Jason Apwah
Jason Apwah

Player Profile
Hometown:
Roxbury, N.J.

High School:
Roxbury

Position:
Cross Country/Middle Distance

Birthdate:
03/12/1989

Experience:
Gr./Sr.

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On Apwah: Made his biggest impact at Villanova as a relay runner ... Part of the team's distance relays during his career ... All-American, Penn Relays champion and Millrose Games champion ... Top individual event is the 800 meters.

2011 Outdoor: Placed fifth in his section of the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a time of 1:51.33 ... Came in 18th at the BIG EAST Championships.

2011 Indoor: All-American and All-BIG EAST in the distance medley relay ... Ran the third leg of the relay in all three DMR races Villanova took part in during the season ... The team placed third at the BIG EAST Championships and seventh at the NCAA Championships ... In between the squad earned its qualification to the national meet at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Placed 14th individually in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 1:53.67 ... Came in 13th in the event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he posted a time of 1:52.33 ... Finished as the runner-up in the 1000 meters at the NYRR II meet with a time of 2:26.22 ... Ran the Mile in 4:17.00 at the Albany Great Dane Invitational and came in fifth place.

2010 Cross Country: Did not compete.

2010 Outdoor: Competed in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters ... Finished second at the Princeton Quad Meet in the 800 meters in a time of 1:53.43 and qualified for the BIG EAST Championships ... Came in 12th in the preliminaries at the conference meet ... Placed 21st out of 89 runners in the 1500 meters at the Colonial Relays in a time of 3:54.17.

2010 Indoor: Did not compete.

2009 Cross Country: Raced to a 13th place finish at the Haverford Invitational with a time of 20:36.83 over four miles ... Also competed at the Paul Short Run and had a time of 25:57 in the 8K race.

2009 Outdoor: Ran the third leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays, where the Wildcats claimed their 93rd Championship of America title at the Penn Relays and their 23rd in the DMR ... Was also a member of the BIG EAST champion 4x800 meter relay squad ... Individually qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA East Regional in the 800 meters ... Posted a time of 1:52.80 in the preliminaries of the BIG EAST meet ... Came in second at the Princeton Quad Meet in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:59.33.

2009 Indoor: Was a part of two relays that made an impact nationally for the Wildcats ... Ran a leg of the 4x800 meter relay as Villanova won a title at the 102nd Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden ... Also ran a leg on the distance medley relay squad at the NCAA Championships ... Individually came in eighth place in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 1:55.63 in the finals ... Ran his preliminary race in 1:54.51 and stood in sixth place following that race ... Clocked a time of 1:50.72 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he won his section ... Competed twice in the 1000 meters ... Was second overall and the top college finisher at the NYC Gotham Cup with a time of 2:25.94 ... Posted a mark of 2:30.08 to finish second at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.

2008 Cross Country: Ran in four races during the season, including posting a time of 20:30 on the 6K course at the season-opening Princeton Invitational, where he finished 25th out of 60 runners ... Placed 27th overall at the Haverford Invitational with a time of 20:57.91 in a four-mile race ... Returned to the same site and won the JV Meet later in the season when he shaved more than 30 seconds off of his time and produced a mark of 20:26 ... Posted a time of 27:05 at the Penn State National, a 5.2-mile race.

2008 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and the IC4A Championship in the 800 meters ... His time of 1:51.52 in the preliminaries of the conference meet was a season-best and put him in 11th place ... Posted a time of 1:53.53 at the IC4A meet ... Finished 11th at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Ran the 1500 meters at the Princeton Quad Meet in 3:57.44.

2008 Indoor: Came in fourth in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 1:54.14 in the finals ... He had been in third place with a time of 1:53.48 following the preliminaries ... Ran a season-best time of 1:50.05 at the Alex Wilson Invitational, where he finished in sixth place ... Individual champion in the 1000 meters at the NYC Gotham Cup with a time of 2:26.97 ... Runner-up in the event with a mark of 2:31.35 at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Ran a leg on the 4x800 meter relay which came in second at the Millrose Games ... Also ran on the 4x800 relay quartet at the Penn State Relays (second place) and on the distance medley relay squad at Penn State (third place).

2007 Cross Country: Competed as an unattached runner at the season-opening Haverford Invitational ... Placed 33rd out of 100 runners with a time of 21:15.10 on the four-mile course.

Roxbury High School: Set the New Jersey High School state record in the 1000 meters in 2007.

Personal: Born 3/12/89 ... One of two sons of John and Celestina Apwah ... Has a brother, Jonathan ... Mechanical Engineering major ... Aspires to be an automotive or aeronautical engineer.

PERSONAL BESTS

400 Meters	        48.2	         High School
800 Meters (Relay)      1:48.9
800 Meters (Open)       1:50.05	         2008 Alex Wilson Invitational
1000 Meters	        2:25.09	         High School
1500 Meters	        3:53.00	         High School
8000 Meters (XC)        25:57	         2009 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS (INDOOR TRACK)

All-American	                         2011 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST	                         2011 (Distance Medley Relay)
Millrose Games Champion 	         2009 (4x800 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (OUTDOOR TRACK)

Penn Relays Champion	                 2009 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 			 2009 (4x800 Meter Relay)

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