The men's track & field team opened competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
Villanova made its debut at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island on January 8.
2016 Outdoor: Competed at five meets during the season ... Scored in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing in sixth place with a height of 4.36 meters ... Recorded his season-best hieght of 4.40 meters on two occasions ... Tied for fifth place at the Princeton Outdoor Invite and came in seventh at the Lions Invitational ... Tied for ninth place with a mark of 4.10 meters at the season-opening Penn Challenge ... Finished fifth with a height of 4.25 meters at the Sam Howell Invitational.
2015-16 Indoor: Scored in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships, where his height of 4.15 meters tied a season best mark and was good for a seventh place finish ... Also set a personal best mark in the shot put with a throw of 10.47 meters at the Penn State National ... Finished five of the seven events of the heptathlon at the Penn State meet ... Produced marks of 7.59 in the 60 meters, 5.62 meters in the long jump, 10.47 meters in the shot put, 9.48 in the 60 meter hurdles and 4.15 meters in the pole vault ... Also competed individually in the 60 meter hurdles and the long jump during the season ... Began the season by finishing second in the pole vault with a height of 3.95 meters and fifth in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.51 at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Notched times of 9.57 and 9.49, respectively, in the preliminary heats of the 60 meter hurdles at the Villanova Open and the Great Dane Classic ... Produced a long jump of 5.83 meters at the Gotham Cup.
2015 Outdoor: Helped the Wildcats successfully defend their team title at the BIG EAST Championships by scoring in both the decathlon and the pole vault ... Finished fourth in the decathlon with a career-best score of 5,462 points and also tied for sixth in the pole vault with a hieght of 3.76 meters ... Established new personal bests in four of the 10 decathlon events at the BIG EAST meet ... Three of the personal best marks came in the throwing events, as he registered throws of 10.14 meters in the shot put, 25.28 meters in the discus and 35.61 meters in the javelin ... Also ran the 1500 meters in 5:14.62 in the final decathlon event ... His other marks were a time of 11.87 in the 100 meters, a distance of 5.83 meters in the long jump, a height of 1.78 meters in the high jump, a time of 54.10 in the 400 meters and a time of 16.89 in the 110 meter hurdles ... Tallied a personal best time of 16.60 in the 110 meter hurdles in the Delaware Open, where he finished in fifth place ... Opened the season by finishing seventh in the 110 meter hurdles (18.57) and sixth in the pole vault (3.95m) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Recorded a time of 55.51 in the 400 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Competed in the university section of both the pole vault and the long jump at the Colonial Relays ... Finished 13th in the pole vault (4.00m) and 32nd in the long jump (6.01m) at that meet, with each of those marks being season bests ... Came in second in the pole vault (3.85m) and sixth in the 110 meter hurdles (17.34) at the Delaware Classic.
2014-15 Indoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships in both the heptathlon and the pole vault to help Villanova successfully defend its team title at the conference meet ... Placed fourth overall in the heptathlon and was eighth in the pole vault ... Scored a total of 4,093 points in the heptathlon ... His best single event during the heptathlon was the pole vault, in which he tied for second place in the field of 10 athletes with a height of 3.50 meters ... Also was fourth in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.37 and tied for fourth in the high jump with a height of 1.76 meters ... His other marks in the heptathlon were a time of 7.67 in the 60 meters, a distance of 5.95 meters in the long jump, a throw of 9.47 meters in the shot put and a time of 3:00.08 in the 1000 meters ... During the individual pole vault competition he cleared a height of 3.20 meters to finish in eighth place ... Opened the season by running the 60 meter hurdles at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he finished seventh overall in 9.48 ... Also ran the hurdles at the McElligott Invitational and came in fifth with a time of 9.61 ... Competed in both the long jump and the shot put at the Widener Field Meet ... Came in second in the long jump with a distance of 6.08 meters and was 14th in the shot put with a mark of 9.54 meters.
