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Men’s Track DMR Team Posts Strong Time at UCS Invitational

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:33:00 EST

On a weekend that offered one of the final chances to post times that will hopefully qualify for the NCAA Championships next month, Villanova traveled to North Carolina to compete in the distance medley relay on Saturday afternoon. It was a successful endeavor for the Wildcats, who posted a time of 9:37.90 while running in the UCS Invitational at the JDL Fast Track. The race was run on a flat 200-meter track, and the conversion factor should lower that mark to one which will rank at least in the top 10 of the current national performance list.

Slade and Comber Post Strong Times in Mile at FastTrack Meet

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:04:00 EST

Junior middle distance runner Elliot Slade (Cardiff, United Kingdom) and redshirt freshman Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) each had strong results in the Mile as Villanova competed in the FastTrack National Invitational at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Complex on Friday afternoon. Five different runners competed in the Mile for the Wildcats, who tallied several strong efforts across the board during the meet.

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Lampinen Wins 800 Meters at Villanova Invitational

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 23:37:00 EST

Sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) and junior Ishmael Muhammad (Mays Landing, N.J.) combined for a 1-2 finish in the 800 meters at the Villanova Invitational on Saturday evening. In their final home meet of the indoor season, the Wildcats tallied a total of six top-three finishes at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, including wins in the 800 meters and the 4x400 meter relay. Muhammad and Lampinen ran the first half of the relay, while sophomore Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) and freshman Konrad Bayer (Naperville, Ill.) took the baton for the final two legs.

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Wildcats Tally Personal Bests, Strong Finishes at Home Meet

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:34:00 EST

Terrific results in the middle distance events highlighted what was a strong day overall for Villanova at its second home meet of the season. The team recorded seven top-three finishes at the Villanova Open on Friday afternoon and had several athletes record new personal best times in their respective events at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

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Villanova Open to Stream Live on Flotrack Friday Afternoon

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:38:00 EST

The second home meet of the indoor track & field season takes place on Friday afternoon when more than a dozen schools converge on the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for the Villanova Open. The meet gets underway at 12 p.m. and is expected to wrap up by approximately 6 p.m.

Wildcats Sweep Top Three Spots in 3000 Meters at Gotham Cup

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:22:00 EST

The trio of senior Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) and redshirt freshmen Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.) and Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) swept the top three spots in the 3000 meters to highlight several strong performances by Villanova at the Gotham Cup on Friday afternoon. The meet was the first of five straight for the Wildcats at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

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Lampinen and Purcell Open Up Strong at Nittany Lion Challenge

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:22:00 EST

Sophomore sprinters Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) and Harry Purcell (Dublin, Ireland) were among several Villanova athletes who opened up the new calendar year on a strong note at the Nittany Lion Challenge on Saturday afternoon. The pair each competed in the 600 meters and finished in the top four in a field of 20 runners. Overall, the Wildcats had 14 athletes competing in 10 individual events and a relay during the meet at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track.

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Villanova Track & Field Great Frank Murphy Passes Away

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:53:00 EST

One of the legendary names in Villanova track & field history passed away on Thursday afternoon in his native Ireland. Frank Murphy, 69, died following a long illness. He was a noteworthy member of the “Irish Pipeline” of Wildcats track & field athletes, and was a three-time NCAA champion and a two-time Olympian during his career.

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Kolby Koeck Named BIG EAST Men’s Field Athlete of the Week

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:06:00 EST

Villanova senior Kolby Koeck (Altoona, Pa.) was named the BIG EAST Men’s Field Athlete of the Week in an announcement made by the conference on Wednesday morning. Koeck made his season debut in the pole vault at the Fast Times Before Finals Meet at Lehigh last weekend.

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Wildcats Wrap Up Competition at Fast Times Before Finals Meet

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:55:00 EST

A group of four Villanova athletes wrapped up competition at the Fast Times Before Finals Meet on Saturday afternoon. Senior Peter Winslow (Stratham, N.H.) and sophomore Michael Morrow (Danbury, Conn.) finished strong in the heptathlon at Rauch Field House on the Lehigh campus, while senior Kolby Koeck (Altoona, Pa.) and freshman Thomas Conboy (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) competed in the pole vault.

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Morrow and Winslow Begin Heptathlon Competition on Friday Evening

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:48:00 EST

Sophomore Michael Morrow (Danbury, Conn.) and senior Peter Winslow (Stratham, N.H.) completed the first four events of the heptathlon at the Fast Times Before Finals Meet at Lehigh on Friday evening. The two-day meet at Rauch Field House got underway with the multi-events, while the majority of the meet will take place starting on Saturday morning. With three events left in the heptathlon, Morrow and Winslow rank seventh and ninth, respectively, out of the 14 athletes taking part in the competition.

Men's Track & Field Starts Strong at Jack Pyrah Invitational

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:40:00 EST

Sophomore thrower Henry Sise (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) finished first in the shot put and Villanova registered a total of nine top-three finishes at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The first meet of the 2016-17 indoor season was a good one for the Wildcats, who had athletes competing in eight different at Alumni Gym on the Haverford campus. Villanova hosted the first of three home meets this season and had seven different athletes make their official collegiate debuts during the competition.

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Track & Field Teams to Host Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:42:00 EST

The indoor track & field season will officially kick off this weekend as Villanova hosts the annual Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The meet takes place in Alumni Gym at Haverford College and will begin with field events at 11 a.m., followed by the start of running events at 12 p.m.

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Marcus O'Sullivan Inducted to Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:02:00 EST

Villanova men's track & field head coach Marcus O'Sullivan was inducted to the Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame on Wednesday morning at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards. He earned the top honor at the annual awards ceremony while surrounded by some of the most legendary figures that have been a part of the Wildcats storied track & field history. Also honored as part of the Hall of Fame festivities was fellow Villanovan and O'Sullivan's one-time coach, Donal Walsh. The inductions and other annual awards were presented by Athletics Ireland at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood.