April 20, 2011
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Five Event Titles Spark Wildcats to Second Place BIG EAST Finish
Backed by victories in five different events and a total of 14 top-three finishes, the women’s track & field team scored 176 points and finished second in the team race at the BIG EAST Championships which wrapped up at Villanova Stadium on a soggy Saturday afternoon. Middle distance runners Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) were the champions of the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively, and also ran the final two legs of the Wildcats first-place 4x400 meter relay.
Caroline Hamilton Repeats as BIG EAST Javelin Champion
Senior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) defended her BIG EAST javelin title with the second-best throw of her career and Villanova had nine different athletes score points on the first day of the conference championships at Villanova Stadium on Friday afternoon. With six events scored, the Wildcats are in second place with 46 points going into Saturday’s final day of action.
Villanova to Host BIG EAST Track & Field Championships This Weekend
Ciluffo and Campbell Competed For Wildcats at Kehoe Invitational
Sophomore middle distance runners Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa) and Ann Campbell (Mission Hills, Kan.) each competed for Villanova at the Jim Kehoe Invitational on Friday night. They ran in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively, at Maryland’s Kehoe Track & Field Complex.
Cleirigh Buttner and Hamilton Earn BIG EAST Weekly Honors
Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and senior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) were named the women’s track & field athletes of the week by the BIG EAST in an announcement on Wednesday afternoon. Both athletes were part of Villanova’s outstanding and record-setting weekend at the Penn Relays last week.
Penn Relays Distance Triple Through the Eyes of the Athletes
To truly understand the magnitude of what the Villanova women accomplished when they pulled off the "distance triple" at the Penn Relays last weekend, experience the team's historic run from the perspective of the athletes themselves.
Penn Relays: Villanova Women Complete Distance Relay Triple
There had been some uncertainty as to whether or not the Villanova women would run the 4x800 meter relay on Saturday afternoon. When you leave that decision in the hands of world-class athletes who have already won two races in as many days, is there really any doubt about what is going to happen? For the sixth time ever and the second time in the last four years, the Wildcats completed a distance triple at the Penn Relays by winning the Championship of America title in the 4x800 meter relay at Franklin Field on Saturday afternoon. The third championship of the weekend followed victories in the distance medley relay on Thursday evening and the 4x1500 meter relay on Friday afternoon.
Penn Relays: Villanova Finishes Second in ECAC 4x400 Meter Relay
As three days of non-stop action at the Penn Relays began to wind down, there was one more race for Villanova to run. In the ECAC section of the 4x400 meter relay, a quartet of freshman Danielle Burns (Phoenix, Ariz.), junior Sidney Hayes (Spring Grove, Pa.), senior Veronica Scott (Plymouth, N.H.) and freshman Amari Onque-Shabazz (Plainfield, N.J.) recorded a time of 3:43.28 to finish in second place out of seven teams.