Villanova won its seventh indoor BIG EAST title in Staten Island, N.Y. on February 24, 2018.
Villanova competed in the Championship of America DMR and several other events at the Penn Relays on April 28, 2017.
The men's track & field team opened competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
Villanova hosted its final home meet of the season at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Feb. 4, 2017.
Men's track & field photo gallery from the second and final day of action at the BIG EAST Championships in Geneva, Ohio
Finnish National Championships: Doubled up in winning both the 400 meters and the 800 meters at the Finnish National Championships in July 2016 ... Produced a winning time of 47.51 in the 400 meters and a time of 1:49.60 in the 800 meters.
2018 Indoor: Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova win a conference title in the relay ... Posted a split of 48.84 for his leg of the race and the Wildcats recorded a winning time of 3:12.84 ... Also earned individual All-BIG EAST honors for a third place finish in the 800 meters at the conference meet ... Crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 1:50.88 in the final after ranking fifth overall in the preliminary heats with a time of 1:54.24 ... Raced in the invitational section of the 800 meters at the FastTrack National Invite and tallied a third place finish with a time of 1:52.40 ... Came in seventh in the 800 meters (1:52.37) and ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay for a squad which finished third in 3:18.68 at the Villanova Invitational ... Posted a time of 1:52.21 in the seeded section of the 800 meters at the Columbia Challenge, and also anchored the 4x400 relay to a third place finish and a time of 3:15.98 ... Led off the 4x400 relay and helped Villanova finish third with a time of 3:13.38 at the Nittany Lion Challenge in his first outing of the indoor season.
2017 Outdoor: Advanced to the national quarterfinal round of the 800 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary ... Was the BIG EAST runner-up in the 800 meters and earned All-BIG EAST honors in both that event and as part of the Wildcats 4x400 meter relay squad ... Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary for the second straight season ... Posted a time of 1:50.11 in the national first round heats and was ranked 21st overall to advance to the quarterfinal round ... Lowered his time to a season-best mark of 1:49.70 and finished 19th overall in the quarterfinal heats ... At the BIG EAST Championships, led the field in the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.29 in the preliminaries ... Cmae in second in the final during a driving rainstorm with a time of 1:54.53 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the conference meet, helping Villanova finish third in the relay with a time of 3:16.85 ... Scored first place finishes in the 800 meters at both the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (1:50.81) and the Jim Kehoe Invitational (1:50.19) ... Was part of the Wildcats lineup at the Penn Relays in both the distance medley relay and the 4x800 meter relay ... Anchored the 4x800 relay to a fourth place finish, splitting 1:49.72 on the anchor leg as Villanova finished with a time of 7:21.18 ... One day earlier, had an 800 meter split of 1:47.81 on the DMR for a Wildcats quartet that finished fifth with a time of 9:34.59 ... Placed 11th in the elite section of the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a time of 1:49.91 ... Anchored the 4x400 relay to its top time of the season, a mark of 3:15.09 in an eighth place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Opened the outdoor season by finishing seventh in the 400 meters with a time of 48.59 at the Colonial Relays.
2017 Indoor: First team All-American as part of the Wildcats distance medley relay ... Ran the 800 meter leg of the DMR at the NCAA Championships and produced a split of 1:50.18 ... Villanova finished eighth in the relay at the national meet with a time of 9:39.38 ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors after a runner-up finish in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Tallied a time of 1:50.52 in the final after being ranked second overall in the preliminary heats with a time of 1:53.55 ... Helped the Wildcats secure their berth to the NCAA Championships with a split of 1:49.69 on the 800 meter leg of the DMR at the UCS Invitational ... Villanova came in third in the DMR at that meet with a time of 9:37.90 on a flat track in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... Opened the indoor season at the Nittany Lion Challenge, where he was the runner-up in the 600 meters with a time of 1:18.44 and also ran the third leg on a 4x400 relay team which finished fifth in 3:18.09 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the Villanova Open to help his relay squad finish in second place in 3:19.32 ... Also was the runner-up in the 800 meters at that meet (1:50.34) ... Won the 800 meters (1:50.20) and ran the second leg of a winning 4x400 relay (3:15.83) at the Villanova Invitational.
