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Chris Fitzsimons
Chris  Fitzsimons

Hamden, Conn.

High School:

Cross Country/Distance




McEntee, Ellison and Hines Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAA East Regional

All three runners automatically advance to quarterfinals of their respective events


Entries Announced For NCAA East Regional

Wildcats have seven athletes qualified in four events for regional meet next week


Fitzsimons Runs His Top Collegiate Time in 800 Meters at Virginia Challenge

Fitzsimons and Tetreault are each in position for NCAA East Regional qualifications


Ellison Wins BIG EAST Championship in 800 Meters

Wildcats finish in sixth place on final day of conference meet


Samuel McEntee Wins BIG EAST Championship in 5000 Meters

Wildcats head into final day of competition in second place at conference meet

On Fitzsimons: Showed significant progress during the second half of his sophomore season and is poised for a big year ... Top individual event is the 800 meters and is part of a talented middle distance group for Villanova ... Has a chance to be one of the team's top contributors during the coming year.

2012 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 800 meters ... Came in 26th in the national first round with a time of 1:50.90 at the regional meet ... Posted his top collegiate time of 1:48.91 in a fourth place finish at the Virginia Challenge to secure his spot in the East Regional ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors for a runner-up finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Lowered his time from 1:52.51 in the preliminary heats to 1:51.24 in the finals ... Came in second at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (1:51.07), finished sixth out of 78 runners at the Colonial Relays (1:52.49) and came in 22nd at the Larry Ellis Invitational (1:52.00) ... Won the 1500 meters at the Widener Invitational (3:51.67) and came in 14th out of 117 runners at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:01.83) ... Ran the third leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays.

2012 Indoor: Helped lead Villanova to a BIG EAST title in the 4x800 meter relay and a Millrose Games championship in the distance medley relay ... Ran the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST meet as the Wildcats won with a time of 7:27.91 ... Competed on the third leg of the DMR at the Millrose Games and Villanova finished first in 9:38.02 ... Individually came in fifth in the 800 meters (1:54.13) at the BIG EAST Championships ... Recorded the second-fastest time (1:54.12) in the BIG EAST preliminary heats ... Finished seventh in the invitational section (1:51.06) at the Penn State National ... Came in 21st in the 1000 meters in 2:40.92 at the Great Dane Classic ... Ran the third leg of the distance medley relay in a first place finish at the NYC Gotham Cup (10:13.58) and a fourth place finish in the invitational section of the Penn State meet (9:48.64).

2011 Cross Country: Finished in 42nd place as an unattached runner at the Main Line Invitational ... Had a time of 21:23 on the four-mile course ... Lowered that mark to 20:53 at the Haverford Invitational on the same course and came in 20th out of 110 runners.

2011 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Won the 800 meters as an unattached runner at the Widener Invitational, with a winning time of 1:53.37 ... Had his top time of the season at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, where he crossed the finish line in 1:49.91 as an unattached entry ... Placed fourth out of 69 runners in that race.

2011 Indoor: Placed third in the 1000 meters at the Albany Great Dane Invitational with a time of 2:27.52.

2010 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Ran unattached on the four-mile course at Haverford College for the Main Line Invitational and came in 44th with a time of 21:43.27 in his first collegiate race.

Hamden High School: Anchored the winning 4x800 and distance medley relay teams at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals ... Placed third in the 800 meters at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... His personal best in the 800 meters is a Connecticut state record ... Connecticut Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

Personal: Born 8/8/92 ... One of two sons of Tom and Mary Sue Fitzsimons ... Has a brother, Tom ... Undeclared major in the school of Liberal Arts.


800 Meters (Relay)       1:47.15           High School
800 Meters (Open)        1:48.83           High School
1000 Meters              2:27.15           High School
1500 Meters              3:51.67           2012 Widener Invitational

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                          2012 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST                               2012 (4x800 Meter Relay)
Millrose Games Champion                    2012 (Distance Medley Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                               2012 (800 Meters)