Joseph LoRusso
Joseph LoRusso

Player Profile
Hometown:
Oak Hill, Va.

High School:
Oakton

Position:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
09/19/1990

Experience:
Gr./Sr.

05/15/2012

Maxwell and Mildenhall Finish Strong at IC4A Championship

Wildcats had three athletes competing in IC4A meet over the weekend

05/05/2012

Samuel McEntee Wins BIG EAST Championship in 5000 Meters

Wildcats head into final day of competition in second place at conference meet

04/20/2012

McEntee Places Third in 1500 Meters at Larry Ellis Invitational

Villanova freshman looks strong in first race of outdoor season

04/08/2012

Wildcats Finish in Sixth Place at Colonial Relays

Several strong performances make weekend a successful one for Villanova

04/01/2012

Wildcats Competed at Danny Curran Invitation During Weekend

Several strong results highlight the weekend for Villanova at local meet

On LoRusso: Versatile middle distance runner who has been a contributor to the team in a number of events throughout his career ... Top individual events are the Mile indoors and the 1500 meters outdoors ... Should continue to make strides during the coming year.

2012 Outdoor: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships and the IC4A Championship in the 1500 meters ... Tied for 14th place at the BIG EAST meet with a time of 3:54.45 and finished 23rd at the IC4A meet in 3:55.46 ... Notched his top time of the season (3:50.73) at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Runner-up out of 117 entries at the Danny Curran Invitational (3:56.37) and finished 10th at the Colonial Relays (3:52.30).

2012 Indoor: Finished in seventh place at the BIG EAST Championships in the Mile with a time of 4:11.74 in the finals ... Moved up one spot from the preliminary heats after his time of 4:13.11 placed him eighth entering the finals ... Came in third in the Mile at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational (4:16.51) and ninth at the Great Dane Classic (4:13.69) ... Established a personal best in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:23.85 at the Penn State National, where he finished 13th in the invitational section of the event ... Placed 19th in the Championship section of the 1000 meters (2:30.18) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2011 Cross Country: Came in fifth at the Main Line Invitational and fourth at the Haverford Invitational, both held on the four-mile course at Haverford College ... Had a time of 19:41.39 at the season-opening Main Line meet ... Placed 94th at the Paul Short Run (25:30) ... Finished third at the Jack St. Clair Memorial Championships.

2011 Outdoor: Came in 10th in the 1500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 3:51.77 ... Lowered his time by more than a second in the finals from his mark of 3:52.82 in the preliminaries ... Finished eighth in his section at the Mason Spring Invitational (3:51.98) and 10th in his section at the Larry Ellis Invitational (3:52.63) ... Set a personal best time in the event with a mark of 3:49.95 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.

2011 Indoor: Finished 13th in the Mile at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 4:14.74 ... Ran in 4:17.26 and finished seventh in the event at the Albany Great Dane Invitational to earn his BIG EAST qualifying spot ... Finished seventh in the 1000 meters at the NYRR II meet (2:29.11) and came in 16th at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (2:29.03).

2010 Cross Country: Competed in four races for Villanova ... Was the team's fourth runner at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 25:17 on the 8K course, coming in 78th overall out of 160 runners ... Finished seventh on the squad at both the Penn State National and the BIG EAST Championships ... Placed 52nd at the BIG EAST meet and 66th at Penn State ... Started his season off with a sixth place showing out of 100 entries at the Main Line Invitational, running the four-mile course in 20:13.53.

2010 Outdoor: Posted a time of 4:01.90 in the 1500 meters at the Colonial Relays and a personal best mark of 3:50.84 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Competed once in the 800 meters at the Princeton Quad Meet and registered a time of 1:56.67.

2010 Indoor: Came in 14th in the Mile at the BIG EAST Championships (4:13.79) ... Individual winner at both the Penn State Relays and the NYRR II meet, setting a personal best of 4:06.50 in the latter race ... Came in fifth at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Ranked second in his section with a time of 2:28.34 in the 1000 meters at the NYRR I meet ... That time was a personal best ... Helped the Wildcats win the 4x800 meter relay at the NYRR I meet by running the leadoff leg of the relay.

2009 Cross Country: Finished 53rd at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 27:01 on the 8K course ... Came in 40th at the Panorama Farms Invitational and 77th at the Bill Dellinger Invitational ... Finished sixth at the Main Line Invitational with a four-mile time of 20:11.69.

2009 Outdoor: Had a successful season in the 1500 meters, qualifying for the BIG EAST Championships and the IC4A Championship ... Placed 12th at the conference meet (3:54.85) and 22nd in the preliminaries at the IC4A meet (3:51.88) ... Registered a season-best time of 3:50.99 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, where he came in 11th ... Added a ninth place finish at the Sea Ray Relays and a 15th place showing at the Penn Invitational ... Won his section of the 800 meters at the Widener Invitational with a time of 1:57.35.

2009 Indoor: Redshirted ... Individual winner in the 3000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational as an unattached runner with a time of 8:42.10.

2008 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Ran as an unattached runner in the Haverford Invitational the JV Meet, both taking place on the four-mile course at Haverford College ... Placed eighth and second at those meets, respectively ... Posted a time of 20:19.81 in the Haverford Invitational.

Oakton High School: Captured a pair of Virginia AAA state championships in the 1600 meters to go along with multiple regional and district titles.

Personal: Born 9/19/90 ... Majoring in Humanities.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                  1:56.67             2010 Princeton Quad Meet
1000 Meters                 2:28.34             2010 NYRR I
1500 Meters                 3:49.95             2011 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet
Mile                        4:06.50             2010 NYRR II
3000 Meters                 8:23.85             2012 Penn State National
8000 Meters (XC)            24:51.75            2009 Panorama Farms Invitational

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Academic All-Star                      2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12

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