2014 Outdoor: Was one of the stars for Villanova at the BIG EAST Championships, where the Wildcats claimed the team title in dominant fashion ... Individual conference champion in the decathlon, earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 110 meter hurdles and also scored points in the pole vault ... Altogether contributed 18 points towards the team total ... Scored 5,446 points to win the decathlon ... Led the field of athletes in the decathlon in five of the 10 events, including the 100 meters (11.55), the high jump (1.79m), the 400 meters (52.22), the javelin (35.14m) and the 1500 meters (5:48.59) ... His marks in both the 100 meters and the high jump established new personal bests ... Ranked second in the decathlon events in both the 110 meter hurdles (16.63) and the pole vault (3.95m), as well as third in the long jump (6.15m), third in the shot put (9.71m) and fourth in the discus (23.15m) ... The time in the 110 meter hurdles was also a new personal best ... Finished third in the individual 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.19 ... Came in seventh in the pole vault with a height of 4.00 meters ... Opened the season by coming in fourth in the 110 meter hurdles (17.36) and 16th in the shot put (8.78m) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Set a personal best in the long jump with a mark of 6.17 meters at the Colonial Relays, where he came in 19th ... Also cleared a season-best height of 4.20 meters in the pole vault to tie for third place at the Colonial Relays ... Finished sixth in the long jump (5.98m) and tied for sixth in the pole vault (4.05m) at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Captured a first place finish in the long jump (6.04m) at the Delaware Open and also finished third in the 100 meters with a time of 11.98 in his first collegiate race in that event ... Tied for eighth place in the pole vault (4.05m) at the Widener Invitational.
2013-14 Indoor: Came in second in the heptathlon and fourth in the 60 meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors for his runner-up finish in the heptathlon, in which he registered a score of 4,403 points ... He had the best marks in the field of heptathlon athletes in the high jump (1.72 meters), the 60 meters (7.43) and the 1000 meters (2:54.58) ... Each of those marks are personal bests as well ... Also set personal bests during the heptathlon in both the long jump (6.00m) and the shot put (9.90m) and was second in the field in each of those events ... Other heptathlon marks were 9.32 in the 60 meter hurdles and 4.10 meters in the pole vault, and was second in the field in each of those events as well ... Recorded a personal best time of 9.29 in the 60 meter hurdles with his fourth place finish ... Earlier in the season finished fourth in the pole vault at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (4.10m) and tied for 10th place at the Gotham Cup (4.15m).
William Tennent High School: Came in 10th in the pole vault at the PIAA District I AAA Championships ... Was the USA Track & Field Mid-Atlantic Junior Olympic pole vault champion in the 17-18 year old division ... First team All-SOL National Conference in the pole vault ... Second team All-SOL National Conference in the 800 meters ... Earned four varsity letters ... Named his school's "Best All-Around Athlete" ... Achieved Distinguished Honors academically all four years.
Personal: Born 3/19/95 ... One of three children of Pat and Kim Succi ... Siblings are Frankie and Isabella ... Majoring in Comprehensive Science.
Heptathlon 4403 2014 BIG EAST Championships Decathlon 5462 2015 BIG EAST Championships
60 Meters 7.43 2014 BIG EAST Championships 60 Meter Hurdles 9.29 2014 BIG EAST Championships 100 Meters 11.55 2014 BIG EAST Championships 110 Meter Hurdles 16.60 2015 Delaware Open 400 Meters 52.22 2014 BIG EAST Championships 1000 Meters 2:54.58 2014 BIG EAST Championships 1500 Meters 5:14.62 2015 BIG EAST Championships High Jump 1.79 Meters 2014 BIG EAST Championships Pole Vault 4.41 Meters High School Long Jump 6.17 Meters 2014 Colonial Relays Shot Put 10.47 Meters 2016 Penn State National Discus 25.28 Meters 2015 BIG EAST Championships Javelin 35.61 Meters 2015 BIG EAST Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (Heptathlon)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (Decathlon) All-BIG EAST 2014 (Decathlon) All-BIG EAST 2014 (110 Meter Hurdles)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16