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Two Wins Highlight Opening Day of Outdoor Season at Philadelphia College Classic
Joseph Messick won the 400 meter hurdles at the Philadelphia College Classic on Saturday afternoon.

March 23, 2013

Complete Results

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Villanova began the outdoor track & field season by competing in nine different events at the Philadelphia College Classic, which featured several local teams at Franklin Field on Saturday afternoon. The highlights of the day for the Wildcats came from victories in the 400 meter hurdles by freshman Joseph Messick (Montgomery, N.J.) and the long jump by senior Lazaro Tiant (Roselle, N.J.).

Messick paced a field of five runners in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 56.72. In the long jump Tiant registered a distance of 6.49 meters and was first out of three competitors. In all Villanova competed in four running events and five field events during the meet.

Next up for the Wildcats is the Danny Curran Invitational at Widener next Saturday.

110 Meter Hurdles

Aaron Sandifer              4th of 7               16.15

400 Meters

Kyle Chou                   4th of 14              50.35
Matt Whalen                 6th                    51.35
Jake Stillings              7th                    51.41
Cory Serfoss                11th                   52.29
Philip O'Connell            13th                   52.83

400 Meter Hurdles

Joseph Messick              1st of 5               56.72

1500 Meters

Dan Harris                  2nd of 13              4:01.85


Drew King                   4th of 6               46.29m
Chris McLeod                5th                    41.71m

Shot Put

James Rowen                 6th of 8               12.61m


Chris Glennie               4th of 10              51.62m
Ryan Milanaik               9th                    44.15m
Connor Milanaik             10th                   43.59m

Pole Vault

Chris Dougherty             2nd of 3               4.40m

Long Jump

Lazaro Tiant                1st of 3               6.49m