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Piccirillo Wins 800 and 1500 Meters at Penn Challenge

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:12:00 EDT

Senior middle distance runner Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) won both the 800 meters and the 1500 meters on Saturday afternoon at the Penn Challenge in her first official race for Villanova since the cross country national championships last fall. Piccirillo, who had used up her indoor collegiate eligibility, was part of the Wildcats successful start to the outdoor season on a busy day at Franklin Field. Villanova had a total of 27 athletes competing in 13 different events.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Leads Wildcats All-America Selections

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:00:00 EDT

Junior middle distance runner Siofa Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was named a first team All-American by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Cleirigh Buttner highlighted a total of six All-America honors for Villanova, which had two individual athletes and one relay team in action at the NCAA Championships last week.

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Cleirigh Buttner Places Eighth in Mile at National Championships

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:45:00 EDT

Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) finished eighth in the final of the Mile at the NCAA Championships on Saturday evening, continuing Villanova’s historical success at the national meet in both the Mile specifically and in extending the team’s streak of scoring points in the team standings. This is the fourth straight year that the Wildcats have had a runner finish in the top eight of the mile at the national championships, and it is also the ninth consecutive year in which Villanova has scored team points at the NCAA meet.

Cleirigh Buttner Advances in Mile, DMR Places 12th at NCAA Meet

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:16:00 EDT

Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) advanced on time to the final of the Mile on the first night of the NCAA Championships on Friday evening. Cleirigh Buttner posted a time of 4:35.79 in the first of two preliminary heats at Gilliam Indoor Stadium on the Texas A&M campus to punch her ticket for Saturday night's final. Also on Friday night, the Villanova distance medley relay squad tallied a 12th place finish with a time of 11:13.59.

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Women’s Track & Field Earns 23 All-BIG EAST Selections at Conference Meet

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:30:00 EDT

After a terrific second place finish at the BIG EAST Championships last week, the Villanova women’s track & field team earned a total of 23 all-conference honors on Thursday evening. The league office announced its full slate of All-BIG EAST awards, and the Wildcats had 14 athletes recognized after posting top-three finishes in their respective events during the conference meet. Middle distance runners Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa), and freshman sprinter McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa.) each earned a total of three all-conference honors.

Cleirigh Buttner, Hutchinson and DMR Squad Earn NCAA Bids

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:33:00 EDT

Middle distance runners Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) are each among the 16 qualifiers in the Mile for the NCAA Championships next week, and the Villanova distance medley relay squad also earned a bid to the national meet in an announcement made late Tuesday night. The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place on March 10-11 at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas.

Women's Track & Field Shows Their Mettle in Runner-Up BIG EAST Finish

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:13:00 EDT

Villanova swept the relay events and produced three individual winners at the BIG EAST Championships, which wrapped up on Saturday afternoon.

Women's DMR, Adeline Scelzi the Big Winners on First Day at BIG EAST Championships

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:05:00 EDT

The first day of the BIG EAST Championships was marked by several big-time performances by the Villanova women's team on Friday afternoon. Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) ran a sizzling leadoff leg of the distance medley relay to spark the Wildcats to a conference title in that race, while sophomore Adeline Scelzi (Glen Allen, Va.) won the pole vault and sophomore Sofia Calabrese (Edwards, Colo.) earned a spot on the podium in the pentathlon.

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Women's Track & Field Ready to Continue Surge at BIG EAST Championships

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:52:00 EDT

An up-and-coming Villanova team is ready to measure the progress it has made this season at the BIG EAST Championships, which will be held at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. on Friday and Saturday afternoons. The competition runs from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. All of the action can be seen live on BIG EAST Digital Network via the Fox Sports GO app both days. A link to the broadcast, as well as to live results and other pertinent championship information, can be found at the top of this release.

Nicole Hutchinson Lowers Personal Best in Mile at UCS Invitational

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:47:00 EDT

Sophomore middle distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) lowered her personal best time in the Mile in a terrific race at the UCS Invitational on Saturday evening. Hutchinson registered a time of 4:36.16 in her race, and the mark will be further lowered once it is converted to account for being run on a flat 200-meter track. Hutchinson was the lone women’s athlete competing for the Villanova in Saturday’s meet at the JDL Fast Track.

Angel Piccirillo Runs 3000 Meters at NYRR Millrose Games

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:27:00 EDT

During the famous NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday afternoon, Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) competed in the Women’s 3000 Meters and tallied a time of 9:10.65 while placing seventh in an elite field of runners. Piccirillo, who has used up her collegiate indoor eligibility and will not compete for Villanova until the start of the outdoor season, represented the United States in Saturday’s race at the New York Armory.

Cleirigh Buttner Clocked in 4:33.16, Leads National List in Mile

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:30:00 EDT

In the first Mile race of her career, junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) turned in a remarkable performance and posted a time of 4:33.16 during the FastTrack National Invitational at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Complex on Friday afternoon. Her incredible race was part of an extremely successful day for Villanova, which received strong efforts across the board in a highly competitive meet. Two of the most noteworthy results of the day came in the Mile, as Cleirigh Buttner was joined by sophomore Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) who recorded a time of 4:38.27 and lowered her previous personal best by nearly 10 seconds.

Hutchinson Wins 3000 Meters at Villanova Invitational

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:27:00 EDT

Sophomore distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) joined both the national leaders for the current indoor season as well as the all-time Villanova leaders in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:09.59 at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Saturday night. Hutchinson highlighted the Villanova Invitational with a big win in the 3000 meters, and the Wildcats registered a number of strong finishes during their final home meet of the season.

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Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Named BIG EAST Athlete of the Week

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:20:00 EDT

Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was named the BIG EAST Women’s Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. The announcement came after a pair of performances over the weekend in which Cleirigh Buttner set an indoor school record in the 800 meters and anchored a distance medley relay to a time that ranks among the national leaders this season.