Monday, May 9, 2011

Reid & Ward Push VU Women at Big East Championships


Sheila Reid won conference championships at both 1500 and 5000 meters Sunday on the final day of the Big East championships. The wins represent the 10th and 11th conference titles in her illustrious Villanova career and tallied 20 of the Villanova women's 79.5 team points. In both races Reid defeated Georgetown's Emily Enfeld, a national-class runner in her own right.

Shericka Ward collected two second-place finishes on Sunday, in the 200 meter dash and 100 meter hurdles. The versatile sprinter thereby added 16 points to the team's total.

The Villanova quartet of Nicoy Hines, Carlton Bowers, Christopher Kearney, and Sam Ellison took second place in the men's 4 x 400 meters in 3:09.89.

In other events, Villanova came third in the men's 800 meters (Matt Gibney: 1:48.66), 5000 meters (Mathew Mildnehall: 14:17.68), and in the 4 x 800 (Brian Tetreault, Matt Wikler, Carl Mackenzie, and Matt Gibney).

Third place Villanova women included Ali Smith in the 5000 meters (16:20.10) and the 4 x 800 team of Kelly McElroy, Emily Lipari, Ariann Neutts, and Nicky Akande (8:44.92).

Fourth place finishers were acieved by Frank Anuszewski in the hammer throw (55.83 meters), Robert Sainvil in the triple jump (15.22 meters), and Brian Long in the 5000 meters (14:19.04).

Villanova Women's Results from Sunday:

100 Meter Hurdles: Shericka Ward - 2nd of 8 (13.46)

200 Meters: Shericka Ward - 2nd of 8 (23.48)

400 Meters: Christie Verdier - 7th of 7 (56.02)

400 Meter Hurdles: Kristen Mahon - 5th of 8 (1:00.14)

1500 Meters: Sheila Reid - 1st of 12 (4:23.98); Emily Lipari - 9th (4:29.73); Bogdana Mimic - 10th (4:29.80)

5000 Meters: Sheila Reid - 1st of 21 (16:13.29); Ali Smith - 3rd (16:20.10); Bogdana Mimic - 6th (16:26.97); Callie Hogan - 14th (17:24.53)

4x400 Meter Relay: 9th of 13 (3:45.02) - Mahon, Dunbar, McDonald, Yuille

4x800 Meter Relay: 3rd of 9 (8:44.92) - 6 Team Points (McElroy, Lipari, Neutts, Akande)

High Jump: Audrey Gariepy-Bogui - 6th of 12 (1.70m); Samantha Yeats - 9th (1.65m)

Triple Jump: Samantha Francis - 7th of 23 (12.37m); Erica Reijula - 19th (11.18m); Marie Minasi - 20th (11.07m)

Villanova Men's Results from Sunday

400 Meters: Samuel Ellison - 5th of 8 (48.15)

400 Meter Hurdles: Nicoy Hines - 5th of 8 (51.64)

800 Meters: Matthew Gibney - 3rd of 8 (1:48.66)

1500 Meters: Brian Tetreault - 7th of 12 (3:48.44); Carl Mackenzie - 9th (3:49.09); Joseph LoRusso - 10th (3:51.77)

5000 Meters: Mathew Mildenhall - 3rd of 24 (14:17.68); Brian Long - 4th (14:19.04); Hugo Beamish - 9th (14:32.64); Greg Morrin - 20th (14:59.18); Matt Kane - 22nd (15:03.50)

4x400 Meter Relay: 2nd of 10 (3:09.89)(Hines, Bowers, Kearney, Ellison)

4x800 Meter Relay: 3rd of 12 (7:29.72)(Tetreault, Wilker, Mackenzie, Gibney)

Discus: Frank Anuszewski - 15th of 17 (42.04m)

Triple Jump: Robert Sainvil - 4th of 10 (15.22m)


