On Succi: Starred in the multi events for the Wildcats last season, winning a BIG EAST title in the decathlon outdoors and earning All-BIG EAST honors in the heptathlon indoors ... Also was a conference scorer individually in the sprint events during both seasons, as well as in the pole vault outdoors ... Has a bright future as he continues developing within the Villanova system and will be a key contributor at the BIG EAST meets.
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.
2014 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 ... Has yet to declare a major.
Heptathlon 4403 2014 BIG EAST Championships Decathlon 5446 2014 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