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Elliot Slade
Elliot  Slade

Hometown:
Cardiff, United Kingdom

High School:
Bishop Llandaff

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
11/05/1994

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

02/27/2017

Men's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (2/25/17)

Villanova wrapped up competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 25, 2017.

02/24/2017

Men's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (2/24/17)

The men's track & field team opened competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.

02/04/2017

Men's Track & Field at Villanova Invitational

Villanova hosted its final home meet of the season at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Feb. 4, 2017.

05/15/2016

Men's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Day 2

Men's track & field photo gallery from the second and final day of action at the BIG EAST Championships in Geneva, Ohio

05/13/2016

Men's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Day 1

Men's track & field photo gallery from the first day of BIG EAST Championships -- May 13, 2016

On Slade: An elite talent in the middle distance events who has contributed to the team both individually and in the relays ... Three-time first team All-American as part of the Wildcats distance medley relay indoors ... A six-time BIG EAST champion and an eight-time All-BIG EAST performer combining the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Capable of being one of the team's top performers and could make an impact at the national level ... First native of Wales to run for the Wildcats.

2017 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2017 Indoor: First team All-American as part of the Wildcats distance medley relay for the third consecutive season ... Ran the leadoff leg of the DMR in Villanova's two fastest races of the season, including at the NCAA Championships ... Had a split of 3:00.28 over 1200 meters at the NCAA meet, where the Wildcats finished in eighth place with a time of 9:39.38 ... Previously split 2:58.62 over 1200 meters at the UCS Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C., where Villanova finished third on a flat track in 9:37.90 to secure its spot in the DMR at the national championships ... Helped the Wildcats claim BIG EAST titles in both the DMR and the 4x800 meter relay ... Ran the 800 meter leg of the DMR at the BIG EAST Championships, with Villanova winning the league title in 10:00.07 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x800 relay, which the Wildcats won in 7:32.73 ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors individually in the Mile ... Came in third in both the preliminary heats and the final with times of 4:17.39 and 4:07.39, respectively ... Established a personal best Mile time of 4:06.56 in a fifth place finish at the FastTrack National Invitational ... Opened the season with a runner-up finish in the Mile (4:09.76) at the Villanova Invitational.

2016 Cross Country: Was one of the team's scoring runners in four of his five races during the season ... Produced a personal best time of 32:24.6 over 10000 meters at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, where he finished fourth on the team and 84th overall ... Finished 40th overall and was the fifth Villanova runner at the BIG EAST Championships ... Registered a time of 26:19.6 over 8000 meters at the conference meet ... Opened the season by finishing 24th over four miles with a time of 20:36.5 at the Main Line Invitational ... Came in fourth on the team and 91st overall out of more than 500 runners with an 8K time of 25:20.6 at the Chile Pepper Festival ... Tallied a time of 26:46 in the 5.2 mile race at the Penn State National.

2016 Outdoor: Anchored Villanova to a BIG EAST title in the 4x800 meter relay and also earned All-BIG EAST honors individually in the 1500 meters ... Villanova won the 4x800 relay with a time of 7:39.00 ... Finished third in the final of the 1500 meters with a time of 3:56.00 ... Stood in fourth place following the preliminary heats, when he was clocked in 4:00.19 ... Anchored the sprint medley relay at the Penn Relays and had a split of 1:51.11 over 800 meters as the Wildcats came in third in the Championship of America race in 3:24.31 ... Led off the 4xMile relay one day later and split 4:06.4 in a race where Villanova finished fifth in 16:34.64 ... Recorded a personal best time of 3:48.26 in the 1500 meters and finished 21st in the elite section of the event at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Won the 1500 meters in 3:48.91 at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Following the end of the collegiate season, recorded a personal best time of 1:47.70 in the 800 meters at the Morton Games in Ireland.

