Three different Wildcats came in under 20 minutes on the four-mile Haverford course
On Fitzsimons: Showed significant progress during the second half of his sophomore season and is poised for a big year ... Top individual event is the 800 meters and is part of a talented middle distance group for Villanova ... Has a chance to be one of the team's top contributors during the coming year.
2012 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 800 meters ... Came in 26th in the national first round with a time of 1:50.90 at the regional meet ... Posted his top collegiate time of 1:48.91 in a fourth place finish at the Virginia Challenge to secure his spot in the East Regional ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors for a runner-up finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Lowered his time from 1:52.51 in the preliminary heats to 1:51.24 in the finals ... Came in second at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (1:51.07), finished sixth out of 78 runners at the Colonial Relays (1:52.49) and came in 22nd at the Larry Ellis Invitational (1:52.00) ... Won the 1500 meters at the Widener Invitational (3:51.67) and came in 14th out of 117 runners at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:01.83) ... Ran the third leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays.
2012 Indoor: Helped lead Villanova to a BIG EAST title in the 4x800 meter relay and a Millrose Games championship in the distance medley relay ... Ran the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST meet as the Wildcats won with a time of 7:27.91 ... Competed on the third leg of the DMR at the Millrose Games and Villanova finished first in 9:38.02 ... Individually came in fifth in the 800 meters (1:54.13) at the BIG EAST Championships ... Recorded the second-fastest time (1:54.12) in the BIG EAST preliminary heats ... Finished seventh in the invitational section (1:51.06) at the Penn State National ... Came in 21st in the 1000 meters in 2:40.92 at the Great Dane Classic ... Ran the third leg of the distance medley relay in a first place finish at the NYC Gotham Cup (10:13.58) and a fourth place finish in the invitational section of the Penn State meet (9:48.64).
Helped lead Villanova to a first place finish in the distance medley relay at the NYC Gotham Cup with a final time of 10:13.58 by running the third leg (800 meters) of the relay ... Ran the same leg of the relay at the Penn State National and had a split of 1:52 to help the Wildcats finish fourth with a final time of 9:48.64 ... Also came in seventh individually in the invitational section of the 800 meters at the Penn State meet and recorded a time of 1:51.06 ... Competed in the 1000 meters at the Great Dane Classic and placed 21st with a time of 2:40.92.
2011 Cross Country: Finished in 42nd place as an unattached runner at the Main Line Invitational ... Had a time of 21:23 on the four-mile course ... Lowered that mark to 20:53 at the Haverford Invitational on the same course and came in 20th out of 110 runners.
2011 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Won the 800 meters as an unattached runner at the Widener Invitational, with a winning time of 1:53.37 ... Had his top time of the season at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, where he crossed the finish line in 1:49.91 as an unattached entry ... Placed fourth out of 69 runners in that race.
2011 Indoor: Placed third in the 1000 meters at the Albany Great Dane Invitational with a time of 2:27.52.
2010 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Ran unattached on the four-mile course at Haverford College for the Main Line Invitational and came in 44th with a time of 21:43.27 in his first collegiate race.
Hamden High School: Anchored the winning 4x800 and distance medley relay teams at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals ... Placed third in the 800 meters at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... His personal best in the 800 meters is a Connecticut state record ... Connecticut Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Born 8/8/92 ... One of two sons of Tom and Mary Sue Fitzsimons ... Has a brother, Tom ... Undeclared major in the school of Liberal Arts.
800 Meters (Relay) 1:47.15 High School 800 Meters (Open) 1:48.83 High School 1000 Meters 2:27.15 High School 1500 Meters 3:51.67 2012 Widener Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2012 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2012 (4x800 Meter Relay) Millrose Games Champion 2012 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2012 (800 Meters)