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Men's Indoor Track & Field Championship Notes

Feb. 23, 2014

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** Villanova won three BIG EAST titles in the span of approximately one hour on Saturday night. The men's and women's indoor track & field teams and the women's swimming & diving team each captured conference crowns. The track & field championships meet ended just before 9 p.m. and the swimming & diving championships concluded very soon after.

** Villanova has won 85 conference team titles in its history, including four during the 2013-14 academic year. The first for the current year was men's cross country during the fall. This is the first time since the 1992-93 academic year that Villanova has won at least four conference team titles in the same year; it is the 10th time overall with four or more conference champions in one academic year.

** Men's indoor track & field won its fourth BIG EAST title. The three previous championships came in 1983, 1985 and 1986. In each of the four years that men's indoor track & field has been BIG EAST champions the women's indoor track & field team has also won the conference title.

** Villanova's team score is the highest in the 35-year history of the conference meet. The winning margin for the Wildcats over runner-up Georgetown marks only the ninth time in meet history that there has been a margin of greater than 30 points between the top two teams.

** Head coach Marcus O'Sullivan has coached 93 indoor track & field BIG EAST champions.

** Below is a list of the seven events that Villanova won at the conference meet, along with the number of titles that the Wildcats have in that particular event.

Event                    BIG EAST Titles    2014 Champion
Distance Medley Relay    15                 O'Sullivan-Serfoss-Malone-Solis (9:42.08)
Mile                     10                 Jordy Williamsz (4:08.90)
3000 Meters              9                  Sam McEntee (8:10.52)
1000 Meters              8                  Josh Lampron (2:22.66)
500 Meters               6                  Samuel Ellison (1:01.67)
5000 Meters              4                  Patrick Tiernan (14:04.26)
Long Jump                1                  Elbert Maxwell (7.46 meters)

** The top three finishers in each event earn All-BIG EAST honors for that event. The total number of 2014 All-BIG EAST honorees from the Wildcats is 22.