Friday, September 28, 2012

Villanova Men Win Paul Short Run with 3 in the Top 10


The Villanova men made a nice statement this morning at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University, defeating #15 Georgetown and #28 Columbia handily in the process. #17 Princeton did not run its top men. Villanova won the meet with 69 total places, after a 4-7-9-23-26-(39)-(55) finish. William & Mary was next, with 100 places; Georgetown was third, with 101 places. Sam McEntee led the way with a 4th place overall finish in 24:13 -- the 6th fastest time for a Villanova runner on this course over the past 12 year. Freshman Jordy Williamsz -- only yesterday OK'd by the NCAA Clearinghouse -- donned the Villanova singlet for the first time and finished 9th overall, one second behind veteran Mathew Mildenhall. Villanova's 6th man Matt Kane came home before any other team's 5th finisher, and the team's top five finished in a tight 24 second spread.

Quotes from head coach Marcus O'Sullivan:

"I was very happy to see us come out on top. During the race I thought that Georgetown looked very strong and I didn't fully realize until the end of the race that William & Mary had packed their top four and run as well as they did. It took a great performance for us to come in first."

"Of all the noteworthy runs today we got a really great performance from Greg Morrin. He ran very well at Haverford this week and today he stepped up and had an excellent result to be our fourth runner. I am very proud of the way Greg has run in the first two races of the season."

"Not everyone ran their best but we had enough depth to overcome that. It has been rare for me to have the whole team running together this early in the season and I think we will only get better from here. I am hoping that having all the guys run together will be a good omen for us and I do think that will be the case as the season progresses."

The full results are HERE.

2012 Paul Short Top-10 Team Results
 1. Villanova                69    4    7    9   23   26   39   55 
 2. William & Mary          100   10   11   13   16   50   87  121
 3. Georgetown              101    1   12   15   33   40   54   72
 4. Dartmouth College       175    5   22   29   59   60   62   70
 5. Providence College      194    8   35   45   49   57   58   68
 6. Cornell University      202   14   20   27   66   75  107  115
 7. Yale University         255   21   30   61   67   76   80   93
 8. Columbia University     309   38   42   56   73  100  117  163
 9. Lehigh University       312   19   36   47  101  109  149  176
10. Saint Josephs           332   34   43   63   94   98  129  150

Villanova Results
  4.  Samuel McEntee         24:13  
  7.  Mathew Mildenhall      24:22  
  9.  Jordy Williamsz        24:23  
 23.  Greg Morrin            24:37  
 26.  Robert Denault         24:37  
 39.  Matthew Kane           24:50  
 55.  Brian Basili           25:00
 65.  Alex Tully             25:06
 68.  John Pickhaver         25:08
118.  Tom Trainer            25:37
Total Time = 2:02:09     Total Places = 69

Other team members ran in the Open Race. Here's how they fared:
12.  Dusty Solis            25:34
13.  Harry Warnick          25:35
23.  Kevin Corbusier        25:54
33.  Chris O'Sullivan       26:10
34.  Charles Bates          26:10
40.  Chris Pietrocarlo      26:16
54.  Danny Harris           26:28
64.  Rob Hurlbut            26:39

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