Big East Champions 2011

Women
Heptathlon – Kelsey Rubeor, Syracuse, 5,680 points
100m – Trisha-Ann Hawthorne, Connecticut, 11.31
200m – Trisha-Ann Hawthorne, Connecticut, 23.51
400m – April Rotilio, West Virginia, 52.71
800m – Renee Tomlin, Georgetown, 2:05.42
1,500m – Sheila Reid, Villanova, 4:23.98
5,000m – Sheila Reid, Villanova, 16:13.29
10,000m – Kate Harrison, West Virginia, 33:59.84
100m Hurdles – Chelsea Carrier, West Virginia, 13.07
400m Hurdles – Chelsea Carrier, West Virginia, 57.48
3,000m Steeplechase – Meghan Cunningham, Connecticut, 10:14.07
4x100 Relay – Pittsburgh (A. Woodford, D. Mills, L. Pugh, C. Jones), 44.93
4x400 Relay – Cincinnati (S. Portis, A. Arnold, K. Klump, A. Rhodes), 3:38.43
4x800 Relay – Georgetown (M. Chambers, E. Menges, L. Borduin, R. Tomlin), 8:35.62*
Javelin – Melissa Fraser, DePaul, 51.95m (170’-05”)
Discus – D’Ana McCarty, Louisville, 52.72m (172’-11”)
Shot Put – D’Ana McCarty, Louisville, 16.72m (54’-10.25”)*
Hammer – D’Ana McCarty, Louisville, 59.59m (195’-06”)
Pole Vault – Denise vonEynatten, USF, 4.21m (13’-09.75”)*
Long Jump – Chelsea Carrier, West Virginia, 6.42m (21’-00.75”)
High Jump – Rachel Gehret, Louisville, 1.81m (5’-11.25”)
Triple Jump – Ieva Staponkute, Syracuse, 12.81m (42’-00.50”)

Men
Decathlon – Aaron King, Connecticut, 7,042 points
100m – Derrick Hopkins, USF, 10.60
200m – Antillio Bastian, USF, 21.15
400m – Patrick Feeney, Notre Dame, 47.27
800m – Jack Howard, Notre Dame, 1:48.24
1,500m – Jeremy Rae, Notre Dame, 3:46.38
5,000m – Eric Finan, Cincinnati, 14:11.43
10,000m – Tito Medrano, Syracuse, 29:34.06
110m Hurdles – Terence Somerville, Cincinnati, 13.44*
400m Hurdles – David Aristil, USF, 50.03
3,000m Steeplechase – Matt Hughes, Louisville, 8:44.39
4x100 Relay – Connecticut (K. Moore, K. Smith, D. Cummings, J. Drinks), 40.69
4x400 Relay – Rutgers (K. Brown, S. Werner, C. Caidenhead, A. Younger), 3:08.82
4x800 Relay – Notre Dame (K. Labus, J. Shawel, J. Rae, J. Howard), 7:24.91
Javelin – Cody Unger, Connecticut, 70.19m (230’-03”)
Discus – James Plummer, Rutgers, 59.29m (194’-06”)
Shot Put – Tim Nedow, DePaul, 17.75m (58’-03.00”)
Hammer – John Belcher, Notre Dame, 58.89m (193’-02”)
Pole Vault – Kevin Schipper, Notre Dame, 5.25m (17’-02.75”)
Long Jump – Wesley Smith, Louisville, 7.63m (25’-00.50”)
High Jump – Mike Edwards, Louisville, 2.13m (6’-11.75”)
Triple Jump - Tyrone Feeney, Connecticut, 15.57m (51’-01.00”)

* Meet Record

Final team Standings -- Women
1. Louisville, 117 points
2. West Virginia, 107
3. Connecticut, 89
4. Georgetown, 84
5. Villanova, 79.50
6. Cincinnati, 77
7. Syracuse, 69
8. USF, 58
9. Pittsburgh, 57
10. Notre Dame, 45.5
11. DePaul, 30
12. Rutgers, 19
13. St. John’s, 12
14. Marquette, 8
15. Providence, 5


Final Team Standings -- Men
1. Connecticut, 141 points
2. Notre Dame, 133
3. Louisville, 99
4. USF, 95
5. Rutgers, 66
6. Cincinnati, 63.5
7. Villanova, 59
8. Georgetown, 55
9. Syracuse, 53
10. Pittsburgh, 40
11. Marquette, 20.5
12. DePaul, 18
13. Providence, 13

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