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Brian Basili Sets Personal Best in 5000 Meters on First Night at Armory
Brian Basili set a personal best in the 5000 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Friday afternoon.

Feb. 7, 2014

NEW YORK - Junior distance runner Brian Basili (South Orange, N.J.) set a personal best time in the 5000 meters and Villanova competed in 10 events at the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Friday afternoon. The two-day meet at the New York Armory continues on Saturday morning and will feature events throughout the day.

Basili competed in the championship section of the 5000 meters and registered an eighth place finish with a time of 14:25.44. That mark was exactly nine seconds faster than his previous personal best in the event, which had come outdoors at the 2012 Larry Ellis Invitational.

In competition on Friday the Wildcats participated in the championship sections of three events. Sophomore Charlie Bates (Hoboken, N.J.) and junior Chris Pietrocarlo (Hampstead, N.H.) ran in the 1000 meters and came in 21st (2:30.27) and 25th (2:31.69), respectively.

Villanova also ran in the distance medley relay and posted a time of 9:52.67 to finish in sixth place.

Junior Bryan Murphy (Teaneck, N.J.) and freshman Vince Thompson (Pipersville, Pa.) competed in the college sections of both the 60 meters and the 200 meters. Murphy tied for 25th place in the preliminaries of the 60 meters (7.17) and came in 34th in the 200 meters (22.81), while Thompson finished 36th (7.24) and 45th (23.13) in those two events.

In the college section of the 60 meter hurdles sophomore Aaron Sandifer (Harrisburg, N.C.) recorded a time of 8.85 and came in 38th overall in the preliminary heats. Freshmen Kyle Cartwright (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and Peter Winslow (Stratham, N.H.) came in 48th in the 400 meters (50.11) and 20th in the 500 meters (1:05.79), respectively.



Junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) competed in the college sections of the high jump and the long jump. He tied for ninth place in the high jump with a season-best height of 2.01 meters and came in 25th in the long jump with a distance of 6.84 meters.


60 Meters (College Section - Preliminaries)

Bryan Murphy                  tie-25th of 49                   7.17
Vince Thompson                36th                             7.24

60 Meter Hurdles (College Section - Preliminaries)

Aaron Sandifer                38th of 45                       8.85

200 Meters (College Section - Preliminaries)

Bryan Murphy                  34th of 62                       22.81
Vince Thompson                45th                             23.13

400 Meters (College Section - Preliminaries)

Kyle Cartwright               48th of 82                       50.11

500 Meters (College Section)

Peter Winslow                 20th of 45                       1:05.79

1000 Meters (Championship Section)

Charlie Bates                 21st of 32                       2:30.27
Chris Pietrocarlo             25th                             2:31.69

5000 Meters (Championship Section)

Brian Basili                  8th of 13                        14:25.44

Distance Medley Relay (Championship Section)

Villanova                     6th of 7                         9:52.67

High Jump (College Section)

Elbert Maxwell                tie-9th of 19                    2.01m

Long Jump (College Section)

Elbert Maxwell                25th of 59                       6.84m