McEntee came in fourth overall as Villanova dominated at top of team standings
McEntee is top collegiate finisher in field of 110 runners
Three different Wildcats came in under 20 minutes on the four-mile Haverford course
The men's cross country team captured the team title with a terrific performance at the Paul Short Run.
On Bates: Young member of the Wildcats middle distance group ... Continues to work hard and has made steady progress over the course of one year in the program ... Will continue to take steps forward in the coming year.
2012 Cross Country: Came in 34th in the Open race at the Paul Short Run with a time of 26:10 ... Finished third among seven Villanova runners in that race ... Ran twice on the four-mile Alumni Course at Haverford during the season, coming in 42nd at the season-open Main Line Invitational (20:41.80) and fifth at the Haverford Invitational (20:22.40) later in the year.
2012 Outdoor: Ran five times in the 1500 meters and established a personal best time of 3:57.65 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Broke the four-minute mark for the first time in his collegiate career at the Swarthmore race ... Came in 17th out of 84 runners at the Widener Invitational (4:00.33) ... Finished 20th at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:02.93) and 48th at the Colonial Relays (4:01.06) ... Opened the season with a 21st place finish in 4:08.37 at the Big Five Invite.
2012 Indoor: Finished 12th in the Mile at the NYC Gotham Cup with a time of 4:23.77 ... Improved that time to 4:20.54 at the Great Dane Classic and registered a 21st place finish ... Came in 10th at the Seamus McGelligott Invitational (4:30.52) ... Began the season by competing as an unattached runner at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he finished 16th in the Mile (4:40.34) ... Ran the unseeded section of the 1000 meters at the Penn State National and came in eighth with a time of 2:30.90.
2011 Cross Country: Made his collegiate debut as an unattached runner at the Main Line Invitational and came in 46th with a time of 21:41.11 over four miles ... Lowered that mark to 20:59 at the Haverford Invitational and came in 25th.
Saint Peter's Prep: Established personal bests in the 1600 meters and the 3200 meters during the indoor 2011 season ... Both marks are school records as well ... His time of 4:22.7 at the Hudson County Indoor Championships in 2011 is a meet record ... Received third team All-State Non-Public Group honors as a senior in cross country and indoor track (3200 meters) ... Also was first team All-Hudson County in cross country as well as indoor track (1600 meters, 3200 meters) and outdoor track (3200 meters) ... Achieved First Honors status academically as a junior and a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Recipient of the National Latin Exam Gold Medal (junior and senior) and the John Adams Award (senior).
Personal: Born 7/15/93 in New York, N.Y. ... Older of two children of David Bates and Joan Allman Bates ... Has a younger sister, Sarah (15) ... Has yet to declare a major.
800 Meters 1:58.7 High School 1000 Meters 2:39.90 2012 Penn State National 1500 Meters 3:57.65 2012 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet Mile 4:20.54 2012 Great Dane Classic 8000 Meters (XC) 26:10 2012 Paul Short Run
BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2011-12