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Chris O'Sullivan

Player Profile
Hometown:
Havertown, Pa.

High School:
St. Joseph's Prep

Position:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
06/12/1991

Experience:
Jr./So.

04/20/2013

Denault and FitzSimons Run to First Place Finishes at Widener Invitational

Wildcats wrapped up two days of competition at local meet on Saturday afternoon

04/06/2013

Basili Wins Heat of Steeplechase After Mid-Race Fall at Colonial Relays

Villanova junior continued race and made final jumps after being injured during the race

03/31/2013

Wildcats Continue Outdoor Season at Danny Curran Invitational

Team competed in 10 events at local meet

02/17/2013

Wildcats Claim Three Titles on Final Day of Conference Meet, Finish Fourth in Team Standings

FitzSimons, McEntee and Denault all won individual conference titles on Sunday afternoon

02/16/2013

Williamsz Anchors Villanova to BIG EAST Title in Distance Medley Relay

Conference title in DMR is Wildcats first in three years, 16th overall

On O'Sullivan: Versatile runner who has proven his ability to help the team in the relays ... Conference champion in the distance medley relay who will make contributions both on the track and during cross country season ... Has gained great experience during his career and will continue progressing during the coming year.

2014 Outdoor: Came in fifth in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:56.64 at the Danny Curran Invitational.

2014 Indoor: Helped the Wildcats capture the team title at the BIG EAST Championships by running the distance medley relay and the 4x800 meter relay ... Villanova won the DMR and finished second in the 4x800 relay to earn All-BIG EAST honors ... Led off the DMR on the 1200 meters leg and the Wildcats eventually posted a winning time of 9:42.08 ... Led off the 4x800 relay, which Villanova came in second in with a time of 7:37.80 ... Also was the leadoff runner of the 4x800 relay two other times during the season ... Helped lead Villanova to a runner-up finish and a time of 7:31.57 in the Byron Dyce College 4x800 relay at the Millrose Games ... The Wildcats also won the Invitational section of the 4x800 relay with a time of 7:36.41 at the Penn State National ... Opened the distance medley relay at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in a sixth place finish in the Championship section (9:52.67) ... Ran the 800 meters leg of the DMR at the Penn State meet, where the Wildcats came in second in the Unseeded section in 9:52.64 ... Opened the season by finishing fourth in the Mile at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a time of 4:23.06.

2013 Cross Country: Established a new personal best for an 8,000 meter course with a time of 25:03 at the Princeton Invitational, where he finished 66th out of 272 runners ... Opened the season with a 35th place finish over 6,000 meters at the Friend Big Five Invitational (19:31.06) ... Came in fourth at the four-mile Haverford Invitational with a time of 20:06.70 and earlier in the season finished 21st on the same course at the Main Line Invitational with a time of 20:04.42.

2013 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 1500 meters and came in 23rd at the conference meet with a time of 4:05.41 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the conference meet and Villanova came in fifth with a time of 7:37.41 ... Registered his top time of the season and established a new personal best in the 1500 meters with a mark of 3:52.30 at the Widener Invitational, where he came in ninth out of 97 competitors ... Other top times were 3:53.35 at the Colonial Relays and 3:53.36 at the Virginia Challenge ... Opened the outdoor season at the Danny Curran Invitational and came in fourth out of 68 entries, crossing the finishing line in 3:57.85 ... Led off the distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays and helped Villanova finish in first place with a winning time of 9:56.02.

2013 Indoor: Helped lead Villanova to a BIG EAST title in the distance medley relay ... Led off the DMR at the conference championships and the Wildcats went on to finish first with a winning time of 9:47.59 ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST meet ... Villanova was the runner-up in the 4x800 relay with a time of 7:32.66 ... Ran individual races in the 1000 meters and the Mile during the season ... Was third in the Mile in 4:18.11 at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in 24th in the Championship section of the 1000 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2:30.95).

2012 Cross Country: Competed in the Open race at the Paul Short Run and was the second Villanova runner across the finish line out of seven Wildcats in that race ... Recorded a time of 26:10 and finished 33rd overall in a field of 394 competitors ... Ran twice on the four-mile Alumni Course at Haverford College, finishing 22nd in the Main Line Invitational (20:02.50) and fourth at the Haverford Invitational (20:01.60) ... Second finisher for the Wildcats at the latter meet.

2012 Outdoor: Established a personal best time of 1:54.73 in the 800 meters and finished in 27th place out of 88 runners at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Ran the 1500 meters four times and his best time of the season was 3:56.35 at the Colonial Relays, where he finished 22nd ... Came in ninth at the Widener Invitational (3:57.81), finished 18th out of 117 entries at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:02.71) and registered a time of 4:06.46 at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

2012 Indoor: Qualified individually for the BIG EAST Championships in both the 1000 meters and the Mile ... In place of those events chose to compete on the distance medley relay at the conference meet and helped lead Villanova to All-BIG EAST honors with a third place finish ... Ran the leadoff leg of the DMR at the BIG EAST meet and had a split of 3:01.3 over 1200 meters ... Earlier in the season ran the first leg of the DMR as Villanova finished in first place at the NYC Gotham Cup and came in fourth in the invitational section at the Penn State National ... Runner-up in the Mile with a time of 4:15.02 at the NYC Gotham Cup ... Came in eighth in the invitational section of the 1000 meters at the Penn State National (2:29.38) and finished 12th in the Championship section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (2:28.95).

2011 Cross Country: Individual runner-up at the Jack St. Clair Memorial Championships with at time of 26:23.34 over five miles ... Top finisher at the event who was affiliated with a team and helped lead Villanova to the team title ... Came in 18th at the Main Line Invitational (20:24.40) to open the season ... Finished sixth in the Men's Open race at the Paul Short Run, where his 8K time of 25:42 was a new personal best.

2011 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Competed unattached at the Widener Invitational and placed fifth in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:56.28 ... Established a personal best time in the 800 meters with a mark of 1:55.42 as an unattached entry at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.

2011 Indoor: Redshirted ... Ran as an unattached entry in the 3000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and came in ninth place with a time of 8:55.71.

2010 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed unattached during the season ... Ran in the open race at the Paul Short Run and came in 16th overall with an 8K time of 25:51 ... Top finisher among a group of unattached Wildcats in that race ... Also ran twice on the four-mile course at Haverford College for the Main Line Invitational and the Haverford Invitational ... Came in sixth place in the Haverford meet with a time of 20:22.91 and was 18th at the Main Line meet (20:46.73).

St. Joseph's Prep: District 12 cross country champion ... Runner-up in the Philadelphia Catholic League championships in cross country ... Finalist at the Pennsylvania state meet in the Mile, where he ran a personal best time of 4:15.41.

Personal: Born 6/12/91 ... Younger of two children of Marcus and Mary O'Sullivan ... Has an older sister, Laura, who also ran track & field at Villanova ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Finance.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                 1:54.73        2012 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet
1000 Meters                2:28.95        2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
1500 Meters                3:52.30        2013 Widener Invitational
Mile                       4:15.02        2012 NYC Gotham Cup
3000 Meters                8:55.71        2010 Jack Pyrah Invitational
5000 Meters                15:41          High School
8000 Meters (XC)           25:03          2013 Princeton Invitational

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                         2013, 2014 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST                              2012, 2013, 2014 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST                              2013, 2014 (4x800 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                2011-12, 2012-13
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