Four of the Villanova runners who move on were automatic qualifiers in their respective events
Official declarations for regional meet were announced on Thursday afternoon
Wildcats had six runners in competition on Saturday evening
Wildcats are runners-up in 4x800 meter relay, finish third in 4xMile relay
Villanova competed in six events at Saturday's meet
On Solis: Had a strong year of competition in both cross country and on the track ... Has made great progress in the middle distance events during his time on the team and is poised to continue taking steps forward ... Capable of being a consistent BIG EAST qualifier and should be a team contributor during meets.
2012 Cross Country: Top finisher for Villanova in two of the three races he competed in ... Individual winner at the Haverford Invitational, where he recorded a four-mile time of 19:47.80 to lead a field of 22 runners ... His time was more than 32 seconds faster than at the season-opening Main Line Invitational, where he came in 34th in 20:19.90 ... Competed in the Open race at the Paul Short Run and led seven Villanova runners with a time of 25:34 in that section of the meet ... Came in 12th overall out of 394 competitors in the Open race.
2012 Outdoor: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships individually in the 800 meters and also as part of the Villanova entry in the 4x800 meter relay ... Ran the second leg of the relay and helped the Wildcats to a fourth place finish ... Came in 14th in the preliminaries of the 800 meters (1:53.47) ... Ran a personal best time of 1:52.30 at the Larry Ellis Invitational and finished 28th out of 72 runners ... Came in third out of 109 entries at the Danny Curran Invitational (1:55.47) ... Individual winner in the 1500 meters at the season-opening Big Five Invite (3:58.95) ... Ran a personal best time of 3:51.32 to close the season at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, where he finished 12th out of 81 competitors ... Came in 20th in 3:55.71 at the Colonial Relays.
2012 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 1000 meters and advanced to the finals at the conference meet ... Established a personalb best time of 2:27.22 in the preliminary heats at the BIG EAST meet and was in eighth place overall ... Finished ninth in the finals with a time of 2:33.02 ... Opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (2:35.20) ... Came in eighth at the Great Dane Classic (2:32.69), finished 10th at the Penn State National (2:32.00) and was 15th at the NYC Gotham Cup (2:31.86) ... Individual winner in the Mile at the Seamus McGelligott Invitational with a time of 4:16.81.
2011 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2011 Indoor: Redshirted ... Came in fourth place as an unattached entry in the 3000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a time of 8:50.76.
2010 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Lined up unattached in three races ... Started the season with a 15th place finish over four miles at the Main Line Invitational, where he clocked a time of 20:37.30 ... Later in the year posted a time of 20:44.42 on the same course for the Haverford Invitational and finished in 13th place ... Posted an 8K time of 26:49 in the open race at the Paul Short Run.
Coronado High School: School record holder in the 800 meters ... Named the Gazette High School Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Personal: Son of Diana Solis ... Majoring in Civil Engineering.
800 Meters 1:50.03 2013 Hurricane Alumni Invitational 1000 Meters 2:26.69 2013 Penn State National 1500 Meters 3:49.53 2013 Colonial Relays Mile 4:07.03 2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational 3000 Meters 8:50.76 2010 Jack Pyrah Invitational 5000 Meters 15:32 High School 8000 Meters (XC) 25:34 2012 Paul Short Run
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2013 (1000 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2013 (4x800 Meter Relay)