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John Pickhaver

Player Profile
Hometown:
Drexel Hill, Pa.

High School:
St. Joseph's Prep

Experience:
Sr./Jr.

10/26/2012

Men's Cross Country Finishes Fifth at BIG EAST Championships

Samuel McEntee leads Villanova with 17th place individual finish

10/13/2012

Men's Cross Country Places Eighth at Pre-NCAA Meet

Mildenhall leads balanced team effort with 32nd place finish

09/28/2012

Strong Lineup Leads Wildcats to Team Championship at Paul Short Run

McEntee came in fourth overall as Villanova dominated at top of team standings

09/20/2012

Wildcats Open Up With Successful Day at Main Line Invitational

McEntee is top collegiate finisher in field of 110 runners

10/29/2011

Men's Cross Country Cruises to Fourth BIG EAST Championship

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

11/08/2012

Men's Cross Country at Paul Short Run

The men's cross country team captured the team title with a terrific performance at the Paul Short Run.

10/05/2011

Men's Cross Country at Paul Short Run

Villanova competed at the Paul Short Run on September 30, 2011 at Lehigh.

On Pickhaver: Part of the Wildcats group of distance runners who can help the team in meets during cross country season as well as on the track ... Capable of being a consistent BIG EAST qualifier and is poised for another strong season.

2012 Cross Country: Came in 59th at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 26:19.82 ... Recorded a personal best time of 25:08 at the Paul Short Run and came in 68th in a field of 332 runners ... It was the second straight year he established a new career best time at that event ... Placed 49th out of 278 athletes in the unseeded race at the Pre-NCAA Meet and crossed the finish line in 25:10.5 ... Opened the season with an 18th place finish at the four-mile Main Line Invitational (19:57.10).

2012 Outdoor: Ran the 10000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 15th with a time of 33:35.01 ... Competed twice during the season in the 5000 meters and registered a personal best time of 14:44.39 at the Sam Howell Invitational ... Came in 25th in the College section at the Penn Relays (14:53.98) ... Finished 13th out of 117 runners in the 1500 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:01.33) ... Lowered his 1500 meters time to a personal best mark of 3:59.60 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.

2012 Indoor: Finished 10th in the College section of the 5000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 14:50.03 and came in 12th at the Great Dane Classic (15:16.33).

2011 Cross Country: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 67th out of 123 runners with a time of 25:23.9 ... Opened the season at the Main Line Invitational and came in 11th out of 85 runners with a four-mile time of 20:02.20 ... Placed 64th overall and was fifth on the team at the Paul Short Run, covering the 8K course in a career-best time of 25:19 ... Finished 34th in the "B" race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (25:53).

2011 Outdoor: Ran the 10000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 12th with a time of 31:29.57 while running the event for the first time ... Set a personal best time in the 5000 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where he came in 13th in his section with a mark of 14:47.07 ... Was also 13th in his section of the 5000 meters at the Colonial Relays with a time of 14:50.04 ... Came in 28th in the 1500 meters at the Big Five Invite to open the season, where he registered a time of 4:07.96 ... Established a personal best in the 1500 meters with a mark of 4:01.11 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.

2011 Indoor: Ran two races each in the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters ... Placed third in the 5000 meters with a then career-best time of 14:52.42 at the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Also came in 17th in the college section of the race at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (15:14.40) ... Placed seventh in the 3000 meters (8:55.07) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and eighth in a personal best time of 8:39.64 at the NYRR I meet.

2010 Cross Country: Ran in three races during the season and was part of the team's lineup at the Notre Dame Invitational, where he came in 97th with an 8K time of 25:34 ... Was the seventh Villanova finisher in that race ... Came in 10th at the Main Line Invitational and fourth at the Haverford Invitational with nearly identical four-mile times ... Had a time of 20:21.35 in his first race and 20:21.13 in his second race.

2010 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Notched a season-best time of 4:06.92 in the 1500 meters as an unattached entry at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.

2010 Indoor: Redshirted.

2009 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Finished 22nd in the Main Line Invitational and 10th in the JV Meet at Haverford as an unattached runner ... The better of his two times on the four-mile course was 20:52.39 in his first race ... Registered an 8K time of 25:24 in the open race at the Paul Short Run and placed 11th overall.

St. Joseph's Prep: Philadelphia Catholic League champion in the outdoor 3200 meters as a senior, as well as the individual cross country champion.

Personal: Son of John (deceased) and Nancy ... Has three sisters, Caitlin, Julie and Kelly ... Julie and Kelly are both Villanova graduates ... Majoring in Political Science.

PERSONAL BESTS

1500 Meters                 3:59.60           2012 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet
3000 Meters                 8:39.64           2011 NYRR I
5000 Meters                 14:44.39          2012 Sam Howell Invitational
10000 Meters                31:29.57          2011 BIG EAST Championships
8000 Meters (XC)            25:08             2012 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Academic All-Star                    2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
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