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Brian Faust
Brian  Faust

Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
Marist School

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
01/12/1999

Experience:
Fr./Fr.

03/10/2018

Track & Field NCAA Championships

Villanova competed in the women's 800 meters and the men's distance medley relay at the indoor NCAA Championships.

02/25/2018

Men's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (Day 2)

Villanova won its seventh indoor BIG EAST title in Staten Island, N.Y. on February 24, 2018.

On Faust: A talented newcomer to the Villanova sprint group who made significant contributions during his first collegiate indoor season ... Has a wealth of potential and is capable of performing on the national level ... Should be a Wildcats athlete to watch as he gains experience in high-level meets.

2018 Indoor: First team All-American in the distance medley relay ... BIG EAST champion in the 4x400 meter relay and an All-BIG EAST performer individually in the 400 meters ... Ran the 400 meter leg of the DMR with a split of 47.75 at the NCAA Championships to help Villanova finish in eighth place with a final time of 9:35.49 and claim first team All-America honors ... Anchored the 4x400 relay at the BIG EAST Championships with a split of 47.38 and helped the Wildcats win the conference title in the relay with a winning time of 3:12.84 ... Runner-up in the 400 meters at the conference meet ... Led the field of runners after the preliminary heats with a time of 48.44, then lowered his mark to 47.69 to finish second in the final ... Villanova qualified for the NCAA meet in the DMR at the UCS Invitational in North Carolina, where it's time of 9:37.30 was converted due to the flat-track venue ... Ran a split of 47.49 on the 400 meter leg of that DMR ... Had an even faster split earlier in the season when he anchored the 4x400 relay squad in 46.50 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Villanova came in third in that relay with a time of 3:13.38 ... Was making his collegiate debut at the Nittany Lion Challenge, and he also came in sixth in the 600 meters with a time of 1:20.81 that ranks as the eighth-fastest in school history ... Won the college section of the 500 meters at the Columbia Challenge in 1:02.33 and also led off the 4x400 relay which finished third in 3:15.98 ... Came in second in the 400 meters at the Villanova Invitational with a time of 47.87 and also ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay for a squad which finished third in 3:18.68.

Marist School:
Competed all four years on the cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field teams ... Was the 4A state champion in both the 400 meters and the 800 meters as a senior, and was the high point scorer at the state meet with 22.5 total points ... School record holder in the 400 meters (47.16).

Personal: Born 1/12/99 in Atlanta, Ga. ... One of three children of Sean and Cathy Faust ... Has an older sister, Caitie (19), and a younger brother, Patrick (14) ... Father ran track at Penn State and mother competed on the track and cross country teams at Eastern Kentucky ... Sister is a junior track and cross country runner at Utah, whose specialty is the 800 meters ... Enjoys watching basketball and rooting for the Boston Celtics ... Also enjoys a variety of music genres, playing video games and watching track events on TV ... Chose to attend Villanova because it was a place where he could develop in both the classroom and on the track ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

PERSONAL BESTS

200 Meters               21.81                  2018 Temple Owls Invite
400 Meters (relay) 46.48 2018 Penn Relays 400 Meters (open) 47.16 High School
500 Meters 1:02.33 2018 Columbia Challenge
600 Meters 1:20.81 2018 Nittany Lion Challenge 800 Meters 1:52.89 High School

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)

All-American (First Team)                       2018 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2018 (4x400 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (400 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (4x400 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)

BIG EAST Champion                               2018 (400 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2018 (4x400 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (400 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (4x400 Meter Relay)
Penn Relays Champion 2018 (Distance Medley Relay)

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

400 Meters               1st                    2018 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay 1st 2018 Indoor, 2018 Outdoor
400 Meters 2nd 2018 Indoor

Schedule