Wildcats wrapped up two days of competition at local meet on Saturday afternoon
Villanova competed in six events at Saturday's meet
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
Villanova opened the 2013-14 indoor track & field season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on December 7.
On Messick: Consistent member of the Villanova sprint group whose top individual events were the 500 meters indoors and the 400 meter hurdles outdoors ... Was a two-year member of the squad who made steady progress while on the team ... All-BIG EAST performer in the 400 meter hurdles outdoors.
2014 Outdoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors for a runner-up finish in the 400 meter hurdles at the conference championships ... Established a personal best time of 54.92 at the BIG EAST meet ... Also ran in the 400 meter hurdles at the Delaware Open and the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he finished second (55.86) and 18th (55.64), respectively.
2014 Indoor: Registered personal best times in both the 60 meter hurdles and the 500 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.74 and finished 10th in the 500 meters in 1:08.68 ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Jack Pyrah meet and helped Villanova finish third in the relay with a time of 3:27.20 ... Came in 36th in the 400 meters at the Gotham Cup with a time of 52.16 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the Great Dane Classic, where the Wildcats came in seventh in 3:20.27.
2013 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 400 meter hurdles ... Came in 12th at the conference meet with a time of 55.98 ... Registered a personal best time of 55.09 during the season, with that mark coming in a runner-up finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Came in third at the Widener Invitational (56.10) and fourth at the Danny Curran Invitational (56.40) ... Opened the season with a first place finish at the Philadelphia College Classic (56.72) ... Came in 16th at the Colonial Relays (56.28) and also ran the 400 meters leg of the distance medley relay at that meet ... Villanova finished first in the DMR at the Colonial Relays with a time of 9:56.02.
2013 Indoor: Competed twice in the 400 meters and once in the 500 meters during the season ... Made his collegiate debut with a 10th place finish in the 500 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he crossed the finish line in 1:08.95 ... Came in 31st in the 400 meters (50.88) at the New York City Gotham Cup and finished 39th at the Penn State National with a time of 51.87.
Montgomery High School: Competed in the sprint events during his high school career.
Personal: Born 1/12/94 ... One of two children of Jeff and Wendy Messick ... Has a sister, Megan ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and has yet to declare a major.
55 Meter Hurdles 7.6 High School 60 Meter Hurdles 8.74 2013 Jack Pyrah Invitational 110 Meter Hurdles 14.53 High School 400 Meters 50.88 2013 NYC Gotham Cup 400 Meter Hurdles 54.92 2014 BIG EAST Championships 500 Meters 1:08.68 2013 Jack Pyrah Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (400 Meter Hurdles)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13, 2013-14