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Andrew Marston
Andrew  Marston

Hometown:
Wayne, Pa.

High School:
Conestoga

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
09/22/1996

Experience:
Jr./So.

02/04/2017

Men's Track & Field at Villanova Invitational

Villanova hosted its final home meet of the season at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Feb. 4, 2017.

On Marston: Local product who is a talented distance runner and one of the team's top returning cross country performers ... Individual qualifier for the NCAA Championships in cross country last year ... Top event on the track is the 5000 meters, in which he is a BIG EAST contender ... Started to tap into his potential last season and should continue to make progress during the coming year ... One of the Wildcats to watch entering the 2017-18 season.

2017 Outdoor: Came in fourth in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 14:30.09 ... Also ran the 5000 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he recorded a time of 15:05.85 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x1500 meter relay at the Colonial Relays and helped the Wildcats tally a first place finish with a time of 15:40.36.

2017 Indoor: Competed during the season in the Mile, the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters, registering personal best times in all three events ... Scored in both the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Runner-up in the 5000 meters at the conference meet with a personal best time of 14:17.37 ... Finished sixth in the 3000 meters with a personal top time of 8:15.23 ... Established a PR in the Mile with a time of 4:12.46 at the Villanova Open, where he tied for fifth place ... Opened the indoor season with a runner-up finish in the 3000 meters (8:22.09) ... Came in fourth in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:17.59 at the Villanova Invitational ... Recorded a time of 4:13.98 in the Mile at the FastTrack National Invitational.

2016 Cross Country: Earned Mid-Atlantic All-Region and first team All-BIG EAST honors ... Qualified as an individual for the NCAA Championships ... Was the first or second finisher on the team in all seven of his races ... Tallied a seventh place overall finish and was second on the team at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 24:51.8 over 8000 meters ... Finished fourth overall and second on the team at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, and registered a time of 30:52.2 over 10000 meters ... Had a time of 31:12.9 and finished 146th in a field of 251 runners in his first career NCAA Championships race ... Opened the season with a team-best fourth place finish at the Big 5 Invitational, where he ran the 6000 meter course in 19:09.2 ... Individual runner-up at the Main Line Invitational with a time of 19:38.0 over four miles ... Led the team at both the Chile Pepper Festival and the Penn State National ... Finished seventh at the Chile Pepper Festival and had a personal best time of 23:50.5 on the 8000 meter course ... Finished 13th and ran the 5.2 mile course at Penn State in 25:18.

2016 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2016 Indoor: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner in the 3000 meters at the Villanova Invitational, where he tallied a time of 8:24.56 and finished in eighth place.

2015 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed in four meets as an unattached runner ... Was the individual champion out of 80 runners at the season-opening Big Five Invitational, where he posted a time of 18:52.3 over 6,000 meters ... Placed fifth out of 150 runners at the Main Line Invitational with a time of 19:35 over four miles ... Runner-up at  the Haverford Invitational on the same course with a time of 19:52.0 ... Ran in the Open race at the Paul Short Run and tallied an eighth place finish with a time of 25:10 over 8,000 meters.

Conestoga High School:
 Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and outdoor track & field, as well as three letters indoors ... Garnered all-state honors in cross country as both a junior and a senior, and was the Central League champion his senior year ... Earned all-state honors for the indoor track & field season as a senior, when he was also the Central League's outdoor champion in the 1600 meters ... Individual champion at the McQuaid Invitational as a junior ... Named an AP Scholar with Distinction for his academic success ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 9/22/96 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Younger of two children of David Marston and Roseline Hernandez Marston ... Has an older sister, Stephanie (23) ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is a double major in Marketing and Management.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

Mile                           4:12.46             2017 Villanova Open
3000 Meters 8:15.23 2017 BIG EAST Championships
5000 Meters 14:17.37 2017 BIG EAST Championships

PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)

6000 Meters                    18:52.3             2015 Big Five Invitational
4 Miles                        19:35               2015 Main Line Invitational
8000 Meters 23:50.5 2016 Chile Pepper Festival
5.2 Miles 25:18 2016 Penn State National
10000 Meters 30:52.2 2016 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

All-Mid Atlantic Region                            2016
All-BIG EAST (First Team) 2016

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)

All-BIG EAST                                       2017 (5000 Meters)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                         2015-16, 2016-17

Schedule