April 16, 2012
FAIRFAX, Va. - Villanova had four athletes competing in two events on Saturday at the Patriot Open Invitational at George Mason Stadium, with senior Erin Ryan (Doylestown, Pa.) and junior Shannon Browne (Staten Island, N.Y.) each running the 800 meters while freshman Courtney Chapman (Fayetteville, N.Y.) and senior Callie Hogan (Bay Shore, N.Y.) competed in the 1500 meters.
Ryan and Browne crossed the finish line 14th and 15th, respectively, out of a field of 46 runners in the 800 meters. Ryan registered a time of 2:12.22 and Browne was close behind in 2:12.57. For both runners the times registered were season bests.
In the 1500 meters Chapman raced to a ninth place finish out of 41 runners with a time of 4:26.30 and Hogan came in 15th in 4:34.93. They each lowered their times from the Colonial Relays last weekend by more than five seconds.