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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:13:00 ESTVillanova swept the relay events and produced three individual winners at the BIG EAST Championships, which wrapped up on Saturday afternoon.
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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:05:00 ESTThe 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.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:52:00 ESTAn 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.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:47:00 ESTSophomore 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.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:27:00 ESTDuring 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.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:30:00 ESTIn 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.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:27:00 ESTSophomore 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.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:20:00 ESTJunior 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.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:03:00 ESTThe second day of the Columbia East-West Challenge was a record-setting one for Villanova, as junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) broke her own indoor school record in the 800 meters at the New York Armory on Saturday evening. Cleirigh Buttner starred in the 800 meters and sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) finished as the runner-up in the Mile to lead a group of Wildcats that ran in that race.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:42:00 ESTFreshman sprinter Trudy-Ann Williamson (Kingston, Jamaica) cruised to a victory in the 60 meter dash and Villanova scored in eight different events its second home meet of the season on Friday afternoon. More than a dozen teams from the region competed in the Villanova Open at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, with the Wildcats tallying 11 top-eight finishes. Villanova had athletes competing in six running events and five field events.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:23:00 ESTThe quartet of sophomore Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio), freshman Amari Onque-Shabazz (Union, N.J.), sophomore Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa) and junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) put Villanova into the national conversation in the distance medley relay with a strong time of 11:07.90 at the Columbia East-West Challenge on Friday afternoon. The mark ranks third in the nation this season after a busy day of elite meets around the country.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:38:00 ESTThe second home meet of the indoor track & field season takes place on Friday afternoon when more than a dozen schools converge on the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for the Villanova Open. The meet gets underway at 12 p.m. and is expected to wrap up by approximately 6 p.m.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:59:00 ESTVillanova controlled the middle distance events in dominant fashion in its first of five consecutive meets at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Friday afternoon. Junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland), sophomore Kaley Ciluffo (LeClaire, Iowa) and redshirt freshman Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) all won their events in their season debuts during competition at the Gotham Cup, and the Wildcats came out of the meet with several new personal best marks.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:28:00 ESTOne of the young members of the Villanova roster made a name for herself in the first meet of the new year and the Wildcats had a terrific day of competition at the Nittany Lion Challenge on Saturday afternoon. Freshman sprinter Trudy-Ann Williamson (Kingston, Jamaica) provided the highlight of the day by first tying, and then breaking, the school record in the 60 meter dash. She won the final heat in a record time of 7.41 seconds.