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.
2012 Cross Country: Made his collegiate debut at the Paul Short Run and instantly became one of the Wildcats top contributors ... Went on to earn All-Mid Atlantic Region honors and help Villanova secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... Finished in fourth place overall and was second on the team at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional with a time of 30:36 ... Was the fourth counting runner for the Wildcats at the NCAA Championships, where he placed 161st in 31:12.8 ... Came in fourth on the team with an 8K time of 25:19.83 and was 26th overall at the BIG EAST Championships ... Third counting runner for Villanova in each of his first two meets at the Paul Short Run and the Pre-NCAA Meet ... Came in ninth at the Paul Short Run (24:23) and 57th at the Pre-NCAA Meet (24:06.0).
Haileybury College High School: Advanced to the World Youth semifinals ... Australian champion in the 800 meters, 1500 meters and 3000 meters and was the runner-up in cross country.
Personal: Born 8/21/92 ... One of two children of Craig and Deidre Williamsz ... Has a sister, Laura ... Has yet to declare a major.
800 Meters 1:47.34 High School 1500 Meters 3:36.74 High School 3000 Meters 8:13.71 High School 8000 Meters (XC) 24:06.0 2012 Pre-NCAA Meet 10000 Meters (XC) 30:36 2012 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)
All-Mid Atlantic Region 2012