Saturday, December 31, 2011

Douma-Hussar is Third at Emerald Nuts Midnight Run


PEACOCK, PEZZULLO ARE MIDNIGHT RUN CHAMPIONS

By David Monti, Race Results Weekly

NEW YORK (31-Dec) — Two athletes training in North Carolina, Landon Peacock of Blowing Rock and Stephanie Pezzullo of Charlotte, won the 33rd Emerald Nuts Midnight Run, a four mile road race held here in Central Park at the stroke of midnight.

Peacock, 24, a former University of Wisconsin Badger who now runs for the Reebok-sponsored ZAP Fitness program, clocked 18 minutes and 35 seconds, three seconds up on Tesfaye Dube, an Ethiopian athlete who runs for the New York-based West Side Runners club. Stephen Pifer, who runs for the Nike Oregon Track Club in Eugene, finished third in 18:48.

“It was a whole lot of fun,” Peacock said after running the race for the first time. He smiled and added: ”It was the most interesting way I’ve started a year.”

Pezzullo, 29, who represents Saucony, outlegged rivals Sarah Porter and Carmen Douma-Hussar in the final mile to win in 21:05, a personal best for the distance by 55 seconds. For Pezzullo it was her first Midnight Run victory; she was second back in 2006.

“Awesome, awesome,” Pezzullo said when she was asked how the race went. She continued: “It was just a great experience, and the crowd support was unbelievable.”

Porter, who like men’s winner Peacock runs for the ZAP Fitness program, crossed the finish line in 21:17 in her debut at the race. Douma-Hussar, a Canadian Olympian and former Midnight Run champion and course record holder, ran 21:26. Former Providence College standout Katie DiCamillo was fourth in 21:38.

Both Peacock and Pezzullo earned $600 each in prize money and time bonuses.

The New York Road Runners, the race founders and organizers, said about 5000 runners took part. A nearly 20 minute fireworks display accompanied the race.

Top 10 Finishers

WOMEN
1 Stephanie Pezzullo 29 Charlotte, NC USA 21:05
2 Sarah Porter 22 Blowing Rock, NC USA 21:17
3 Carmen Douma-Hussar 34 Ardmore, PA CAN 21:26
4 Katie DiCamillo 25 Providence, RI USA 21:38
5 Breanne Simpson 29 New York, NY USA 22:56
6 Leonora Petrina 29 Bayport, NY USA 23:37
7 Elizabeth Briasco 19 Forest Hills, NY USA 24:09
8 Alem Ashebir Gebreezgi 26 New York, NY ETH 24:49
9 Marisa Cummings 19 New York, NY USA 25:40
10 Sarah Cummings 22 Princeton, NJ USA 25:40

Friday, December 30, 2011

Carmen Douma-Hussar on Tap for New Year's Eve Race


Emerald Nuts Midnight Run to Ring in New Year

Carmen Douma-Hussar, Sarah Porter, Landon Peacock and Christian Hesch set to race under a glittering sky of fireworks at midnight

NEW YORK - (December 27, 2011) - As 2011 winds down, New York Road Runners is gearing up to celebrate the new year with the legendary Emerald Nuts Midnight Run in Central Park at midnight on December 31. Professional athletes will toe the line with thousands of reveling New Yorkers, it was announced by NYRR president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

The Midnight Run, a Central Park tradition since 1978, offers runners and spectators a fun and athletic way to celebrate New Year's Eve. As the ball drops in Times Square just blocks away, runners can party through a four-mile run knowing they won't drop the ball on their fitness this year. The run promises to be one of the most distinctive, cost-effective parties in all of Manhattan.

"The Emerald Nuts Midnight Run is a unique and active way to celebrate New Year's Eve in New York City," said Wittenberg. "It's the perfect way to start the New Year on the right foot, literally! We welcome friends and family to join an extravaganza of fun-from the run to the fireworks."

"We look forward to partnering with the NYRR for an eighth straight year, especially in such an iconic New York event," said Craig Tokusato, vice president of marketing at Diamond Foods, Inc. "The Emerald Nuts Midnight Run will be a great way to celebrate the new year in a fun, healthy and safe environment."

The festivities begin at 10:00pm with music and a massive dance party, followed by a spirited costume parade and contest at 11:00pm. At the stroke of midnight, runners will take off on a four-mile loop through Central Park while the night sky sparkles with a 17-minute fireworks show. Halfway through the race, runners will have the option of toasting the new year with a glass of non-alcoholic champagne at the two-mile mark.

In addition to the celebrations that are planned throughout the evening, a strong professional athlete field will race for a prize purse of $2000, including $500 apiece to the male and female winners. Canadian Olympian and 2007 Emerald Nuts Midnight Run champion Carmen Douma-Hussar will be up against Sarah Porter, the 2011 NCAA Division II 10,000 meter champion, who made her marathon debut in this year's ING New York City Marathon. Other top contenders in the women's field include Katie DiCamillo, Stephanie Pezzullo, Lesley Higgins and Sarah Cummings.

In the men's field, Landon Peacock, the 2010 Big Ten 5000 meter indoor champion, will compete against two-time Emerald Nuts Midnight Run champion (2003-04) and former course record holder Christian Hesch. Other top contenders in the men's field include Tim Ritchie and Stephen Pifer.

  • Douma-Hussar, 34, of Ardmore, PA, won this event in 2007 in 20:54. She was second in 2010 in 20:55.
  • Porter, 22, of Blowing Rock, NC, won the 2011 NCAA Division II 10,000m championship in 33:17.39. She finished the ING New York City Marathon this past November in 2:44:25.
  • Peacock, 24, of Blowing Rock, NC, won the 2010 Big Ten Indoor Championships 5000 meters in 14:11.94 for the University of Wisconsin. He was recently second at the Manchester Road Race (4.75 miles) on Thanksgiving Day in 21:39.
  • Hesch, 33, of Hollywood, CA, won this event in 2003 (19:36) and 2004 (18:28), and is a former course record holder.

Other top contenders in the women's field:

  • DiCamillo, 25, of Providence, RI, won the 2010 ECAC Outdoor Championships 5000 meters in 16:25.83.
  • Pezzullo, 29, of Charlotte, NC, was second at this event in 2006 in 22:00.
  • Higgins, 31, of New York, NY, placed second in the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships Mile in 4:42.36.
  • Cummings, 23, of New York, NY, placed second in the 2011 Ivy League Outdoor 5000 meters in16:48.51.

Other top contenders in the men's field:

  • Ritchie, 24, of Brighton, MA, placed fifth at this year's Manchester Road Race (4.75 miles) on Thanksgiving Day in 21:47.
  • Pifer, 27, of Eugene, OR, placed second in the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships 5000 meters in 13:39.34.

For more details on the race and pre-race festivities in Central Park, visit: www.nyrr.org

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"The Great One" -- Reid Wins FloTrack Gretsky Award



Here's the latest from the folks at FloTrack:

As we sat down and reflected on what were truly the greatest moments of the 2011 season one name kept coming up but we couldn't find a superlative that truly encompassed the greatness of this athlete. This athlete has consistently risen to the occasion and seems to have a quiet tenaciousness that combined with a race savvy like none else, produces an almost unbeatable package.

The athlete is Villanova Senior Sheila Reid. We knew we wanted to recognize her but didn't know what title to bestow upon her name. The first idea was to give her "Canadian of the Year" which, is a tremendous title especially when you consider how well Canucks have done this year. But that was too generic, bland and unFlotrack. So eventually we came to the idea of naming it after the Canadian Chuck Norris. Wayne Gretzky.

Who better to receive this award then a fellow Ontarioan ..Ontarianite ..(a person who is from Ontario). The two are just plain winners. Gretzky once said "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."

Sheila has been able to craft races into her own blueprint. Her keen race senses are unparalleled and in 2011 almost unbeatable.

Indoors she anchored her Villanova crew to a DMR crown and was barely edged out in the 3k by Hasay. (Fortunately for her, the last place finish in the pee test was went virtually unnoticed and did not effect her indoor stats- 4:00 into vid)

Then Came Outdoors and Sheila was all business as she tore up the Blue Oval in Des Moines. Battling through A 1500 prelim on the second day, Sheila came back the next night to pull away and win the 5k in 15:37. The long weekend continued as she still had a tough, 1500m final on her plate. It came down to the wire again, but as usual, Sheila timed it right, winning in 4:14.57.

Cross Country brought a lot of pressure for the reigning NCAA champion. Reid didn't have an easy road to the championship opening her season at the Wisconsin Invitational. It came down to scene we all know to well. With Jordan and Sheila stride for stride going into the home stretch, Reid set the tone for her season and pulled away with a signature kick.

Reid Continued to roll, and in November arrived in Terre Haute with an undefeated season on her hands. The women's race seemed as though it was scripted it was so dramatic. Fjortoft of SMU took the race out hard and did all she could to not let the race come down to a kick. But with 400m to go, in almost slow motion, a pack of about five women hugged the turn and darted for the barely visible finish line and for a second, it looked as though someone might take down the reigning champ. (I wanted to insert a nickname here, but i don't think she has one yet..lets work on that. Gretzky is "The great one"..just saying) With 200 meters to go the two titans of NCAA XC broke forth and it came down to none other than Sheila and Jordan. It was tight, each inching in front of the other with syncopated strides. Then the barrier was broken and Sheila powered away across the finish line to defended her title.



The NHL has officially retired Gretzky's #99 from ever being used again. Sheila Could leave her Collegiate career with 13 All American Awards so how can Coach Procaccio immortalize Sheila once she leaves Nova and is toeing the line in London next summer?

I will deliver this award to Sheila personally and I will be wearing my best Canadian Tuxedo (Denim Jacket, Denim Jeans, Denim Attitude.)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Jen Rhines on the Upcoming US Olympic Marathon Trials



Jen Rhines for the first time speaks openly about her DNF at the New York City marathon in November -- her first marathon in 5 years -- and her surprising decision to compete in the upcoming USA Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston on January 14th. She competed in the 2004 US marathon trials, where she finished 3rd and made Team USA. She finished 34th at the Olympics that year, in 2:43:52. Overall, Jen has competed in three previous Olympic Games for the USA: over 10,000 meters in 2000, the marathon in 2004, and over 5000 meters in 2008. Jen has indicated for well over a year that her intention for 2012 was to attempt to make the US team at 10,000 meters. Inasmuch as she has not completed a marathon since 2006, and given her recent DNF in New York, Jen would have to be considered a long shot to make the marathon squad this time. Rhines has a marathon PR of 2:29:32 (good for 4th place at the 2006 Rome Marathon).

