Wildcats had successful opening night of competition at NCAA East Regional
Villanova named Coaching Staff of the Year; team wins title by more than 30 points
Villanova sophomore registered a mark of 6.53 Meters
Villanova competed in six events at Saturday's meet
Villanova junior continued race and made final jumps after being injured during the race
On Maxwell: One of the top performers among the group of jumpers for the Wildcats ... Has gained experience over the past two seasons and is capable of being a BIG EAST qualifier and scorer ... Should continue to make progress during the coming year while making contributions to the team during meets.
2014 Outdoor: Won the high jump at the Danny Curran Invitational with a height of 1.98 meters and was the runner-up at the Philadelphia College Classic, where he cleared the bar at 2.00 meters.
2014 Indoor: Became the first Villanova athlete to be a BIG EAST champion in the long jump ... Also earned All-BIG EAST honors in the high jump at the conference championships ... Won the long jump with a personal best mark of 7.46 meters ... Tied for third in the high jump and cleared a height of 2.00 meters ... Followed up his effort at the conference meet by winning the long jump with a distance of 7.45 meters at the Mason Last Chance Meet ... During the season came in third in the long jump at both the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational (6.52m) and the Tiger Open (7.01m) ... Registered a mark of 7.07 meters and finished seventh at the Gotham Cup ... Placed 14th at the Penn State National (6.98m) and came in 25th in the College section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (6.84m) ... Cleared a season-best height of 2.01 meters in the high jump at the Armory Collegiate meet and tied for ninth place in the College section ... Came in 11th in the high jump at the Penn State National (1.96m) and was 15th at the Great Dane Classic (1.89m).
2013 Outdoor: Competed four times in the long jump and once in the high jump ... Had a season-best distance of 6.99 meters in the long jump at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, where he came in third out of 20 competitors ... Also took fourth place in the high jump (1.98 meters) at the Hurricane Alumni meet ... Finished in fourth place in the long jump at the Danny Curran Invitational (6.20m), placed seventh at the Colonial Relays (6.91m) and was 12th at the Larry Ellis Invitational (6.53m).
2013 Indoor: Competed in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 15th with a distance of 6.72 meters ... Had a season-best mark and was the runner-up at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a jump of 7.05 meters ... Came in sixth at the New York City Gotham Cup (6.80m).
2012 Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA East Regional in the long jump after scoring team points with a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Cleared a career best height of 7.39 meters at the BIG EAST meet, placed 11th at the IC4A Championship (7.28m) and had a jump of 6.95 meters at the East Regional meet ... Recorded jumps of 7.00 meters or longer in six of his eight meets in the event ... Also tied for fourth place in the high jump (2.04m) at the BIG EAST Championships and during the season recorded a personal best height of 2.10 meters in a third place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Won the long jump at the Danny Curran Invitational (6.66m) and the Widener Invitational (7.22m), placed third at the Colonial Realys (7.24m), seventh at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (7.00m) and sixth in the Eastern section at the Penn Relays (7.05m) ... Tied for fourth place in the high jump (1.93m) at the Big Five Invite, finished fifth at the Colonial Relays (2.01m) and tied for sixth place at the IC4A meet (2.07m).
2012 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in both the long jump and the high jump ... Placed 10th in the long jump (6.80m) and tied for 12th place in the high jump (1.94m) at the conference meet ... Made his collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and was the runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 7.23 meters, surpassing the previous meet record in the process ... Came in eighth at both the NYC Gotham Cup (6.78m) and the Penn State National (6.95m), was 17th at the Great Dane Classic (6.58m) and finished sixth in his flight (6.93m) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Tied for 20th place in the high jump (1.91m) at the Great Dane Classic in his first collegiate competition in the event ... Tied for 14th place at the Penn State meet (1.95m) and came in second in the Eastern section at the New Balance meet with a season-best height of 2.07 meters.
Hayfield Secondary High School: Named an NSIC All-American ... Received all-state and All-Metro honors ... Holds the National District record in the high jump.
Personal: Born 10/20/92 ... Son of Lindsey and Letty Maxwell ... Majoring in Political Science.
High Jump 2.10m 2012 Hurricane Alumni Invitational Long Jump 7.52m 2014 NCAA East Preliminary
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (Long Jump) All-BIG EAST 2014 (High Jump) All-BIG EAST 2014 (Long Jump)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (Long Jump) All-BIG EAST 2014 (Long Jump) All-BIG EAST 2014 (High Jump) BIG EAST Male Field Athlete of the Week March 31-April 6, 2014