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.
Wildcats to Have Several Runners in Competition at Haverford Invitational on Friday
Several runners from the men's cross country team will be in action this Friday evening at the Haverford Invitational. The local meet will be held on the Alumni Course at nearby Haverford College and the four-mile men's race begins at 5 p.m. There is no team scoring in the meet.
Wildcats Capture Team Title at Princeton Invitational for Second Straight Year
Villanova kept all five of its scoring runners in a tight pack for the entire race and the Wildcats captured the team title at the Princeton Invitational for the second straight year. The five scorers for Villanova finished consecutively from seventh through 11th places in a field of over 300 runners and the Wildcats had a winning team score of 45 points at West Windsor Field on Saturday afternoon.
Men's Cross Country Returns to Action at Princeton Invitational
After a break in the schedule last weekend, the Villanova men's cross country team will return to action at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The meet takes place at West Windsor Field on the Princeton campus and the men's 8,000 meter championship race begins at Noon. More than 50 teams and 1,300 athletes will be in competition at the meet.
Patrick Tiernan Named National Athlete of the Week
After his dominant performance this past weekend, sophomore Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) has been named the men's Division I National Athlete of the Week, as announced Monday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Tiernan won the individual title at the Washington Invitational on Saturday in a performance that made national cross country headlines.
Tiernan Wins Washington Invitational in Dominant Fashion
In a field that included nine nationally-ranked teams and some of the top runners in the country, sophomore Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) pulled away to a dominant victory in the Washington Invitational at Jefferson Park Golf Course on Saturday morning. Tiernan crossed the finish line of the 8,000 meter course with a sizzling time of 23 minutes flat and outkicked the rest of the field of 96 runners by 20 seconds. Villanova finished seventh in the team standings at the invitation-only meet, which featured five teams ranked in the top 10 in the nation.
Williamsz, McEntee and Denault Lead Wildcats at Paul Short Run
Despite having its team split up between two different meets during the day, Villanova still recorded a strong finish at the Paul Short Run on Saturday morning. The trio of junior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia), senior Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) and junior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) led the Wildcats to a 13th place finish out of 42 teams in the Men's Gold race on the Cross Country Course at Lehigh. Later in the day, another delegation of Wildcats competed at the Washington Invitational and recorded a seventh place finish.
Men's Cross Country Heads West for Washington Invitational This Weekend
The first two scored meets of the season are on tap this Saturday for Villanova, which is preparing for both the Washington Invitational and the Paul Short Run. A delegation of seven runners will compete in each meet as the Wildcats move into the main portion of the season schedule.
Tiernan, Basili and Warnick Lead Wildcats at Main Line Invitational
Sophomore Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia), senior Brian Basili (South Orange, N.J.) and sophomore Harry Warnick (Fairfield, Conn.) each placed in the top five to lead Villanova at the Main Line Invitational on Thursday evening. Tiernan led the way for the Wildcats with a second place finish out of 119 runners on the four-mile course at Haverford College. Villanova had 13 of its runners in competition at the early-season meet and came away with a successful day overall.