Four of the Villanova runners who move on were automatic qualifiers in their respective events
Official declarations for regional meet were announced on Thursday afternoon
Villanova competed in two events on first night of local competition
Both runners competed at Princeton on Friday night
Conference title in DMR is Wildcats first in three years, 16th overall
On Kane: Tough competitor who is one of the team's top distance runners ... Has shown consistent progress over the past two years and will be a dependable contributor to the team in both cross country and on the track ... Poised for a big season.
2012 Cross Country: In his final collegiate cross country race was the second finisher for Villanova at the NCAA Championships ... Registered a time of 31:04.6 and came in 145th at the national meet ... Was also a counting runner for the Wildcats at the Pre-NCAA Meet, where he finished 66th out of 272 runners with a season-best 8K time of 24:12.5 ... Placed 44th at the BIG EAST Championships (25:58.73) and 50th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (31:42) ... Came in seventh on the team at both meets ... Finished with a time of 24:50 over 8,000 meters at the Paul Short Run, coming 39th out of 332 runners ... Opened the season with a seventh place individual finish (fourth on the team) at the Main Line Invitational, where his four-mile time was 19:29.60.
2012 Outdoor: Competed in both the 5000 meters and the 10000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Placed 10th in the 10000 meters (33:24.31) and 15th in the 5000 meters (14:45.10) ... Recorded a personal best time of 14:21.54 in the 5000 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he finished in 24th place out of 105 entries ... Opened the season with a 15th place finish at the Sam Howell Invitational (14:31.18) ... Posted a time of 3:58.17 in the 1500 meters at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.
2012 Indoor: Came in eighth in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, crossing the finish line in 14:22.73 ... Finished fourth at the Great Dane Classic (14:38.50) and came in sixth in the Championship section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (14:29.03).
2011 Cross Country: Received All-Mid Atlantic Region and All-BIG EAST honors for the second straight season ... Finished seventh on the team at the NCAA Championships and was 168th overall ... Placed 13th at the BIG EAST Championships with a career-best 8K time of 23:57 and was the fifth Villanova scorer to help lead the team to its first conference title since 2002 ... Finished in 21st place at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Came in seventh at the Main Line Invitational with a time of 19:43.03 ... Was the team's seventh runner at the Paul Short Run and finished 81st overall in 25:26 ... Came in sixth on the squad and 150th overall (25:08) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.
2011 Outdoor: Ran in the 10000 meters at the Penn Relays and the IC4A Championship ... Came in 11th place in both races ... His time of 30:18.38 at the Penn Relays marked a new personal best ... Ran in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 22nd with a time of 15:03.50.
2011 Indoor: Ran in the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, posting times of 8:33.06 and 14:37.44, respectively ... Earlier in the season ran the 5000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he placed ninth and set a personal best time of 14:25.55.
2010 Cross Country: Enjoyed a breakout season for Villanova and earned All-Mid Atlantic Region and All-BIG EAST honors ... Ran in six meets during the season and was among the team's top three finishers in each outing ... Top runner on the team at the Notre Dame Invitational, the Penn State National and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Placed seventh overall at the Mid-Atlantic Regional with a career-best 10K time of 30:20, helping the Wildcats finish second in the team standings to earn a berth to the NCAA Championships ... Third on the team at the national championships meet and 119th overall (31:36) ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors for a 13th place finish at the conference championships, where his 8K time of 25:35.0 was second-best on the team ... Placed 32nd at the Notre Dame Invitational and 14th at the Penn State National ... His time of 24:32 on the 8K course at Notre Dame was a personal best ... Opened the season by finishing second at the Main Line Invitational with a four-mile time of 19:53.37.
2010 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in the 5000 meters and the 10000 meters ... Placed ninth at the conference meet in the 10000 meters with a time of 30:39.14 ... Finished second in the 5000 meters at the Villanova Duals in a personal best time of 14:33.94 ... Placed 20th at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Came in 10th in the 1500 meters at the Princeton Quad Meet (3:58.06).
2010 Indoor: Finished in 15th place in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 14:35.26 ... Individual winner in the event at the Albany Great Dane Invitational and also posted an 11th place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Ran the 3000 meters twice during the season, winning his race at the NYRR Armory I meet (8:35.28) and coming in 12th at the NYRR II meet (8:29.18).
2009 Cross Country: Ran an 8K time of 26:00 in the BIG EAST Championships to come in 32nd overall ... Also had a 10K time of 33:40.1 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, where he finished 53rd overall ... Came in 29th at the Panorama Farms Invitational ... Opened the year with a fifth-place showing out of 124 runners at the Main Line Invitational, running 20:07.61 over four miles ... Came in 48th at the Bill Dellinger Invitational.
2009 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2009 Indoor: Redshirted ... Ran unattached in the 3000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and logged a time of 8:51.23 to finish in second place.
2008 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed on the four-mile course at Haverford College twice during the season, as an unattached entry in the Main Line Invitational and the JV Meet ... Came in 16th at the Main Line meet and third out of 49 runners in the JV Meet with the faster of his two times at 20:36.
Personal: Born 4/9/90 ... Majoring in Biology.
1500 Meters 3:58 2010 Princeton Quad Meet 3000 Meters 8:25.76 2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational 5000 Meters 14:21.54 2012 Larry Ellis Invitational 10000 Meters 29:45.83 2013 Sam Howell Invitational 8000 Meters (XC) 23:57.3 2011 BIG EAST Championships 10000 Meters (XC) 30:20 2010 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)
All-Mid Atlantic Region 2010 All-BIG EAST 2010, 2011
BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2011-12