Villanova won its seventh indoor BIG EAST title in Staten Island, N.Y. on February 24, 2018.
Thomas Conboy was the pole vault champion and Jack Judge was the runner-up in the javelin on first day of BIG EAST meet.
Villanova competed in the Championship of America DMR and several other events at the Penn Relays on April 28, 2017.
Villanova wrapped up competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 25, 2017.
The men's track & field team opened competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
2018 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the Mile and led off for a distance medley relay squad which captured a conference title at the BIG EAST Championships ... Posted a split of 2:59.12 over 1200 meters on the first leg of the DMR, which finished with a winning time of 9:48.31 ... Moved up from ninth place following the preliminary heats of the Mile to finish third in the final and earn all-conference honors ... Registered a time of 4:14.02 in the preliminaries before lowering his time to 4:10.64 in the final ... Anchored the DMR at the UCS Invitational in February when Villanova earned its berth to the NCAA Championships ... Posted a split of 4:03.03 over 1600 meters to help the Wildcats post a time of 9:37.30 and finish third in the relay ... Tallied a personal best time of 2:22.88 in the 1000 meters in a third place finish at the Villanova Invitational ... Opened the indoor season with a fifth place finish in the Mile and a time of 4:09.20 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Recorded a season-best time of 4:04.08 in the Mile while running in the seeded section at the Columbia Challenge.
2017 Cross Country: Saw action at four meets during the season ... Tallied a 26th place finish at the season-opening Main Line Invitational, where he had a time of 20:56.2 over four miles ... Finished with a time of 25:26.9 on the 8,000 meter course at the Paul Short Run, and also had an 8K time of 26:03.5 in a 40th place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Competed at the Penn State National Open and produced a time of 26:43.5 on the 5.2-mile course.
2017 Outdoor: One of two Villanova men's athletes who qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary ... Advanced to the national quarterfinal round of the 1500 meters at the meet ... Finished fourth overall in the national first round heats with a time of 3:47.60, then placed 23rd in the quarterfinals in 3:58.63 ... Captured his first individual BIG EAST crown when he won the title in the 1500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Tallied a winning time of 3:52.00 in the final after ranking second in the preliminary heats with a time of 3:56.91 ... Also anchored Villanova to a BIG EAST title in the 4x800 meter relay ... Produced a split of 1:52.04 on the anchor leg of the relay and the Wildcats finished with a winning time of 7:37.94 ... Recorded a personal best time of 3:45.11 in the 1500 meters to finish 10th in the elite section of the event at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Won the 1500 meters at the Jim Kehoe Invitational with a time of 3:47.79 ... Anchored the distance medley relay and led off the 4x800 meter relay at the Penn Relays ... His split of 4:01.86 over 1600 meters in the DMR helped Villanova stay in contention until the final lap of the race en route to a fifth place overall finish with a time of 9:34.59 ... Led off the 4x800 relay with a personal best split of 1:50.95 and the Wildcats eventually came in fourth in the race with a time of 7:21.18 ... In his first race of the outdoor season, ran the second leg of the 4x1500 meter relay and helped Villanova win the relay with a time of 15:40.36 at the Colonial Relays.
2017 Indoor: One of the team's feel-good stories of the indoor season ... Returned to competition at the end of January after missing a full calendar year with an injury ... Went on to earn first team All-America honors as part of the Wildcats distance medley relay lineup ... Ran the anchor leg of the DMR in three races during the season ... Produced a personal best split of 4:00.76 over 1600 meters at the NCAA Championships, where Villanova finished in eighth place with a time of 9:39.38 ... Had an anchor leg of 4:01.56 at the UCS Invitational in February, where the Wildcats time of 9:37.90 on a flat track was good for a third place finish and secured the team's berth in the national meet ... Anchored the Wildcats to a BIG EAST title in the DMR, with Villanova winning the relay in 10:00.07 at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also was part of a BIG EAST title in the 4x800 meter relay, running the second leg of the race which the Wildcats eventually won with a time of 7:32.73 ... Competed in the 3000 meters individually at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing 12th with a personal best time of 8:31.46 ... In his first race back from his injury, posted a time of 4:14.41 in the Mile at the Villanova Open ... Lowered that time to 4:09.90 in a third place finish at the Villanova Invitational before approaching the four-minute mark with his 1600 meter splits in successive races.
2016 Cross Country: Did not compete at any meets.
2016 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2015-16 Indoor: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner in the Mile three times during the season ... Recorded a personal best mark of 4:02.16 and came in fourth in the invitational section of the event at the FastTrack National Invite ... Placed third at both the Great Dane Classic (4:10.97) and the Villanova Invitational (4:05.14).
2015 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at the Haverford Invitational and finished in 25th place with a time of 21:27.9 over four miles.
Saline High School: Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track & field ... Anchored three straight distance medley relay squads to national titles at the New Balance Nationals in 2014 and 2015 ... Six-time All-American while competing in the Mile, the 4x800 meter relay and the distance medley relay ... Three-time state champion and eight-time all-state performer ... As both a junior and a senior was the SEC Conference and also a regional individual champion and Athlete of the Year ... Placed fourth in the 1500 meters at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships in 2015 ... Ranked second all-time in Michigan's scholastic rankings in the Mile indoors and the 1500 meters outdoors ... Named Michigan Mr. Track & Field in 2015 ... Was the runner-up at the cross country state championship as a senior ... Three-time all-conference and all-region performer in cross country ... As both a junior and senior won the individual SEC Conference and regional championships, and went on to earn all-state honors ... Named the SEC Conference Runner of the Year as both a junior and a senior ... Four-year member of his school's Gold Honor Roll academically ... Earned individual Academic All-State honors as a junior and a senior.
Personal: Born 11/13/96 in Saline, Mich. ... Younger of two children of Dennis and Patricia Weztel ... Has one sibling, Devan (23) ... Hobbies include playing sports such as soccer, golf and basketball ... Also enjoys volunteering and has been active in the community service organization Interact ... Chose to attend Villanova because it gave him the best opportunity to grow as a student, an athlete and a person ... Also looked forward to working with the Wildcats coaching staff and being a part of the great campus community ... Economics major.
PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)
400 Meters (relay) 49.50 High School
800 Meters (relay) 1:50.95 2017 Penn Relays
800 Meters (open) 1:52.31 High School
1000 Meters 2:22.88 2018 Villanova Invitational
1500 Meters 3:45.11 2017 Larry Ellis Invitational
1600 Meters (relay) 4:00.76 2017 NCAA Championships
Mile 4:02.16 2016 FastTrack National Invite
3000 Meters 8:31.46 2017 BIG EAST Championships
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
4 Miles 20:56.2 2017 Main Line Invitational
8000 Meters 25:26.9 2017 Paul Short Run
5.2 Miles 26:43.5 2017 Penn State National Open
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)
All-American (First Team) 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2017, 2018 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (Mile)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017, 2018 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (1500 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (1500 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2016-17 (Track)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2015-16, 2016-17
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
1500 Meters 1st 2017 Outdoor
4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2017 Indoor, 2017 Outdoor
Distance Medley Relay 1st 2017 Indoor, 2018 Indoor
Mile 3rd 2018 Indoor