Running the marathon trials next month does not, of course, preclude an attempt to make the team at 10,000 meters. That race will be held at the Olympic Trials on June 22nd in Eugene, Oregon. Her coach and husband (and former Villanova All-American) Terrence Mahon recently explained the decision to give it a go in Houston: "She's running. . . . We trained her to run New York in November off her track season, but I don't think we timed it right. She didn't adapt quickly enough. She wanted to give it another try, and I thought, 'Okay, let's run the Marathon Trials.' Her primary goal is still to run on the track in London. She's not going to race as aggressively as the other two [Mammoth TC competitors, Deena Kastor and Amy Hastings]. But if she runs smart and makes the Olympic Team, great. If she gets close to the third-place runner in the last six miles, that's not going to be good for the woman in third. But for Jen it's not an all-or-nothing situation the way it is for Deena."

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Curtis Named Captain of Team USA for Great Edinburgh XC Challenge

Team USA Announced for Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country - International Challenge
12/21/2011

INDIANAPOLIS - Team USA will travel to Scotland for the second Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country - International Challenge on Jan. 7, 2012.

Teams from the United States, Great Britain and Northern Ireland and a select European team will compete in men’s and women’s junior and senior races. Each country competing in the International Team Challenge will consist of nine athletes per team (six on the junior teams) with the first six athletes per team (first four on the junior teams) scoring. In cross country, the team with the lowest overall score wins.

After only a senior men’s race was held in the inaugural event in 2011, Team USA will be in full force in the second running of the event. Bobby Mack (Raleigh, N.C.) is the sole returning athlete after finishing sixth last year to finish as the second American en route to the team’s silver medal.

Mack will be joined by team captain Bobby Curtis (Ardmore, Pa.) who ran the second fastest 10,000m time by an American in 2011 with his 27:24.67 effort at the Stanford Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational. Mack and Curtis will be joined by recent USATF National Club Cross Country Champion Jon Grey of (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Araon Braun (Flagstaff, Ariz.) who finished as the runner-up in the same race. The men’s squad is rounded out by Phil Reid (San Luis Obispo, Calif.), Colby Lowe (Southlake, Texas), Justin Tyner (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Landon Peacock (Blowing Rock, N.C.) and Robert Cheseret (Colorado Springs, Colo.).

Neely Spence (Shippensburg, Pa.) will lead the senior women’s team after finishing as the runner-up at the recent USATF Club Cross Country Championships. Spence will be joined by Alisha Williams (Colorado Springs, Colo.) who finished 4th in the same race and Sarah Porter (Blowing Rock, N.C.) the 2011 NCAA D-II 10,000m champion. Other team members include Katie DiCamillo (Providence, R.I.), Bethany Nickless (Santa Barbara, Calif.) Jamie Cheever (Minneapolis, Minn.), Laura Thweatt (Boulder, Colo.), Maggie Infeld (Washington, D.C.) and Betzy Jimenez (Austin, Texas).

The junior squads include a mix of outstanding high school seniors and collegiate freshman. On the women’s side, Aisling Cuffe (Cornwall on Hudson, N.Y.) a freshman at Stanford leads the team after being the top junior finisher for Team USA at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Kaitlin Flattman (Benton, La.) was recently named the SEC freshman cross country runner of the year and will be joined on the U.S. squad by her teammate Jessica Jackson (Neosho, Mo.) from the University of Arkansas. High school athletes include the top two finishers from the recent Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, Molly Seidel (Hartland, Wisc.) and Erin Finn (West Bloomfield, Mich.), as well as the third place finisher from the Nike Cross Country Nationals, Katie Knight (Spokane, Wash.).

On the junior men’s side, Princeton freshman Eddie Owens (Brooklyn, N.Y.) leads the team after winning silver in the Junior Pan-American steeplechase in July. Other collegiate runners include Ohio State freshman Michael Bradjic (Bay Village, Ohio) and Oklahoma State freshman Kirubel Erassa (Grayson, Ga.). and Thomas Curtain (Leesburg, Va.) of Virginia Tech. The high school duo of Nathan Weitz, and Andrew Gardner both of Spokane, Wash. round out the squad.Weitz recently finished 3rd at the Foot Locker Championships while Gardner took 6th.

Carmen Douma-Hussar to Contest Emerald Nuts Midnight Run


From Dave Monti in today's Race Results Weekly:

DOUMA-HUSSAR, PEACOCK LEAD MIDNIGHT RUN ENTRANTS:

The 33rd Emerald Nuts Midnight Run in New York’s Central Park, which will ring in the New Year on Saturday, December 31, will feature a solid elite field led by Canadian Carmen Douma-Hussar and American Landon Peacock. Douma-Hussar, 34, an Olympian and Villanova alumnus, won the race in 2007 and was the runner-up last year. Peacock, 24, was the 2010 Big 10 indoor 5000m champion for Wisconsin and was recently second at the Manchester Road Race on Thanksgiving Day. Other top contenders include last year’s NCAA Division II 10,000m champion Sarah Porter, the 2010 ECAC 5000m champion Katie DiCamillo, the 2006 Midnight Run runner-up Stephanie Pezzullo, two-time Midnight Run champion and former course record holder Christian Hesch, the fifth place finisher at the Manchester Road Race Tim Ritchie, and the 2008 NCAA 5000m championships runner-up Stephen Pifer. The four-mile road race, which usually draws about 5000 New Year’s revelers, has an impressive elite tradition. Former champions include Irishman Marcus O’Sullivan, USA Olympian Amy Rudolph, and 2011 Boston Marathon runner-up Desiree Davila.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Matt Gibney Named to Academic All-Area Team


Matthew Gibney Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team
www.villanova.com

Villanova senior continues to excel in competition and academically

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--Senior Matthew Gibney (Albury, Australia) has been named to the 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Cross Country Team, as announced on Tuesday morning by the Philadelphia Area Sports Information Directors Association. The award is based on both athletic and academic achievements and is voted on by local sports information directors. This is the first time that Gibney has won the award.

During the 2011 cross country season Gibney earned All-Mid Atlantic Region and All-BIG EAST honors while helping Villanova finish 13th as a team at the NCAA Championships, where the Wildcats placed 10 spots higher than last season. Gibney was one of the team's first two runners at each of the first four meets of the season, including coming in first on the team at both the BIG EAST Championships and the Paul Short Run.

Gibney placed fifth overall at both the conference meet and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and at the latter meet recorded a career-best 10K cross country time of 30:42. He came in fourth on the team and 109th overall at the national championships meet.

Outside of competition Gibney is a two-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star and last spring garnered Capital One Academic All-America third team honors for cross country and track & field. Gibney is an English major and maintains a 3.71 grade-point average.

Gibney also was named a Scholar-Athlete by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) last spring after a successful outdoor track season which saw him garner All-America honors in the 1500 meters and anchor Villanova to a Championship of America title in the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays.



The members of the 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Cross Country Team are Gibney, Eric Arnold (Haverford), Tyler Dye (Philadelphia University), Stephen Hoffman (Rowan), Jacob Phillips (Swarthmore), Andrew Sturner (Haverford) and Matt VanDenHengel (Gwynedd-Mercy).

Each year the sports information directors from 28 area institutions vote on the Academic All-Area Teams for 22 different sports, plus two at-large teams. The teams recognize those student-athletes who are best able to balance athletics with academics, and excel at both. Voting is based on both grades and athletic performance. An overall Performer of the Year is also chosen from each team, as well as a Male Performer of the Year and a Female Performer of the Year at the end of each academic year.

The Academic All-Area program is now in its seventh year. A list of the honorees for each fall sport will appear in the printed edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer at a later date.

Monday, December 19, 2011

When Irish Guys are Miling: The Millrose Games


Chairman Of The Boards Coghlan Returns To Millrose


His `Dream Team' Strives to Renew Irish Tradition at Famous Meet

NEW YORK, December 20, 2011 - Celebrated runner Eamonn Coghlan is coming back to the Millrose Games, this time as an ``adopted coach.'' The seven-time champion of the Wanamaker Mile is helping bring a talented Irish squad from Dublin City University to compete in the Byron Dyce College Men's Distance Medley Relay in the 105th Millrose Games, February 11, 2012 at the Armory.

``I've known these kids since they were young teenagers,'' said Coghlan, whose son, John, will be running the 1600m anchor. ``I've seen them grow up. The fact that they are all in school together, they can see what running in New York City is all about. It's exciting for their team from Dublin University to go to the Millrose Games and have a chance to do exceptionally well.

``The Irish used to come to the Millrose Games to support me, Marcus O'Sullivan (Wanamaker Mile champion in 1986, '88, '89, '90 and '92 and now head coach at Villanova) and Ron Delany (winner of four consecutive Wanamaker Mile titles, 1956-59). People are not aware of the talent coming out of Ireland. It might get them back on the scene again and they potentially could make the Olympic Team come next July.''

Recognized as Ireland's ``Dream Team'' and Gold Medal winner of the Irish Under-23 Cross Country team competition, the Dublin City squad consists of Irish Junior 800m record holder Mark English (1:47.09), Brian Gregan, Darren McBrearty and 2010 U-23 Irish 1500 meters champion John Coghlan.

Dublin City University coach Enda Fitzpatrick will make the trip.

Earlier this year Eamonn Coghlan introduced to Armory Foundation president Dr. Norb Sander the idea of bringing an Irish Team to the Millrose Games. ``He asked me if I would be in on the floor activities,'' Coghlan recalled. ``I said we need a bit of the Irish influence back in the Millrose Games again. I said, `what about bringing an Irish team over?' ''

Thus Coghlan, nicknamed the Chairman of the Boards for winning the Wanamaker Mile in 1977, '79-'81, '83, '85 and '87, will be in attendance to support the talented Irish outfit.

``My role there is as a parent, coach and a nervous dad,'' Coghlan said. ``I just want to be with Norb and help keep the Millrose Games going. Enda would like my influence to be with the kids the day before and calm them down, motivate them and help them get ready.

``The Millrose Games are close to my heart for obvious reasons. My success in the Millrose Games has been the making of Eamonn Coghlan. Not a week goes by when someone doesn't say something to me about winning the Wanamaker Mile.''

The Irish Team will be competing against the country's top college programs including Eamonn Coghlan's alma mater Villanova, Virginia, Duke, Providence, Columbia and Albany.

