Wildcats ran a time of 9:31.52 at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Friday night
Villanova wins 4x800 meter relay, notches three individual all-conference performances
Wildcats had four All-BIG EAST performances in competition on Saturday afternoon
Wildcats poised to have success at conference meet
On Beamish: One of the top distance runners on the team during his career ... Came to Villanova as a former New Zealand national champion in both cross country and track and developed into a consistent scorer at the BIG EAST level.
2012 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.
2012 Indoor: Repeated as the individual BIG EAST champion in the 5000 meters, winning the title in 14:06.40 despite racing for the first time all year at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also ran the 3000 meters at the conference meet and had a time of 8:11.67 to come in seventh place ... Won the 5000 meters at the Columbia Last Chance Meet with a time of 14:17.28.
2011 Outdoor: Ran three races in the 5000 meters, all in postseason competition ... His best time of the season was 14:10.09 at the NCAA East Regional, where he placed eighth in his heat ... Finished ninth at both the BIG EAST Championships and the IC4A Championship ... Opened his season by running in the 3000 meters at the Colonial Relays, where he was the runner-up with a time of 8:19.75.
2011 Indoor: BIG EAST champion in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:16.11 at the conference meet ... Previously set a personal best time of 13:51.60 in the 5000 meters at the Flotrack Husky Classic, where he registered a 10th place finish ... Also scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships in the 3000 meters with a sixth-place finish ... Came in second in the 3000 meters at the NYRR II meet and the Albany Great Dane Invitational, both at the New York Armory ... His runner-up time at NYRR II was a personal best of 8:03.57.
2010 Cross Country: Made his season debut at the Penn State National in mid-October and wound up being a pivotal member of the Villanova lineup in the postseason meets ... Earned All-Mid Atlantic Region accolades for the third consecutive year with a 15th place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... At that meet he also ran a 10K time of 30:36, a career best ... Was the Wildcats fifth runner at the NCAA Championships ... Came in 21st overall and fourth on the team at the BIG EAST Championships ... Was second on the team and 18th overall at the Penn State National meet.
2010 Outdoor: Ran four races in the 5000 meters and notched fourth place finishes at both the BIG EAST Championships and the IC4A Championship ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional and came in 14th place ... His best time of the season was 14:05.25 at the BIG EAST meet ... Began the season with a third-place finish at the Villanova Duals (14:36.52) ... Ran the final leg of the distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays and helped the Wildcats to a sixth place finish in a field of 18 teams.
2010 Indoor: Ran the opening leg of the BIG EAST champion distance medley relay squad ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the DMR and the 3000 meters ... Registered top-three finishes in each of three races in the 3000 meters during the year ... Placed third at the BIG EAST Championships, second at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and first at the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Top time of the season was 8:06.56 at the New Balance meet ... His mark of 8:16.97 at the Albany meet set a new meet record ... Established a personal best time in the mile (4:10.88) at the NYRR II meet.
2009 Cross Country: Regular member of the Villanova lineup during the season and was the second finisher on the squad at both the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and the NCAA Championships ... Garnered All-Mid Atlantic Region accolades with a fourth place finish at the regional meet ... Placed 22nd at the BIG EAST Championships and was third on the team at the conference meet ... Top finisher on the team at the Main Line Invitational and the Bill Dellinger Invitational, the first two meets of the season ... Came in second and fifth, respectively, at those competitions ... His 8K time at the Bill Dellinger meet was a personal best 23:40.
2009 Outdoor: Finished third in the 3000 meters at the Princeton Quad Meet ... Missed the majority of the season with an injury suffered indoors.
2009 Indoor: Ran in the 3000 meters at the Penn State National and the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Came in 10th in the championship section at the New Balance meet with a time of 8:09.18 ... Came in fourth in the invitational race at the Penn State National ... Sustained an injury following the New Balance meet and missed the remainder of the season.
2008 Cross Country: Garnered All-Mid Atlantic Region and All-BIG EAST honors ... Enjoyed a strong finish to the season and was the team's top finisher (72nd overall) at the NCAA Championships ... Leading up to that meet was the runner-up at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and placed sixth at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also had strong showings in his early-season races, coming in fourth at the Penn State National and sixth at the Paul Short Run ... Started the year by finishing third in the Haverford Invitational with a time of 19:55.3 over four miles.
2008 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached entry at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet and posted a time of 8:16.87 in the 3000 meters.
2008 Indoor: Redshirted the college season to compete at the World Cross Country Championships for New Zealand, where he came in 46th place.
2007 Cross Country: Made his collegiate debut with a fifth place finish out of 100 runners at the Haverford Invitational ... Placed 46th at the BIG EAST Championships ... Posted identical times of 24:46 on 8K courses at the Paul Short Run and the Pre-NCAA meet ... Came in 21st at the Paul Short Run.
Wanganui Boys Collegiate High School: Won the New Zealand high school 3000 meters and 2000 meter steeplechase titles ... Captured the New Zealand U20 5000 meters championship ... Had top times of 4:12 in the Mile and 8:25 in the 3000 meters.
Personal: Born 1/18/89 in Hastings, New Zealand ... One of four children of Simon and Josi Beamish ... Siblings are Lucinda, Evie and Geordie ... Grew up on a sheep and beef farm ... Graduated from Villanova with a degree in Civil Engineering and is currently enrolled in graduate school.
Mile 4:10.88 2010 NYRR II 3000 Meters 8:03.57 2011 NYRR II 5000 Meters 13:51.60 2011 Flotrack Husky Classic 8000 Meters (XC) 23:40 2009 Bill Dellinger Invitational 10000 Meters (XC) 30:36 2010 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)
All-Mid Atlantic Region 2008, 2009, 2010 All-BIG EAST 2008 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2010 Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team 2010 BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2010 (Distance Medley Relay) BIG EAST Champion 2011, 2012 (5000 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2010 (3000 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2010 (Distance Medley Relay) All-BIG EAST 2011, 2012 (5000 Meters) Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team 2010-11 BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team 2011, 2012 BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012