Monday, February 6, 2012

Piccirillo Wins 400 - 800 - Mile - 3000 at Edinboro

Villanova signee Angel Piccirillo went 4-for-4 this weekend at Edinboro University, including a USA #10 2:14.77 over 800 meters and a USA #15 10:06.00 in the 3000 meters. Here is the report by Phil Grove from the Pennsylvania Mile Split website:

Angel Piccirillo made short work of things on the track, and a trio of Hickory seniors went to great lengths Saturday inside Edinboro University's year-round track bubble.

The Homer Center standout one-upped her performance from the first Tri-State meet of 2012 by winning the mile and 400-, 800- and 3,000-meter events in dominating fashion, with each of her winning efforts being faster than the previous week. Picking up where she left off on Edinboro's 236.621-meter oval, the Villanova University signee destroyed the mile field in a PA#3 4 minutes, 59.30 seconds before coming back in the next event for a PA#4 effort of 58.30 seconds in the 400 dash.

Piccirillo was back again in the next event and led wire to wire in the 800. Her 2:14.77 is PA#2 and US#10, while Peyton Hampson of Waynesburg hung on for a PA#6 clocking of 2:17.26. Saving her best for last (after taking a break during the 200), Piccirillo cut almost 20 seconds off her winning time from the previous Saturday, covering the 3,000 in a state-leading and US#15 10:06.00.

"After talking with my coach, the 3,000 was probably my best race," Piccirillo said, noting that her PR of 10:02.35 from 2011 came on Penn State's banked track. "I was really glad to pull off a decent time and being by myself, too.

"The 800 also is not a strength of mine and came at a weird time. It was hard to keep loose (in the 800 and 3,000)."

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