The week prior to the Millrose Games, the Irish Team will participate individually in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (Feb 3-4) at the Armory.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hugo Beamish goes 14:23 for Kiwi Chiba Ekiden Relay in Japan


This story slipped past us temporarily, but Villanova's Hugo Beamish last month ran the 5K leg on New Zealand's Chiba Ekiden relay team in Japan. Here's the story from Athletics New Zealand:

Chiba Ekiden Relay – 23 November 2011

New Zealand finished eleventh in the Chiba Ekiden Relay.


The event is raced over the marathon distance of 42.2km in six stages with each team having three men and three women.

US based Hugo Beamish had New Zealand ninth after the first 5km in 14m 23s. Leonora Petrina, also based in the States, ran 16m 27s for the next 5km leg with the team in eleventh spot. Matt Smith ran the next 10km stage in 31m 3s with fellow Cantabrian Fiona Crombie completing lap four over 5km in 16m 31s.

Stephen Lett clocked 31m 12s for the 10km on the penultimate lap and Lisa Robertson anchored New Zealand home in 2h 14m 37s after running the final 7.195km in 25m 1s. Kenya won in a course record of 2h 4m 40s, just 19 seconds ahead of Japan with a Japan University third in 2h 7m 26s.

The New Zealand men’s Ekiden relay record is 2h 0m 56s set in Chiba in 1991 and the national women’s record is 2h 15m 49s also set in Chiba in 1988.

In the 5000m races for the travelling reserves Zane Robertson finished second in a PB 13m 58.37s and Nicki McFadzien was fourth in the mixed race in 17m 13.72s.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kelsey Margey Verbals to Villanova


On November 5th, Long Island, NY's Kelsey Margey, a 17:25 5000 meter runner with 2:10 800 meter speed, won the New York section 8 cross country title in 17:49 and then promptly gave a verbal commitment to join Gina Procaccio's Villanova squad. She joins Pennsylvania's Angel Piccirillo as two star recruits who will enroll at Villanova in August. Margey ran her 5000 XC personal best cited above on October 15th when she won the Brown Invitational. At that point in the season Margey was ranked by MileSplit as the 17th best high school cross country runner in the United States. She'll help Villanova attempt to maintain its position of national excellence in cross country as the team loses two-time national champion Sheila Reid and three-time All American Bogdana Mimic.

Kelsey Margey's PRs
600 Meter Dash 1:40.28
800 Meter Run 2:10.01
1000 Meter Run 2:51.33
1500 Meter Run 4:23.82
One Mile Run 4:43.91
3000 Meter Run 10:02.10
4000 Meter Run 14:35.70
5000 Meter Run 17:25.40
Long Jump 15-2

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Academic Accolades for Sheila Reid


Here's a news release from the Villanova University Athletic Department:

Sheila Reid Named First Team Recipient of NCAS Scholar Baller Academic Momentum Award

Reid is one of 49 student-athletes across all sports to be recognized for their academic performance

Dec. 12, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla.--Senior cross country and track student-athlete Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.) is a recipient of the 2011 Academic Momentum Award and is a first team selection, as announced last week by The Scholar Baller Program, in conjunction with the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS). A total of 49 student-athletes nationwide were chosen for the award, which encompasses all sports.

Nominees for the Academic Momentum Award were selected based on each student-athlete's academic improvement and the impact each of their academic performances had on his or her classmates, teammates, academic advisors and professors. A total of 17 male and female award recipients from NCAS partner schools were selected for the first team, 16 recipients were chosen for the second team and 16 recipients were selected for the third team. There were 89 nominations received from 55 different colleges and universities.

Reid made headlines during the 2010-11 academic year by winning four national championships, including becoming the first woman in history to win both the 1,500 meters and the 5,000 meters in the same year at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She also won the cross country individual national title and anchored Villanova to a national championship in the distance medley relay during the indoor track & field season.

Her academic accomplishments were just as impressive. While helping lead the cross country team to a second consecutive national championship in 2010, and winning her first individual national title in the process, Reid achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the Fall 2010 semester. She was named both the National Athlete of the Year and the National Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Following the conclusion of the 2010-11 academic year Reid was voted a Capital One First Team Academic All-American and was a `Top 3' finalist for the Honda-Broderick Cup, presented to the top female collegiate student-athlete in the nation. Reid doubled as the Honda Sports Award winner for both cross country and track & field during the year.Reid is a double major in English and Communications at Villanova and has been a four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star during her collegiate career. She has a 3.408 composite GPA.

To this point the 2011-12 academic year is off to just as promising a start for Reid as last year. She repeated as the individual champion at the NCAA Cross Country Championships and won all four of her races during the fall season, also including the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional. Reid finished her collegiate cross country career having won each of her last eight starts, and 13 of her 15 races overall dating back to the 2009 season.

Reid has used up her indoor collegiate eligibility but will rejoin the Wildcats during the outdoor track & field season this spring. To date her combined accomplishments in cross country and track & field add up to five national championships, 11 All-America honors and 12 BIG EAST titles.

The First Team recipients of the Academic Momentum Award are Reid, Christopher Bass (men's basketball, Louisiana State); Chelsea Carrier (women's track & field, West Virginia); Erin Davis (women's gymnastics, Nebraska); Antonio Fenelus (football, Wisconsin); Janae Fulcher (women's basketball, Arizona State); Curenski Gilleylen (football, Nebraska); Robert McLarney (men's soccer, Rutgers); Jessica Panza (women's gymnastics, North Carolina State); Latoya Parkinson (women's track & field, Auburn); Trent Richardson (football, Alabama); Anthony Salciccia (men's soccer, California); and Natalie Villarreal (softball, Texas A&M).

The Second Team recipients of the Academic Momentum Award are Tyler Bitancurt (football, West Virginia); Aunye Boone (women's track & field, Virginia Tech); Brooke Borneman (field hockey, Indiana); Dakota Crockett (volleyball, Texas A&M); Janelle Davis (volleyball, Canisius); Michael Genovese (baseball, Seton Hall); Jamion Hartley (volleyball, Ball State); Kari Honomichl (volleyball, Niagara); Sarah Lizotte (water polo, UC San Diego); Amanda Montalto (softball, Ball State); Stephanie Norton (women's lacrosse, Connecticut); Jamal Parks (wrestling, Oklahoma State); Cecille Perez (women's basketball, Abilene Christian); Luke Spencer (men's soccer, Xavier); Shealyn Sullivan (women's soccer, Georgian Court); and Kayla Vitale (women's soccer, Dowling).

The Third Team recipients of the Academic Momentum Award are Stephen Bailey (football, Florida International); Ashley Benson (volleyball, Indiana); Mark Dodds (baseball, Florida International); Janae Grimes (softball, San Jose City College); April Hutchens (softball, Valdosta State); Verdell Jones II (men's basketball, Indiana); Chanel King (men's track & field, St. John's); Lindsey Lamar (football, USF); Shelly Lyons (football, Arizona State); Geoffrey Navarro (men's track & field, Monmouth); DeShawn Painter (men's basketball, North Carolina State); Matthew Pierce (football, Valdosta State); Korney Rhoades (men's soccer, South Carolina); Kiersten Tupper (women's lacrosse, Connecticut); Athalia Smith (women's track & field, Sacred Heart); and Khymest Williams (football, UCF).The NCAS is an ever-growing organization of colleges and universities that provides opportunities for current and former student-athletes to continue their pursuit of higher education, while working in the community with children to address social issues. Established in 1985, the overall mission of the NCAS is "to create a better society by focusing on educational attainment and using the power appeal of sport to positively affect social change."

Established in 1995, the Scholar Baller movement evolved in response to concerns that the student-athlete's athletics role increasingly superseded the student role. In order to address this issue, the founding members of Scholar Baller developed a groundbreaking program to bridge the gap between education and sport utilizing student-athletes' passion for entertainment and athletics. As a result, the Scholar Baller program has produced unprecedented outcomes in student retention and academic achievement.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

1983 T&F News Interview with Eamonn Coghlan


To see the 1983 interview in Track and Field News, click HERE.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Is Carrie Tollefson Retired?

Over the past year or so Carrie Tollefson has given every indication that her professional running career is over. No major high-profile races, a budding media career back home in Minnesota, and a general sense of having "moved on" from the quest for another US Olympic team. Today in San Diego, Carrie was part of the media crew covering the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships races. Here she is after the races at an autograph session:

Piccirillo 13th at Foot Locker National XC Championships


Villanova signee Angel Piccirillo finished 13th today in San Diego at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championship.


Event 1 Girls 5k Run CC
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Name Year School Finals Points
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Results - Women
1 Molly Seidel 12 MW, Hartland, WI 17:21.4 1
2 Erin Finn 11 MW,W Bloomfield, MI 17:23.9 2
3 Laura Leff 10 NE,Syracuse, NY 17:33.9 3
4 Abbey Leonardi 12 NE,Kennebunkprt, ME 17:35.3 4
5 Karlie Garcia 11 WE,Roseville, CA 17:35.6 5
6 Grace Tinkey 11 SO,Macon, GA 17:37.0 6
7 Catarina Rocha 11 NE,Peabody, MA 17:37.3 7
8 Kelsey Braithwaite 12 WE,Perry, UT 17:38.4 8
9 Makena Morley 9 WE,Bigfork, MT 17:39.1 9
10 Julia Bos 11 MW,Rockford, MI 17:39.2 10
11 Sophie Chase 11 SO,Burke, VA 17:44.2 11
12 Karis Jochen 11 SO,College Sttn, TX 17:44.8 12
13 Angel Piccirillo 12 NE,Homer City, PA 17:46.1 13
14 Lindsey Burdette 12 MW,Horton, MI 17:55.1 14
15 Alexandria Fons 10 MW,Franklin, WI 17:56.7 15
16 Megan Moye 12 SO,Moseley, VA 18:01.8 16
17 Nikki Hiltz 11 WE,Aptos, CA 18:04.0 17
18 Cali Roper 12 SO,Conroe, TX 18:04.1 18
19 Olivia Ortiz 11 SO,Bradenton, FL 18:05.9 19
20 Nicole Mello 11 MW,Columbia, MO 18:06.4 20
21 Maria Hauger 11 MW,Shakopee, MN 18:06.6 21
22 Camille Chapus 12 WE,PfcPalisades, CA 18:07.9 22
23 Jordan McPhee 10 WE,Normandy Prk, WA 18:13.7 23
24 Anna Maxwell 10 WE,Felton, CA 18:14.5 24
25 Taylor Manett 12 MW,Rockford, MI 18:16.1
26 Sydney Scott 12 MW,Idaho Sprngs, CO 18:17.2
27 Clare Carroll 10 WE,Folsom, CA 18:17.7
28 Holly Bischof 12 NE,Hainsport, NJ 18:17.9 25
29 Samantha George 12 SO,Raleigh, NC 18:18.9 26
30 Alexis Panisse 12 NE,Bellrose, NY 18:19.2 27
31 Kaylee Flanagan 11 MW,Roselle, IL 18:19.4
32 Sydney Segal 11 WE,BeverlyHills, CA 18:20.7
33 Hannah Oneda 12 NE,Wesminster, MD 18:21.0 28
34 Alana Hadley 9 SO,Charlotte, NC 18:22.0
35 Lily Williams 12 SO,Tallahassee, FL 18:29.1
36 Caroline Kellner 12 NE,Wst Windsor, NJ 18:32.1
37 Emily Nist 12 WE,Meridan, ID 18:34.3
38 Bridget Blake 11 SO,Orlando, FL 18:36.1
39 Tori Gerlach 12 NE,Perkasie, PA 18:37.3
40 Meredith Speakman 12 NE,Carlisle, PA 18:45.6

Friday, December 9, 2011

Reid Wins Second Honda Sports Award for Cross Country



Villanova's Shiela Reid Receives Honda Sports Award for Cross Country

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheila Reid of Villanova University, who successfully defended her national championship title against the University of Oregon's Jordan Hasay, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Honda Sports Award in cross country. It marks the second time that the fifth-year senior from Newmarket, Ontario, has been tapped as the top female collegiate athlete in cross country by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program.

