Thomas Conboy was the pole vault champion and Jack Judge was the runner-up in the javelin on first day of BIG EAST meet.
The men's track & field team opened competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
2017-18 Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at four meets during the season ... His height of 4.65 meterse at the Columbia Challenge was a season best ... Tallied a first place finish with a height of 4.55 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Finished sixth at both the Penn 8-Team Select meet (4.55m) and the Nittany Lion Challenge (4.37m).
2017 Outdoor: Won the BIG EAST title in the pole vault with a personal best mark of 4.71 meters ... Topped a field of six competitors at the BIG EAST Championships and became the third Villanova athlete to be the outdoor BIG EAST pole vault champion ... Competed six times overall during the outdoor season ... Cleared a height of 4.70 meters in the college section at the Penn Relays before surpassing that mark in his next outing at the BIG EAST Championships ... Tallied a first place finish with a height of 4.35 meters at the Haverford Invitational ... Cleared the bar at 4.45 meters at both the Penn Challenge and the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Finished 14th in the championship section with a height of 4.50 meters at the Colonial Relays.
2016-17 Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at five meets during the season ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors with a third place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... His mark of 4.60 meters at the conference meet was a personal best at the time of the meet ... Made his collegiate debut at the Fast Times Before Finals Meet in December, where he tied for seventh place with a height of 4.10 meters ... Runner-up at the Villanova Open after a successful attempt at 4.50 meters ... Came in fifth at the Gotham Cup (4.35m) and sixth at the FastTrack National Invitational (4.45m).
Saratoga Springs High School: Earned a total of 11 varsity letters during his scholastic career, including five in outdoor track & field, four in indoor track & field, and two in football as a wide receiver … Competed in the pole vault and the sprints for the track & field team … Personal best in the pole vault as a scholastic athlete was 4.42 meters … As a senior was the state champion in the pole vault indoors and the state runner-up outdoors … Placed eighth at the state meet as a junior both indoors and outdoors, as well as 18th indoors as a sophomore … Five-time Section 2 pole vault champion, including three times indoors (2014, 2015, 2016) and twice outdoors (2014, 2015) … Winner of the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Award for the indoor season … Was part of a 4x200 meter relay which had a time of 1:31.51 … Winner of his school’s prestigious Yaddo Award, which is presented to one male and one female senior to honor their academic achievement and personal character … Achieved Honor Roll or High Honor Roll status academically every quarter in high school … Winner of the Charles Camarro Memorial Award as a junior, as well as the St. Michael’s Book Award as a junior.
Personal: Born 8/31/97 in Albany, N.Y. … One of three children of Daniel and Mary Conboy … Siblings are Caroline (22) and Catherine (15) … Older sister, Caroline, is a senior on the swimming & diving team at William Smith College, and was an All-American in the breaststroke last season … Hobbies include mountain biking, swimming and hiking … Chose to attend Villanova for the strong sense of community and the school spirit on campus … Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Pole Vault 4.71 Meters 2017 BIG EAST Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (Pole Vault)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (Pole Vault)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (Pole Vault)
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Pole Vault 1st 2017 Outdoor
Pole Vault 3rd 2017 Indoor