Donald Urschel
Donald  Urschel

Hometown:
East Brunswick, N.J.

High School:
East Brunswick

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
11/23/1993

Experience:
Jr./Jr.


02/13/2015

Distance Medley Relay Races to School Record in Boston

Wildcats run school record time of 9:27.04 at David Hemery Valentine Invitational

04/13/2013

Solis and Messick Register Personal Best Times at Hurricane Alumni Invitational

Villanova competed in six events at Saturday's meet

04/06/2013

Basili Wins Heat of Steeplechase After Mid-Race Fall at Colonial Relays

Villanova junior continued race and made final jumps after being injured during the race

03/02/2013

Denault Becomes 35th Member of Wildcats Sub-4:00 Club

Redshirt freshman runs 3:59.39 in Mile at Alex Wilson Invitational

02/17/2013

Wildcats Claim Three Titles on Final Day of Conference Meet, Finish Fourth in Team Standings

FitzSimons, McEntee and Denault all won individual conference titles on Sunday afternoon

01/23/2015

Men's Track & Field at Metro Team Challenge

Villanova competed in the Metro Team Challenge at New York Armory on January 23, 2015.

On Urschel: Has great promise in the sprints both individually and in the relays ... Has been a BIG EAST champion in the 4x400 meter relay outdoors and the distance medley relay indoors ... Overall is a four-time All-BIG EAST performer in the relays ... Top individual event is the 400 meters ... Part of a talented sprint group who should continue moving forward during the coming year ... Should once again be a consistent contributor to the team at the conference meets.

2014-15 Indoor: First team All-American in the distance medley relay ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the DMR at the NCAA Championships and produced a split of 48.36 ... Villanova finished in fifth place in the relay with a time of 9:32.96 and earned first team All-America honors ... Part of a school record performance in the DMR at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, where the Wildcats had a time of 9:27.04 ... Had a split of 47.84 on the 400 meters leg of that relay ... The time of 9:27.04 set a new school record and, at the time of the race, led the nation for the season and ranked third in NCAA history ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Anchored the relay to a third place finish and a time of 3:19.73, including his split of 49.28 on the anchor leg ... Individual scorer in both the 60 meters and the 200 meters at the conference meet ... Tallied sixth place finishes in each event ... Recorded a time of 7.15 in the final of the 60 meters after being fourth overall with a personal best time of 7.05 in the preliminary heats ... Also finished sixth in the 200 meters in 22.50 after a time of 22.38 in the preliminaries ... Won his preliminary heat to automatically move on to the final ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the DMR at the Metro Team Challenge and the Penn State National ... Villanova finished third in the Penn State with a time of 9:31.36 ... That time was the third-best in the country at the time of the race ... Recorded a time of 7.12 in the 60 meters at the Penn State National ... Finished sixth in the 60 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... His time of 22.12 in the 200 meters at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational was the fastest indoor time of his collegiate career ... Runner-up in the 300 meters at the Jack Pyrah meet ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the season-opening Pyrah competition ... Villanova came in second in the 4x400 relay at that meet with a time of 3:25.96.

2014 Outdoor: Led off both the 4x100 meter relay and the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Helped Villanova win the conference title in the 4x400 relay and also earn All-BIG EAST honors with a runner-up finish in the 4x100 meter relay ... The winning time in the 4x400 relay was a season-best time of 3:12.17, while the 4x100 relay squad posted a time of 42.64 ... Also finished fourth in the 400 meters individually at the conference meet ... Registered a season-best time of 48.73 in the final of the 400 meters ... Crossed the finish line in 48.99 in the preliminary heats to finish third in his heat and sixth overall in the preliminaries ... Also led off the 4x400 relay at the IC4A Championship, where Villanova came in 14th in the preliminaries with a time of 3:14.04 ... Competed in both the 200 meters and the 400 meters at the Colonial Relays ... Placed 33rd in in the 200 meters with a time of 22.90 and finished 17th in the 400 meters (49.57) ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the Penn Relays, where Villanova came in fourth in its heat and 37th overall in the preliminaries (3:16.11).

