Wildcats wrapped up two days of competition at local meet on Saturday afternoon
Team competed in 10 events at local meet
Joseph Messick and Lazaro Tiant won events for Wildcats on Saturday afternoon
Wildcats junior wins championship section of 500 meters for fourth straight victory
Denault, Trainer and Tully all win their respective events in Friday's meet
Villanova competed on the first night of the BIG EAST Championships on February 28, 2015 at the New York Armory.
2015 Outdoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 400 meter hurdles with a second place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also set a new personal best with a time of 53.59 at the conference meet ... Qualified for the IC4A Championship and finished 19th in the preliminary heats at the meet with a time of 55.46 ... Opened the season by finishing second in the hurdles (57.70) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Came in 17th at the Colonial Relays (55.44) and was sixth at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (54.80) ... Also led off the 4x400 meter relay at the Hurricane Alumni meet and helped his squad finish third with a time of 3:17.15 ... Came in 12th in the hurdles (54.32) at the Larry Ellis Invitational and was 16th in the championship section at the Penn Relays (54.30) ... Also recorded a ninth place finish at the Princeton Open (54.54).
2014-15 Indoor: Was a part of the Wildcats conference champion distance medley relay squad for the second straight year ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the DMR at the BIG EAST Championships and produced a split of 51.85; Villanova won the relay with a time of 9:51.20 ... During the season he ran the 400 meters in 50.05 at the Metro Team Challenge to record the fastest indoor time of his career ... Also posted 400 meters times of 50.29 at the Penn State National and 51.29 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Penn State meet, where Villanova finished in seventh place with a time of 3:21.03.
2014 Outdoor: Ran the 400 meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships and finished in fourth place with a personal best time of 55.61 ... Was part of a 2-3-4-8 finish for the Wildcats in the 400 meter hurdles at the conference meet ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay at the IC4A Championship, where Villanova finished 14th overall in the preliminaries with a time of 3:14.04 ... Finished in 22nd place in the 400 meter hurdles at the Larry Ellis Invitational (56.08), came in fourth at the Delaware Open (57.64) and was 28th at the Colonial Relays (58.08) ... Anchored Villanova in the 4x400 relay at the Penn Relays, where the Wildcats came in fourth in their heat and 37th overall in the preliminaries with a time of 3:16.11 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay at the Larry Ellis Invitational and Villanova came in sixth (3:17.37) ... Competed on the 400 meters leg of the distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays and helped the Wildcats second DMR squad finish second with a time of 9:52.72.
2013-14 Indoor: Was a BIG EAST champion in the distance medley relay ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the DMR at the conference meet and helped Villanova post a winning time of 9:42.08 ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST meet and the Wildcats finished fourth with a time of 3:20.69 ... Tallied a 10th place individual BIG EAST finish in the preliminaries of the 500 meters with a personal best time of 1:06.32 in the event ... Came in 18th in the Unseeded section of the 500 meters with a time of 1:08.27 at the Penn State National ... Opened the season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he came in sixth in the 500 meters (1:07.14) and anchored the third place 4x400 relay squad which finished with a time of 3:27.20.
2013 Outdoor: Competed at five meets in the 400 meters ... Top time was 50.09 at the Widener Invitational, where he came in third in a field of 39 runners ... Finished in fourth place at the Haverford Tri-Meet (50.39) ... Began the season with an 11th place finish at the Philadelphia College Classic (52.29) ... Came in 17th at the Delaware Open (23.23) and 29th at the Danny Curran Invitational (53.62).
2012-13 Indoor: Ran three races in the 400 meters and had a top time for the season of 50.95 at the Great Dane Classic, where he came in 27th ... Posted a time of 51.31 in a 37th place finish at the New York City Gotham Cup ... Registered a time of 51.53 in the College section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational ... Ran the 500 meters in a personal best time of 1:08.84 at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and came in ninth.
2012 Outdoor: Competed five times in the 400 meters ... Registered his best time of the season at the Widener Invitational, where he finished in 11th place with a mark of 50.86 ... Came in seventh at the Danny Curran Invitational (51.09) and 16th at the Delaware Open (51.26) ... Tallied times of 51.86 at the Colonial Relays and 53.04 at the Big Five Invite.
2011-12 Indoor: Ran the second leg of the distance medley relay at both the NYC Gotham Cup and the Penn State National ... Villanova won the DMR at the NYC Gotham Cup (10:13.58) and came in fourth in the invitational section at the Penn State meet (9:48.64) ... Individually ran the 400 meters three times ... Top time of the season was 51.43 at the NYC Gotham Cup ... Registered a time of 51.70 in the College section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and crossed the finish line in 52.07 at the Great Dane Classic ... Made his collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and recorded a time of 38.30.
Syracuse High School: Four-time team MVP ... Previously attended Kadena High School and was named the Most Outstanding Freshman.
Personal: Born 2/13/93 ... Son of David Hightower and Barbara Serfoss-Powell ... Siblings are David Hightower, Jr., Sean Serfoss, Brandon Powell and Noel Hightower ... Communication major with a minor in Japanese.
110 Meter Hurdles 14.89 High School 400 Meters 49.80 High School 400 Meter Hurdles 53.59 2015 BIG EAST Championships 500 Meters 1:06.32 2014 BIG EAST Championships Long Jump 6.68 Meters High School
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014, 2015 (Distance Medley Relay) All-BIG EAST 2014, 2015 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2015 (400 Meter Hurdles)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2014-15