Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jon Fasulo Heads Villanova Alums at Philly Broad Street Run

Former Big East cross country champion Jonathan Fasulo finished 6th at last weekend's Broad Street Run, a 10-mile race in center city Philadelphia. Fasulo covered the distance in 51:35, a shade under 5:10 per mile pace. In January of this year Fasulo, the 2009 USATF Mid-Atlantic Runner of the Year, was 23rd at the US Half-Marathon Championship in Houston, in a PR of 1:06:13. Also on the men's side of the Broad Street Run, Marc Pelerin (fighting blisters) was 70th in 57:27, Cory Smith was 147th in 1:01:13 and Tom Parlapiano was 183rd in 1:02:40. On the women's side, Jon's sister Jenna was 19th (225th overall) in 1:03.46. Jenna -- a 2:58 marathoner -- ran collegiately for The College of New Jersey. Also noteworthy was the 1:09.29 performamce of Vicki Rudawsky (better known as Vicki Huber). She won 9 individual NCAA championships while at Villanova in the late 1980s and represented the USA in the 1988 and 1996 Olympics.
Pictured above are Cory Smith, Jenna Fasulo, Jon Fasulo, Tom Parlapiano, and Michelle Ezzie, the winning team at the 2009 Broad Street Run.

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