Ellison automatically qualifies with second place finish in his quarterfinal heat
All three runners automatically advance to quarterfinals of their respective events
Wildcats have seven athletes qualified in four events for regional meet next week
Wildcats finish in sixth place on final day of conference meet
Wildcats head into final day of competition in second place at conference meet
On Hines: Steady performer in the sprints for Villanova whose top event is the 400 meter hurdles ... Consistent BIG EAST scorer who should continue to make progress ... Poised for another successful upcoming season.
2012 Outdoor: Advanced to the national quarterfinals in the 400 meter hurdles at the NCAA East Regional for the third straight year ... Recorded a time of 52.04 in the national first round and automatically advanced to the quarterfinal heats, where he posted a time of 52.61 ... Came in fourth at the BIG EAST Championships with a personal best time of 51.62 in the finals ... Ranked fifth with a time of 52.20 after the preliminary heats at the conference meet ... Individual winner at the Widener Invitational with a time of 51.75 ... Came in second at the season-opening Big Five Invite (53.75).
2012 Indoor: Came in 33rd in the 400 meters (51.29) at the NYC Gotham Cup and placed 35th in the college section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 50.02 ... Led off the unseeded 4x400 meter relay at the Penn State National, where Villanova finished in 10th place.
2011 Outdoor: Competed solely in the 400 meter hurdles and qualified for the NCAA East Regional, where he advanced to the national quarterfinals in the event ... Established a personal best time of 51.64 and earned team points for Villanova with a fifth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also finished fifth at the IC4A Championship with a time of 51.90 in the finals ... Opened the season with a first place finish at the Big Five Invite and then came in second overall at the Colonial Relays ... Placed 10th at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and 15th at the Penn Relays ... Was also a regular part of the Villanova quartet in the 4x400 meter relay ... Ran the leadoff leg three times, including in a first place finish at the Colonial Relays ... Also ran leadoff at the Penn Relays where the Wildcats placed fifth in the IC4A section ... Helped Villanova finish fourth in the preliminaries of the IC4A Championship with a season-best time of 3:10.22 ... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay in a first place finish at the Mason Spring Invite.
2011 Indoor: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships in the 400 meters, where he established a personal best time of 48.74 in the preliminaries ... Went on to finish ninth overall at the BIG EAST meet and had a mark of 49.01 in the finals ... Ran the 400 meters five times during the season and notched a fourth-place finish at the NYRR II meet and a sixth place showing at the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Competed in the 60 meters and the 200 meters at the NYRR I meet, placing eighth in the 200 meters (22.50) and 13th in the 60 meters (7.12) ... Raced once in the 500 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and tallied a time of 1:09.88 ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay to a fourth place finish at the NYRR I meet.
2010 Outdoor: Competed at nine meets in the 400 meter hurdles, finishing 12th at the BIG EAST Championships and advancing to the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Regional ... Won the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet with a season-best time of 51.89 and was first in his section at the Widener Invitational ... Came in fourth at the Villanova Duals and sixth at both the Colonial Relays and the IC4A Championship ... Was the sixth collegiate finisher and placed seventh overall at the Miami Invitational ... Finished 15th at the Penn Relays ... Ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Miami Invitational, where the Wildcats were fifth overall and third among collegiate teams ... The same quartet also finished seventh at the Penn Relays and fifth at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the Colonial Relays, where Villanova came in second out of 31 entries.
2010 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 60 meter hurdles and the 400 meters ... Came in 11th at the conference meet with a time of 8.28 in the 60 meter hurdles, which matched a personal best ... Finished second in the 60 mH at the Penn State Relays and was fifth at the NYRR II meet ... Came in first in his section at the NYRR I meet and was sixth at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Competed in the 55 meter hurdles at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and the Albany Great Dane Invitational, coming in second and ninth, respectively ... Finished 19th in the 400 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Placed 13th in the 300 meters at the Jack Pyrah meet ... Anchor of the 4x400 meter relay quartet that finished first in the race of Pennsylvania teams at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and was second at the Penn State Relays ... Also the anchor for Villanova on a team that finished fourth at the NYRR II meet ... Ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400 relay at the BIG EAST Championships, where the Wildcats placed fourth ... Took the third leg of a third-place relay at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.
Passaic County Technical Institute: Placed fourth in the New Jersey Meet of Champions in the 110 meter hurdles and came in seventh in the 400 meter hurdles.
Personal: Born 8/8/90 ... Son of Paulette Daye and Phillip Hines ... Majoring in Education.
60 Meters 7.12 2011 NYRR I 60 Meter Hurdles 8.28 110 Meter Hurdles 14.36 200 Meters 22.50 2011 NYRR I 400 Meters 48.74 2011 BIG EAST Championships 400 Meter Hurdles 51.62 2012 BIG EAST Championships 500 Meters 1:09.88 2010 Jack Pyrah Invitational