Reid's repeat victory as the individual NCAA champion came with a closing kick past her longtime rival in the final 150 meters of the race. Reid is a five-time All-American and chosen National Female Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for 2011. She made track history by winning both the 1,500-meter and 5,000-meter NCAA championships, an unprecedented double.."

"Over the last 12 months Sheila Reid has had one accomplishment after another," says Lynn Tighe, Villanova's Senior Woman Administrator. "She's a true champion in every sense of the word—on the track, in the classroom, and in the community
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"We were thrilled last year to be back in the mix with the Honda award after not being among the honorees for a number of years. It's an award that has become representative of topnotch female athletes. There's a lot of prestige connected to it."

As a high school student Reid was a standout runner in her native Canada. In her first year (2007) at Villanova, Reid qualified for the individual cross country championships. She suffered a hip injury in 2008 but returned to lead her team to NCAA titles in 2009 and 2010. That year she won her first NCAA individual crown by a two-second margin, the closest finish in women's Division I history. Reid, an English major, is a four-time Big East Academic All-Star, and a first-team Capitol One Academic All-American carrying a 3.4 GPA.

The Honda Sports Award is presented annually to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports. Reid becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the Honda Cup. Reid was chosen by a vote of coaches from 1,000 NCAA member schools. Finalists included Hasay (Oregon), Abbey D'Agostino (Dartmouth College) and Emily Infield (Georgetown University).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ward and Anuszewski the Story as Cats Open Indoor Season

The Villanova men and women opened the 2011-2012 indoor season over the weekend at the Jack Pyrah Invitational hosted by Haverford College. As is usual for the first indoor meet of the year, times and distances were pretty much unremarkable as the athletes began competition for the year. Such was not the case, however, for Shericka Ward, who broke two meet records (in the 55 meters and 300 meters), and freshman Faith Dismuke who herself set a new meet standard in the 500 meters, surpassing Makalia Griffith's previous record from 2006. Freshman Leanne Tucker made her Villanova debut a winning one, taking the 800 meters in 2:20.32. Other winners were Amanda Borroughs in a tight 1000 meters (3:30.32), Emerald Walden over the 55 meter hurdles (8.19), and Kathleen McPhillips in the pole vault (3.65 meters).

For the men, thrower Frank Anuszewski won both the shot and weight throw, setting new PRs in each event and setting a new meet record with his 18.69 meter weight throw. Freshman Elbert Maxwell set a new meet record in the long jump, going 7.23 meters on his initial effort. Other Villanova winners were Sam Ellison in the 1000 meters (2:33.80), Greg Morrin in the 3000 meters (8:40.31), and Chris Dougherty in the pole vault (4.40 meters).

Next up for the squads is the Gotham Cup in New York City on January 13th at the Armory.

VILLANOVA RESULTS: Men


300 Meters
David Stillings 20th of 37 38.25
Cory Serfoss 21st 38.30
Matt Whalen 23rd 38.50


1000 Meters
Samuel Ellison 1st of 10 2:33.80
Dusty Solis 2nd 2:35.30
Joseph Capecci 3rd 2:35.50


Mile
Brian Tetreault 2nd of 25 4:15.84
Joseph LoRusso 3rd 4:16.51
Chris Pietrocarlo 4th 4:21.14
Richie Bohny 8th 4:31.36
Robert Hurlbut (UA) 9th 4:31.48
Charlie Bates (UA) 16th 4:40.34


3000 Meters
Greg Morrin 1st of 18 8:40.31
Brian Basili 2nd 8:45.28
Robert Hurlbut (UA) 18th 10:32.25


4x400 Meter Relay
Villanova `A' 2nd of 12 3:26.34


Weight Throw
Frank Anuszewski 1st of 11 18.69m (Meet Record)
Christopher McLeod 3rd 14.38m
Billy Berrigan 7th 13.01m


Long Jump
Elbert Maxwell 2nd of 10 7.23m (Meet Record)
Lazaro Tiant 4th 6.37m


Pole Vault
Chris Dougherty 1st of 7 4.40m
Charlie Kido 2nd 4.25m


Shot PutM
Frank Anuszewski 1st of 14 15.14m


Triple Jump
George Bodziock 5th of 8 12.92m



VILLANOVA RESULTS: Women


3000 Meters
Megan Venables 2nd of 19 10:20.33
Meghan Smith 3rd 10:28.96


55 Meter Hurdles
Emerald Walden 1st of 15 8.19
Katherine Petruzzellis 7th 9.09


55 Meters
Shericka Ward 1st of 27 7.07 (Meet Record)
Varonica Johnson 2nd 7.17
Qualitra Brown 3rd 7.24
Samantha Francis 13th 7.51


500 Meters
Faith Dismuke 1st of 29 1:15.52 (Meet Record)
Anna Francis 5th 1:18.74
Katherine Petruzzellis 17th 1:23.28


300 Meters
Shericka Ward 1st of 40 39.61 (Meet Record)
Qualitra Brown 2nd 40.41
Varonica Johnson 5th 41.89
Emerald Walden 14th 43.39


800 Meters
Leanne Tucker 1st of 11 2:20.32
Erin Ryan 2nd 2:20.92


1000 Meters
Amanda Borroughs 1st of 10 3:00.32


4x400 Meter Relay
Villanova `A' 3rd of 13 4:02.14
Villanova `B' 4th 4:05.76


Weight Throw
Jamie Klein 7th of 7 9.82m


Long Jump
Kathleen McPhillips 3rd of 15 5.39m
Alexandria Reo 6th 5.12m
Katherine Petruzzellis 8th 5.05m


Pole Vault
Kathleen McPhillips 1st of 17 3.65m
Kim Logoyda 3rd 3.45m
Erica Litvak 3rd 3.45m
Melissa Meggiolaro 6th 3.35m


Shot Put
Alexi Stershic 7th of 11 9.57m


Triple Jump
Samantha Francis 2nd of 8 11.35m
Victoria Profit 3rd 11.32m
Marie Minasi 4th 11.14m

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tollefson Defends Jamaican 10K Road Title


Carrie Tollefson returned to Negril, Jamaica this weekend and successfully defended her 2010 10K crown at the Raggae Marathon race fest. She ran 36:17 for the win (Carrie ran 35:05 last year on this course). While at Villanova, Tollefson won 3 NCAA titles over 3000 meters and a fourth at 5000 meters (in addition to an individual XC title); she won the US Olympic Trials 1500 meters in 2004.

Here's an article from the local Negril, Jamaica press.


Champions repeat at Reggae Marathon
Everard Owen, Jamaican Observer
Sunday, December 04, 2011

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Three runners retained their titles at the 11th Reggae Marathon yesterday along the Norman Manley Boulevard.
Carrie Tollefson of Minnesota United States in the 10K for female (36:17.0), Kirk Brown in the half-marathon (1:12.20), and Rupert Green in the marathon (2:32.0) returned atop the podium.

The winners in the 10K had new record times as the course is now officially IAAF-certified. Oraine Wint Bellefield clocked 32:29.0 to finish ahead of Andre Headley GC Foster (33:29.0) and Nembhard Palmer of Bellefield (34:03.0).
Jhevere Hall (40:48.0) was second behind Tollefslon, while Molly-Ann Blake was next in 41:01.0.

Brown retained the half-marathon ahead of Bryan Huberty of USA (1:16.56) and Ronique Williams of Montego Bay (1:17.9).

Christina Dotson of Bermuda won the female race in 1:39.26 ahead of Kishka-Kaye O'Connor (1:44.43), and Sara Gress of Port Antonio (1:45.12).

Green (unattached) finished ahead of Colin Graham (3:8.24), and Herv Bacon of France (3:12.7), while first-timer Jenifer Goebel of Chicago clocked 3:07.59, Karlene Blagrove 3:36.51 and Soile Peltoniemi-Ni of Finland 3:51.41 to finish in that order.
According to race director Alfred Francis, "The marathon was good and it will enhance our long-distance runners.

"The course is certified and it means that if you run a world record it will stand; if you want to qualify for the Olympics, World Championship you can do it on the Reggae Marathon course," he said.

"This is the first time the 10K course is certified, so whatever time was run on it is a record...," he pointed out.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

55 Years Ago Today





1. Ron Delany (IRL) 3:41.2 (Olympic Record)
2. Klaus Richtzenhain (EUA) 3:42.0
3. John Landy (AUS) 3:42.0
4. Laszlo Tabori (HUN) 3:42.4
5. Brian Hewson (GBR) 3:42.6
6. Stanislav Jungwirth (TCH) 3:42.6
7. Neville Scott (NZL) 3:42.8
8. Ian Boyd (GBR) 3:43.0

Video: Sheila Reid Interview: "I Like to Win"

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Matt Gibney Leaves a Lasting Impact at Villanova


Matt Gibney has only a fortnight remaining as a Villanova student. He'll be returning to his native Australia at the end of the semester to pursue both an Olympic berth and a medical career. Even though his stay at Villanova was a brief three years, he contributed mightily to the regeneration of the men's program, and for that Villanova fans should be thankful. He will probably be best remembered for his two stellar DMR anchors at the Penn Relays,on a stage as big as they come for a middle distance runner, and a stage that applies massive pressure to Villanova athletes. When he arrived on campus in January 2009 coach Marcus O'Sullivan is reported to have told him "Just give me a good mile at the Penn Relays" -- a request that Gibney fulfilled with flying colors (ginger, in this particular case: see photo on right). He anchored the DMR to Villanova's 23rd Championship of America in that event. He repeated the feat in 2011, helping bring home a 24th COA wheel (see photo above). Matt was a multiple All-American, broke the 4:00 minute barrier in the mile, performed his best on the biggest stage at Penn, all the while excelling in the classroom: Gibney in 2011 was Villanova's first men's Capital One Academic All-American since 2007. Villanova Running wishes Matt good luck in his pursuit of a spot on Australia's Olympic team for 2012 and in his future professional endeavors.

