Saturday, May 7, 2011

Capecci Highlights Saturday at the Big East Championships

Senior Keith Capecci finished second in the Big East 10,000 meters today, in a fast 29:41.65. His performance earned 8 of the men's 13 points tallied on the day. Villanova's other points scorer was Frank Anuszewski, who was fourth in the hammer, which he threw 55.83 meters.

Men 10000 Meter Run

1 1241 Tito Medrano SO SYRACUSE 29:34.06S
2 1277 Keith Capecci SR VILLANOVA 29:41.65S
3 1034 Dan Jackson SR NOTRE DAME 29:45.78S
4 933 Michael Eaton SR LOUISVILLE 29:53.36S
5 905 TC Lumbar JR GEORGETOWN 30:23.80S
6 893 Ben Furcht FR GEORGETOWN 30:27.24S
7 930 Matt Bruce SR LOUISVILLE 30:31.45S
8 1236 Sean Keefe SO SYRACUSE 30:33.22S
9 890 Evan Bloomberg FR GEORGETOWN 30:45.73S
10 968 Brice Cleland SR MARQUETTE 31:19.76
11 1036 Ryan Jacobs SR NOTRE DAME 31:20.66
12 1296 John Pickhaver SO VILLANOVA 31:29.57
13 1231 Patrick Geoghegan JR SYRACUSE 31:49.43
14 790 Tommy Morgan SR CINCINNATI 33:16.55
-- 1237 Jay Koloseus SR SYRACUSE DNF

Villanova qualified 6 men for tomorrow's finals. Matthew Gibney, despite being a previous conference champion at 1500 meters, competed at 800 meters. He won his heat in 1:53.31. At 400 meters, freshman Sam Ellison qualified for the final, running 48.18 in his heat. At 1500 meters, Villanova had a trio of runners advance to the final, on time: Joe LoRusso went 3:52.82, Brian Tetreault ran 3:53.14, and Carl mackenzie ran 3:53.21. Finally, Nicoy Hines qualified for the finals in the 400 meter hurdles.

On the women's side, four runners scored points today: Ashlyn Llerandi was third in the pole vault (4.05 meters), Julia Arduini was fifth in the javelin (43.71 meters), Ali Smith finished fifth in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 10:28.10, and Amanda Marino was fifth over 10,000 meters, running 34:14.98.

Six other women qualified for seven Sunday finals: Shericka Ward (200 meters and 100 meter hurdles), Christie Verdier (400 meters), Sheila Reid (1500 meters), Emily Lipari (1500 meters), and Bogdana Mimic (1500 meters), and Kristen Mahon (400 meter hurdles).

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