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Wildcats Set to Compete at New Balance Collegiate Invitational

Feb. 4, 2010

VILLANOVA, Pa. - After much success at The Armory, the women's track and field squad will return for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Friday and Saturday and look to add more conference qualifiers in the final weekend before the BIG EAST Championships.

Junior Sheila Reid and sophomore Bogdana Mimic ran NCAA automatic qualifying times at The Armory last weekend in the 3,000m. Reid owns the NCAA's fastest time in the 3,000m while Mimic ranks third. Both have qualified to the conference championships in the 1,000m and 3,000m.

Five Wildcats have posted NCAA provisional marks leading into this meet. Senior Nicole Schappert, junior Amanda Marino and senior Kaitlyn Tallman posted provisional marks in the 3,000m, while freshman Ariann Neutts recorded a provisional mark in the 800m. Two weekends ago sophomore Shericka Ward highlighted the Great Dane Classic by running a provisional time in the 60m hurdles. All have qualified to the BIG EAST championships.

Over 140 schools will be competing at the New Balance Invitational with both track and field events beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Villanova will also have entries in the Haverford College Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Event schedules, results and a live webcast can be found here.