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Men's Track Captures Distance Medley Relay at Gotham Cup
Chris O'Sullivan led off the winning distance medley relay and finished second in the unseeded section of the Mile on Friday night at the NYC Gotham Cup.

Jan. 16, 2012

Complete Meet Results

NEW YORK--In its return to action the Villanova men's track & field team picked up a victory in the distance medley relay and had a number of strong performances at the Gotham Cup, held at the New York Armory on Friday afternoon and evening. Among the individual highlights for the Wildcats included sophomore Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) winning his heat of the 1000 meters.

The distance medley relay team of redshirt freshman Chris O'Sullivan (Havertown, Pa.), freshman Cory Serfoss (Easton, Pa.), redshirt freshman Chris Fitzsimons (Hamden, Conn.) and junior Alex Tully (Little Rock, Ark.) recorded a time of 10:13.58 and cruised to a wide margin of victory.

On the individual side Ellison crossed the finish line in 2:27.47 in the 1000 meters, winning his heat of nine runners by a margin of more than a second. His time was also a BIG EAST Championships and IC4A Championship qualifying time. Ellison was one of 55 athletes to compete in one of six heats in the 1000 meters and his time placed him eighth overall. He led a contingent of three Villanova runners in the event. Redshirt freshman Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.) also won his heat and was 15th overall, while junior Philip O'Connell (Rye, N.Y.) ranked 21st in the field of 55 runners with a time of 2:33.73.

In the unseeded section of the Mile the trio of O'Sullivan and fellow redshirt freshmen Dan Harris (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and Richie Bohny (Holmdel, N.J.) all posted strong results. O'Sullivan and Bohny each established new personal bests in the Mile and O'Sullivan came in second overall from an original field of 71 competitors with a time of 4:15.02. O'Sullivan's time qualified him for the BIG EAST meet. Harris placed fourth overall and won his heat with a mark of 4:21.03 and Bohny followed in seventh place overall with a time of 4:22.56. Bohny erased his old personal best - 4:27, set during high school -- by more than four seconds.



Senior Frank Anuszewski (Pottstown, Pa.) came in third in the weight throw with a distance of 16.68 meters to lead several strong individual efforts in the field events. Sophomore Chris Dougherty (Cherry Hill, N.J.) cleared a personal best height of 4.50 meters in the pole vault and senior George Bodziock (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) established a personal best mark of 13.25 meters in the triple jump. Freshman Matthew Sidney (Canton, Mass.) posted a BIG EAST Championships qualifying mark of 2.01 meters in the high jump and tied for sixth place out of 24 competitors in the event.

Villanova returns to the Armory on Friday night to compete in the Albany Great Dane Invitational.


400 Meters

Nicoy Hines                33rd of 90         51.29          2nd of 6 (Heat 4)
Cory Serfoss               36th               51.43          2nd of 6 (Heat 6)
Carlton Bowers             51st               52.20          5th of 6 (Heat 4)
Matt Whalen                66th               52.94          5th of 6 (Heat 10)
David Stillings            71st               53.46          6th of 6 (Heat 10)

1000 Meters

Samuel Ellison             8th of 55          2:27.47        1st of 9 (Heat 2)
Dusty Solis                15th               2:31.86        1st of 10 (Heat 3)
Philip O'Connell           21st               2:33.73        9th of 9 (Heat 2)

Mile (Unseeded)

Chris O'Sullivan           2nd of 71          4:15.02        2nd of 13 (Heat 1)
Dan Harris                 4th                4:21.03        1st of 14 (Heat 2)
Richie Bohny               7th                4:22.56        2nd of 14 (Heat 2)
Charlie Bates              12th               4:23.77        4th of 14 (Heat 2)
Chris Pietrocarlo          13th               4:23.84        8th of 13 (Heat 1)

Distance Medley Relay

Villanova                  1st of 10          10:13.58
Chris O'Sullivan
Cory Serfoss
Chris Fitzsimons
Alex Tully

High Jump

Matthew Sidney             tie-6th of 24      2.01m

Pole Vault

Chris Dougherty            tie-5th of 32      4.50m
Charlie Kido               tie-12th           4.20m

Long Jump (Seeded)

Elbert Maxwell             8th of 11          6.78m

Triple Jump (Unseeded)

George Bodziock            6th of 43          13.25m          4th of 12 (Flight 1)

Shot Put (Seeded)

Frank Anuszewski           8th of 10          14.19m

Weight Throw

Frank Anuszewski           3rd of 24          16.68m          3rd of 12 (Flight 1)
Chris McLeod               12th               13.97m          3rd of 12 (Flight 2)