Joseph Capecci
Joseph Capecci

Player Profile
Hometown:
New Hope, Pa.

High School:
Council Rock North

Position:
Cross Country/Middle Distance

Experience:
Gr./Sr.

05/06/2012

Ellison Wins BIG EAST Championship in 800 Meters

Wildcats finish in sixth place on final day of conference meet

04/20/2012

McEntee Places Third in 1500 Meters at Larry Ellis Invitational

Villanova freshman looks strong in first race of outdoor season

04/08/2012

Wildcats Finish in Sixth Place at Colonial Relays

Several strong performances make weekend a successful one for Villanova

04/01/2012

Wildcats Competed at Danny Curran Invitation During Weekend

Several strong results highlight the weekend for Villanova at local meet

03/26/2012

Wildcats Claim Victory in Four Events at Big Five Invite

Villanova opened the outdoor season at Franklin Field on Saturday

On Capecci: Part of the team's middle distance group during his career and also ran cross country ... Steady runner who made great strides during his years on the team ... Top individual events were the 800 meters outdoors and the 1000 meters indoors.

2012 Outdoor: Ran three times in the 800 meters and registered his fastest time of the season (1:54.57) at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Came in second out of 109 runners at the Danny Curran Invitational (1:54.83) and tied for 42nd place out of 78 entries at the Colonial Relays (1:56.13) ... Came in 15th in the 1500 meters (4:04.88) at the season-opening Big Five Invite.

2012 Indoor: Finished third in the 1000 meters (2:35.50) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.

2011 Cross Country: Placed 44th in the Main Line Invitational with a time of 21:31 over four miles ... Came in 35th on the same course in 21:15 at the Haverford Invitational.

2011 Outdoor: Ran the 800 meters four times and his top mark was 1:54.43 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, where he came in 29th out of 69 runners ... Also had a time of 1:54.44 at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he finished second in his section ... Came in first in his section and 27th overall at the Colonial Relays (1:55.226) ... Placed sixth in his section at the Mason Spring Invitational (1:55.16) ... Ran the 1500 meters once and came in 43rd at the Big Five Invite with a time of 4:18.69.

2011 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 800 meters and placed 17th in 1:54.34 ... Had a time of 1:55.25 in the 800 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he was 17th in the College section ... Ran the 1000 meters three times and established a personal best of 2:29.46 at the NYRR I meet ... Came in fourth at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (2:30.36) and seventh at the Albany Great Dane Invitational (2:29.47).

2010 Cross Country: Registered an 8K time of 27:22 at the Paul Short Run ... Placed 64th at the Main Line Invitational and 39th at the Haverford Invitational ... His better of two times at those four-mile races was 21:58.35 at the Haverford Invitational.

2010 Outdoor: Came in 11th in the 1500 meters at the Villanova Duals with a personal best time of 4:02.35 ... Placed eighth in the 800 meters (1:54.60) at the Princeton Quad Meet.

2010 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 800 meters and placed 16th at the conference meet ... Earned his spot at the BIG EAST meet with a time of 1:56.42 at the Seamus McGelligott Invitational ... Came in second in the 1000 meters at the Penn State Relays and third at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... His best time of the season in the 1000 meters was 2:29.71, which was good for fourth in his section at the NYRR I meet.

2009 Cross Country: Came in 72nd place at the Haverford Invitational with a four-mile time of 22:42.28.

2009 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Came in seventh in his section of the 800 meters as an unattached runner at the Widener Invitational, where his time was 1:58.89.

2009 Indoor: Redshirted ... Ran unattached at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and had a time of 4:35.55 to win the Mile.

2008 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Posted a time of 22:36.14 as an unattached runner in the four-mile Haverford Invitational.

Council Rock North High School: School record holder in the 800 meters ... Runner-up at the state meet in 2008.

Personal: One of four sons of John and Jayn Capecci ... Older brother, Keith, is also a member of the Villanova cross country and track & field teams ... Other siblings are J.T. and Christopher ... Majoring in English.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters             1:53.20             High School
1000 Meters            2:29.46             2011 NYRR I
1500 Meters            4:02.35             2010 Villanova Duals
8000 Meters (XC)       27:22               2010 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Academic All-Star                 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12

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