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Brian Basili

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South Orange, N.J.

High School:




Tiernan Wins Individual Title as Wildcats Capture NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

Villanova had one-two punch with Tiernan and McEntee; all five scorers placed in top-12


Dominant Performance at Princeton Invitational Leads Wildcats to Team Title

Each of the scoring runners for Villanova ran in a tight pack and finished in the top 10 overall


Team Depth Shines as Wildcats Claim Automatic NCAA Bid

Villanova finishes second in thrilling Mid-Atlantic Region race, heads to national meet


Men's Cross Country Finishes Fifth at BIG EAST Championships

Samuel McEntee leads Villanova with 17th place individual finish


Men's Cross Country Places Eighth at Pre-NCAA Meet

Mildenhall leads balanced team effort with 32nd place finish


Men's Cross Country at Paul Short Run

The men's cross country team captured the team title with a terrific performance at the Paul Short Run.


Men's Cross Country at Paul Short Run

Villanova competed at the Paul Short Run on September 30, 2011 at Lehigh.

On Basili: Has demonstrated a great deal of progress during his career ... Fierce competitor who has evolved into a distance runner capable of making an impact during meets ... Should be a consistent BIG EAST qualifier.

2013 Cross Country: Emerged as a major contributor for Villanova and was one of the team's scoring runners at every meet during the season ... Earned All-BIG EAST and All-Mid Atlantic Region honors ... Was the fifth scoring runner for the Wildcats at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional to help the Wildcats win the team titles at both events ... Came in 12th overall at the NCAA regional with a career-best 10,000 meters time of 30:12 ... Placed 14th at the BIG EAST Championships (24:41) ... Finished 143rd with a time of 31:44.5 at the NCAA Championships, where his third place finish within the team lineup was a career best ... Came in 10th at the Princeton Invitational and set a personal best 8,000 meters time of 24:06 ... Finished fourth on the team and 15th overall at the Chile Pepper Festival (25:02.1) ... Opened the season with a 6,000 meters time of 19:11.35 at the Friend Big Five Invitational, where he came in 18th ... Registered a sixth place finish and a four-mile time of 19:33.93 at the Main Line Invitational.

2013 Outdoor: His only race of the season made headlines, as he ran the 3000 meter steeplechase for the first time in his career ... Despite falling and suffering an arm injury during the race he finished the race and won his heat with a time of 9:20.10 ... That time paced his heat of 14 runners and was the seventh best overall out of 28 competitors in the race ... Missed the remainder of the season due to the injury suffered during the race.

2013 Indoor: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 22nd in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:33.24 ... Finished fourth in the 5000 meters at the Great Dane Classic in 14:44.66.

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 Accounting.


800 Meters                  1:56           High School
1500 Meters                 3:55.05        2011 Widener Invitational
3000 Meters                 8:27.44        2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
3000 Meter Steeplechase     9:20.10        2013 Colonial Relays
5000 Meters                 14:34.44       2012 Larry Ellis Invitational
8000 Meters (XC)            24:06          2013 Princeton Invitational
10000 Meters (XC)           30:12          2013 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

All-Mid Atlantic Region                    2013
All-BIG EAST                               2013


BIG EAST All-Academic Team                 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
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