April 20, 2011
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Emily Lipari Finishes Fourth in 1500 Meters at NCAA Championships
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Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) wrapped up a tremendous 2013-14 campaign with a fourth place finish in the 1500 meters at Hayward Field in the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon. Lipari and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) placed fourth and 12th, respectively, in the final of the 1500 meters on the last day of the national meet. This is the second straight year that Lipari qualified for the final of her signature collegiate event.
Emily Lipari and Angel Piccirillo Advance to Final of 1500 Meters
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Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) each finished in the top five of their national semifinal heat of the 1500 meters and moved on to the final during competition at the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field on Thursday afternoon. The national championship race in the 1500 meters takes place on Saturday afternoon.
Stephanie Schappert and Alexandra Wasik Garner Academic All-Area Honors
Junior middle distance runner Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and junior pole vaulter Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) were each among 10 women's track student-athletes named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team in an announcement made on Thursday morning. The recognition comes as a result of accomplishments both in the classroom and during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
Emily Lipari Named Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year
USTFCCCA Regional Athletes of the Year
Senior middle distance runner Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was named the Women's Track Athlete of the Year in the Mid-Atlantic Region in an announcement made by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday morning. Lipari has now received the honor once during her career in all three seasons of the year, including winning the award for the 2013 cross country season and for the 2012-13 indoor track & field campaign.
Emily Lipari and Angel Piccirillo Head to NCAA Championships in Oregon This Week
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An incredible outdoor season to date for Villanova will culminate this week at the NCAA Championships, which take place from Wednesday through Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) are each qualifiers in the 1500 meters for the Wildcats and will begin competition at the national meet on Thursday evening. Lipari is making her second straight appearance at the outdoor NCAA Championships, while Piccirillo is a national qualifier for the first time.
Top Times in 1500 Meters Send Lipari and Piccirillo to NCAA Championships
Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) each produced the best times of their collegiate careers in the national quarterfinals of the 1500 meters and advanced to the NCAA Championships during competition at Hodges Stadium in the NCAA East Preliminary on Saturday evening. Lipari set a meet record with a time of 4:14.64 and won her quarterfinal heat, while Piccirillo came in fourth in the same heat in 4:15.16 to also secure an automatic qualifying spot for the national championships.
Wasik Betters Own School Record in Pole Vault at NCAA East Preliminaries
Junior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) soared over the bar at 4.15 meters to improve on her own school record in the pole vault during competition at the NCAA East Preliminary at Hodges Stadium on Friday afternoon. Wasik officially tied for 11th place in the pole vault and was one of three athletes in competition for Villanova on the second day of the preliminary meet. Later on Friday evening senior Samantha Yeats (Califon, N.J.) tied for 28th place in the high jump and senior Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) finished 15th in the national quarterfinals of the 800 meters.
Wildcats Advance Five Runners on First Night of Competition at NCAA East Regional
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All five Villanova runners in action on the first night of the NCAA East Regional automatically qualified for the national quarterfinals in their respective events at Hodges Stadium on Thursday evening. Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.), sophomores Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) and Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.), and junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) all were automatic qualifiers in the 1500 meters. Senior Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) won her first round heat and automatically advanced in the 800 meters.