April 1, 2012
CHESTER, Pa. - Two days of competition at the Danny Curran Invitational were highlighted by strong performances in both the running events and the field events for Villanova at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium this weekend. Members of the Wildcats competed in three running events and six field events during the local meet.
Senior Joseph LoRusso (Oak Hill, Va.) led a large group of Villanova athletes in the 1500 meters with a second place finish. The contingent of Wildcats competing in the event accounted for five of the top 10 finishers and 10 of the first 20 runners across the finish line. LoRusso was the runner-up in the field of 117 entries with a time of 3:56.37, while sophomores Dan Harris (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and Brian Basili (South Orange, N.J.) came in fifth (3:58.99) and sixth (3:59.00), respectively, with nearly identical times.
Rounding out the list of Villanova runners that finished in the top 10 overall were junior Greg Morrin (Hockessin, Del.) with an eighth place finish (3:59.48) and junior Daniel Norman (Lexington, Ky.) with a 10th place showing (3:59.98).
Four different Wildcats competed in the 800 meters, in which senior Joseph Capecci (New Hope, Pa.) and sophomore Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.) registered second and third place finishes. Capecci was second across the finish line from a field of 109 runners with a time of 1:54.83 and Solis came in third with a time of 1:55.47. Junior Philip O'Connell (Rye, N.Y.) finished eighth and crossed the finish line in 1:57.35.
Freshman Cory Serfoss (Easton, Pa.) led three Villanova runners in the 400 meters with a time of 51.09 and he finished in seventh place out of 70 competitors.
In the field events freshman Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored a victory in the long jump with a distance of 6.66 meters. Junior Lazaro Tiant (Roselle, N.J.) came in third (6.37m) in the event and senior George Bodziock (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) finished 13th in the triple jump (11.94m).
Senior thrower Frank Anuszewski (Pottstown, Pa.) led the Wildcats in the throws, registering a second place finish in the hammer (55.93m) and an eighth place showing in the discus (43.66m). Sophomore Drew King (New Haven, Conn.) was the only other thrower to place in both the discus and the hammer. He recorded distances of 35.51 meters (discus) and 36.29 meters (hammer), respectively.
Next up for Villanova are two meets during the coming weekend (April 6-7). Members of the Wildcats will compete at both the Sam Howell Invitational (Princeton) and the Colonial Relays (William & Mary).
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
Cory Serfoss 7th of 70 51.09 Jake Stillings 17th 52.54 Matt Whalen 23rd 52.98
Joseph Capecci 2nd of 109 1:54.83 Dusty Solis 3rd 1:55.47 Philip O'Connell 8th 1:57.35 John Castillo 19th 1:59.39
Joseph LoRusso 2nd of 117 3:56.37 Dan Harris 5th 3:58.99 Brian Basili 6th 3:59.00 Greg Morrin 8th 3:59.48 Daniel Norman 10th 3:59.98 John Pickhaver 13th 4:01.33 Chris Fitzsimons 14th 4:01.83 Chris Pietrocarlo 15th 4:01.90 Chris O'Sullivan 18th 4:02.71 Charlie Bates 20th 4:02.93 Richie Bohny 45th 4:13.97
Chris Dougherty tie-6th of 19 4.20m
Elbert Maxwell 1st of 37 6.66m Lazaro Tiant 3rd 6.37m
George Bodziock 13th of 20 11.94m
Frank Anuszewski 8th of 31 43.66m Drew King tie-20th 35.51m
Frank Anuszewski 2nd of 31 55.93m Chris McLeod 10th 42.14m Billy Berrigan 16th 37.05m Drew King 20th 36.29m
Chris Glennie 15th of 28 51.66m Connor Milanaik 17th 50.01m
UNATTACHED VILLANOVA RESULTS
Tom Trainer 7th of 17 3:59.46 Robert Hurlbut 31st 4:08.14