Here's a look at Matt Gibney's career highlights as a Villanova Wildcat:

2009 Indoor
Wins the mile at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
Wins the Big East mile championship

2009 Outdoor
All-American in 1500 meters with 5th place at NCAA meet
Anchors Villanova's Distance Medley Relay team to a COA win at the Penn Relays
Breaks the metric equivalent of the 4:00 mile with a 3:40.58 in the 1500 meters

2009 Cross Country
Earns NCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region status for 22nd place finish (31:10 over 10K)

2010 Indoor
Wins second Big East mile championship
Wins the mile at the Haverford Invitational

2010 Outdoor
Red-shirted due to injury

2010 Cross Country
Wins the Haverford Invitational in 20:06 over 4 miles

2011 Indoor
Breaks the 4:00 mile barrier with a 3:58.12 at the Husky Invitational in Seattle
Finalist in the mile at the NCAA Indoor championships
Big East runner-up in the mile
Anchors Villanova's runner-up 4x800 meter squad at Big East conference meet
Wins the mile at the New York Road Runners indoor meet

2011 Outdoor
Anchors Villanova's Distance Medley Relay team to a COA win at the Penn Relays
All-American at 1500 meters with 4th place finish at NCAA meet
All-Big East over 800 meters with 3rd place finish in 1:48.66
Wins 1500 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational

2011 Cross Country
Earns NCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region status for 5th place finish (30:42 over 10K)
Earns All-Big East status for 5th place finish (23:41 over 8K)
15th Overall at Paul Short Run (24:41 over 8K)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reid and Hasay Sprint to the Finish

This beauty is from Jason Wighton's Flickr photostream, available HERE. Click on the photo for a larger version.

Photo Album of Villanova Women at NCAA XC Nationals

These great shots come from D.W. McDannald's Flickr page, available by clicking HERE. Click on each photo for a much larger version.













Monday, November 28, 2011

Rob Denault 2nd Overall at Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships


Here's an article that describes the Canadian Junior Cross Country championship race over the weekend. Rob Denault red-shirted during cross country season as a freshman at Villanova this fall. He is pictured above in the black and green singlet. Also of note, former Villanova harrier Sam Pawluk finished 8th in the Senior Men's race, covering the 10 kilometers in 33:22.

Denault leads way as Huskies earn 5th straight title
John Cudmore, YorkRegion.com

Rob Denault finished second in a field of 167 competitors to help the Newmarket Huskies to second place in the men’s team standings at the rain-soaked Canadian cross-country championships Saturday at Jericho Park in Vancouver.

Denault, a freshman at Villanova University in Philadelphia, covered the muddy eight-kilometre course in 26 minutes, 22 seconds, finishing two seconds behind winner Ryan Cassidy of the University of Victoria Track Club. Teammate Dylan Brown placed 15th as the Huskies finished behind Windsor Legion Track and Field club.

Combined with a fifth-place finish by the junior women’s team, the Huskies earned their fifth straight Athletics Canada junior club of the year title, claiming a share of top spot with Ottawa Lions.

Caileigh Glenn turned in the top result among Huskies women, finishing eighth among 116 runners.

In masters, Geoff Peat’s sixth-place finish helped the men’s 40-and-over team to victory in overall team standings. Chris Deighan, Tom Callaghan and Jim Freemantle rounded out the roster.

The Huskies quartet of Ken Hamilton, John DeFinney, Tim Payne and Murray Hale also captured top spot in the men’s over-60 division category.

Top 20 Finishers
1 Cassidy, Ryan UVIC BC 26:20 1993 18
2 *Sikubwabo, Yves Ottawa Lions Track and Field ON 26:21 1993 18
3 Denault, Robert Newmarket Huskies Track Club ON 26:22 1993 18
4 Hendrikx, Aaron London Runner Distance Club ON 26:43 1993 18
5 Kowalsky, Andrew Windsor Legion Track & Field ON 26:47 1992 19
6 Piticariu, Daniel Windsor Legion Track & Field ON 26:49 1992 19
7 Flanagan, Ben Tri City Track Club ON 26:50 1995 16
8 Johnston, Blair Trinity Western University Spa BC 26:55 1992 19
9 Janikowski, Paul Windsor Legion Track & Field ON 26:57 1992 19
10 Hadfield, Gareth CALTAF Athletics Association AB 26:59 1992 19
11 Bourget, Jeremie Timmins Porcupine TFC ON 27:04 1993 18
12 Smith, Troy Niagara Olympic Club ON 27:06 1995 16
13 Bellemore, Corey Windsor Legion Track & Field ON 27:07 1994 16
14 Kent, Justin Coastal Track Club BC 27:21 1992 19
15 Brown, Dylan Newmarket Huskies Track Club ON 27:23 1993 18
16 Aulagnon, Dominique Lakehead Athletics Club ON 27:27 1993 18
17 Vincent, Samuel Bison Track and Field MB 27:30 1992 19
18 Williams, Jack University of British Columbia BC 27:30 1993 18
19 Baxter, Samuel Tri City Track Club ON 27:31 1994 17
20 Eiswerth, Alexander Excel Athletica SK 27:33 1995 16

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Angel Piccirillo Wins Foot Locker Northeast Regional Crown


Already wondering how Villanova will replace 6 All-American certificates in cross country as Sheila Reid and Bogdana Mimic exit the scene, good news was delivered by Villanova signee Angel Piccirillo of Homer City, PA. At the Foot Locker Northeast Regional in King's Park, New York, Piccarillo won the seeded girls' race by four seconds, covering the 5000 meter course in 18:01 (a 5:49 per mile pace). In the race, New Yorker Laura Leff led until late in the race, and Oregon-bound Abbey Leonardi had the lead heading into the final home straight, but Piccirillo kicked to the win in 18:01.4. This places her 3rd all time at Sunken Meadows behind 2-time-Foot Locker champ Aisling Cuffe's winning times of 17:45.9 and 17:50.9 the past 2 years. It's the second trip to San Diego for Pennsylvania champion Piccirillo (she was 6th at the NE regional last year) and the third for Maine champion Leonardi.

Interesting tidbits: (1) Aisling Cuffe's younger sister Dara, a freshman, finished 86th in the race; (2) highly ranked at #14 nationally, Megan Lacy of Marlton, NJ could do no better than 11th, and failed to qualify for the national championship race; (3) second-place finisher Abbey Leonardi, ranked #9 in the country by MileSplit, recently committed to attend the University of Oregon.

Here are the results of the race:

Varsity Girls 5000 Meter Run

1 Angel Piccirillo 12 Homer City, PA 18:01.4 5:49
2 Abbey Leonardi 12 Kennebunkport, ME 18:05.7 5:50
3 Catarina Rocha 11 Peabody, MA 18:19.9 5:55
4 Holly Bischof 12 Hainesport, NJ 18:24.9 5:56
5 Laura Leff 10 Syracuse, NY 18:26.1 5:57
6 Hannah Oneda 12 Wesminster, MD 18:26.6 5:57
7 Alexis Panisse 12 Jamaica, NY 18:29.4 5:58
8 Caroline Kellner 12 West Windsor, NJ 18:35.9 6:00
9 Meredith Speakman 12 Carlisle, PA 18:36.8 6:00
10 Tori Gerlach 12 Perkasie, PA 18:40.1 6:01
11 Megan Lacy 12 Marlton, NJ 18:44.4 6:02
12 Leila Mantilla 12 Penfield, NY 18:48.5 6:04
13 Lauren Mullins 12 Binghamton, NY 18:57.7 6:07
14 Hannah Grossman 12 Swarthmore, PA 19:02.5 6:08
15 Emily Stark 12 Concord, MA 19:02.8 6:08
16 Katie Lembo 10 Penfield, NY 19:05.8 6:09
17 Mackenzie Barry 10 Mendham, NJ 19:10.0 6:11
18 Camille Blackman 12 Longmeadow, MA 19:13.4 6:12
19 Tiana Guevara 10 Miller Place, NY 19:14.2 6:12
20 Maria Seykora 12 Broomall, PA 19:14.9 6:12
21 Meghan Lockett 9 Dickerson, MD 19:16.0 6:13
22 Dina Iacone 12 Sewell, NJ 19:16.3 6:13
23 Kennedy Weisner 10 Saint Marys, PA 19:21.0 6:14
24 Willow Parker 9 Rockport, ME 19:22.7 6:15
25 Talia Guevara 10 Miller Place, NY 19:26.6 6:16
26 Abby Seel 11 Chester, NJ 19:29.6 6:17
27 Madison Granger 12 Belchertown, MA 19:30.4 6:17
28 Abby Mace 12 Readfield, ME 19:32.7 6:18
29 Jenna Cupp 11 Newark Valley, NY 19:34.0 6:18
30 Courtney Hawkins 11 Milford, NH 19:35.8 6:19
31 Christin Bettis 12 Hammonton, NJ 19:37.6 6:19
32 Annika Gompers 10 Newton, MA 19:41.8 6:21
33 Catie Skinner 11 Philadelphia, PA 19:45.4 6:22
34 Tessa Barrett 10 Waverly, PA 19:47.9 6:23
35 Julie McConville 11 Hingham, MA 19:49.9 6:23
36 Brandy Leclair 12 Groton, CT 19:57.5 6:26
37 Reagan Kolakowski 11 Morristown, NJ 20:00.5 6:27
38 Brigid Brennan 10 Northport, NY 20:00.8 6:27
39 Marykate Surette 12 Ipswich, MA 20:04.1 6:28
40 Shannon Murdock 9 Exeter, NH 20:05.6 6:29
41 Samantha Sauer 11 Elmira Heights, NY 20:06.3 6:29
42 Alexandra Archambault 12 Strafford, NH 20:08.7 6:30
43 Tiffany Lang 12 Columbia, MD 20:10.2 6:30
44 Jenna Flickinger 12 Hummelstown, PA 20:10.9 6:30
45 Brittany Mendelson 11 Southbury, CT 20:11.1 6:30
46 Nicole Buehrle 9 Sugarloaf, PA 20:14.9 6:32
47 Allison McCurry 11 Branchville, NJ 20:16.3 6:32
48 Christine Davis 11 Acton, MA 20:19.9 6:33
49 Mary Brelsford 11 Ocean City, NJ 20:21.3 6:34
50 Paige Stoner 10 Pottsville, PA 20:22.3 6:34
51 Elizabeth McDonald 12 Bryn Mawr, PA 20:24.2 6:35
52 Marella Angello 12 Boyertown, PA 20:25.1 6:35
53 Shannon Hickey 12 South Easton, MA 20:28.3 6:36
54 Ashley Carle 12 Jackson, NJ 20:32.8 6:37
55 Sarah Keiran 11 Rowley, MA 20:35.8 6:38
56 Jazmin Booker 12 Philadelphia, PA 20:37.1 6:39
57 Devon Greenwood 11 Easthampton, MA 20:38.5 6:39
58 Christina Melian 12 Staten Island, NY 20:39.8 6:40
59 Alexandra Buonfiglio 11 Lynnfield, MA 20:42.5 6:40
60 Lee Milne 11 Dover, MA 20:43.5 6:41
61 Madeleine Dwortz 11 Marblehead, MA 20:45.8 6:41
62 Laura Broderick 10 Kennebunkport, ME 20:47.1 6:42
63 Abbey Murphy 12 Belmont, MA 20:47.3 6:42
64 Maria Snyder 11 Woodbury, PA 20:51.4 6:43
65 Holly Cook 12 Bel Air, MD 20:51.5 6:43
66 Lizzie McDermott 11 Wilmington, MA 21:03.9 6:47
67 Manon Blackman 10 Longmeadow, MA 21:06.2 6:48
68 Kathleen Kalbian 11 Cheshire, CT 21:07.5 6:48
69 Sara Iannone 11 Thomaston, CT 21:09.2 6:49
70 Morgana D'Ottavi 10 Silver Spring, MD 21:11.9 6:50
71 Alexandra Kaeslin 12 Bethel, CT 21:13.7 6:50
72 Tori Wickenheisser 12 Cheshire, CT 21:17.1 6:52
73 Dana Cerroni 12 Sharon, PA 21:21.3 6:53
74 Sydney Shaw 10 Delmar, NY 21:24.6 6:54
75 Angie Marchetti 10 Hazleton, PA 21:25.9 6:54
76 Amber Goodspeed 12 Middletown, NY 21:29.6 6:56
77 Aubrie Russell 12 Candor, NY 21:31.1 6:56
78 Kirsten McMichael 9 Eighty-Four, PA 21:37.2 6:58
79 Amanda Quaglia 12 Reading, PA 21:37.5 6:58
80 Maggie Christe 11 Brookfield, CT 21:44.3 7:00
81 Carly Schuyler 10 Bethel, CT 21:55.0 7:04
82 Ajee Wilson 12 Neptune, NJ 21:58.2 7:05
83 Brianna Heikkinen 12 Leola, PA 22:02.6 7:06
84 Rachel Levy 12 East Meadow, NY 22:31.6 7:16
85 Becky Marchetti 10 Hazleton, PA 22:51.3 7:22
86 Dara Cuffe 9 Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 23:19.7 7:31

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Frances Koons 5th at Manchester Road Race

Former 8-time Villanova all-american Frances Koons finished 5th today at the 75th annual Manchester (CT) Road Race (4.75 miles). She was the 2nd American female finisher.

Top 10 Women
1. 24:22 5:08 Sally Kipyego 25 KENYA
2. 25:03 5:17 Meghan Armstrong-Peyton 25 USA
3. 25:15 5:19 Alemtsehay Misganaw 31 ETHIOPIA
4. 25:15 5:19 Bedada Bekelech 20 ETHIOPIA
5. 25:27 5:22 Frances Koons 25 USA
6. 25:27 5:22 Stephanie Pezzullo 28 USA
7. 25:37 5:24 Amy Mortimer 30 USA
8. 25:43 5:25 Atalelech Asfaw 28 USA
9. 25:46 5:26 Ashley Higginson 22 USA
10. 25:50 5:27 Jenn Donovan 29 USA

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Villanova Alums Impressive at Philly Marathon Weekend Races

2010 Villanova graduate Amanda Marino (now serving as an assistant coach of the women's team) finished third at the Philadelphia Half-Marathon last Sunday, running 1:13:42 (5:37 pace). In the 8K race, Carmen Douma-Hussar came second, four seconds off the winner. Marina Muncan was 8th and Ellen Dougherty finished 11th. In the men's 8K Dan Lewis was 5th in 24:16, and Tom Parlapiano was 17th in 25:36.


Top 10 Women -- Half Marathon
1. Yihunlish Delelecha Waldorf, MD 30 1:12:42 5:32.7
2. Bekelch Bedada New York/ETH 19 1:13:23 5:35.8
3. Amanda Marino Bryn Mawr, PA 22 1:13:42 5:37.2
4. Hellen Jemutai Chapel Hill, NC 29 1:13:46 5:37.6
5. LiLian Mariita Hebron, KY 23 1:14:15 5:39.8
6. Caroline LeFrak New York, NY 28 1:14:20 5:40.1
7. Christine Ramsey Baltimore, MD 29 1:14:58 5:43.0
8. Erica Jesseman Scarborough, ME 22 1:15:45 5:46.6
9. Loretta Kilmer New York, NY 28 1:15:48 5:46.9
10. Lauren Philbrook State College, PA 24 1:16:29 5:50.1


Top 11 Women -- 8k
1. Bbekelech Bedada New York, NY 19 26:08
2. Carmen Douma-Hussar Ardmore, PA 34 26:12
3. Lauren Centrowitz Washington, DC 25 26:51
4. Alemtsehay Misganaw New York, NY 31 26:54
5. Hellen Jemutai Chapel Hill, NC 29 27:11
6. LiLian Mhrilta Hebron, KY 23 27:28
7. Mulu Seboka Hebron, KY 27 27:29
8. Marina Muncan Ardmore, PA 29 27:35
9. Erin Koch Chevy Chase, MD 23 27:36
10. Kerri Gallagher Washington, DC 22 27:50
11. Ellen Dougherty Ardmore, PA 24 28:48


Top 20 Men -- 8k
1. Samuel Ndereba Royersford, PA 34 23:44
2. John Itati Royersford, PA 37 23:45
3. Derese Rashaw Bronx, NY 29 23:50
4. Kipyegon Kirui Chapel Hill, NC 31 24:08
5. Daniel Lewis Staten Island, NY 23 24:16
6. Andrew Weaver Newark, DE 21 24:20
7. David Chorney Somerville, MA 24 24:34
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Sheila Reid USTFCCCA Athlete of the Year for 2011
AOY for 2nd Consecutive Year



NATIONAL WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Sheila Reid, Villanova

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday that NCAA Division I Cross Country Champions Lawi Lalang of Arizona and Sheila Reid of Villanova were named as National Athletes of the Year for the 2011 cross country season. In addition, Wisconsin’s Mick Byrne was named the Bill Dellinger National Men’s Coach of the Year while Georgetown’s Chris Miltenberg was recognized as the Peter Tegen National Women’s Coach of the Year.

Reid, a senior from Newmarket, Ontario, won her second-straight national cross country crown on Monday, leading the Wildcats to a third-place team finish. In one of the best finishes in recent memory, Reid had to compete with a lead pack of eight runners heading into the final 500-meter stretch. Reid and Oregon’s Jordan Hasay separated from the group and ran side-by-side until the final 100 meters where she out sprinted Hasay to take the crown in 19:41.2.

Reid is the fifth in NCAA history to win back-to-back individual crowns.

Reid also won the NCAA Mid-Atlantic title for the third-straight time this season with a 21:32.7 run to outdistance Georgetown’s Emily Infield by just over a second. Reid won the Big East crown for the third-straight time in leading the Wildcats a fourth-straight league championship.


Past National Female Athletes of the Year

2010: Sheila Reid, Villanova
2009: Angela Bizzarri, Illinois
2008: Sally Kipyego, Texas Tech
2007: Sally Kipyego, Texas Tech
2006: Sally Kipyego, Texas Tech
2005: Johanna Nilsson, Northern Arizona

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sheila Reid Repeats as National Champion -- Women 3rd


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Two things were very well known going into today's NCAA women's national championship race: (1) Sheila Reid was the favorite to defend her individual title, and (2) two-time defending national champions Villanova was very vulnerable at its number 5 spot. Both expectations were borne out. In a sprint finish, Sheila Reid beat Oregon's Jordan Hasay by 0.6 seconds to win her second consecutive individual national cross country title (Hasay was third last year). In the team competition, Villanova led the competition after 4 finishers were counted, but when everyone's number 5 had come home, Georgetown's depth won out and the Hoyas (trailing Villanova 82-106 after 4 runners) swept to their first cross country national title. Washington trailed Villanova as well 82-104 after four runners, but they were able to finish second. Sheila Reid and Bogdana Mimic (6th place overall) end their Villanova cross country careers as three-time All Americans.

