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The indoor track & field season will officially get underway this weekend when Villanova hosts the annual Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday, December 6th. 10 local teams will be in competition at the meet which is set to take place at Alumni Field House on the Haverford College campus.
The BIG EAST Conference announced the formation of a digital network that will feature free live streaming of more than 80 events. Fox Sports will host exclusive BIG EAST content on its Fox Sports Go app.
Three student-athletes from Villanova have been named to the national All-Academic Team announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Junior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) earned a spot on the team for the third straight year, while junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and sophomore Michaela Wilkins (Ellicott City, Md.) each tallied their second straight academic honor. In addition to the individual recognition the Wildcats team was also named to the All-Academic Team for their team-wide academic success.
At the 2014 National Senior Championships last weekend former Villanova sprinter Monique Morgan won the national title in the 100 meter hurdles. The competition was also a qualification meet for the Commonwealth Games this summer and Morgan will represent Jamaica at the two-week competition in Scotland later this month.
The 2013-14 Villanova Athletics season ended in June with a list of accomplishment that rivals any single campaign in school history.
Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was recognized as a first team All-American in an announcement made by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Villanova received a total of two All-America honors for the outdoor season, with sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) earning second team All-America distinction. Lipari and Piccirillo each competed for the Wildcats at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. last week and advanced to the final of the 1500 meters.
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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.
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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.