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Women’s Track & Field Wraps Up Weekend at Larry Ellis Invitational

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:17:00 EDT

Senior hurdler Veronica Scott (Plymouth, N.H.) came in fifth in the 400 meter hurdles, while freshman McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa.) and junior Sidney Hayes (Spring Grove, Pa.) each placed in the top 10 in the 400 meters during the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Villanova wrapped up two days of competition at the local meet with several sprint races and the pole vault being contested on a cold and damp afternoon.

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Women's Track & Field Starts Strong at Larry Ellis Invitational

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:20:00 EDT

Freshmen sprinters McKenna Keegan (West Grove, Pa.) and Amari Onque-Shabazz (Plainfield, N.J.) were the top two Villanova runners in the elite section of the 800 meters as the Wildcats got underway at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday evening. Two days of competition at Weaver Stadium began with Villanova competing in three running events and one field event.

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Penn Relays: McElroy, 1984 Women’s DMR Earn Wall of Fame Induction

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:12:00 EDT

A new class of inductees to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame was announced on Monday afternoon and Villanova will continue its unrivaled history at the world’s most historic track meet with both an individual athlete and a relay team among the Wall of Fame honorees. Distance runner Brian McElroy will be inducted onto the Wall of Fame for his accomplishments as both a scholastic runner and during his collegiate career. The women’s 1984 distance medley relay team of Mary Ellen McGowan, Veronica McIntosh, Patty Bradley and Lauren Searby will also be inducted.

Piccirillo and Hutchinson Go 1-2 in 800 Meters in Miami

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 23:48:00 EDT

Senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) each recorded personal best times in the 800 meters and combined for a 1-2 finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Villanova had five of the top six finishers in the 800 meters at Cobb Stadium, part of a big day of competition overall for the team.

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Danielle Burns Finishes Fourth in 100 Meter Hurdles at Princeton

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 23:17:00 EDT

Freshman sprinter Danielle Burns (Phoenix, Ariz.) tallied a fourth place finish in the 100 meter hurdles and Villanova competed in several sprint events as the Sam Howell Invitational came to a conclusion at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Four different Wildcats tallied top-eight finishes on the second day of the meet.

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Alexandra Russo Runs 5000 Meters at Sam Howell Invitational

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 11:04:00 EDT

Junior distance runner Alexandra Russo (Bellport, N.Y.) ran the 5000 meters on Friday night at the Sam Howell Invitational as Villanova kicked off a busy weekend of competition. Russo recorded a time of 18:17.58 in her race and placed 37th out of 48 runners on a frigid night at Weaver Stadium.

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Women’s Track & Field Closes Strong at Colonial Relays

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 22:40:00 EDT

Villanova finished in the top four of both relay races it entered on the final day of the 52nd annual Berkley Realty Colonial Relays and the Wildcats wound up finishing in eighth place out of 45 teams at the three-day meet. Saturday’s action at Zable Stadium included the relay events and several field events.

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Veronica Scott Wins 400 Meter Hurdles at Colonial Relays

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 01:02:00 EDT

Senior sprinter Veronica Scott (Plymouth, N.H.) equaled the top time of her career in the 400 meter hurdles and emerged as the winner of the event at the 52nd annual Berkeley Realty Colonial Relays at Zable Stadium on Friday afternoon. Scott was one of 15 athletes in competition for Villanova on the second day of the meet. The day’s action yielded five top-eight results for the Wildcats.

Women’s Track & Field Posts Fast Times at Florida Relays

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:51:00 EDT

Several of the top performers on the Villanova roster were in competition on Friday as a group of five middle distance runners competed during the second day of the Pepsi Florida Relays at James G. Pressly Stadium. Senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) and junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) led the Wildcats in the 1500 meters and the 800 meters, respectively. This is the first time since 2009 that Villanova has sent any of its athletes to the renowned Florida meet.

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Smith Runs 3000 Meters on First Night of Colonial Relays

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:18:00 EDT

Freshman distance runner Jacquelyn Smith (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) competed for Villanova on the opening night of the 52nd Annual Berkeley Realty Colonial Relays on Thursday evening. Smith ran the 3000 meters and posted a time of 10:14.39 to place 18th in a field of 45 runners. The race marked the first time she ran the 3000 meters in collegiate competition.

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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.