The men's track & field team opened competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
Villanova opened the 2013-14 indoor track & field season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on December 7.
2016 Outdoor: Recorded a personal best throw of 47.15 meters in the hammer while competing in the college section of the event at the Penn Relays ... Went on to score in the hammer at the BIG EAST Championships, where he finished sixth with a distance of 42.67 meters ... Also competed at the BIG EAST meet in the discus and placed 10th with a throw of 34.64 meters ... Recorded a mark of 32.79 meters in the discus and a throw of 41.76 meters in the hammer at the season-opening Penn Challenge ... Came in 15th in the unseeded section of the hammer at the Colonial Relays with a throw of 40.05 meters ... Finished fifth in the hammer at the Sam Howell Invitational with a distance of 45.31 meters.
2015-16 Indoor: Competed in the weight throw at six meets during the season ... Scored at the BIG EAST Championships where he finished in eighth place with a mark of 13.43 meters ... Established a new personal best distance of 14.93 meters with a runner-up finish at the Villanova Open ... Surpassed 14 meters in each of his first four meets of the season ... Earned a first place finish at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational with a throw of 14.62 meters ... Placed ninth at the Gotham Cup (14.24m) and was 16th at the Great Dane Classic (14.40m) ... Finished 14th at the FastTrack National Invite with a mark of 13.81 meters.
2015 Outdoor: Scored in both the discus and the hammer at the BIG EAST Championships to help Villanova successfully defend its team crown at the conference meet ... Set a personal best mark of 43.69 meters to finish eighth in the hammer at the BIG EAST meet ... Also finished eighth in the discus with a throw of 32.66 meters ... Competed a total of six times in the hammer and three times in the discus during the season ... Opened the season by finishing 10th in the hammer (39.52m) and 16th in the discus (32.88m) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... His mark in the discus at that meet was a season best ... Came in 16th in the hammer (36.66m) at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Finished 13th in the university section of the hammer (38.06m) at the Colonial Relays and was also 19th in the discus (31.28m) ... Notched first place finishes in the hammer at both the Delaware Open (39.67m) and the Delaware Classic (41.95m).
2014-15 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.
2014 Outdoor: Competed in the hammer at the BIG EAST Championships and registered a 10th place finish with a throw of 37.33 meters ... Established a personal best in the event with a mark of 39.17 meters at the Delaware Classic, where he finished in fourth place ... Also threw the discus at that meet and placed eighth with a distance of 33.92 meters ... Debuted in the hammer at the Philadelphia College Classic and came in eighth (38.40m) ... Finished third at the Delaware Open (38.02m), placed 13th at the Danny Curran Invitational (34.58m) and was 14th at the Colonial Relays (33.56m).
2013-14 Indoor: Competed three times in the weight throw and had a top mark of 13.20 meters ... That came at the BIG EAST Championships, where he registered a ninth place finish ... Came in ninth in the weight throw at the Rutgers Invite (10.30m) and was 11th at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational (11.23m).
New Providence High School: Came in 15th at the NJSIAA Group 1 championships in the discus with a throw of 36.17 meters ... Received his school's Entrepreneur Scholarship.
Personal: Born 1/24/95 ... One of three children of Kenneth and Megan McDonald ... Both parents are 1985 graduates of Villanova ... Has a brother, Sam, and a sister, Devon ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business.
Weight Throw 14.94 Meters 2017 BIG EAST Championships
Discus (high school) 40.84 Meters High School Discus (college) 34.64 Meters 2016 BIG EAST Championships
* high school discus uses a lighter implement
Hammer 47.15 Meters 2016 Penn Relays