On Johnson: Joined the team as a walk-on and will look to help the Wildcats in meets during the season.
2013 Cross Country: Finished as the runner-up on the four-mile course at the Haverford Invitational with a time of 20:02.90.
Men's Cross Country Opens Season at Big Five Invitational Friday Evening
The official start of the 2015 season will arrive for Villanova on Friday evening when it competes in the Big Five Invitational at Belmont Plateau. This is the third straight year that the Wildcats will take part in the local meet, which is hosted by Temple. The men's 6,000 meter race gets underway at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a 4,000 meter women's race at 6 p.m.
Polling Places: Villanova Ranked Seventh in the Nation to Begin 2015 Season
The formula for success used by Villanova last season involved a deep and balanced squad capable of competing with any program in the country. A similar makeup defines the 2015 roster and the Wildcats will begin the season ranked No. 7 in the nation and atop the Mid-Atlantic Region rankings released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) this week.
Villanova Has 12 Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition For Academic Success
A list of public recognition awards for Division I teams who rank among the best within their sport in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) data was announced by the NCAA on Wednesday morning. Villanova student-athletes continued to rank among the best in the nation academically, as the Wildcats had a record 12 teams earn public recognition in Wednesday's release.
Sam McEntee Named BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Senior distance runner Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) was announced on Friday morning as the BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in a release made by the conference office. The prestigious honor comes with a $4,000 scholarship which McEntee can apply towards his postgraduate studies. He was chosen to receive the award by the BIG EAST Academic Affairs Committee.
Former Villanova All-American Tom Donnelly Inducted into USTFCCCA Hall of Fame
The highlight on the first day of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Convention will be the inductions of the 2014 class into the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame. The inductions take place on Monday evening at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix and one of the six inductees will be former Villanova standout Tom Donnelly, who has been the men's cross country and track & field head coach at Haverford for the past 40 years. Donnelly will be introduced by Wildcats head coach Marcus O'Sullivan, who was coached by Donnelly during his professional racing career.
Tiernan, McEntee Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team
Senior Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) and sophomore Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) have been named to the men's cross country Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Team on Tuesday afternoon, an honor that encompasses both academic and athletic accomplishments and is voted on by the sports information directors at 29 area institutions.
Wildcats Place 7th at NCAA Championship
Sophomore Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) paced the Wildcats to a 7th place team finish and placed 18th individually at the NCAA Championships held on Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind. at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course.
Wildcats Primed For Success at NCAA Championships on Saturday
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The men's cross country team earned its eighth straight team berth to the NCAA Championships this season and will be making its 32nd appearance overall at the national meet this weekend. Villanova competes at the NCAA meet this coming Saturday at 1 p.m. on the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind., which is hosting the national championships for the seventh time in the last eight years. The Wildcats are one of nine teams in the field of 31 who have qualified for the NCAA Championships in each of the last eight seasons. The 32 all-time appearances for Villanova rank as the 11th most in NCAA history.