The men's track & field team opened competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
Villanova photos from Day 1 of the BIG EAST Indoor Championships on February 26
Villanova made its debut at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island on January 8.
2017 Outdoor: Placed fifth in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships with a season-best height of 4.36 meters ... Competed at four meets during the outdoor season ... Tied for sixth place at the Lions Invitational by clearing the bar at 4.25 meters ... Recorded a height of 4.20 meters in a runner-up finish at the Haverford Invitational and in a tie for 12th place in the university section at the Colonial Relays.
2016-17 Indoor: Competed at four meets during the season ... Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships, where he came in fifth in the pole vault with a height of 4.30 meters ... Also cleared the bar at 4.30 meters in a ninth place finish at the FastTrack National Invitational ... His best mark of the season was 4.35 meters, which was good for a third place finish at the Villanova Open ... Finished fifth with a height of 4.25 meters at the Fast Times Before Finals Meet in his first outing of the season.
2016 Outdoor: Had his best result of the season at the BIG EAST Championships, where he finished in fourth place and recorded a season-best height of 4.51 meters ... Competed at five meerts during the season ... Cleared the bar at 4.40 meters to finish in fourth place at the Sam Howell Invitational ... Came in seventh at the Princeton Outdoor Invite and ninth at the Lions Invitational, clearing 4.25 meters each time ... Opened the season by tying for ninth place with a height of 4.10 meters at the Penn Challenge.
2015-16 Indoor: Competed at four meets during the season and tallied a sixth place finish in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships ... Recorded a season best height of 4.30 meters at the conference meet ... Opened the season by notching a first place finish with a mark of 4.25 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Tied for a fifth place finish in the college section at the FastTrack National Invite (4.20m) and tied for eighth place at the Villanova Open (4.15m).
2015 Outdoor: Scored points in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships with a fifth place finish ... Cleared a height of 4.36 meters and was one of four Villanova scorers in the event ... Also competed during the season at the Delaware Classic, where he tallied a first place finish with a height of 4.15 meters.
2015 Indoor: Tied for fifth place in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships and was one of four Villanova scorers in the event ... Matched a season best mark with a height of 4.50 meters at the conference meet ... Also cleared the bar at 4.50 meters and was the runner-up at the McElligott Invitational ... Opened the season at the Metro Team Challenge and tallied a 13th place finish (4.20m) ... Was successful at 4.40 meters at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational.
2014 Outdoor: Cleared a personal best height of 4.60 meters in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships to register a second place finish and earn All-BIG EAST honors ... Competed at four meets during the season ... Also notched a third place finish in the pole vault at the Princeton Elite Meet (4.35m), tied for third place at the Colonial Relays (4.20m) and was tied for sixth at the Widener Invitational (4.20m).
2013-14 Indoor: Competed five times in the pole vault during the season ... Came in sixth at the BIG EAST Championships and cleared a height of 4.10 meters ... His top mark of the season was 4.40 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where he tied for 18th place in the College section ... Opened the season with a third place finish at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (4.25m) ... Placed seventh at the Tiger Open (4.35m) and 19th at the Great Dane Classic (4.35m).
Altoona Area High School: Was the District 6 champion with a personal best height of 4.59 meters ... Came in sixth at the state championships with a mark of 4.42 meters ... Finished his career ranked in the top five in school history in the pole vault ... Received the Outstanding Performer Award for Blair County ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Presented with the Presidents Academic Excellence Award.
Personal: Born 10/30/94 ... Only child of Jack and Suzy Koeck ... Mechanical Engineering major.
Pole Vault 4.60 Meters 2014 BIG EAST Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (Pole Vault)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16