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Wildcats Win Five Events at Widener Invitational
Chris Fitzsimons won the 1500 meters in 3:51.67 at the Widener Invitational on Saturday.
 
Chris Fitzsimons won the 1500 meters in 3:51.67 at the Widener Invitational on Saturday.
 

April 21, 2012

Complete Meet Results

CHESTER, Pa.--A successful day of competition for Villanova included wins in three running events and two field events in the Widener Invitational at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Bryan Murphy (Teaneck, N.J.), junior Nicoy Hines (Paterson, N.J.) and sophomore Chris Fitzsimons (Hamden, Conn.) each won running events while freshmen Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Matthew Sidney (Canton, Mass.) captured the long jump and the high jump, respectively.

In all the Wildcats entered athletes in nine events as they tune up for the Penn Relays next week and the BIG EAST Championships and other postseason meets next month. Murphy made an impression with his best run of the season in the 400 meters, which he won with a personal best time of 48.30 to pace 33 entries in the event.

Hines opened up his outdoor season with a near personal best in the 400 meter hurdles, finishing first out of 21 competitors with a time of 51.75. He was just over a tenth of a second off his fastest career time in the event.

In the 1500 meters Fitzsimons led a group of five Villanova runners who were a part of a field of 84 competitors. Redshirt freshman Chris O'Sullivan (Havertown, Pa.) came in ninth with a time of 3:57.81, classmate Chris Pietrocarlo (Hampstead, N.H.) was 12th (3:58.99) and junior John Castillo (Mount Laurel, N.J.) finished 14th (3:59.76), while freshman Charlie Bates (Hoboken, N.J.) rounded out the group in 17th place (4:00.33).

 

 

Junior Philip O'Connell (Rye, N.Y.) tallied an eighth place finish out of 65 runners in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.20.

Three athletes competed in the 3000 meter steeplechase and junior Greg Morrin (Hockessin, Del.) was the runner-up out of 21 entries with a time of 9:38.18. Redshirt freshman Dan Harris (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and classmate Richie Bohny (South Orange, N.J.) came in 10th (10:08.18) and 17th (10:47.52), respectively.

Maxwell led a number of strong performances for the Wildcats in the field events and won the long jump with a distance of 7.22 meters, his second-best mark of the outdoor season. Junior Lazaro Tiant (Roselle, N.J.) was fourth in the long jump (6.46m) and Sidney won the high jump with a height of 1.95 meters.

In the throwing events senior Frank Anuszewski (Pottstown, Pa.) came in third in the hammer (50.05m) and eighth in the javelin (48.26m) while competing in the latter event for the first time this season. Sophomore Drew King (New Haven, Conn.) took eighth place in the hammer (42.59m), senior Billy Berrigan (Vista, Calif.) was 10th (41.34m) and junior Chris McLeod (Islip, N.Y.) finished 12th (38.40m).

Freshman Chris Glennie (Fallsington, Pa.) led Villanova with a seventh place finish in the javelin (49.02m), while freshmen Connor Milanaik and Ryan Milanaik came in 11th and 12th, respectively. Their distances were 46.72 meters and 45.24 meters.

COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS

400 Meters

Bryan Murphy                     1st of 33                   48.30
Cory Serfoss                     11th                        50.86
Matt Whalen                      14th                        51.38
Jake Stillings                   20th                        52.31

400 Meter Hurdles

Nicoy Hines                      1st of 21                   51.75

800 Meters

Philip O'Connell                 8th of 65                   1:55.20

1500 Meters

Chris Fitzsimons                 1st of 84                   3:51.67
Chris O'Sullivan                 9th                         3:57.81
Chris Pietrocarlo                12th                        3:58.99
John Castillo                    14th                        3:59.76
Charlie Bates                    17th                        4:00.33

3000 Meters

Greg Morrin                      2nd of 21                   9:38.18
Dan Harris                       10th                        10:08.18
Richie Bohny                     17th                        10:47.52

Long Jump

Elbert Maxwell                   1st of 27                   7.22m
Lazaro Tiant                     4th                         6.46m

Javelin

Chris Glennie                    7th of 22                   49.02m
Frank Anuszewski                 8th                         48.26m
Connor Milanaik                  11th                        46.72m
Ryan Milanaik                    12th                        45.24m

High Jump

Matt Sidney                      1st of 9                    1.95m

Hammer

Frank Anuszewski                 3rd of 18                   50.05m
Drew King                        8th                         42.59m
Billy Berrigan                   10th                        41.34m
Chris McLeod                     12th                        38.40m

VILLANOVA ATHLETES COMPETING UNATTACHED

1500 Meters

Robert Hurlbut                   13th of 84                  3:59.46
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