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
Wildcats junior wins championship section of 500 meters for fourth straight victory
Greg Morrin also victorious individually in the 5000 meters as two-day meet commences
Villanova men's track & field opened competition at the Penn Relays on April 26, 2013.
On Tiant: Experience member of the Villanova group of jumpers ... Top individual event is the long jump ... Will look to help the team in meets during the upcoming season.
2012 Outdoor: Competed at five meets in the long jump ... Top mark of the season was a distance of 6.59 meters in a 10th place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Opened the season as the runner-up at the Big Five Invite (6.54m) ... Came in third at the Danny Curran Invitational (6.37m), fourth at the Widener Invitational (6.46m) and 10th at the Colonial Relays (6.09m).
2012 Indoor: Opened the season with a fourth place finish in the long jump (6.37 meters) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Finished fourth in his flight at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a season-best distance of 6.59 meters.
2011 Outdoor: Runner-up in the long jump at the Big Five Invite to open the season, where he registered a distance of 6.29 meters ... Placed sixth in his flight at the Mason Spring Invitational and was third at the Delaware State Invitational (6.19 meters) ... Finished 10th at the Widener Invitational and 27th at the Colonial Relays ... Ran the 100 meters at the Big Five Invite and placed eighth.
2011 Indoor: Competed four times in the long jump, with a leading mark of 6.38 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Came in 35th in the College section of the event ... Placed fourth at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (6.30m), 10th at the NYRR II meet (6.21m) and registered a distance of 6.17 meters at the Albany Great Dane Invitational.
2010 Outdoor: His best mark in the long jump was 6.46 meters at the Miami Invitational, where he finished seventh ... Came in second at the Villanova Duals and sixth at the Widener Invitational ... Had a leap of 6.18 meters at the Colonial Relays.
2010 Indoor: Redshirted.
Seton Hall Prep: Essex County champion and an all-county selection in 2009 ... Indoor state champion in 2008.
Personal: Born 4/23/91 ... Son of Marlene Tiant ... Majoring in Economics.
55 Meters 6.70 High School 100 Meters 10.78 High School High Jump 1.82 Meters High School Long Jump 7.01 Meters High School Triple Jump 13.71 Meters High School