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Wildcats Competed at Danny Curran Invitation During Weekend
Freshman Elbert Maxwell won the long jump with a distance of 6.66 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational this weekend.

April 1, 2012

Complete Results

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).


400 Meters

Cory Serfoss                         7th of 70                  51.09
Jake Stillings                       17th                       52.54
Matt Whalen                          23rd                       52.98

800 Meters

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

1500 Meters

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

Pole Vault

Chris Dougherty                      tie-6th of 19              4.20m

Long Jump

Elbert Maxwell                       1st of 37                  6.66m
Lazaro Tiant                         3rd                        6.37m

Triple Jump

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


1500 Meters

Tom Trainer                          7th of 17                  3:59.46
Robert Hurlbut                       31st                       4:08.14