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Samuel Ellison Wins 1000 Meters at NYC Gotham Cup
Robert Hurlbut established a new personal best in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:13.97 on Friday at the NYC Gotham Cup.

Jan. 11, 2013

Meet Website with Complete Results

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.


60 Meters (Preliminaries)

Donald Urschel                      tie-24th of 95              7.14

400 Meters

Kyle Chou                           25th of 95                  50.55
Joseph Messick                      31st                        50.88
Jake Stillings                      36th                        51.29
Cory Serfoss                        37th                        51.31

500 Meters

Matt Whalen                         20th of 72                  1:06.70
Alex Reber                          25th                        1:07.34

800 Meters

Juan Castillo                       12th of 60                  1:57.98

1000 Meters

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

5000 Meters

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

Pole Vault

Chris Dougherty                    13th of 29                  4.40m
Charles Kido                       tie-14th                    4.25m

Long Jump

Elbert Maxwell                     6th of 52                   6.80m
Lazaro Tiant                       25th                        6.20m

Weight Throw

Drew King                          16th of 32                  14.00m
Chris McLeod                       18th                        13.04m

Shot Put (Seeded)

James Rowen                        13th of 43                  13.06m