Kane Wins 5000 Meters at Widener Invitational
April 19, 2013
CHESTER, Pa. - Senior Matt Kane (Fairfield, Conn.) came in first in the 5000 meters and led a trio of Villanova runners that finished in the top eight of the event as the Wildcats competed in two events on the first night of the Widener Invitational at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium on Friday night. Villanova had athletes in the 5000 meters and the shot put on Friday night.
Kane crossed the finish line in 14:35.91 to lead a field of 60 runners. Sophomore Tom Trainer (Havertown, Pa.) came in third with a time of 14:47.31 and senior John Pickhaver (Drexel Hill, Pa.) crossed the finish line in 15:17.96 to finish eighth. The top four runners to finish were either from the Wildcats or Navy, and Kane recorded a margin of victory of just over eight seconds.
Freshman thrower James Rowen (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) competed in the shot put and finished fifth in a field of 25 athletes. He threw for a distance of 13.86 meters.
NOTES: Villanova freshman Harry Warnick (Fairfield, Conn.) competed as an unattached runner in the 1500 meters and placed sixth with a time of 14:57.49.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
Matt Kane 1st of 61 14:35.91 Tom Trainer 3rd 14:47.31 John Pickhaver 8th 15:17.96
James Rowen 5th of 25 13.86 Meters
VILLANOVA RUNNERS COMPETING UNATTACHED
Harry Warnick 6th of 61 14:57.49