Mathew Mildenhall is top finisher for Villanova in final collegiate cross country race
Villanova finishes second in thrilling Mid-Atlantic Region race, heads to national meet
Wildcats vying for strong finish at a regional meet with many national implications
Samuel McEntee leads Villanova with 17th place individual finish
Wildcats look to defend last year's conference title
The men's cross country team captured the team title with a terrific performance at the Paul Short Run.
On Denault: Middle distance runner who is a great talent on the Villanova team ... Made progress during the course of his freshman season and is poised to do big things ... Has all four years of eligibility remaining for cross country and indoor track.
2012 Cross Country: Earned All-Mid Atlantic Region honors and helped Villanova receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships by finishing 19th overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Crossed the finish line in that race in 30:54 and was the Wildcats fifth counting runner ... Finished in the team's top five at all five scored meets during the season ... Placed second on the team and 53rd overall at the Pre-NCAA Meet with a collegiate-best 8K time of 24:04.7 ... Third finisher for Villanova and came in 21st overall at the BIG EAST Championships (25:12.18) ... Came in 166th at the NCAA Championships (31:16.7) ... Opened the season with a 26th place finish and a time of 24:37 at the Paul Short Run, where he helped the Wildcats capture the team title.
2012 Outdoor: Came on strong during the second half of the season and reached the NCAA East Regional in the 1500 meters ... Posted a time of 4:07.99 at the NCAA East Regional meet ... Ran a personal best time and finished in first place out of 81 runners with a time of 3:42.26 in the 1500 meters at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with a fourth place finish in the finals (3:51.75) ... Moved up six spots after ranking 10th in the preliminary heats (3:52.12) at the conference meet ... Also ran the third leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova finish in fourth place in the relay ... Ran in a Villanova shirt for the first time at the Larry Ellis Invitational and came in sixth out of 80 runners with a time of 3:45.89 ... Led off the Wildcats distance medley relay at the Penn Relays ... Competed as an unattached runner in the Sam Howell Invitational and finished in fourth place (3:47.15).
2012 Indoor: Competed as an unattached runner at the Great Dane Classic and came in second in the 3000 meters with a personal best time of 8:15.72 ... Shattered his previous top time in the event by more than 15 seconds.
2011 Cross Country: Competed as an unattached runner ... Came in 19th in the Main Line Invitational with a time of 20:26.25 over four miles ... Placed 28th in the Men's Open race at the Paul Short Run with an 8K time of 26:07 ... Individual winner at the Jack St. Clair Memorial Championships ... Runner-up at the Haverford Invitational.
Aurora High School: Team MVP all four years in track, as well as his junior and senior years in cross country ... Holds the Canadian Youth 1500 meters record (3:45.87) ... 2009 OFSAA Junior Boys 1500 meter reocrd holder (3:55.38) ... 2010 Ontario Youth Distance Athlete of the Year ... Canadian Junior champion in the 1500 meters (2011) ... Previously was the Canadian Youth champion in the 1500 meters in 2009 and 2010 ... Received a bronze medal at the Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships in 2010 ... Member of the Canadian team at the 2011 World Cross and NACAC Cross Country Championships, as well as at the 2011 Pan-American Track Championships ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years.
Personal: Born 4/27/93 ... Second of three children of David and Kristine Denault ... Has an older brother, Alex, and a younger sister, Carolyn.
800 Meters 1:52.54 High School 1500 Meters 3:42.26 2012 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet 3000 Meters 8:15.72 2012 Albany Great Dane Invitational 8000 Meters (XC) 24:04.7 2012 Pre-NCAA Meet 10000 Meters (XC) 30:54 2012 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)
All-Mid Atlantic Region 2012
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2011-12 BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2011-12