Wildcats wrapped up two days of competition at local meet on Saturday afternoon
Villanova competed in two events on first night of local competition
Villanova junior continued race and made final jumps after being injured during the race
Team competed in 10 events at local meet
Joseph Messick and Lazaro Tiant won events for Wildcats on Saturday afternoon
On Rowen: Experienced thrower who has excelled in the shot put while also scoring at the BIG EAST level in the weight throw indoors and the hammer outdoors ... Versatile athlete who will once again help the team during meets ... Poised for a successful year and should make contributions at the BIG EAST meets.
2014 Outdoor: Competed in both the shot put and the hammer at the BIG EAST Championships, registering finishes of seventh and eighth, respectively ... His throw of 13.69 meters in the shot put at the conference meet was a season best mark ... Threw the hammer for a distance of 46.12 meters at the BIG EAST meet ... Competed a total of seven times in the shot put and six times in the hammer during the season ... Recorded a personal best throw of 46.25 meters in the hammer at the Danny Curran Invitational and finished in fourth place at that meet ... Also came in eighth in the shot put with a distance of 12.45 meters at the Danny Curran meet ... Opened the season by finishing fourth in the hammer (44.44m) and ninth in the shot put (12.70m) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Came in third in the hammer (43.18m) and 11th in the shot put (11.44m) at the Colonial Relays ... Runner-up at the Delaware Open in the hammer (38.42m) and the shot put (12.70m) ... Placed 18th in the shot put (12.54m) at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Came in first in the shot put (12.14m) and third in the hammer (41.53m) at the Delaware Classic.
2014 Indoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with sixth place finishes in both the weight throw and the shot put ... His distance of 14.99 meters in the weight throw at the conference meet was a personal best ... He also registered a mark of 13.34 meters in the shot put at the BIG EAST meet ... Runner-up in the shot put at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a mark of 13.62 meters ... Came in fifth in the shot put at the Rutgers Invite (12.71m), was ninth at the Tiger Open (11.57m) and came in 20th at the Great Dane Classic (12.66m) ... Finished fifth in the weight throw at both the Tiger Open (13.96m) and the Rutgers Invite (13.72m), while also coming in eighth at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (13.25m).
2013 Outdoor: Competed seven times in the shot put and three times in the hammer ... Top mark of the season in the shot put was 14.05 meters at the Lions Invitational, where he came in fifth out of 41 athletes ... Tallied a first place finish at the Haverford Tri-Meet with a throw of 13.77 meters ... Came in fifth at both the Delaware Open (13.61m) and the Widener Invitational (13.86m) ... Opened the season with a sixth place finish at the Philadelphia College Classic (12.61m) and placed sixth out of 28 competitors at the Danny Curran Invitational (13.39m) ... Came in 19th at the Colonial Relays (13.87m) ... Debuted in the hammer at the Delaware Open, where he came in fifth with a personal best throw of 40.23 meters ... Also placed 12th in the hammer at the Widener Invitational (36.50m) and was 13th at the Lions Invitational (37.34m).
2013 Indoor: Made his collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitationa, where he finished third in the shot put and 11th in the weight throw ... Registered a throw of 12.73 meters in the shot put and set a personal best with a distance of 10.95 meters in the weight throw ... Came in 13th in the shot put at the New York City Gotham Cup (13.06m).
Regis High School: Team MVP for the 2012 indoor season ... Recipient of the Coach's Award for the outdoor 2011 season ... Varsity and junior varsity school record holder in the shot put ... Achieved first and second Honors status academically.
Personal: Born 10/25/94 ... One of three children and the only son of James and Diane Rowen ... Has two sisters, Kaitlin and Megan ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Finance and International Business.
Shot Put 14.47m High School Weight Throw 14.99m 2014 BIG EAST Championships Hammer 46.25m 2014 Danny Curran Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13, 2013-14