Jan. 11, 2013
NEW YORK--In the first meet of the new year junior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) won the 1000 meters individually and Villanova also came up with a victory in the 4x800 meter relay at New York Armory on Friday afternoon. The meet was the first of four competitions at the Armory for the Wildcats this season.
Villanova had athletes competing in 14 different events on Friday. The winning time for the 4x800 meter relay quartet was 7:46.17 and the Wildcats outpaced runner-up Saint Joseph's by more than four seconds at the finish line.
Ellison has won the 1000 meters twice in as many meets this season, including on Friday and also at the Jack Pyrah Invitational last month. His time of 2:28.56 at the Armory showed an improvement of more than two seconds from the time he posted at the Pyrah meet. Sophomore Richie Bohny (Holmdel, N.J.) came in sixth in the 1000 meters and his time of 2:30.77 established a new personal best.
Sophomores Charlie Bates (Hoboken, N.J.) and Robert Hurlbut (Rochester, N.Y.) also registered personal bests in their respective events. Bates came in fourth out of 48 runners in the Mile with a time of 4:16.67, eclipsing his previous top mark by nearly four full seconds. Hurlbut came in sixth in the 5000 meters in 15:13.97, a time which was over 14 seconds faster than his previous personal best.
In the field events sophomore Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) had the top result with a strong finish in the long jump. He tallied a distance of 6.80 meters and came in sixth in a deep field that included 52 entries.
Below are results for the Villanova entries in Friday's meet, while full meet results can be found via the link at the top of this page. Next week the Wildcats return to the Armory for the Great Dane Invitational.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
60 Meters (Preliminaries)
Donald Urschel tie-24th of 95 7.14
Kyle Chou 25th of 95 50.55 Joseph Messick 31st 50.88 Jake Stillings 36th 51.29 Cory Serfoss 37th 51.31
Matt Whalen 20th of 72 1:06.70 Alex Reber 25th 1:07.34
Juan Castillo 12th of 60 1:57.98
Samuel Ellison 1st of 38 2:28.56 Richie Bohny 6th 2:30.77 Philip O'Connell 13th 2:36.50
Charlie Bates 4th of 48 4:16.67 Chris Pietrocarlo 18th 4:28.30
Robert Hurlbut 6th of 25 15:13.97
60 Meter Hurdles (Prelminaries)
Aaron Sandifer 25th of 55 8.79
4x400 Meter Relay
Villanova 12th of 34 3:23.59 Samuel Ellison Donald Urschel Alex Reber Joseph Messick
4x800 Meter Relay
Villanova 1st of 14 7:46.17 Chris FitzSimons Andrew Golato Chris Pietrocarlo Juan Castillo
Chris Dougherty 13th of 29 4.40m Charles Kido tie-14th 4.25m
Elbert Maxwell 6th of 52 6.80m Lazaro Tiant 25th 6.20m
Drew King 16th of 32 14.00m Chris McLeod 18th 13.04m
Shot Put (Seeded)
James Rowen 13th of 43 13.06m