Stephanie Schappert Wins Individual Title at ECAC Championship
In the final cross country race of her career, senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) won the individual title at the ECAC Championship and led Villanova to a runner-up team finish at Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday morning. Schappert was one of six runners who competed for the Wildcats, who placed two runners in the top five overall in their season finale.
Women's Cross Country to Run at ECAC Championship on Saturday Morning
This weekend in New York the women's cross country team will conclude the 2014 season by competing at the ECAC Championship on Saturday morning. Villanova is entered in the Championship section of the meet and will race at 10:15 a.m. at Van Cortlandt Park. This is the first meet at the familiar venue for the Wildcats since the 2012 BIG EAST Championships.
Schappert and Cleirigh Buttner Pace Wildcats at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) led Villanova at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday afternoon. The pair each finished in the top 20 overall as the Wildcats registered a fourth place team score at the regional meet.
Wildcats Head to NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday Afternoon
The women's cross country team has its sights set on the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, which takes place on the Blue and White Golf Courses at Penn State on Friday afternoon. The women's 6,000 meter race gets underway at 12 p.m., with the top two teams in the regional meet earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships next week.
Women's Cross Country Places Fourth at BIG EAST Championships
Freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) earned All-BIG EAST honors with a team-best 12th place finish and Villanova finished in fourth place as a team in the BIG EAST Championships at Northview Church on Friday morning. The five scoring runners for the Wildcats all finished in the top 30 individually and the team had a final score of 95 points.
Women's Cross Country Ready For Next Chapter at BIG EAST Championships
The championship portion of the cross country schedule begins this week when Villanova competes at the BIG EAST Championships on Friday morning. The conference meet is being held at Northview Church in Carmel, Ind. and fans can watch all of the action on the BIG EAST Digital Network live broadcast. The women's race begins at 11:00 a.m.
BIG EAST Digital Network to Offer Live Streaming of Cross Country Championships
The first conference championships of the 2014-15 academic year come up this week as the Villanova men's and women's cross country teams head to the BIG EAST meet at Northview Church in Carmel, Ind. on Friday morning. The meet, which features the women's race at 11 a.m. and the men's race at 11:50 a.m., will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network.
Front Three Runners Lead Wildcats to Team Title at Princeton Invitational
Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.), sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) all finished in the top eight overall and led Villanova to the team title at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday morning. A competitive field of 35 teams and over 300 runners competed at West Windsor Field and the Wildcats won with a team score of 58 points.