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Joseph Capecci

Player Profile
Hometown:
New Hope, Pa.

High School:
Council Rock North

Experience:
Gr./Sr.

10/24/2011

Alex Tully Wins Haverford Invitational

Three different Wildcats came in under 20 minutes on the four-mile Haverford course

On Capecci: Made progress in the middle distance events over the past year and will look to help the team this season ... Expected to compete primarily in the 800 meters and the 1000 meters during the indoor season.

2011 Cross Country: Placed 44th in the Main Line Invitational with a time of 21:31 over four miles ... Came in 35th on the same course in 21:15 at the Haverford Invitational.

2011 Outdoor: Ran the 800 meters four times and his top mark was 1:54.43 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, where he came in 29th out of 69 runners ... Also had a time of 1:54.44 at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he finished second in his section ... Came in first in his section and 27th overall at the Colonial Relays (1:55.226) ... Placed sixth in his section at the Mason Spring Invitational (1:55.16) ... Ran the 1500 meters once and came in 43rd at the Big Five Invite with a time of 4:18.69.

2011 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 800 meters and placed 17th in 1:54.34 ... Had a time of 1:55.25 in the 800 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he was 17th in the College section ... Ran the 1000 meters three times and established a personal best of 2:29.46 at the NYRR I meet ... Came in fourth at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (2:30.36) and seventh at the Albany Great Dane Invitational (2:29.47).

2010 Cross Country: Registered an 8K time of 27:22 at the Paul Short Run ... Placed 64th at the Main Line Invitational and 39th at the Haverford Invitational ... His better of two times at those four-mile races was 21:58.35 at the Haverford Invitational.

2010 Outdoor: Came in 11th in the 1500 meters at the Villanova Duals with a personal best time of 4:02.35 ... Placed eighth in the 800 meters (1:54.60) at the Princeton Quad Meet.

2010 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 800 meters and placed 16th at the conference meet ... Earned his spot at the BIG EAST meet with a time of 1:56.42 at the Seamus McGelligott Invitational ... Came in second in the 1000 meters at the Penn State Relays and third at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... His best time of the season in the 1000 meters was 2:29.71, which was good for fourth in his section at the NYRR I meet.

2009 Cross Country: Came in 72nd place at the Haverford Invitational with a four-mile time of 22:42.28.

2009 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Came in seventh in his section of the 800 meters as an unattached runner at the Widener Invitational, where his time was 1:58.89.

2009 Indoor: Redshirted ... Ran unattached at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and had a time of 4:35.55 to win the Mile.

2008 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Posted a time of 22:36.14 as an unattached runner in the four-mile Haverford Invitational.

Council Rock North High School: School record holder in the 800 meters ... Runner-up at the state meet in 2008.

Personal: One of four sons of John and Jayn Capecci ... Older brother, Keith, is also a member of the Villanova cross country and track & field teams ... Other siblings are J.T. and Christopher ... Majoring in English.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters             1:53.20             High School
1000 Meters            2:29.46             2011 NYRR I
1500 Meters            4:02.35             2010 Villanova Duals
8000 Meters (XC)       27:22               2010 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Academic All-Star                 2008-09, 2010-11
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