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
Mildenhall leads balanced team effort with 32nd place finish
Eight nationally-ranked squads are part of field in men's seeded race
On Morrin: Tough competitor who has made steady progress during his career ... Strong distance runner who can help the team during both cross country season and on the track ... Looks to continue making strides during the coming year and will help the team during meets.
2012 Cross Country: Was the Wildcats fourth counting runner at the Paul Short Run and helped Villanova capture the team title with a 23rd place finish in a field of 332 runners ... Crossed the finish line in a career best time of 24:37 for an 8K course ... Finished in 53rd place at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 26:12.13 ... Came in sixth on the team and 134th overall at the Pre-NCAA Meet (24:44.5) ... Opened the season with a four-mile time of 19:37.80 and came in 12th out of 110 runners at the Main Line Invitational.
2012 Outdoor: Finished in eighth place out of 117 runners in the 1500 meters with a personal best time of 3:59.98 at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Runner-up in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 9:38.18 at the Widener Invitational ... Came in 21st at the Colonial Relays (9:43.13).
2012 Indoor: Came in 20th in the 5000 meters in 15:12.79 at the BIG EAST Championships ... During the season recorded a time of 14:37.33 in a third place finish at the Great Dane Classic ... That time shattered his previous personal best by nearly 10 seconds ... Individual winner in the 3000 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational (8:40.31).
2011 Cross Country: Finished in 41st place overall at the BIG EAST Championships, where his 8K time of 24:39 was a new personal best ... Finished in fourth place at the Main Line Invitational ... Came in fourth on the team and was 44th overall at the Paul Short Run wth an 8K time of 25:07 ... Was the Wildcats seventh runner and came in 237th overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.
2011 Outdoor: Competed in four different events during the year ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 5000 meters and came in 20th overall with a time of 14:59.18 ... Was the only Villanova runner to take part in the 3000 meter steeplechase during the season ... Clocked a time of 9:37.13 at the Larry Ellis Invitational and placed 11th in his section of the race ... Came in third at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet with a time of 9:19.01 ... Finished fourth in the 3000 meters at the Colonial Relays (8:38.94) and took 20th place in the 1500 meters (4:05.46) at the season-opening Big Five Invite.
2011 Indoor: Finished in 19th place in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... His top time in the event out of three races came at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he clocked a time of 14:47.03 and placed eighth in the College section of the event ... Finished in fifth place (14:56.49) at the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Ran two races in the 3000 meters, coming in third at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (8:48.08) and sixth at the NYRR I meet (8:32.74).
2010 Cross Country: Was a regular part of the Villanova lineup for most of the season ... Started the year with an eighth place finish at the Main Line Invitational with a time of 20:16.93 over four miles ... Posted a season-best 8K time of 26:03 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Came in 90th at the Penn State National and 60th at the BIG EAST Championships.
2010 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Competed unattached in the 1500 meters on four occasions, with his fastest time being 3:59.78 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Came in first in his section at the Widener Invitational ... Had a time of 4:02.32 at the Princeton Quad Meet.
2010 Indoor: Redshirted.
2009 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Recorded a season best 8K time of 25:22 in the open race at the Paul Short Run and placed ninth individually as an unattached entry ... Ran the four-mile course at Haverford College twice during the season as an unattached runner, placing 11th out of 124 runners at the Main Line Invitational (20:24.93) and then coming in fourth in the JV Meet later in the year.
St. Mark's High School: Three-time state champion as a senior, including the 2008 cross country champion and the 2009 outdoor 1600 meters and 3200 meters champion.
Personal: Younger of two children of Thomas and Theresa Morrin ... Has an older sister, Danielle (21) ... Father ran cross country at Villanova ... Majoring in Chemical Engineering.
1500 Meters 3:59.48 2012 Danny Curran Invitational 3000 Meters 8:32.74 2011 NYRR I 3000 Meter Steeplechase 9:19.01 2011 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet 5000 Meters 14:37.33 2012 Albany Great Dane Invitational 8000 Meters (XC) 24:37 2012 Paul Short Run
BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12