Villanova competed in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bethlehem, Pa. on November 10, 2017.
Villanova competed in the Paul Short Run at Lehigh on September 29, 2017.
Villanova opened the 2017 season with 13 runners in action at the Main Line Invitational on September 15, 2017.
Villanova competed in the Main Line Invitational at Haverford on September 16, 2016.
2017 Cross Country: Emerged as one of the top runners in the Mid-Atlantic region and was an individual qualifier for the NCAA Championships ... Earned all-region and first team All-BIG EAST honors for the second straight season ... Was the Wildcats top finisher in three of his six starts, including at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Individual runner-up in a field of 180 runners at the regional meet with a time of 30:31.7 over 10,000 meters ... Came in 69th overall at the NCAA Championships with an even lower time of 30:25.2 ... Finished third at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 24:40.6 (8K) and was sixth at the Penn State National Open with a time of 25:24.1 over 5.2 miles ... Led the Wildcats with an eighth place finish at the Paul Short Run, where his time of 23:45.3 was a personal best for an 8,000 meter course ... Individual winner at the season-opening Main Line Invitational ... Covered the four-mile course in 19:20.8 to post a nine-second margin of victory.
2017 Outdoor: Scored in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the BIG EAST Championships and established personal best times in three different events during the season ... Tallied a sixth place finish in the steeplechase with a time of 9:20.19 at the conference meet ... His personal best time of 9:10.10 came earlier in the season at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he recorded a ninth place finish ... Recorded personal best times of 1:53.54 in the 800 meters with a first place finish at the Haverford Invitational, as well as 3:47.11 in the 1500 meters at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier ... Finished fourth in the 1500 meters (3:50.56) at the Penn Challenge and was the runner-up in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:40.26 at the Sam Howell Invitational.
2017 Indoor: Was part of the team's BIG EAST champion distance medley relay ... Led off the DMR at the conference championships and Villanova finished with a winning time of 10:00.07 ... Also posted a time of 8:15.24 in the 3000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, and scored team points with a seventh place finish ... Registered personal best times in the 3000 meters and the Mile in two races prior to the BIG EAST meet ... Runner-up in the 3000 meters at the Villanova Invitational with a time of 8:15.09 ... Came in seventh in the Mile in 4:07.84 at the FastTrack National Invitational ... Opened the season at the Gotham Cup in January, where he came in third in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:25.70 ... Runner-up in the Mile with a time of 4:09.31 at the Villanova Open.
2016 Cross Country: Earned Mid-Atlantic All-Region honors and first team All-BIG EAST accolades ... Was in the top three of the Villanova lineup throughout the season ... Came in third on the team and 10th overall out of 83 runners at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 25:03.3 over 8,000 meters ... Finished 13th overall and third in the Wildcats lineup with a time of 31:07.8 over 10,000 meters at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Individual winner out of 46 runners at the Main Line Invitational, where he covered the four mile course in 19:21.3 and won with a margin of victory of nearly 17 seconds ... Finished second on the team and seventh overall at the season-opening Big 5 Invitational, where he posted a time of 19:14.7 over 6000 meters ... Came in 26th out of more than 500 runners at the Chile Pepper Festival and had a personal best time of 24:24.2 on the 8000 meter course ... Finished second on the team and 23rd overall at the Penn State National meet with a time of 25:34 over 5.2 miles.
2016 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Ran as an unattached runner at two meets during the season ... Recorded personal best times in the 1500 meters (3:55.06) and the 3000 meter steeplechase (9:17.30) at the Sam Howell Invitational and the Larry Ellis Invitational, respectively.
2015-16 Indoor: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at both the Great Dane Classic and the Villanova Invitational ... Came in third in the 5000 meters with a personal best time of 14:39.62 at the Great Dane Classic, and was the runner-up in the 3000 meters with a personal best time of 8:18.61 at the Villanova Invitational.
2015 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner four times during the season ... Individual champion at the Haverford Invitational, where he covered the four-mile course in 19:51.8 ... Posted a time of 19:30 on the same course earlier in the season when he notched a third place overall finish at the Main Line Invitational ... Tallied a runner-up finish at the Big Five Invitational with a time of 19:02.2 over 6,000 meters ... Ran in the Open race at the Paul Short Run and finished with a time of 25:07 on the 8,000 meter course.
Hatboro-Horsham High School: Earned three letters in both cross country and outdoor track & field, as well as two letters in indoor track & field ... Was a Foot Locker Cross Country finalist as a junior ... Earned a total of five state medals from his sophomore through senior seasons ... Was a Suburban One League champion in the Continental Conference as a sophomore ... High school teammate of current Villanova junior javelin thrower Sean Locke ... Graduated in the top five percent of his class ... Achieved Distinguished Honor Roll status seven times and Honor Roll status once.
Personal: Born 11/4/96 in Horsham, Pa. ... Oldest of three children of John and Amy Comber ... Has two younger siblings, Quinn (18) and Devon (14) ... Mother was a collegiate cross country runner and also played badminton at Albright ... Father played two years of collegiate tennis at Delaware ... Hobbies include running, golf, frisbee and basketball ... Chose to attend Villanova for his comfort with the athletes and coaches on the track team, and for the quality of education offered by the Villanova School of Business ... Majoring in Marketing with a minor in Business Administration.
PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)
800 Meters 1:53.54 2017 Haverford Invitational
1500 Meters 3:47.11 2017 Swarthmore Final Qualifier
Mile 4:07.84 2017 FastTrack National Invitational
3000 Meters 8:15.09 2017 Villanova Invitational
3000 Meter Steeplechase 9:10.10 2017 Larry Ellis Invitational
5000 Meters 14:39.62 2016 Great Dane Classic
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
6000 Meters 19:02.2 2015 Big Five Invitational
4 Miles 19:20.8 2017 Main Line Invitational
8000 Meters 23:45.3 2017 Paul Short Run
5.2 Miles 25:24.1 2017 Penn State National Open
10000 Meters 30:25.2 2017 NCAA Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)
All-Mid Atlantic Region 2016, 2017
All-BIG EAST (First Team) 2016, 2017
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2015-16, 2016-17
Capital One Academic All-District Team 2017