Villanova's great 800 meter man John Marshall turns 47 years old today.
Marshall was a US Olympian at the age of 20 when he competed for his country at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, bowing out in the quarter finals. Prior to the Olympics, he won both gold (1982) and silver silver (1980) at the Pan Am Junior Championships.
While at Villanova, Marshall won the 1983 NCAA indoor title over 880 yards. He left Villanova as the school record holder at 800 meters both indoors (1:47.84) and outdoors (1:43.92). He came back to coach at Villanova in 1990, serving as head coach of track & field from 1994 to 1998.