April 20, 2011
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Field Athletes Enjoy Success at McElligott Invitational
Villanova posted a number of strong results during competition at the McElligott Invitational on Saturday afternoon, where the team had a dozen athletes competing in five different events at Alumni Gym on the Haverford campus. There were a pair of first-place finishes for the Wildcats, with senior Kathleen McPhillips (Carlisle, Pa.) winning the pole vault and sophomore Ekiah Lewis (San Bernardino, Calif.) taking first in the long jump.
Schappert Runs Personal Best Time in Mile at Penn State National
Senior middle distance runner Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) ran a personal best time in the Mile to highlight a number of strong performances by Villanova in the Penn State National on Saturday afternoon. The two-day meet at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track was a highly successful one of the Wildcats, who excelled across the board in the sprints, middle distance races and field events.
Wildcats Ranked Third in Nation in Distance Medley Relay Following Race at Penn State
The first day of competition at the Penn State National produced a number of strong outcomes for Villanova, highlighted by a distance medley relay group which put up the nation's third-leading time at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on Friday night. Individually, the Wildcats also excelled in the pentathlon and the 60 meter hurdles.
Throwers and Multi-Event Athletes Have Success at Widener Field Meet
Five athletes competed for Villanova at the Widener Field Meet this week, which was held on Thursday and Friday at Schwartz Athletic Center. Junior Alita Ostapkovich (Bensalem, Pa.) notched a first place finish in the weight throw, while freshman Katie HoSang (Bedford, N.H.) was first in the pentathlon.
Women's Track & Field to Face Top Competition at Penn State National
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One of the big weekends of competition during the indoor track & field regular season is on tap for Villanova, which is heading to the Penn State National this Friday and Saturday. Some of the top teams from around the nation will be competing in the meet at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. The meet begins on Friday afternoon and continues until Saturday evening.
Wildcats Win Six Events, Capture Team Title at Metro Team Challenge
Led by terrific performances in the middle distance races, Villanova won six events overall and won the team title at the Metro Team Challenge held at the New York Armory on Friday afternoon. A number of teams from the region took part in the meet, which was the second in as many weeks for the Wildcats at the famed New York City venue.
Piccirillo and Wasik Earn BIG EAST Weekly Honors
Junior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and senior pole vaulter Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) were named the BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week and the BIG EAST Female Field Athlete of the Week, respectively, as announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon. The awards come after terrific performances by both Villanova athletes at the Gotham Cup last week.
Wasik Breaks Own School Record in Pole Vault at Gotham Cup
Senior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) broke the school record in the pole vault for the third time in the last 11 months and Villanova also registered some of the top performances in school history in the sprint events during competition at the Gotham Cup on Friday night. The meet at New York Armory was the first full team event of the new year for the Wildcats, who had more than 30 athletes in competition.