Top 5 Teams

1. 162 Georgetown ( 20:32 1:42:37 1:02) ==========================================================
1 3 187 Emily Infeld SR 9:53 19:45
2 33 193 Claire Richardson SR 10:04 20:38
3 36 188 Emily Jones JR 10:00 20:41
4 44 189 Kirsten Kasper JR 10:05 20:46
5 46 185 Katrina Coogan FR 10:12 20:47
6 (121) 190 Annamarie Maag FR 10:18 21:25
7 (151) 192 Hannah Neczypor FR 10:25 21:46

2. 170 Washington ( 20:29 1:42:23 1:10) ==========================================================
1 5 714 Katie Flood SO 9:53 19:48
2 12 716 Megan Goethals SO 9:54 20:07
3 42 712 Christine Babcock SR 10:04 20:44
4 45 719 Justine Johnson SO 10:08 20:46
5 66 713 Lindsay Flanagan JR 10:05 20:58
6 (100) 715 Eleanor Fulton FR 10:16 21:16
7 (129) 721 Liberty Miller SO 10:32 21:28

3. 181 Villanova ( 20:26 1:42:08 1:34) ==========================================================
1 1 686 Sheila Reid SR 9:53 19:42
2 4 684 Bogdana Mimic SR 9:53 19:46
3 37 683 Emily Lipari SO 10:03 20:41
4 40 676 Nicky Akande SO 10:02 20:43
5 99 680 Summer Cook JR 10:15 21:16
6 (138) 682 Callie Hogan SR 10:24 21:37
7 (175) 679 Courtney Chapman FR 10:24 21:59

4. 189 Florida State ( 20:37 1:43:04 0:34) ==========================================================
1 20 163 Hannah Brooks SR 10:05 20:19
2 25 170 Amanda Winslow JR 10:03 20:25
3 32 166 Violah Lagat JR 10:09 20:36
4 54 172 Aubree Worden FR 10:12 20:51
5 58 168 Colleen Quigley FR 10:11 20:53
6 ( 81) 169 Kayleigh Tyerman JR 10:17 21:07
7 (142) 167 Jessica Parry JR 10:13 21:40

5. 281 Oregon ( 20:44 1:43:38 1:41) ==========================================================
1 2 467 Jordan Hasay JR 9:52 19:42
2 51 469 Claire Michel SR 10:07 20:49
3 55 464 Bronwyn Crossman SR 10:03 20:51
4 59 472 Melanie Thompson JR 10:07 20:53
5 114 465 Becca Friday JR 10:20 21:23
6 (171) 466 Molly Grabill FR 10:38 21:57
7 (193) 468 Anne Kesselring JR 10:11 22:13