2016 Outdoor: Anchored the Wildcats to a BIG EAST championship in the 4x400 meter relay and earned All-BIG EAST honors individually in the 800 meters ... Villanova posted a winning time of 3:15.14 in the 4x400 relay ... Posted a time of 1:50.88 in the preliminary heats of the 800 meters and stood in fourth place entering the final ... Moved up one spot to finish third in the final with a time of 1:51.89 ... Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary in the 800 meters and produced a time of 1:50.90 in the national first round heats ... Recorded identical times of 1:48.89 in the 800 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and in the elite section at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Finished second and 10th at those two meets, respectively ... Ran the 800 meter leg of the distance medley relay with a split of 1:49.60 at the Penn Relays, where Villanova came in fifth in the Championship of America race with a time of 9:39.10 ... Anchored the sprint medley relay to a first place finish with a time of 3:22.73 at the Colonial Relays ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational to help the Wildcats finish second in the race with a time of 3:13.31.
2016 Indoor: Helped Villanova win its third consecutive team title at the BIG EAST Championships ... Individual champion in the 500 meters and also anchored the Wildcats to a runner-up finish in the 4x400 meter relay ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors in both events ... Registered the fastest time in the field in the preliminary heats of the 500 meters (1:03.30) and then defended his position to win the title with a time of 1:02.59 in the final ... Also ran the final leg of the 4x400 relay and Villanova finished with a time of 3:14.67 ... Ran individual races at distances of 400 meters, 500 meters and 800 meters during the season ... Made his collegiate debut at the Villanova Open, where he ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay as the Wildcats finished sixth in 3:19.54 ... Ran his first individual collegiate race at the Great Dane Classic, posting a time of 1:50.71 and finishing third in the 800 meters ... At the Penn State National, came in 11th in the invitational section of the 800 meters (1:50.83) and ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay in a second place finish (3:14.01) ... Competed in the 400 meters and the 4x400 relay at the Villanova Invitational ... Placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 49.31 and ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay for a squad that finished third in 3:18.32 ... Posted a time of 1:50.72 in the 800 meters at the FastTrack National Invite and finished in sixth place in the invitational section of the event.
Mäkelänrinteen lukio: Six-time Finnish national champion, including three times both indoors and outdoors ... Won national titles in the 400 meters and the 800 meters outdoors in 2014, and repeated as the 800 meters champion in 2015 ... Won a national title indoors in the 400 meters in 2013, as well as in both the 400 meters and the 800 meters in 2015 ... Competed for his high school's track & field team.
Personal: Born 12/12/94 in Vantaa, Uusimaa, Finland ... Older of two children of Tommi and Anne-Mette Lampinen ... Has a younger sister, Venla (19) ... Hobbies include music and playing guitar, and is a fan of the New York Rangers and FC Liverpool ... Chose to attend Villanova for the opportunity of experiencing American culture and was drawn to the Wildcats success in middle distance running ... Communication major.
400 Meters 47.51 2016 Finnish National Championships
500 Meters 1:02.59 2016 BIG EAST Championships
600 Meters 1:18.44 2017 Nittany Lion Challenge 800 Meters (relay) 1:47.81 2017 Penn Relays
800 Meters (open) 1:48.44 High School
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-American (First Team) 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2016 (500 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2018 (4x400 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2016 (500 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2016, 2018 (4x400 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2016, 2018 (4x400 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2016, 2017 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2016, 2017, 2018 (4x400 Meter Relay)
Penn Relays 2018 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
500 Meters 1st 2016 Indoor
4x400 Meter Relay 1st 2016 Outdoor, 2018 Indoor, 2018 Outdoor
800 Meters 2nd 2017 Indoor, 2017 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay 2nd 2016 Indoor
800 Meters 3rd 2016 Outdoor, 2018 Indoor
4x400 Meter Relay 3rd 2017 Outdoor
800 Meters 6th 2018 Outdoor