Friday, December 17, 2010

Aussie Sam McEntee Signs with Villanova

Western Australia's most promising young distance runner Sam McEntee (bib 1525 above) has joined the Villanova team and will compete for the Cats come January 2011. The 18-year-old 1500/3000 runner from Perth on Australia's southwestern coast boasts a recent 1500 PR of 3:47, and last week ran 8:21.65 over 3000 meters in Melbourne. McEntee ran 11:54 in winning the 2010 Rebel Sport City-to-Surf 4K road race on August 29th of this year. He looks to be competitive from 1500 to 5000 meters on the track. In cross country, Mcentee won the U20 Long Course (8k) title at the Western Australia 2010 State Championships on June 13, finishing in 27:42. This after coming 6th at the Western Australia 2010 State Short Course (4k) championships in May, where he ran 13:34.

McEntee's signing means that Marcus's squad will add two new members in January: along with McEntee, All American Ryan Sheridan, as reported here previously, has transferred in from Iona College.

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