2013-14 Indoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships in both the 400 meters and the 4x400 meter relay ... Finished sixth in the finals of the 400 meters at the conference meet with a time of 49.67 ... Also registered a time of 49.63 in the preliminary heats, when he was in seventh place in the field ... Led off the 4x400 relay in a fourth place finish for Villanova, which posted a time of 3:20.69 in the relay ... Opened the season by winning the 300 meters and finishing fifth in the 60 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Registered a winning time of 35.47 in the 300 meters and a personal best mark of 7.15 in the 60 meters ... Also anchored the 4x400 relay to a first place finish and a winning time of 3:21.03 at the Jack Pyrah meet ... At the Gotham Cup ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay in a sixth place finish (3:18.84) ... Finished 43rd in the 400 meters (51.43) and anchored the 4x400 relay squad to a seventh place finish (3:20.27) at the Great Dane Classic.

2013 Outdoor: Anchored the Wildcats 4x400 meter relay to an All-BIG EAST performance at the conference championships, where Villanova came in third with a time of 3:12.77 ... Was also the anchor of the 4x400 relay at the Penn Relays, where the Wildcats posted a time of 3:12.38 and finished fifth in the IC4A section of the race ... A day earlier had run the third leg of the relay in the preliminary heats as Villanova came in 25th overall with a time of 3:13.65 ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships individually in the 400 meters and recorded a time of 50.71 at the league meet ... Came in fifth in the 400 meters (48.83) and anchored the 4x400 meter relay squad to a first place finish (3:12.03) at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Opened the season at the Colonial Relays, where he placed 13th in the 400 meters (49.60), 20th in the 200 meters (22.43) and led off the 4x400 relay in a fifth place finish (3:17.58).

2012-13 Indoor: Competed on the Wildcats distance medley relay and 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the DMR and helped Villanova win a conference title with a winning time of 9:47.59 ... Led off the 4x400 relay and the Wildcats came in fourth in 3:13.22 ... Competed individually in the 200 meters at the BIG EAST meet and came in fifth in his preliminary heat with a time of 22.27 ... Ran two other races in the 200 meters, finishing ninth at the Penn State National (22.36) and 30th at the Great Dane Classic (22.73) ... Placed 19th out of 107 runners in the College section of the 400 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, posting a time of 49.27 ... Came in 28th in the 400 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational (48.74) ... Made his collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he was the runner-up in both the 60 meters (7.17) and the 300 meters (35.70) ... Competed in the 60 meters at the New York City Gotham Cup and finished in a tie for 24th place (7.14) out of 95 runners.

East Brunswick High School: Earned varsity letters in indoor track, outdoor track and football ... All-American at the 2011 New Balance Nationals ... 2012 Indoor Track Middlesex County Sprinter of the Year ... Named to the New Jersey All-State team and also received all-conference honors ... Earned honorable mention All-Middlesex County honors in football in 2011 for a team that was a Group 4 state champion, sectional champion and conference champion ... Recipient of the Ironman Award ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically.

Personal: Born 11/23/93 ... Second of five children of Thomas and DonnaLee Urschel ... Siblings are Thoams, Lee, Theresa and Nickolas ... Brother, Thomas, also attends Villanova and is majoring in Electrical Engineering ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Accounting with a minor in Finance.

PERSONAL BESTS

55 Meter Hurdles                 6.56                 High School
60 Meters                        7.05                 2015 BIG EAST Championships
100 Meters                       10.78                High School
200 Meters                       22.00                High School
400 Meters                       48.33                High School

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-American (First Team)                             2015 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2013 (Distance Medley Relay) All-BIG EAST 2013 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2015 (4x400 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                                    2014 (4x400 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST                                         2014 (4x100 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST                                         2013, 2014 (4x400 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                           2012-13, 2013-14

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