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Women’s Track & Field Has Seven Earn National Academic Honors

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:49:00 EDT

Seven members of the Villanova women’s track & field team were named to the national All-Academic Team announced on Friday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The honorees included sophomore Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.), sophomore Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio), sophomore Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa), junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland), sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.), freshman Amari Onque-Shabazz (Plainfield, N.J.) and senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.). In addition, the Wildcats were named an All-Academic Team for having a grade-point average above a 3.0 for the 2016-17 academic year.


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World Championships Preview: Wildcats Will Be Well Represented

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:49:00 EDT

A contingent of six current and former Villanova athletes are headed to London for the IAAF World Championships, which will be held at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from August 4-13. The six athletes competing at the world championships represent four different countries and they will combine to run at five different distances ranging from 800 meters up to the marathon.



Bella Burda Earns Second Team Academic All-America Honors

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:16:00 EDT

Rising junior student-athlete Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) was named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division I Track & Field/Cross Country second team in an announcement made on Friday afternoon.



Cleirigh Buttner, Hutchinson Are Honorable Mention All-Americans

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:28:00 EDT

Junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) were named honorable mention All-Americans for the outdoor track & field season in an announcement Monday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The pair represented Villanova at the NCAA Championships last week, where they competed in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively.


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Hutchinson, Cleirigh Buttner Wrap Up Successful Season at NCAA Meet

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:33:00 EDT

On the first night of the women’s national championships meet Thursday night, sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) ran in the semifinal heats of the 1500 meters and the 800 meters, respectively. They concluded an outstanding 2016-17 year of competition as the two Villanova qualifiers for the NCAA Championships, which returned to the famous Hayward Field track in Oregon for the fifth straight year.


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NCAA Championships: Hutchinson, Cleirigh Buttner to Run Tonight

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:54:00 EDT

Sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) will each be on the track at Hayward Field this evening to run in the national semifinals of their respective events at the outdoor NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Hutchinson is competing in the 1500 meters and Cleirigh Buttner in the 800 meters, with both of their races airing live on ESPN2 and the WatchESPN mobile app.



Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Named Mid-Atlantic Athlete of the Year

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:20:00 EDT

Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was named the women’s Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year in an announcement on Sunday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Cleirigh Buttner was named the region’s top athlete for the outdoor season in advance of the national championships which get underway later this week.


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Caroline Hamilton Wins Michael Tranghese Leadership Award

Wed, 31 May 2017 16:28:00 EDT

Senior javelin thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) was announced on Wednesday afternoon as the BIG EAST female winner of the 2017 Michael Tranghese Postgraduate Leadership Award. The award is given to one male and one female student-athlete from a BIG EAST-sponsored sport and is selected by the BIG EAST Conference Academic Affairs Committee. Hamilton is the first Villanova student-athlete to earn this prestigious honor.



Nicole Hutchinson Qualifies for NCAA Championships in 1500 Meters

Sat, 27 May 2017 21:07:00 EDT

Sophomore middle distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) ran a blistering time of 4:13.71 in the national quarterfinal heats of the 1500 meters and secured a spot at the NCAA Championships in her latest remarkable race on Saturday night. Hutchinson was one of 12 qualifiers from the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex who punched their ticket to the national meet in Saturday’s quarterfinal round.


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Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Heads to NCAA Championships in 800 Meters

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:35:00 EDT

After running the fastest 800 meter race of her collegiate career, junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) is headed to the NCAA Championships as the top qualifier from the national quarterfinal heats run during the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Friday evening. Cleirigh Buttner crossed the finish line in a blistering 2:02.11 to win her heat and lead the 12 qualifiers from the East region who will compete at the national championships next month.


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Trio of Wildcats Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAA East Preliminary

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:12:00 EDT

The first day of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary was a good one for Villanova, as three Wildcats advanced to the national quarterfinal round of their respective events at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Thursday evening. Junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) is a quarterfinal qualifier in the 800 meters, while sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) each advanced out of the first round of the 1500 meters. Also on Thursday night, sophomore Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) ran in a national semifinal heat of the 10000 meters and finished in 15th place out of 46 runners.


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Bella Burda Earns Capital One Academic All-District Honors

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:38:00 EDT

Sophomore distance runner Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) was recognized on the Capital One Academic All-District 2 squad which was announced on Thursday afternoon. The recognition includes accolades from cross country as well as the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons, and Burda will now move on to the national ballot for Capital One Academic All-America consideration.



Women’s Track & Field Sends Four Athletes to NCAA East Preliminary

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:35:00 EDT

The accepted athletes for the NCAA preliminary meets were announced Thursday afternoon and Villanova will have four women’s distance runners headed to the East Preliminary meet in Lexington, Ky. next week. The regional meet runs from May 25-27 at the UK Outdoor Track and Field Complex on the Kentucky campus. Fifth-year senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) will each run the 1500 meters, while junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) are qualifiers in the 800 meters and the 10000 meters, respectively.



Women’s Track & Field Earns 20 All-BIG EAST Honors

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:30:00 EDT

The official list of all-conference performers from last weekend’s outdoor BIG EAST Championships was announced on Tuesday afternoon, and the Villanova women’s track & field team had 14 student-athletes combine to earn 20 All-BIG EAST honors during the conference meet. Headlining the list were six athletes who earned all-conference recognition in both an individual event and a relay.



Five Event Titles Spark Wildcats to Second Place BIG EAST Finish

Sat, 13 May 2017 19:15:00 EDT

Backed by victories in five different events and a total of 14 top-three finishes, the women’s track & field team scored 176 points and finished second in the team race at the BIG EAST Championships which wrapped up at Villanova Stadium on a soggy Saturday afternoon. Middle distance runners Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) were the champions of the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively, and also ran the final two legs of the Wildcats first-place 4x400 meter relay.