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Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Earns First Team All-America Honors

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:53:00 EDT

Senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was named a first team All-American for the 2017-18 indoor season by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in an announcement made on Monday morning. Cleirigh Buttner is coming off a runner-up finish in the 800 meters at last week's NCAA Championships, and she is now an All-American for the sixth time in her collegiate career.

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Cleirigh Buttner Finishes Second in 800 Meters at #NCAATF in Record-Breaking Performance

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:07:00 EDT

Senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) broke her own indoor school record in the 800 meters and notched a runner-up finish in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships on Saturday evening. Cleirigh Buttner posted a time of 2:02.46, the best indoor time of her career, and became the first Villanova athlete in 30 years to finish as high as second in the 800 meters at the indoor national championships.

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Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Advances to Final of 800 Meters at #NCAATF

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:33:00 EDT

It took the second-fastest indoor time of her career and a photo finish for senior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) to advance to the final of the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships on Friday night. Cleirigh Buttner finished in the top three of her semifinal heat at Gilliam Indoor Stadium to ensure an automatic qualifying spot for the final tomorrow evening. Her official time was 2:03.55 after the first two runners crossed the finish line in a virtual tie.

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Siofra Cleirigh Buttner, Men's DMR Headed to NCAA Championships

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:35:00 EDT

Women's track & field senior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and the men's track & field distance medley relay squad are set to compete in the indoor NCAA Championships at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas this week. The national championships take place on Friday and Saturday on the Texas A&M campus. See the links at the top of this release for relevant information related to the championships.

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

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:27:00 EDT

On the heels of winning its record 15th indoor BIG EAST title over the weekend, Villanova had 14 student-athletes combine to earn 23 All-BIG EAST honors in an announcement made by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. Last week's championship performance by the Wildcats included winning six events at the meet, with three individual conference champions in addition to a sweep of the three relays. Villanova has won three of its 15 indoor conference crowns in the last five years.

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Women's Track & Field Wins Record 15th BIG EAST Championship

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:44:00 EDT

The race for a BIG EAST title came down to the very last event of the meet and the Villanova women's track & field team won its record 15th conference championship with the type of gritty performance that so many of its previous titles have come from. Six event titles, including a sweep of the relays for a second straight year, and 1-2-3 dominance in both the 800 meters and the Mile helped the Wildcats score 152 team points and edge Marquette by four points for the BIG EAST crown.

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Women's Track & Field Wins DMR in Strong Start at BIG EAST Meet

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:40:00 EDT

Villanova got off to a strong start at the BIG EAST Championships on Friday, with a conference title in the distance medley relay and scorers in the 5000 meters and two field events among the highlights of the day's action at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. With six events scored during the day, the Wildcats are currently third in the team standings with 39 points. The meet concludes on Saturday afternoon.

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Women's Track & Field: Plenty to Look Forward to at #BIGEASTtrack

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:25:00 EDT

The men's and women's track & field teams are headed for the BIG EAST Championships this week, as the conference meet will be held on Friday and Saturday at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. It is the third straight year that the indoor conference championships will be held at the venue, and all of the action will once again be carried live on the BIG EAST Digital Network. See the top of this release for access to the live stream of the meet, along with other relevant meet information.

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Women's Track & Field: DMR Finishes First at UCS Invitational

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:28:00 EDT

Junior anchor Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) decisively pulled away from the pack in the final 400 meters of the distance medley relay on Friday night and helped lead Villanova to a first place finish with a time of 11:13.65 in the UCS Invitational. That time converts to a mark of 11:06.51 since the race was run on the JDL Fast Track -- a flat surface -- which moves the Wildcats up to fifth on this year's current NCAA qualifying list. The top 12 declared teams for next month's NCAA Championships earn a berth in the meet based on the descending order qualifying list.

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Kaley Ciluffo Runs Personal Best Time in Mile at Iowa State Classic

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:38:00 EDT

Junior middle distance runner Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa) had a successful return to her home state this weekend, as she established a new personal best in the Mile with a time of 4:41.32 on Saturday afternoon. Ciluffo was one of five Villanova athletes who competed in this weekend's Iowa State Classic at Lied Recreation Center. She was the Wildcats only athlete in action in Saturday's portion of the meet.

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Wildcats Pick Up Three Victories at FastTrack National Invite

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:58:00 EDT

Sophomore sprinter Trudy-Ann Williamson (Kingston, Jamaica) and freshman distance runner Alex Harris (Stony Point, N.Y.) each won the invitational sections of their events against strong competition at the FastTrack National Invite on Friday afternoon, while freshman Cala Lejman (Ambler, Pa.) tallied a victory in the college section of the pole vault at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. There were a total of 18 athletes competing for the Wildcats at Friday's highly competitive meet.

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Nicole Hutchinson Lowers Personal Best Time in 3000 Meters

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:08:00 EDT

Junior middle distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) ran the 3000 meters in a personal best time of 9:09.16 at the Iowa State Classic on Friday evening. She competed in the Invitational section of the 3000 meters and tallied a fifth place finish in a field of 18 runners.

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Women's Track & Field: Middle Distance Runners Shine in Boston

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:45:00 EDT

A group of six middle distance runners for Villanova put forth some of the team's strongest results of the indoor season to this point in a pair of events at the David Hemery Invite on Friday afternoon. The contingent of Wildcats included four athletes who ran the 800 meters and two who competed in the Mile amongst top competition at the Track & Tennis Center. Freshman Rachel McArthur (Bristow, Va.) and senior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) were Villanova's top finishers in those events.

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Strong Sprint Results Lead Wildcats in Home Meet at Ocean Breeze

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 23:20:00 EDT

Sophomore sprinter Trudy-Ann Williamson (Kingston, Jamaica) started off her indoor season with a time in the 60 meters that only she herself has surpassed in school history, leading the way in a successful meet overall as the Wildcats hosted the Villanova Invitational on Saturday evening. The team's second home meet of the season saw a total of four first-place finishes at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.

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Track & Field to Host Villanova Invitational on Saturday Afternoon

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:55:00 EDT

Several teams from around the region, including every Big 5 school and BIG EAST member Georgetown, will take part in the Villanova Invitational this Saturday afternoon. Action in both the field events and the running events is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. as the Wildcats host their annual home meet at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. Live results from the meet can be accessed via the link at the top of this release.

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