March 30, 2013
CHESTER, Pa. - In the Danny Curran Invitational on Saturday afternoon Villanova competed in 10 different events at Leslie C. Quick, Jr., Stadium, including five running events and five field events. Three different athletes from the Wildcats registered new personal bests in their respective events.
Villanova had a group of five runners in the 400 meters and senior Philip O'Connell (Rye, N.Y.) placed third in that group with a career best time of 52.45. He came in fifth in his heat and 20th overall in a field of 61 runners. Finishing ahead of him for the Wildcats were senior Kyle Chou (Wilmington, Del.) in second place (50.02) and sophomore Matt Whalen (Reading, Mass.) in 12th place (51.56).
In the 400 meter hurdles freshman Joseph Messick (Montgomery, N.J.) finished in fourth place out of 22 competitors. His time of 56.40 was a personal best for the second straight meet. The other Villanova athlete with a top individual performance was sophomore Ryan Milanaik in the javelin. He threw for a distance of 45.32 meters. Classmates Chris Glennie (Fallsington, Pa.) and Connor Milanaik finished eighth (53.38m) and 11th (51.65m), respectively, in the javelin.
A group of four runners ran in the 1500 meters and junior Chris O'Sullivan (Havertown, Pa.) registered a fourth place finish out of 68 entries. He came in with a time of 3:57.85 and was just ahead of junior Dan Harris (Clifton Park, N.Y.), who placed seventh in 3:59.92. Juniors Richie Bohny (Holmdel, N.J.) and Chris Pietrocarlo (Hampstead, N.H.) came in 17th (4:04.92) and 21st (4:07.72), respectively.
Below are complete results for all of the Wildcats that competed at the Danny Curran Invitational on Saturday.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
Aaron Sandifer 31st of 57 23.94 2nd of 7 (Heat 9)
Kyle Chou 2nd of 61 50.02 2nd of 8 (Heat 1) Matt Whalen 12th 51.56 3rd of 7 (Heat 2) Philip O'Connell 20th 52.45 5th of 8 (Heat 3) Jake Stillings 21st 52.51 4th of 7 (Heat 2) Cory Serfoss 29th 53.62 5th of 7 (Heat 2)
Chris O'Sullivan 4th of 68 3:57.85 Dan Harris 7th 3:59.92 Richie Bohny 17th 4:04.92 Chris Pietrocarlo 21st 4:07.72
110 Meter Hurdles
Aaron Sandifer 4th of 10 16.17 3rd of 7 (Heat 1)
400 Meter Hurdles
Joseph Messick 4th of 22 56.40 4th of 7 (Heat 1)
Chris Dougherty 3rd of 15 4.25m
Elbert Maxwell 4th of 19 6.20m Lazaro Tiant 10th 5.70m
James Rowen 6th of 28 13.39m
Drew King 4th of 15 43.44m Chris McLeod 6th 41.75m
Chris Glennie 8th of 30 53.38m Connor Milanaik 11th 51.65m Ryan Milanaik 19th 45.32m