110 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles and was also the youngest qualifier for the cross country regional meet ... Member of the National Arts Honor Society and was inducted into the Price Water House Accounting Firm Impact Program ... Participated in the White House Initiative Program and was both a secretary and the president for Future Business Leaders of America ... Active with Fellowship Christian Athletes.
Personal: Born 6/9/94 ... Only child of Reginald and Lorene Sandifer ... Enjoys karate, tae kwon do and martial arts and founded the Martial Arts Club at his high school ... Is a third degree black belt in karate and first degree black belt in tae kwon do ... Also enjoys bowling and chess ... Majoring in Communication.
55 Meter Hurdles 7.68 High School 60 Meter Hurdles 8.62 2014 BIG EAST Championships 100 Meters 11.6 High School 110 Meter Hurdles 14.56 High School 200 Meters 22.70 High School 400 Meters (Open) 52.79 High School 400 Meters (Relay) 52.85 High School 400 Meter Hurdles 58.26 High School 800 Meters 2:13.00 High School
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014, 2015 (60 Meter Hurdles)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (110 Meter Hurdles) All-BIG EAST 2014 (110 Meter Hurdles) All-BIG EAST 2014 (4x100 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13, 2013-14