Ellison leads Villanova to first 4x800 title since 1992 and program's 95th title overall
Villanova named Coaching Staff of the Year; team wins title by more than 30 points
Wildcats had 21 athletes in competition on Friday afternoon
Wildcats wrapped up two days of competition at local meet on Saturday afternoon
Indoor season starts on a successful note at local meet
Villanova wrapped up competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 22, 2014.
On Lampron: Had a breakthrough indoor season in which he was the BIG EAST champion in the 1000 meters ... Possesses a wealth of potential in the middle distance events and should continue improving during the coming year ... Will be an important contributor to the team during meets and is expected to continue scoring at the BIG EAST level.
2014 Cross Country: Ran three races during the season ... Came in 49th at the Big Five Invitational and recorded a personal best time of 20:46.2 for a 6000 meter course ... Finished in eighth place at the Haverford Invitational and came in 86th at the Main Line Invitational.
2014 Outdoor: Led off the Championship of America winning 4x800 meter relay at the Penn Relays ... Villanova produced a winning time of 7:16.58 in the relay ... Anchored the Wildcats to All-BIG EAST honors in the 4x800 relay with a second place finish at the conference meet (7:34.83) ... Competed in the 800 meters at the IC4A Championship, where he placed fourth in his heat and ninth overall in the preliminaries with a personal best time of 1:50.30 ... Registered his previous personal best of 1:50.33 in the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he came in 10th in the Elite section of the event ... Placed sixth in the Elite section of the 800 meters (1:50.54) at the Princeton Elite Meet ... Anchored the spring medley relay squad at the Colonial Relays, running the 800 meters leg of the relay as Villanova finished second in the relay with a time of 3:25.14.
2014 Indoor: One of the key performers for Villanova at the BIG EAST Championships, where the Wildcats won the team title ... Individual champion in the 1000 meters with a winning of 2:22.66 ... That was also a personal best mark ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 4x800 meter relay and anchored the Villanova relay squad to a second place finish with a time of 7:37.80 ... Earlier in the season came in third in the Invitational section of the 1000 meters at the Penn State National (2:24.57) and was the runner-up in the event at the Gotham Cup (2:27.06) ... Opened the season by winning the Mile at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (4:18.33) ... Anchored the 4x800 meter relay at the Millrose Games and helped the Wildcats come in second in the Byron Dyce College 4x800 race with a time of 7:31.57 ... Ran the 800 meters leg of the distance medley relay at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where Villanova finished sixth in the Championship section of the relay with a time of 9:52.67 ... Led off the DMR and ran the 1200 meters leg at the Great Dane Classic as the Wildcats took first place in 9:58.26.
2013 Cross Country: Competed in three races during the season ... Posted a time of 20:20.10 over 6,000 meters and placed 58th at the season-opening Friend Big Five Invitational ... Placed 49th at the four-mile Main Line Invitational (20:51.08) at Haverford and later in the year came in 14th out of 78 runners on the same course at the Haverford Invitational (20:59.50).
2013 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Ran in three races as an unattached competitor ... Won the 800 meters at the Haverford Tri-Meet (1:50.55) and the 1500 meters at the Delaware Open (3:57.10) ... Came in second out of 72 runners in the 800 meters at the Widener Invitational (1:51.66).
2013 Indoor: Redshirted ... Ran unattached in the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and came in fifth out of 18 runners in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:32.18.
2012 Cross Country: Redshirted.
Mansfield High School: Massachusetts Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year for both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.
Personal: Born 11/4/93 ... One of two sons of Wayne and Barbara Lampron ... Has a brother, Sam ... Majoring in Chemical Engineering.
PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)
800 Meters 1:50.30 2014 IC4A Championship 1000 Meters 2:22.66 2014 BIG EAST Championships 1500 Meters 3:45.73 High School Mile 4:02.98 High School 5000 Meters 16:09 High School
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (1000 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2014 (1000 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2014 (4x800 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (4x800 Meter Relay) Penn Relays Champion 2014 (4x800 Meter Relay)