Villanova competed on the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary on May 24, 2018 in Tampa, Fla.
Villanova hosted its final home meet of the season at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Feb. 4, 2017.
2018 Indoor: Scored in both the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, including earning All-BIG EAST honors for a runner-up finish in the 5K ... Posted a time of 14:03.11 in the 5000 meters to finish second at the conference meet for the second straight year ... Placed fourth in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:09.85 ... Earlier in the season broke 14 minutes in the 5000 meters for the first time when he placed eighth at the Iowa State Classic in 13:59.51 ... Registered a personal best time of 8:03.28 in the 3000 meters in a race at the Columbia Challenge ... Came in fifth in the 3K at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a time of 8:18.29 in his season debut.
2017 Cross Country: Individual qualifier for the NCAA Championships for the second straight year ... Also earned Mid-Atlantic All-Region honors as well as first team All-BIG EAST accolades for a second straight season ... Came in 55th at the national championships with a time of 30:14.7 in the 10,000 meter race ... Improved his finish from last season by 91 spots ... Came in third overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional with a time of 30:32.0 ... Led the Wildcats with runner-up finishes at both the BIG EAST Championships and the Penn State National Open ... Had a time of 24:32.7 over 8,000 meters at the BIG EAST meet ... Covered the 5.2-mile course at Penn State in 25:15.1, notching the fastest time by any Villanova runner who has competed on the Penn State course ... Opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Main Line Invitational, where he ran the four-mile course in 19:29.8.
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 (relay) 4:05.7 2018 Penn Relays
Mile (open) 4:12.46 2017 Villanova Open
3000 Meters 8:03.28 2018 Columbia Challenge
5000 Meters 13:59.51 2018 Iowa State Classic
10000 Meters 29:26.05 2018 Raleigh Relays
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
6000 Meters 18:52.3 2015 Big Five Invitational 4 Miles 19:29.8 2017 Main Line Invitational
8000 Meters 23:50.5 2016 Chile Pepper Festival
5.2 Miles 25:15.1 2017 Penn State National Open
10000 Meters 30:14.7 2017 NCAA Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)
All-Mid Atlantic Region 2016, 2017
All-BIG EAST (First Team) 2016, 2017
BIG EAST Athlete of the Week 2017: October 16
School Record Holder (5.2 Miles) 25:15.1 (Oct. 13, 2017)
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)
All-BIG EAST 2017, 2018 (5000 Meters)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (5000 Meters)
Penn Relays Champion 2018 (4xMile Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2015-16, 2016-17
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
5000 Meters 2nd 2017 Indoor, 2018 Indoor, 2018 Outdoor
3000 Meters 4th 2018 Indoor
5000 Meters 4th 2017 Outdoor
3000 Meters 6th 2017 Indoor