2016 Indoor: Earned first team All-America honors for the second straight year for being a part of the Villanova lineup in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships ... Individual BIG EAST champion in the 1000 meters and also ran a leg of the conference champion 4x800 meter relay ... Took the 800 meter leg of the DMR at the NCAA meet and produced a split of 1:48.64 ... The Wildcats placed sixth overall with a time of 9:34.30 in the relay ... Ran the third leg of the 4x800 relay at the BIG EAST Championships and Villanova posted a winning time of 7:28.96 ... Won the final of the 1000 meters in a personal best 2:26.65 ... Entered the final ranked fourth after a clocking of 2:28.74 in the preliminary heats ... Won an individual event at the conference meet for the second straight year ... Ran the 800 meter leg of the DMR at the FastTrack National Invite to help the Wildcats tally a first place finish ... Their winning time of 9:30.66 ranks as the seventh-fastest indoor DMR time in school history ... Led off the DMR at the Penn State National, where Villanova finished seventh in the invitational section of the relay with a time of 9:44.75 ... Won the 800 meters in 1:49.90 at the Villanova Invitational.

2015 Cross Country: Ran in five races during the season, including being part of the Wildcats lineup at the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Came in 30th overall and was the sixth Villanova runner at the conference meet with a time of 24:42.0 over 8,000 meters ... Ran the 10,000 meter NCAA regional race in 32:37.0 to finish 77th overall and seventh on the team ... Recorded a 42nd place finish out of 181 runners at the Princeton Invitational, where he covered the 8K course in 24:58.7 ... Opened the season by finishing 19th overall with a time of 19:26.1 over 6,000 meters at the Big Five Invitational ... Came in 33rd at the Main Line Invitational and produced a time of 20:35 on the four-mile course at Haverford College.

2015 Outdoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with a seventh place finish in the 800 meters ... Produced a time of 1:51.45 in the final at the conference meet ... Had been fifth overall after the preliminary heats, when he crossed the finish line in 1:51.98 ... Qualified for the IC4A Championship and placed 28th in the preliminary heats in 1:57.73 ... Anchored the Wildcats entry in the 4x800 meter relay at the Penn Relays and helped Villanova to a third place finish in the relay with a time of 7:18.84 ... Opened the season by finishing ninth in the elite section of the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he tallied a season-best time of 1:49.75. 

2015 Indoor: First team All-American in the distance medley relay and BIG EAST individual champion in the 800 meters ... Ran the 800 meters leg of the DMR at the NCAA Championships and recorded a split of 1:50.28 to help Villanova to a fifth place finish ... The Wildcats had a time of 9:32.96 for the relay and notched a top-eight finish for the fourth time in six years ... Won a BIG EAST title in the first individual race of his collegiate career ... Registered a winning time of 1:48.91 in the 800 meters at the conference championships ... Made his collegiate debut by running the 800 meters leg of the DMR at the Penn State National ... Villanova posted a time of 9:31.36 in that race, a mark which ranked third in the nation at the time of the race.

Bishop Llandaff High School: Was a World Youth Games semifinalist in the 800 meters in Lille, France in 2011 ... Holds school records in the 400 meters, 800 meters and 1500 meters ... Was a Cardiff schools champion each year from 2011-14 ... Academically was one of only five people accepted to take a rare course in Classical Civilization.

Personal: Born 11/5/94 ... Older of two children of Stephen and Llinos Slade ... Has one sibling, Aled (20) ... Enjoys movies and music, as well as comic books and other reading ... Chose to attend Villanova as a result of communication by and support from the coaching staff, and also due to the school's excellent academic and athletic reputations ... Political Science major.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

800 Meters (Non-VU)          1:47.70                     2016 Morton Games
800 Meters (VU) 1:48.91 2015 BIG EAST Championships
1000 Meters 2:26.65 2016 BIG EAST Championships
1500 Meters 3:48.26 2016 Larry Ellis Invitational
Mile 4:06.56 2017 FastTrack National Invitational
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
6000 Meters                  19:26.1                     2015 Big Five Invitational
4 Miles 20:35 2015 Main Line Invitational
8000 Meters 24:42.0 2015 BIG EAST Championships
5.2 Miles 26:46 2016 Penn State National
10000 Meters 32:24.6 2016 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-American (First Team)                                2015, 2016, 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2015 (800 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2016 (1000 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2016, 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (Distance Medley Relay) All-BIG EAST 2015 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2016 (1000 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (Mile)
All-BIG EAST 2016, 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                                        2016 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST                                             2016 (1500 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2016 (4x800 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                               2016-17

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