Villanova finishes second in thrilling Mid-Atlantic Region race, heads to national meet
Samuel McEntee leads Villanova with 17th place individual finish
Mildenhall leads balanced team effort with 32nd place finish
McEntee came in fourth overall as Villanova dominated at top of team standings
McEntee is top collegiate finisher in field of 110 runners
On Basili: Made progress in the distance events over the past year and has a chance to make an impact for the team in meets ... Capable of becoming a consistent BIG EAST qualifier.
2012 Cross Country: Ran six times during the season and was part of the Wildcats top seven in every race ... Counted as the team's fifth runner at the Pre-NCAA Meet, where he came in 130th overall with a career-best 8K time of 24:40.7 ... Was the sixth Villanova runner across the finish line at both the BIG EAST Championships (40th overall) and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (43rd) ... Posted a time of 25:47.34 at the BIG EAST meet and registered a career best 10K time of 31:30 at the regional meet ... Finished with a time of 32:36.8 at the NCAA Championships ... Was seventh on the team at the national meet as well as at the Paul Short Run, where he came in 55th out of 332 runners with a time of 25:00 ... Opened the season with a four-mile time of 19:37.50 at the Main Line Invitational, where he came in 11th out of 110 runners and fifth in the Villanova lineup.
2012 Outdoor: Competed in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, coming in 16th at the conference meet in 14:46.65 ... His qualifying time for the BIG EAST meet came at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he registered a personal best mark of 14:34.44 while finishing 39th out of 105 runners ... Came in 25th in 14:44.30 at the Sam Howell Invitational ... Finished the season at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet by running the 1500 meters in 3:55.65 ... Came in sixth out of 117 runners at the Danny Curran Invitational with a time of 3:59.00 in the 1500 meters.
2012 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 3000 meters ... Came in 21st at the conference meet with a time of 8:36.46 ... Registered a personal best time of 8:27.44 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he finished 16th in the College section of the event ... Opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (8:45.28) ... Ran the 5000 meters at the Great Dane Classic and came in fifth with a time of 14:38.68.
2011 Cross Country: Came in 15th at the Main Line Invitational to open the season, where he had a four-mile time of 20:06.85 ... Lowered his time to 19:56 on the same course at the Haverford Invitational and placed third out of 110 runners ... Ran in the Men's Open race at the Paul Short Run and came in seventh out of 452 runners with a career-best 8K time of 25:45 ... Finished fourth at the Jack St. Clair Memorial Championships.
2011 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Ran as an unattached entry in the 1500 meters at both the season-opening Big Five Invite as well as the Widener Invitational ... Placed fourth at the Widener meet with a career-best time of 3:55.05.
2011 Indoor: Redshirted ... Competed unattached at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and finished fifth in the 3000 meters with a personal best time of 8:53.38.
2010 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Came in 23rd place as an unattached runner at the four-mile Main Line Invitational, where he registered a time of 20:54.56 ... Placed 17th in the open race at the Paul Short Run with a time of 25:52 on the 8K course ... Came in 40th at the Haverford Invitational.
Columbia High School: Indoor and outdoor track North II Group 4 sectional champion in the 1600 meters ... Outdoor track Group 4 champion in the 1600 meters ... Named the Essex County Breakout Runner of the Year in 2010.
Personal: Born 9/2/92 ... One of two children of Susan and Joseph Basili ... Has a sister, Nicole ... Majoring in Civil Engineering.
800 Meters 1:56 High School 1500 Meters 3:55.05 2011 Widener Invitational 3000 Meters 8:27.44 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational 5000 Meters 14:34.44 2012 Larry Ellis Invitational 8000 Meters (XC) 24:40.7 2012 Pre-NCAA Meet 10000 Meters (XC) 31:30 2012 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2010-11, 2011-12