Wildcats wrapped up two days of competition at local meet on Saturday afternoon
Villanova competed in two events on first night of local competition
Villanova junior continued race and made final jumps after being injured during the race
Team competed in 10 events at local meet
Joseph Messick and Lazaro Tiant won events for Wildcats on Saturday afternoon
On Rowen: Part of the Villanova group of throwers who gained significant experience as a freshman last season ... Versatile athlete who should continue making strides during the coming year ... Will try to help the team in meets.
2013 Outdoor: Competed seven times in the shot put and three times in the hammer ... Top mark of the season in the shot put was 14.05 meters at the Lions Invitational, where he came in fifth out of 41 athletes ... Tallied a first place finish at the Haverford Tri-Meet with a throw of 13.77 meters ... Came in fifth at both the Delaware Open (13.61m) and the Widener Invitational (13.86m) ... Opened the season with a sixth place finish at the Philadelphia College Classic (12.61m) and placed sixth out of 28 competitors at the Danny Curran Invitational (13.39m) ... Came in 19th at the Colonial Relays (13.87m) ... Debuted in the hammer at the Delaware Open, where he came in fifth with a personal best throw of 40.23 meters ... Also placed 12th in the hammer at the Widener Invitational (36.50m) and was 13th at the Lions Invitational (37.34m).
2013 Indoor: Made his collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitationa, where he finished third in the shot put and 11th in the weight throw ... Registered a throw of 12.73 meters in the shot put and set a personal best with a distance of 10.95 meters in the weight throw ... Came in 13th in the shot put at the New York City Gotham Cup (13.06m).
Regis High School: Team MVP for the 2012 indoor season ... Recipient of the Coach's Award for the outdoor 2011 season ... Varsity and junior varsity school record holder in the shot put ... Achieved first and second Honors status academically.
Personal: Born 10/25/94 ... One of three children and the only son of James and Diane Rowen ... Has two sisters, Kaitlin and Megan ... Has yet to declare a major.
Hammer 40.23m 2013 Delaware Open Shot Put 14.47m High School Weight Throw 13.25m 2013 Jack Pyrah Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13