Indoor season starts on a successful note at local meet
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Jordy Williamsz Places Fifth in 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships
Junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) came in fifth in the final of the 1500 meters for the second straight year as the NCAA Championships wrapped up at Hayward Field on Friday evening. Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) finished 12th in the 1500 meters and junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) recorded a 10th place finish in the 5000 meters.
Rob Denault and Sam McEntee Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team
Seniors Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team for men's track & field in an announcement made on Friday afternoon. The honor combines both athletic and academic achievement and is voted on by the sports information directors of the 29 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area. This is the fourth time that McEntee has been named to the Academic All-Area Team for either track & field or cross country, while Denault earns his first selection to the squad.
Jordy Williamsz and Rob Denault Advance to 1500 Meters Final at NCAA Championships
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Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) was an automatic qualifier and junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) advanced on time to the final of the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships during the semifinal heats at Hayward Field on Wednesday afternoon. They each move on to the national championship race in the 1500 meters on Friday night.
Williamsz, Denault and Tiernan Set For NCAA Championships This Week
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Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and juniors Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and Patrick Tiernan (Aurora, Ont.) will compete at the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. this week. The meet gets underway on Wednesday evening and will continue on Friday night. The women's portion of the meet takes place on Thursday and Saturday.
Marcus O'Sullivan Named Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year
Villanova head coach Marcus O'Sullivan was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year for the outdoor track & field season on Monday afternoon. The announcement of regional awards for student-athletes and coaches was made by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in advance of the NCAA Championships later this week.
Trio of Wildcats Qualify for NCAA Championships on Saturday Night
On the final night of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary, a trio of Villanova runners advanced through to the NCAA Championships next month. Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) each qualified for the national meet in the 1500 meters, while junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) advanced in the 5000 meters during competition at Hodges Stadium on Saturday night.
Ben Malone Finishes Seventh in Quarterfinal Heat of 800 Meters at East Preliminary
Redshirt freshman Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) competed in the quarterfinal heats of the 800 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary and recorded a time of 1:49.28 at Hodges Stadium on Friday night. He was the lone Villanova athlete competing on the second day of competition at the meet. Four athletes remain for the Wildcats and they will run on Saturday night when the meet concludes.
Men's Track & Field Qualifies Four for Quarterfinals on First Night at East Preliminary
Senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and sophomore Josh Lampron (Mansfield, Mass.) won their respective heats in the first round of the 1500 meters and Villanova advanced a total of three athletes to the quarterfinal round during competition at the NCAA East Preliminary on Thursday evening. Junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) was second to Lampron in the first heat of the 1500 meters and is the third Wildcats qualifier.