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Lipari Leads Wildcats With Seventh Place Finish at Pre-NCAA Meet
Emily Lipari was the Wildcats top finisher for the third time in as many starts this season, as she came in seventh at the Pre-NCAA Meet on Saturday morning.

Oct. 19, 2013

Complete Results

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.--Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was just eight seconds off the winning pace and came in seventh overall out of 340 runners at the Pre-NCAA Meet on Saturday morning. Lipari registered a time of 20:17.1 at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course, which will host the national championships next month. Villanova came in 16th as a team and finished with 556 points.

Lipari has been the top finisher for the Wildcats in each of her three starts this season. Her 6,000 meter time of 20:17.1 today was the second fastest of her career. Lipari was followed among Villanova finishers by senior Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.), who came in 21st with a time of 20:39.6.

Georgetown captured the team title in the meet with a score of 116 points and was followed by Florida State (162) and Butler (176) among the top three teams. The individual winner was Emma Bates from Boise State, who finished first with a time of 20:09.1.

Junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) came in third for the Wildcats and 123rd overall with a time of 21:38.6. Rounding out the team's five scoring runners were redshirt freshman Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and true freshman Julie Williams (Wilmington, Del.). Piccirillo crossed the finish line in 21:57.1 and Williams registered a time of 22:11.8.

The final two runners in the Villanova lineup were redshirt freshman Caitlin Bungo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) with a time of 22:52.0 and sophomore Sydney Harris (Colorado Springs, Colo.) with a time of 22:54.4.



In addition to the team competition in the Blue Race the Wildcats also had freshman Katie Brislin (Manlius, N.Y.) running in the Open race later on Saturday afternoon. Brislin finished in 42nd place out of 102 runners in that race with a time of 23:09.21.

Villanova returns to action for the BIG EAST Championships on November 2 at the Wayne E. Dannehl course in Kenosha, Wis. The site last hosted the conference meet in 2009.


Blue Race

Emily Lipari              7th of 340             20:17.1
Nicky Akande              21st                   20:39.6
Stephanie Schappert       123rd                  21:38.6
Angel Piccirillo          181st                  21:57.1
Julie Williams            225th                  22:11.8
Caitlin Bungo             292nd                  22:52.0
Sydney Harris             294th                  22:54.4

Open Race

Katie Brislin             42nd of 102            23:09.21

Blue Race Team Standings (Top 20)

1.  Georgetown            116
2.  Florida State         162
3.  Butler                176
4.  Virginia              191
5.  Oregon                214
6.  Michigan              219
7.  Colorado              223
8.  William & Mary        248
9.  Stanford              275
10. Princeton             420
11. Boise State           442
12. Mississippi           451
13. Penn State            485
14. Toledo                494
15. Kentucky              547
16. Villanova             556
17. Cal Poly              607
18. Southern Methodist    623
19. Iona                  641
20. Oklahoma State        654