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Samuel McEntee

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Hometown:
Perth, Australia

High School:
Hale School

Birthdate:
02/03/1992

Experience:
So./Fr.

11/21/2011

Men's Cross Country Finishes 13th at NCAA Championships

Villanova finish is 10 spots higher than last year, continues strong run by the team

11/21/2011

Men's Cross Country NCAA Championships Race at 12:08 PM Today

Watch the race live online as Wildcats compete in national championships meet

11/12/2011

Second Place Finish at Regional Meet Earns Men's Cross Country Automatic NCAA Bid

Top five runners for Wildcats are each All-Mid Atlantic Region honorees

10/29/2011

Men's Cross Country Cruises to Fourth BIG EAST Championship

Wildcats win by a dominant margin, net first title since 2002

10/28/2011

BIG EAST Championships Are Set For Saturday Morning

Wildcats are ready to compete in conference meet in Louisville

On McEntee: Joined the team for the spring 2011 semester ... Has all four years of eligibility remaining in cross country and outdoor track, plus three years indoors ... Very strong runner who will be counted on to help the team this season ... Possesses outstanding potential as a middle distance runner in the Villanova program.

2011 Cross Country: Broke into the team's lineup midway through the season and was a scoring runner at all three postseason meets ... Finished third on the team at both the NCAA Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Placed 77th at the national meet and earned All-Mid Atlantic Region honors for a 16th place finish at the regional meet ... His 10K time of 30:38 at the national championships was 21 seconds faster than in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional race ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors with an 11th place finish at the conference meet, where he was fourth on the team with a time of 23:54.1 to help lead the Wildcats to the team title ... Ran as part of the Villanova lineup for the first time at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and was the team's third runner, coming in 83rd out of 270 competitors (24:44) ... Competed as an unattached runner in two meets earlier in the season ... Placed third out of 85 runners at the Main Line Invitational with a four-mile time of 19:35.91 in his collegiate cross country debut ... Individual winner of the Men's Open race at the Paul Short Run with an 8K time of 25:25.

2011 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at the Larry Ellis Invitational and recorded a time of 3:47.77 in the 1500 meters ... Came in fifth in his section and seventh overall with that time ... Also ran in the 1500 meters at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet and posted a time of 3:43.34 to finish in fourth place.

2011 Indoor: Placed sixth at the BIG EAST Championships in the Mile with a time of 4:10.61 in the finals ... He stood first overall after the preliminaries with a mark of 4:11.42 ... Made his Villanova debut at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he posted a time of 4:09.84 to finish in third place ... Ran the third leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova place second with a time of 7:28.28.

Personal: Born 2/3/92 in Melbourne, Australia ... One of four children of Peter and Karen McEntee ... Siblings are Alysha (21), Maddison (17) and Chantel (13) ... Majoring in Computer Science.

PERSONAL BESTS

1500 Meters              3:43.34           2011 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet
Mile                     4:09.84           2011 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
8000 Meters (XC)         23:54             2011 BIG EAST Championships
10000 Meters (XC)        30:38             2011 NCAA Championships

CAREER AWARDS

All-Mid Atlantic Region (Cross Country)    2011
All-BIG EAST (Cross Country)               2011
BIG EAST Academic All-Star                 2011
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