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McEntee and Sheridan Notch Wins at Albany Great Dane Invitational
Samuel McEntee won the 3000 meters with a personal best time of 8:13.93 at the Albany Great Dane Invitational on Friday evening.

Jan. 21, 2012

Complete Meet Results

NEW YORK--Villanova competed very well across the board in the Albany Great Dane Invitational but saved its best performances for the distance events en route to a fifth place finish out of 26 teams at the New York Armory on Friday evening. Sophomore Samuel McEntee (Perth, Australia) won the 3000 meters and graduate student Ryan Sheridan (Melville, N.Y.) captured the 5000 meters to lead the team.

"All in all this was a good meet for us," head coach Marcus O'Sullivan said. "We added several more postseason qualifiers and got good efforts from all of the guys that ran in the distance events, with a number of personal best times."

Team points were awarded for finishing in the top eight of each event and the Wildcats finished with 46.5 points after managing 10 top-eight finishes in seven different events. The points came from four running events and three field events.

In the 3000 meters McEntee crossed the finish line with a personal best time of 8:13.93 and paced a field of 39 runners. It was the first race of the indoor season for McEntee, a BIG EAST scorer in the Mile last season and who was one of the most consistent runners for the Villanova cross country team this fall.

Sheridan also opened up his indoor season and finished first out of 21 runners in the 5000 meters while headlining a group of four Wildcats that all placed in the top five. Sheridan crossed the finish line in 14:18.66, sophomore Greg Morrin (Hockessin, Del.) was third (14:37.33), junior Matt Kane (Fairfield, Conn.) finished fourth (14:38.50) and redshirt freshman Brian Basili (South Orange, N.J.) took fifth place (14:38.68).



Villanova scored points in both the Mile and the 1000 meters, with juniors Alex Tully (Little Rock, Ark.) and Joseph LoRusso (Oak Hill, Va.) both running well in the Mile. Tully finished sixth out of 39 runners with a time of 4:12.88 and LoRusso was ninth overall (4:13.69) after coming in first of 13 in his individual heat. In the 1000 meters, redshirt freshman Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.) came in eighth with a time of 2:32.69.

In the field events senior Frank Anuszewski (Pottstown, Pa.) registered a distance of 16.48 meters in the weight throw to finish in sixth place out of 19 competitors. Sophomore Chris Dougherty (Cherry Hill, N.J.) matched the personal best height of 4.50 meters that he established last week in the pole vault and came in eighth out of 20, while freshman Matthew Sidney (Canton, Mass.) tied for eighth place in the high jump by clearing a height of 1.96 meters.

Next up on the schedule for the Wildcats is the Penn State National next Friday and Saturday.

NOTES: In addition to the team performances Villanova also had freshmen Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Tom Trainer (Havertown, Pa.) competing as unattached entries in the 3000 meters ... Both recorded personal best times in their races, with Denault coming in second (8:15.72) and Trainer placing eighth (8:28.51).


400 Meters

Cory Serfoss           39th of 48             52.07           6th of 6 (Heat 7)

800 Meters

Philip O'Connell       21st of 42             1:57.56         3rd of 8 (Heat 2)
John Castillo          34th                   2:00.46         6th of 10 (Heat 1)

1000 Meters

Dusty Solis            8th of 26              2:32.69         1st of 8 (Heat 1)
Chris Fitzsimons       21st                   2:40.92         7th of 7 (Heat 3)


Alex Tully             6th of 39              4:12.88         6th of 12 (Heat 3)
Joseph LoRusso         9th                    4:13.69         1st of 13 (Heat 2)
Dan Harris             11th                   4:15.83         2nd of 13 (Heat 2)
Richie Bohny           14th                   4:18.80         3rd of 14 (Heat 1)
Chris Pietrocarlo      19th                   4:19.98         5th of 14 (Heat 1)
Charlie Bates          21st                   4:20.54         6th of 14 (Heat 1)
Daniel Norman          37th                   4:32.71         14th of 14 (Heat 1)

3000 Meters

Samuel McEntee         1st of 39              8:13.93         1st of 15 (Heat 2)
Brian Tetreault        16th                   8:39.61         10th of 15 (Heat 2)

5000 Meters

Ryan Sheridan          1st of 21              14:18.66
Greg Morrin            3rd                    14:37.33
Matt Kane              4th                    14:38.50
Brian Basili           5th                    14:38.68
John Pickhaver         12th                   15:16.33

High Jump

Matthew Sidney         tie-8th of 27          1.96m
Elbert Maxwell         tie-20th               1.91m

Pole Vault

Chris Dougherty        8th of 20              4.50m

Long Jump

Elbert Maxwell         17th of 24             6.58m            6th of 8 (Flight 2)

Triple Jump

George Bodziock        17th of 20             12.89m           2nd of 5 (Flight 1)

Weight Throw

Frank Anuszewski       6th of 19              16.48m           6th of 9 (Flight 2)
Chris McLeod           17th                   13.26m           8th of 10 (Flight 1)


3000 Meters

Rob Denault            2nd of 39              8:15.72          2nd of 15 (Heat 2)
Tom Trainer            8th                    8:28.51          1st of 25 (Heat 1)