Individuals

Place TmPl No. Name Class School 3k Finish
1 1 686 Sheila Reid SR Villanova 9:53 19:41.2
2 2 467 Jordan Hasay JR Oregon 9:52 19:41.8
3 137 Abbey D'Agostino SO Dartmouth 9:53 19:42.9
4 3 187 Emily Infeld SR Georgetown 9:53 19:44.3
5 502 Alex Banfich SR Princeton 9:53 19:45.0
6 4 684 Bogdana Mimic SR Villanova 9:53 19:45.7
7 5 714 Katie Flood SO Washington 9:53 19:47.9
8 6 747 Kate Harrison SR West Virginia 9:53 19:49.5
9 7 266 Betsy Saina JR Iowa State 9:53 19:50.7
10 271 Tara Erdmann SR Loyola Marymount 9:53 19:51.3
11 8 86 Deborah Maier SR California 9:52 19:53.3
12 756 Aliphine Tuliamuk JR Wichita State 9:53 19:57.7
13 542 Silje Fjortoft SR SMU 9:41 19:58.1
14 9 54 Morgan Haws SR BYU 9:54 19:59.5
15 358 Kendra Schaaf SR North Carolina 9:53 20:00.4
16 10 481 Caitlin Lane SR Penn State 9:53 20:03.1
17 11 263 Meaghan Nelson JR Iowa State 9:55 20:05.0
18 12 716 Megan Goethals SO Washington 9:54 20:06.8
19 13 104 Shalaya Kipp SO Colorado 9:55 20:08.1
20 14 98 Emma Coburn SR Colorado 9:55 20:08.6
21 15 553 Kathy Kroeger JR Stanford 9:53 20:09.8
22 16 701 Morgane Gay SR Virginia 10:00 20:09.9
23 530 Becky Wade SR Rice 9:56 20:10.8
24 17 89 Chelsea Reilly SR California 9:56 20:11.2
25 666 Risper Kimaiyo JR UTEP 9:52 20:12.7
26 18 2 Jennifer Bergman JR Arizona 10:00 20:12.7
27 19 745 Kaitlyn Gillespie JR West Virginia 9:54 20:16.5
28 20 163 Hannah Brooks SR Florida State 10:05 20:18.1
29 21 580 Lauren Penney SR Syracuse 9:59 20:18.7
30 22 267 Dani Stack SR Iowa State 10:00 20:21.9
31 23 25 Kristen Gillespie SR Arkansas 9:56 20:22.3
32 24 554 Stephanie Marcy SR Stanford 10:00 20:22.6
33 574 Hayley Green SR Stony Brook 9:59 20:24.3
34 25 170 Amanda Winslow JR Florida State 10:03 20:24.3
35 630 Rose Tanui SR Texas Tech 9:56 20:25.2
36 416 Julie Accurso SO Ohio 10:05 20:26.3
37 140 Lydia Kosgei SR Eastern Kentucky 10:01 20:27.7
38 26 539 Laura Suur JR San Francisco 10:12 20:30.1
39 27 673 Alexa Rogers SR Vanderbilt 10:13 20:30.3
40 123 Waverly Neer FR Columbia 10:03 20:30.4
41 28 343 Ruth Senior SR New Mexico 10:02 20:31.3
42 151 Genevieve Lacaze SR Florida 10:07 20:32.0
43 29 668 Liz Anderson SO Vanderbilt 10:13 20:32.4
44 593 Brittany Sheffey SR Tennessee 10:08 20:33.4
45 30 283 Danielle Tauro SR Michigan 10:04 20:33.6
46 31 736 Amber Henry SO Weber State 10:02 20:34.7
47 268 Martina Tresch JR Kansas State 10:11 20:35.6
48 32 166 Violah Lagat JR Florida State 10:09 20:35.8
49 645 Paula Whiting SR Tulsa 10:04 20:37.0
50 33 193 Claire Richardson SR Georgetown 10:04 20:37.2
51 34 301 Sara Kroll SO Michigan State 10:11 20:37.4
52 35 7 Elvin Kibet SO Arizona 9:57 20:38.6
53 136 Lauren Sara SO Connecticut 10:05 20:39.5
54 36 188 Emily Jones JR Georgetown 10:00 20:40.5
55 37 683 Emily Lipari SO Villanova 10:03 20:40.9
56 38 36 Jillian King JR Boston College 10:05 20:41.5
57 615 Natosha Rogers JR Texas A&M 10:05 20:41.7
58 241 Hollie Rowland JR Iona 10:04 20:41.8
59 39 482 Kara Millhouse SR Penn State 10:04 20:42.7
60 40 676 Nicky Akande SO Villanova 10:02 20:43.0
61 41 318 Stephanie Price SR Minnesota 10:06 20:43.8
62 42 712 Christine Babcock SR Washington 10:04 20:43.9
63 43 361 Andie Cozzarelli SR North Carolina State 10:07 20:44.2
64 44 189 Kirsten Kasper JR Georgetown 10:05 20:45.3
65 45 719 Justine Johnson SO Washington 10:08 20:45.5
66 661 Ashley Schnell SR UNC-Greensboro 10:03 20:46.2
67 46 185 Katrina Coogan FR Georgetown 10:12 20:46.3
68 47 742 Sarah-Anne Brault JR West Virginia 10:07 20:46.7
69 48 304 Julia Otwell SO Michigan State 10:12 20:47.6
70 49 637 Emma Kertesz SR Toledo 10:06 20:47.9
71 50 362 Laura Hoer SO North Carolina State 10:07 20:48.7
72 51 469 Claire Michel SR Oregon 10:07 20:48.8
73 52 579 Sarah Pagano JR Syracuse 10:04 20:49.0
74 53 549 Aisling Cuffe FR Stanford 10:20 20:49.6
75 54 172 Aubree Worden FR Florida State 10:12 20:50.2
76 55 464 Bronwyn Crossman SR Oregon 10:03 20:50.6
77 56 368 Joanna Thompson FR North Carolina State 10:11 20:51.6
78 57 43 Liv Westphal FR Boston College 10:08 20:52.4
79 58 168 Colleen Quigley FR Florida State 10:11 20:52.4
80 59 472 Melanie Thompson JR Oregon 10:07 20:52.9
81 60 339 Natalie Gray SR New Mexico 10:05 20:52.9
82 61 37 Hope Krause SR Boston College 10:08 20:53.3
83 62 450 Natalja Piliusina SO Oklahoma State 10:24 20:53.3
84 664 Amanda Mergaert JR Utah 10:04 20:53.6
85 223 Hannah Kiser SO Idaho 10:12 20:54.0
86 428 Jessica Engel SR Oklahoma 10:07 20:54.0
87 63 699 Anna Corrigan SR Virginia 10:14 20:55.0
88 357 Courtney Schultz JR New Mexico State 9:59 20:55.1
89 139 Madeline Morgan JR Duke 10:08 20:55.7
90 64 282 Jillian Smith JR Michigan 10:15 20:56.1
91 65 340 Kirsty Milner SR New Mexico 10:11 20:56.5
92 66 713 Lindsay Flanagan JR Washington 10:05 20:57.7
93 67 15 Shelby Houlihan FR Arizona State 10:13 20:57.8
94 68 336 Imogen Ainsworth JR New Mexico 10:22 20:59.1
95 69 631 Kaylin Belair JR Toledo 10:14 20:59.2
96 70 603 Sara Sutherland SO Texas 10:12 20:59.4
97 71 100 Lara Darco JR Colorado 10:17 21:00.3
98 72 675 Jordan White JR Vanderbilt 10:13 21:00.7
99 73 21 Stephanie Brown SO Arkansas 10:06 21:01.3
100 74 26 Jessica Jackson FR Arkansas 10:14 21:01.7
101 75 670 Louise Hannallah SR Vanderbilt 10:13 21:02.6
102 76 636 Ari Fisher SR Toledo 10:12 21:03.0
103 77 280 Taylor Pogue FR Michigan 10:15 21:03.5
104 78 259 Morgan Casey SO Iowa State 10:21 21:03.5
105 71 Leanne Fogg SR Cal Poly 10:18 21:04.0
106 79 674 Kristen Smith JR Vanderbilt 10:14 21:05.2
107 80 758 Ashely Beutler JR Wisconsin 10:17 21:05.2
108 81 169 Kayleigh Tyerman JR Florida State 10:17 21:06.1
109 82 575 Natalie Busby SR Syracuse 10:18 21:06.3
110 83 33 Bridget Dahlberg JR Boston College 10:11 21:07.4
111 84 557 Jessica Tonn SO Stanford 10:13 21:07.8
112 85 478 Natalie Bower JR Penn State 10:17 21:08.1
113 629 Agnes Kemboi JR Texas Christian 10:19 21:08.6
114 86 392 Kelly Curran SO Notre Dame 10:19 21:09.8
115 87 533 Sophie Curl JR San Francisco 10:25 21:10.0
116 88 749 Ahna Lewis SR West Virginia 10:21 21:10.4
117 153 Florence N'Getich JR Florida 10:01 21:11.1
118 89 274 Rebecca Addison JR Michigan 10:05 21:11.3
119 90 762 Caitlin Comfort SR Wisconsin 10:13 21:12.0
120 417 Tori Brink JR Ohio State 10:12 21:12.0
121 91 672 Grace Orders FR Vanderbilt 10:13 21:12.6
122 92 298 Carlie Green SR Michigan State 10:14 21:12.6
123 93 483 Brooklyne Ridder JR Penn State 10:19 21:12.6
124 94 6 Hanna Henson SR Arizona 10:22 21:12.7
125 95 23 Kaitlin Flattmann FR Arkansas 10:10 21:13.6
126 96 601 Megan Siebert SO Texas 10:22 21:13.9
127 97 757 Gabi Anzalone FR Wisconsin 10:18 21:14.6
128 98 394 Gabby Gonzales FR Notre Dame 10:20 21:14.8
129 99 680 Summer Cook JR Villanova 10:15 21:15.4
130 100 715 Eleanor Fulton FR Washington 10:16 21:15.6
131 101 341 Josephine Moultrie JR New Mexico 10:18 21:16.0
132 102 396 Jessica Rydberg JR Notre Dame 10:13 21:16.1
133 103 299 Katie Haines JR Michigan State 10:23 21:16.6
134 104 765 Knurr Hanna JR Wisconsin 10:17 21:16.8
135 105 734 Sarah Callister JR Weber State 10:15 21:17.0
136 106 703 Chelsea Ley FR Virginia 10:23 21:17.7
137 107 99 Katie Cumming SR Colorado 10:25 21:17.8
138 108 39 Elizabeth O'Brien SO Boston College 10:28 21:18.1
139 109 306 Rebekah Smeltzer SR Michigan State 10:21 21:18.3
140 110 30 Dominique Scott FR Arkansas 10:10 21:18.6
141 111 391 Alexa Aragon SO Notre Dame 10:20 21:19.0
142 418 Nichole Hilton FR Ohio State 10:20 21:21.4
143 112 312 Ashlie Decker SO Minnesota 10:20 21:21.8
144 113 643 Megan Vogelsong SO Toledo 10:24 21:22.0
145 114 465 Becca Friday JR Oregon 10:20 21:22.1
146 70 Meghan Breadmore FR Cal Poly 10:20 21:22.1
147 115 401 Rebecca Tracy JR Notre Dame 10:20 21:23.3
148 116 344 Sarah Waldron SR New Mexico 10:15 21:23.5
149 117 541 Chloe Treleven JR San Francisco 10:26 21:24.0
150 273 Julie Fricke JR Maryland 10:20 21:24.0
151 118 582 Heather Stephens SR Syracuse 10:18 21:24.3
152 755 Marion Kandie SR Western Kentucky 10:13 21:24.4
153 119 600 Laleh Mojtabaeezamani JR Texas 10:23 21:24.6
154 120 1 Elizabeth Apgar JR Arizona 10:29 21:24.8
155 121 190 Annamarie Maag FR Georgetown 10:18 21:24.9
156 122 597 Marielle Hall SO Texas 10:11 21:25.0
157 123 275 Brook Handler FR Michigan 10:28 21:25.3
158 124 540 Maor Tiyouri SO San Francisco 10:28 21:25.4
159 125 82 Taylor Bryson SR California 10:28 21:25.6
160 126 737 Laken Hintze JR Weber State 10:29 21:26.2
161 127 29 Jillian Rosen SR Arkansas 10:26 21:26.6
162 128 583 Shaylyn Tuite FR Syracuse 10:18 21:27.2
163 129 721 Liberty Miller SO Washington 10:32 21:27.8
164 335 Jess Palacio SR Navy 10:10 21:28.8
165 130 105 Camille Logan SO Colorado 10:27 21:28.9
166 131 315 Molly Kayfes FR Minnesota 10:24 21:29.6
167 132 706 Kathleen Stevens FR Virginia 10:30 21:30.8
168 133 277 Ellen Junewick FR Michigan 10:21 21:31.6
169 134 107 Rachel Viger SO Colorado 10:31 21:33.5
170 135 96 Rachel Baptista FR Colorado 10:27 21:34.3
171 136 302 Rachel McFarlane SR Michigan State 10:30 21:34.6
172 137 741 Stephanie Aldea JR West Virginia 10:24 21:35.3
173 226 Samantha Ginther SO Indiana 10:27 21:35.4
174 138 682 Callie Hogan SR Villanova 10:24 21:36.1
175 139 311 Maggie Bollig SO Minnesota 10:30 21:37.4
176 140 83 Taylor Dutch SR California 10:12 21:38.0
177 141 479 Emily Giannotti SO Penn State 10:30 21:38.9
178 142 167 Jessica Parry JR Florida State 10:13 21:39.5
179 143 90 Kelsey Santisteban FR California 10:29 21:39.8
180 144 24 Cali George SR Arkansas 10:27 21:40.1
181 145 402 Rachel Velarde SR Notre Dame 10:32 21:40.9
182 146 55 Stephanie Jensen-Bills JR BYU 10:29 21:42.2
183 147 48 Katy Andrews SR BYU 10:30 21:42.7
184 148 445 Monika Juodeskaite FR Oklahoma State 10:37 21:43.5
185 149 708 Katherine Walker SO Virginia 10:31 21:43.9
186 150 50 Sarah Darby FR BYU 10:30 21:44.9
187 151 192 Hannah Neczypor FR Georgetown 10:25 21:45.7
188 152 594 Julie Amthor JR Texas 10:38 21:46.4
189 153 700 Chelsea France JR Virginia 10:32 21:46.9
190 154 316 Katie Moraczewski SO Minnesota 10:30 21:47.6
191 155 17 Lindsay Prescott SR Arizona State 10:33 21:47.6
192 156 551 Claire Durkin JR Stanford 10:31 21:47.8
193 157 441 Victoria Fratczak SR Oklahoma State 10:37 21:47.9
194 158 764 Dani Fischer SR Wisconsin 10:29 21:48.1
195 159 671 Amira Joseph FR Vanderbilt 10:28 21:48.7
196 160 744 Kaylyn Christopher SR West Virginia 10:38 21:49.1
197 161 84 Elisa Karhu SO California 10:33 21:49.9
198 162 303 Leah O'Connor FR Michigan State 10:32 21:50.0
199 163 768 Theresa Selestow SO Wisconsin 10:39 21:51.0
200 164 313 Laura Docherty SO Minnesota 10:34 21:52.1
201 165 449 Teran Mixon SR Oklahoma State 10:36 21:52.4
202 166 578 Rebekah MacKay SR Syracuse 10:37 21:53.0
203 167 477 Abbie Benson FR Penn State 10:39 21:54.2
204 168 12 Macy Bricks FR Arizona State 10:36 21:54.8
205 169 440 Jacqueline Campos JR Oklahoma State 10:47 21:55.2
206 170 279 Mary Grace Pellegrini SR Michigan 10:30 21:56.3
207 171 466 Molly Grabill FR Oregon 10:38 21:56.3
208 172 261 India Lee SR Iowa State 10:29 21:57.0
209 173 480 Lindsey Graybill JR Penn State 10:41 21:57.7
210 174 16 Kate Lydy JR Arizona State 10:39 21:57.7
211 175 679 Courtney Chapman FR Villanova 10:24 21:58.6
212 176 640 Kristal Studer JR Toledo 10:39 22:00.0
213 177 531 Alice Baker JR San Francisco 10:32 22:01.1
214 178 760 Kyla Chapman SR Wisconsin 10:18 22:02.7
215 179 707 Barbara Strehler JR Virginia 10:32 22:03.5
216 180 10 Haley Stenquist FR Arizona 10:42 22:04.5
217 181 265 Taylor Petersen JR Iowa State 10:39 22:05.9
218 182 345 Shawna Winnegar JR New Mexico 10:40 22:06.5
219 183 365 Erin Mercer JR North Carolina State 10:35 22:07.2
220 184 56 Rachel Lange-Schmutz JR BYU 10:42 22:07.8
221 185 41 Allison Stasiuk JR Boston College 10:40 22:08.2
222 186 367 Samantha Norman SO North Carolina State 10:44 22:08.9
223 187 9 Amanda Russell SO Arizona 10:38 22:09.8
224 188 19 Natasa Vulic JR Arizona State 10:45 22:10.3
225 189 52 Candace Eddy SO BYU 10:43 22:10.5
226 190 581 Jessie Petersen FR Syracuse 10:39 22:10.7
227 191 740 Taylor Thornley JR Weber State 10:42 22:11.0
228 192 85 Keena Kohl SR California 10:39 22:11.4
229 193 468 Anne Kesselring JR Oregon 10:11 22:12.1
230 194 733 Kayla Blackford SO Weber State 10:47 22:12.4
231 195 446 Kate Kujawa SO Oklahoma State 10:46 22:16.0
232 503 Alexis Mikaelian JR Princeton 10:45 22:16.0
233 196 14 Hailey Hanna JR Arizona State 10:59 22:16.7
234 197 317 Cassy Opitz SO Minnesota 10:36 22:17.4
235 198 35 Moira Kenny JR Boston College 10:47 22:20.1
236 199 548 Alli Billmeyer FR Stanford 10:54 22:23.1
237 200 398 McKinzie Schulz SO Notre Dame 10:40 22:26.9
238 201 596 Jourdan Ellis FR Texas 10:49 22:27.8
239 202 57 Michaelanne Laurent JR BYU 10:42 22:28.3
240 203 536 Hayley Niles SO San Francisco 11:01 22:33.0
241 204 442 Caileigh Glenn SO Oklahoma State 10:48 22:34.9
242 205 641 Priscilla Timmons FR Toledo 10:46 22:36.7
243 206 599 Brittany Marches SO Texas 10:31 22:37.9
244 207 8 Erin Menefee SO Arizona 11:00 22:40.5
245 208 360 Tiayonna Blackmon SR North Carolina State 10:43 22:42.6
246 209 738 Suzie Sorensen SO Weber State 11:03 22:42.9
247 210 363 Kenyetta Iyevbele FR North Carolina State 10:49 22:49.6
248 211 262 Katy Moen FR Iowa State 10:41 22:50.1
249 212 547 Mary Kate Anselmini FR Stanford 11:04 22:57.7
250 213 735 Jenna Deelstra JR Weber State 11:09 23:09.7
251 214 639 Jessica Phillips SO Toledo 11:06 23:13.4
252 215 538 Mary Sandri JR San Francisco 11:19 23:24.5
253 216 746 Jordan Hamric JR West Virginia 11:10 23:30.9
254 217 13 Taylor Conway FR Arizona State 11:32 24:11.9