Chris Pietrocarlo
Chris Pietrocarlo

Player Profile
Hometown:
Hampstead, N.H.

High School:
Pinkerton Academy

Position:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
09/05/1991

Graduated:
2014

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: Distance runner who competed during both the cross country and track seasons during his four years on the team ... Top individual events were the 1000 meters and the Mile indoors, as well as the 800 meters and the 1500 meters outdoors.

2014 Outdoor: Ran two races in the 1500 meters and one race in the 800 meters during the season ... Came in 26th in the 1500 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational with a time of 4:13.32 and placed 39th at the Widener Invitational (4:11.22) ... Recorded a 13th place finish in the 800 meters at the Haverford Meet, where he crossed the finish line in 2:01.28.

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 ... Mechanical Engineering major.

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, 2013-14

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