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Wildcats Finish in Sixth Place at Colonial Relays
Carlton Bowers finished sixth in the 400 meters and also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Colonial Relays.

April 8, 2012

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - In two days of competition this weekend at the Colonial Relays strong performances by Villanova in the distance medley relay and the 4x400 meter relay helped the Wildcats score 42 points in the team standings and finish in sixth place out of 27 teams.

Villanova finished in third place out of 19 teams in the 4x400 meter relay as a lineup of freshman Bryan Murphy (Teaneck, N.J.), junior Carlton Bowers (Springfield, N.J.), sophomore Chris Fitzsimons (Hamden, Conn.) and sophomore Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) registered a time of 3:13.64.

Bowers and Murphy also ran individually in the 400 meters and placed sixth and seventh, respectively. Bowers crossed the finish line in 49.54 and Murphy registered a time of 49.57. Fitzsimons raced in the 800 meters and came in sixth out of 78 entries with a time of 1:52.49.

In the distance medley relay the Wildcats finished fourth with a time of 10:01.18. Sophomore Chris O'Sullivan (Havertown, Pa.) led off the relay and was followed by senior Joseph Capecci (Newtown, Pa.), sophomore Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and senior Joseph LoRusso (Oak Hill, Va.).

LoRusso anchored the DMR and also placed 10th individually in the 1500 meters, which he finished in 3:52.30. Solis (3:55.71) and O'Sullivan (3:56.35) placed 20th and 22nd, respectively, in the field of 81 competitors in the 1500 meters. Capecci ran in the 800 meters and posted a time of 1:56.13.

There were also several noteworthy performances in the field events. Freshman jumper Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) notched the highest individual finish of the weekend for Villanova with a third-place finish in the championship section of the long jump. Maxwell tallied a mark of 7.24 meters and also finished fifth in the championship section of the high jump by clearing a height of 2.01 meters.



Among the other top finishes for the Wildcats were sixth place finishes by senior thrower Frank Anuszewski (Pottstown, Pa.) in the hammer throw (48.37m), freshman Matthew Sidney (Canton, Mass.) in the high jump (2.01m) and freshman Chris Glennie (Fallsington, Pa.) in the javelin (54.53m).


200 Meters (University Section)

Bryan Murphy                           17th of 43                 22.25
Carlton Bowers                         26th                       22.70

400 Meters (University Section)

Carlton Bowers                         6th of 41                  49.54
Bryan Murphy                           7th                        49.57
Cory Serfoss                           31st                       51.86

800 Meters (University Section)

Chris Fitzsimons                       6th of 78                  1:52.49
Joseph Capecci                         tie-42nd                   1:56.13
Philip O'Connell                       61st                       1:58.44

1500 Meters (University Section)

Joseph LoRusso                         10th of 81                 3:52.30
Dusty Solis                            20th                       3:55.71
Chris O'Sullivan                       22nd                       3:56.35
Chris Pietrocarlo                      44th                       4:00.28
Charlie Bates                          48th                       4:01.06
Daniel Norman                          67th                       4:09.21

3000 Meter Steeplechase (University Section)

Greg Morrin                            21st of 26                 9:43.13
Dan Harris                             25th                       10:00.58

4x400 Meter Relay (University Section)

Villanova                              3rd of 19                  3:13.64
Bryan Murphy, Carlton Bowers, Chris Fitzsimons, Samuel Ellison

4x800 Meter Relay (University Section)

Villanova                              10th of 16                 7:50.79
Chris Pietrocarlo, Philip O'Connell, Dan Harris, Charlie Bates

Distance Medley Relay (University Section)

Villanova                              4th of 18                  10:01.80
Chris O'Sullivan, Joseph Capecci, Dusty Solis, Joseph LoRusso

Hammer Throw (University Section)

Frank Anuszewski                       6th of 25                  48.37m
Chris McLeod                           22nd                       39.04m

High Jump (Championship Section)

Elbert Maxwell                         5th of 7                   2.01m
Matthew Sidney                         6th                        2.01m

Javelin Throw (University Section)

Chris Glennie                          6th of 20                  54.53m

Long Jump (Championship Section)

Elbert Maxwell                         3rd of 10                  7.24m

Long Jump (University Section)

Lazaro Tiant                           10th of 13                 6.09m