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Chris Pietrocarlo

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Hometown:
Hampstead, N.H.

High School:
Pinkerton Academy

Position:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
09/05/1991

Experience:
Sr./Jr.

03/31/2013

Wildcats Continue Outdoor Season at Danny Curran Invitational

Team competed in 10 events at local meet

02/02/2013

Ellison Wins Again in Thrilling Finish at Armory Collegiate Invitational

Wildcats junior wins championship section of 500 meters for fourth straight victory

01/26/2013

Ellison, McEntee and Solis Win Invitational Events at Penn State National

Villanova also gets terrific performance from Rob Denault in the invitational Mile

01/18/2013

Wildcats Win Three Events at Great Dane Classic

Denault, Trainer and Tully all win their respective events in Friday's meet

01/11/2013

Samuel Ellison Wins 1000 Meters at NYC Gotham Cup

Wildcats continued season with steady performances at Armory on Friday afternoon

On Pietrocarlo: Has a great deal of experience and is a consistent performer ... Has the chance to be a BIG EAST qualifier ... Will be competing to try and help the team in meets during both cross country season and on the track.

2014 Outdoor: Finished with a time of 4:13.2 in the 1500 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational and came in 26th.

2014 Indoor: Ran a personal best time of 1:56.87 in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, where he contributed points towards the Wildcats team title with a seventh place finish ... Earlier in the season competed three times in the Mile and twice in the 1000 meters ... Opened the season with a 10th place finish in the Mile at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he crossed the finish line in 4:35.03 ... Came in 12th at the Gotham Cup with a season-best time of 4:23.41 and was 18th in the Unseeded section at the Penn State National in 4:26.55 ... Came in 17th in the 1000 meters at the Great Dane Classic with a time of 2:32.97 ... Registered a mark of 2:31.69 and finished 25th in the Championship section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational.

2013 Cross Country: Competed in three meets during the season ... Began the year with a 46th place finish at the 6,000 meter Friend Big Five Invitational (19:52.72) ... Placed 48th at the four-mile Main Line Invitational (20:50.83) and came in eighth at the Haverford Invitational (20:38.50) on the same course.

2013 Outdoor: Set a personal best time in the 1500 meters with a mark of 3:55.89 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, where he finished 26th in a field of 74 runners ... Came in eighth in the 1500 meters at the Delaware Open (4:09.72) and was 21st at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:07.72).

2013 Indoor: Ran three races in the Mile and two in the 1000 meters during the season ... Top time in the Mile was 4:21.11 at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he came in fourth ... Finished 16th at the Penn State National (4:24.16) and was 18th out of 48 runners at the New York City Gotham Cup (4:28.30) ... Came in 12th in the 1000 meters at the Great Dane Classic (2:31.79) and finished 31st in the Championship section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2:33.66).

2012 Cross Country: Opened the season at the four-mile Main Line Invitational and came in 40th overall with a time of 20:35.30 ... Also came in ninth on the same course at the Haverford Invitational (20:47.80) ... Competed in the Open race at the Paul Short Run and had an 8K time of 26:16 ... Came in 40th out of 394 runners in that race and was the fourth Villanova finisher out of seven in the Open race.

2012 Outdoor: Established a personal best time in the 1500 meters at the Widener Invitational, coming in 12th out of 84 runners with a time of 3:58.99 ... Opened the season with a 15th place finish out of 117 entries at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:01.90) ... Registered a time of 4:00.28 at the Colonial Relays ... Ran the 800 meters at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet and registered a time of 1:57.38.

2012 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and ran in the 1000 meters at the conference meet, where he finished 15th in the preliminary heats with a time of 2:33.76 ... Earlier in the season set a personal best time of 2:29.42 and came in 15th in the Championship section of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Ran the Mile four times and established a personal best time of 4:14.11 in a fifth place finish at the Penn State National ... Opened the season with a fourth place finish at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (4:21.14) ... Came in 13th at the NYC Gotham Cup (4:23.84) and 19th at the Great Dane Classic (4:19.98).

2011 Cross Country: Finished in 30th place out of 85 competitors at the Main Line Invitational (20:55) ... Placed 70th in the Men's Open race at the Paul Short Run (27:02) ... Came in seventh at the Jack St. Clair Memorial Championships and helped lead Villanova to the team title ... Placed 15th at the Haverford Invitational (20:31).

2011 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Twice ran unattached in the 1500 meters, placing 39th at the Big Five Invite (4:12.21) and coming in 11th at the Widener Invitational (4:01.02).

2011 Indoor: Redshirted ... Competed in one race as an unattached entry, coming in 24th in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:42.01 at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.

2010 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed unattached ... Came in 24th in the open race of the Paul Short Run with a time of 26:04 ... Clocked a four-mile time of 21:15.22 and placed 30th at the season-opening Main Line Invitational ... On the same course later in the season came in 11th at the Haverford Invitational in 20:35.43.

Personal: Born 9/5/91 ... Oldest of three children ... Has two younger brothers, Justin and Nicholas ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

PERSONAL BESTS

400 Meters                52.00             High School
800 Meters                1:56.87           2014 BIG EAST Championships
1000 Meters               2:29.42           2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
1500 Meters               3:55.89           2013 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet
Mile                      4:14.11           2012 Penn State National
3000 Meters               9:42.01           2010 Jack Pyrah Invitational
8000 Meters (XC)          26:04             2010 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                  2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
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