Men's Track Competes in Seven Events at Philadelphia College Classic
March 23, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Sophomore sprinter Aaron Sandifer (Harrisburg, N.C.) won the 110 meter hurdles and three Villanova athletes registered personal bests in their respective events as the Wildcats opened the outdoor season at the Philadelphia College Classic on Saturday afternoon. Villanova competed in seven events at Franklin Field against other local teams in the non-scored meet.
Sandifer crossed the finish line in 16.19 in the 110 meter hurdles and freshman PJ Succi (Warminster, Pa.) finished in fourth place with a time of 17.36 in the event. It was a busy day for both athletes, as Sandifer also placed ninth in the 200 meters (23.31) and Succi finished 16th in the shot put with a distance of 8.78 meters.
Freshman sprinter Vince Thompson (Pipersville, Pa.) registered a personal best in the 200 meters and tied for fourth place in 22.72. Fellow first year runner Peter Winslow (Stratham, N.H.) ran in the 400 meter hurdles and came in third with a time of 1:00.36.
In the hammer senior Drew King (New Haven, Conn.) and sophomore James Rowen (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) each registered new personal best marks. King came in second out of 10 competitors with a distance of 48.75 meters and Rowen placed fourth in 44.44 meters. Freshman John McDonald (New Providence, N.J.) finished eighth and recorded a mark of 38.40 meters in his career debut in the hammer.
Rowen also competed in the shot put and came in ninth with a throw of 12.70 meters. Freshman Dan Sullivan (North Hampton, N.H.) placed eighth (13.00m) and sophomore Robert Cacace (Yonkers, N.Y.) was 15th (11.46m). Cacace also came in seventh in the long jump with a jump of 5.49 meters.
Villanova returns to action next weekend for both the Danny Curran Invitational and the Raleigh Relays.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
110 Meter Hurdles
Aaron Sandifer 1st of 5 16.19 PJ Succi 4th 17.36
Vince Thompson tie-4th of 11 22.72 Aaron Sandifer 9th 23.31
400 Meter Hurdles
Peter Winslow 3rd of 3 1:00.36
Elbert Maxwell 2nd of 5 2.00m Matthew Sidney 3rd 1.95m
Robert Cacace 7th of 7 5.49m
Drew King 2nd of 10 48.75m James Rowen 4th 44.44m John McDonald 8th 38.40m
Dan Sullivan 8th 13.00m James Rowen 9th 12.70m Robert Cacace 15th 11.46m PJ Succi 16th 8.78