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Three Wildcats Register Personal Bests in 5000 Meters at Armory Collegiate Invitational
Harry Warnick came in fourth in the 5000 meters and registered a personal best time of 14:36.35 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational.

Feb. 8, 2014

NEW YORK - Redshirt freshman Harry Warnick (Fairfield, Conn.) finished fourth in the 5000 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and led a trio of Villanova runners that set personal bests in the event at the New York Armory on Saturday afternoon. On the second and final day of the meet the Wildcats had entries in three running events and one field event.

In the college section of the 5000 meters Warnick crossed the finish line with a personal best time of 14:36.35. The four Villanova runners in the race all finished within less than eight seconds of each other. Junior Robert Hurlbut (Rochester, N.Y.) came in seventh with a personal best time of 14:39.39 and sophomore Tom Trainer (Havertown, Pa.) was 13th in 14:43.38. Redshirt freshman Kevin Corbusier (Monkton, Md.) ran his first collegiate 5000 meters race and finished with a personal best time of 14:43.85.

Graduate student Mike Palmisano (Dresher, Pa.) and freshman Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) each competed in the college section of the 800 meters. Palmisano finished fifth out of 73 competitors and recorded a time of 1:53.09, while Malone placed 42nd overall and had a time of 1:56.66.

The entry for the Wildcats in the college section of the 4x400 meter relay posted a time of 3:23.63 and finished in 14th place.

Junior Chris Dougherty (Cherry Hill, N.J.) and freshman Kolby Koeck (Altoona, Pa.) each tied for 18th in the college section of the pole vault. Both athletes cleared a height of 4.40 meters.



Villanova returns to the Armory in two weeks to compete in the BIG EAST Championships, which will be contested on Friday and Saturday, February 21-22.


800 Meters (College Section)

Mike Palmisano           5th of 73             1:53.09
Ben Malone               42nd                  1:56.66

5000 Meters (College Section)

Harry Warnick            4th of 16             14:36.35
Robert Hurlbut           7th                   14:39.39
Tom Trainer              13th                  14:43.38
Kevin Corbusier          14th                  14:43.85

4x400 Meter Relay (College Section)

Villanova                14th of 17            3:23.63

Pole Vault (College Section)

Kolby Koeck              tie-18th of 22        4.40m
Chris Dougherty          tie-18th              4.40m