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: Made his debut last season as part of a large young sprint group for the Wildcats ... Top event is the 400 meter hurdles and has the ability to be a consistent BIG EAST qualifier ... Continues to make progress and will look to help the team in meets during the coming season.
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 55.09 2013 Hurricane Alumni Invitational 500 Meters 1:08.68 2013 Jack Pyrah Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13