Monday, January 31, 2011

Gibney & Mackenzie Debut with Wins at the Armory || Beamish goes 8:03 over 3000 meters

Matt Gibney beat 29 other competitors in the mile on Saturday at the Armory. His 4:04.99 topped two other sub-4:10 mile efforts from Mathew Mildenhall (4:05.88) and Brian Long (4:08.91). On the national performance list, Gibney's time is 24th best and Mildenhall sits at 35th. Within the Big East conference, Gibney (#2), Mathew Mildenhall (#5), and Brian Long (#9) all sit among the top ten times this year.
The most noteworthy performance of the meet on the men's side, however, was the stellar 8:03.57 registered by Hugo Beamish in the 3000 meters. That time puts Beamish at 18th on the national performance list at that distance. Inside the Big East, Villanovans are now #2 (Beamish), #3 (Long), and #4 (Mildenhall) at 3,000 meters, trailing only the 7:53.33 of Providence's David McCarthy.
Other performances of note: Freshman Sam Ellison made his collegiate debut at 800 meters and ran 1:51.22, 40th best time in the NCAA and #3 in the Big East so far this season. Matt Wikler ran a PR in 1:52.08, putting him #8 in the Big East. Carl Mackenzie made his 2011 indoor debut, winning the 1000 meters in 2:25.59. Jason Apwah was a stride behind, in 2:26.22. Mackenzie and Apwah are now ranked #7 and #9, respectively, in the Big East over 1000 meters.

1 comment:

  1. A few redshirt (Unattached) freshmen ran at Seamus McElligot Invitational on Saturday.

    Here are a few I noticed. May have been other Men and Women competing.

    Event 8 Men 1 Mile Run
    Meet Record: # 4:14.83 1/27/2006 Joe Francisco, Widener
    Name Year School Finals
    1 Speiden, Russell Elizabethtow 4:18.48
    2 VanDenHengel, Matt Gwynedd-Merc 4:24.84
    3 Redmond, Frank Misericordia 4:25.10
    4 Kubiak, Joe Gwynedd-Merc 4:25.66
    5 Herschman, Andy TCNJ 4:28.23
    6 Bohny, Richie Unattached 4:31.56

    Event 18 Men 3000 Meter Run
    Meet Record: # 8:28.78 1/27/2006 Grant Scott, Haverford
    Name Year School Finals
    1 Pietrocario, Chris Unattached 8:46.74
    2 Kubiak, Brett Gwynedd-Merc 8:47.50
    3 Watts, John Gwynedd-Merc 8:48.56
    4 O'Sullivan, Chris Unattached 8:51.75