Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dave Cotton Signs with Villanova

Dave Cotton of Daniel Hand high school in Madison, CT has signed on to join the Villanova track and cross country squads, picking the Wildcats over Virginia and Virginia Tech. Cotton has achieved multiple all-state honors in Connecticut and finished 31st at the 2009 New England cross country championship. Competing in the same conference as Villanova's other Connecticut signee Chris FitzSimons, Cotton has PRs of 2:37.47 (1000 meters), 4:22.93 (mile), 9:35.58 (3200 meters), 9:45.74 (2 miles), and 16:30.00 (5000 meters). Dave comes from a strong running bloodline: his father Mike Cotton ran track and cross country for the University of Virginia from 1977-1981 and still ranks #1 on the all-time UVA 10,000 meter list (28:55.34), #3 on the school's all-time steeple list (8:44.44), and #3 on the all-time 5000 meters list (13:56.44).

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