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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.

Caroline Hamilton Repeats as BIG EAST Javelin Champion

Fri, 12 May 2017 20:48:00 EDT

Senior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) defended her BIG EAST javelin title with the second-best throw of her career and Villanova had nine different athletes score points on the first day of the conference championships at Villanova Stadium on Friday afternoon. With six events scored, the Wildcats are in second place with 46 points going into Saturday’s final day of action.

Villanova to Host BIG EAST Track & Field Championships This Weekend

Wed, 10 May 2017 02:26:00 EDT

The outdoor BIG EAST Track & Field Championships presented by Jeep return this week to the site where the meet has been held more times than any other. Villanova will serve as the host of the conference championships for the 25th time overall and the sixth time in the last 10 years this Friday and Saturday. Competition each day will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network free of charge, while tickets can be purchased at the Villanova Stadium ticket office during the competition.

Ciluffo and Campbell Competed For Wildcats at Kehoe Invitational

Sat, 06 May 2017 13:17:00 EDT

Sophomore middle distance runners Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa) and Ann Campbell (Mission Hills, Kan.) each competed for Villanova at the Jim Kehoe Invitational on Friday night. They ran in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively, at Maryland’s Kehoe Track & Field Complex.

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Cleirigh Buttner and Hamilton Earn BIG EAST Weekly Honors

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:14:00 EDT

Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and senior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) were named the women’s track & field athletes of the week by the BIG EAST in an announcement on Wednesday afternoon. Both athletes were part of Villanova’s outstanding and record-setting weekend at the Penn Relays last week.

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Women’s Track & Field Wraps Up Lions Invitational

Tue, 02 May 2017 15:41:00 EDT

Junior Marley Byrne (Auburn, Maine) and sophomore Alex Patrick (Media, Pa.) established new personal bests in the triple jump as Villanova concluded the Lions Invitational at the TCNJ Track & Field Complex on Saturday afternoon. Byrne also tallied a personal best distance in the long jump.

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Wildcats Get Underway at Lions Invitational

Tue, 02 May 2017 10:48:00 EDT

Two throwers were in action for Villanova on Friday afternoon as the team competed on the first of two days of competition at the Lions Invitational. The majority of the events at TCNJ Track & Field Complex take place on Saturday afternoon.

Penn Relays Distance Triple Through the Eyes of the Athletes

Mon, 01 May 2017 16:41:00 EDT

To truly understand the magnitude of what the Villanova women accomplished when they pulled off the "distance triple" at the Penn Relays last weekend, experience the team's historic run from the perspective of the athletes themselves.

Penn Relays: Villanova Finishes Second in ECAC 4x400 Meter Relay

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:21:00 EDT

As three days of non-stop action at the Penn Relays began to wind down, there was one more race for Villanova to run. In the ECAC section of the 4x400 meter relay, a quartet of freshman Danielle Burns (Phoenix, Ariz.), junior Sidney Hayes (Spring Grove, Pa.), senior Veronica Scott (Plymouth, N.H.) and freshman Amari Onque-Shabazz (Plainfield, N.J.) recorded a time of 3:43.28 to finish in second place out of seven teams.

Penn Relays: Villanova Women Complete Distance Relay Triple

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:11:00 EDT

There had been some uncertainty as to whether or not the Villanova women would run the 4x800 meter relay on Saturday afternoon. When you leave that decision in the hands of world-class athletes who have already won two races in as many days, is there really any doubt about what is going to happen? For the sixth time ever and the second time in the last four years, the Wildcats completed a distance triple at the Penn Relays by winning the Championship of America title in the 4x800 meter relay at Franklin Field on Saturday afternoon. The third championship of the weekend followed victories in the distance medley relay on Thursday evening and the 4x1500 meter relay on Friday afternoon.