Big East Champion Outdoor 4x800m (2007)
Personal: Finance major. Son of Kevin and Michelle Sives. Has two brothers, Scott (17) and Chad (13), and a sister, Katie (19).
Tiernan, Malone and Williamsz All Punch Tickets to NCAA Championships
Villanova had three runners in competition at the NCAA East Preliminary on Saturday night and all three punched tickets to the national championships in Oregon next month by advancing out of their respective heats at Hodges Stadium. Sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) and senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) were each automatic qualifiers for the NCAA meet in the 1500 meters and senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was an automatic qualifier in the 5000 meters.
Malone and Williamsz Advance in 1500 Meters at NCAA East Preliminary
Sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) and senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) each advanced in the 1500 meters during competition in the national first round heats of the event at the NCAA East Preliminary on Thursday evening. Both runners were automatic qualifiers for the quarterfinal round by finishing in the top five of their respective heats at Hodges Stadium. Freshman Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) was also in action for the Wildcats in the first round of the 800 meters later on Thursday.
Men's Track & Field Qualifies Four for NCAA East Preliminary
The accepted entries for the NCAA East Preliminary were revealed on Thursday afternoon and Villanova has four men’s track & field athletes headed to Jacksonville, Fla. to compete in the early rounds of the national championships next week. This is the third straight year that the East Preliminary meet will head to Hodges Stadium on the University of North Florida campus. The meet takes place next Thursday through Saturday, May 26-28.
Pierce Named Most Outstanding Track Performer at BIG EAST Championships
Freshman sprinter Sterling Pierce (Voorhees, N.J.) swept the conference titles in the 100 meters and the 200 meters, and was named the Men’s Most Outstanding Track Performer as the BIG EAST Championships came to a close at the SPIRE Institute on Saturday afternoon. Villanova won six of the 15 events that were scored on the second day of the meet to finish second in the team standings with 179 points. Pierce is the Wildcats first athlete since 2007 to be named the Most Outstanding Track Performer at the outdoor conference meet.
Men's Track & Field in Second Place After Day One of BIG EAST Championships
The first day of action at the outdoor BIG EAST Track & Field Championships is in the books and Villanova has already had five athletes make the awards podium by finishing in the top three of their respective events. As a team, the Wildcats scored 60 points in the seven events that were scored on Friday and are in second place heading into the second and final day of action. There are 15 events remaining to be scored.
Men's Track & Field Headed to BIG EAST Championships at Spire Institute
This weekend's BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin on Friday morning and Villanova will be looking to win its third straight team title at the conference meet, which is being held at the Spire Institute for the first time outdoors. The site, located in Geneva, Ohio, previously hosted the indoor BIG EAST meet in 2013.
Villanova Alum Sam McEntee Qualifies For 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
Countrymen and former Villanova track & field teammates Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) and Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) ran in the same section of the 5000 meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational on Sunday night at Stanford, where McEntee registered a qualifying time for the upcoming Summer Olympics and Tiernan came within less than a second of the Olympics standard. McEntee is a 2015 graduate from Villanova, while Tiernan is a senior on the current roster whose personal best time on Sunday night puts him second on this season’s NCAA performance list.
Wildcats Place Fifth in Championship of America 4xMile Relay
Both the past and present success of the Villanova track & field program was on display Saturday afternoon as the 122nd running of the Penn Relays came to a close. The current team came in fifth in the Championship of America 4xMile relay in a race that was run in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wildcats champion 2-mile relay team from 1966. That team was inducted to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame on the back turn of the Franklin Field track just prior to the 4xMile relay.