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.
Women's Cross Country Returns to Action at Princeton Invitational
After a break in the schedule last weekend, the Villanova women's cross country team will return to action at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday morning. The meet takes place at West Windsor Field on the Princeton campus and the women's 6,000 meter championship race begins at 11:15 a.m. More than 50 teams and 1,300 athletes will be in competition at the meet.
Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Named BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week
Freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) is the BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week for women's cross country, the conference announced on Tuesday afternoon. Cleirigh Buttner was the top finisher for Villanova in her collegiate debut at the Washington Invitational last weekend.
Wildcats Finish Seventh at Washington Invitational
Freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) finished within one second of each other and led Villanova to a seventh place team finish at the Washington Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Megan Venables Leads Villanova at Paul Short Run
Senior Megan Venables (Laurel Springs, N.J.) led a contingent of five Villanova runners that competed in the Women's Gold race at the Paul Short Run on Saturday morning. She recorded a time of 22:02 on the 6,000 meter Alumni Course at Lehigh and the Wildcats finished in 32nd place in the team standings despite having only a small group in competition.