Sunday, January 13, 2013

Wildcat Men Open 2013 at NYC Gotham Cup at Armory

Here's the official press release from the Villanova athletic department, covering the first meet of 2013 at the Armory in New York. The performance of the meet was freshman Kelsey Margey's NCAA-leading performance in the 1000 meters, where she ran the #2 time in Villanova history. For more on that race, click HERE.

Full Men's Results are HERE.

NEW YORK--In the first meet of the new year junior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) won the 1000 meters individually and Villanova also came up with a victory in the 4x800 meter relay at New York Armory on Friday afternoon. The meet was the first of four competitions at the Armory for the Wildcats this season.

Villanova had athletes competing in 14 different events on Friday. The winning time for the 4x800 meter relay quartet was 7:46.17 and the Wildcats outpaced runner-up Saint Joseph's by more than four seconds at the finish line.

Ellison has won the 1000 meters twice in as many meets this season, including on Friday and also at the Jack Pyrah Invitational last month. His time of 2:28.56 at the Armory showed an improvement of more than two seconds from the time he posted at the Pyrah meet. Sophomore Richie Bohny (Holmdel, N.J.) came in sixth in the 1000 meters and his time of 2:30.77 established a new personal best.

Sophomores Charlie Bates (Hoboken, N.J.) and Robert Hurlbut (Rochester, N.Y.) also registered personal bests in their respective events. Bates came in fourth out of 48 runners in the Mile with a time of 4:16.67, eclipsing his previous top mark by nearly four full seconds. Hurlbut came in sixth in the 5000 meters in 15:13.97, a time which was over 14 seconds faster than his previous personal best.

In the field events sophomore Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) had the top result with a strong finish in the long jump. He tallied a distance of 6.80 meters and came in sixth in a deep field that included 52 entries.

Below are results for the Villanova entries in Friday's meet. Next week the Wildcats return to the Armory for the Great Dane Invitational.

60 Meters (Preliminaries)
Donald Urschel                      24th of 95        7.14

400 Meters
Kyle Chou                           25th of 95        50.55
Joseph Messick                      31st              50.88
Jake Stillings                      36th              51.29
Cory Serfoss                        37th              51.31

500 Meters
Matt Whalen                         20th of 72        1:06.70
Alex Reber                          25th              1:07.34

800 Meters
Kieran Brennan (unattached)         1st of 60         1:54.59  NCAA #47
Juan Castillo                       12th              1:57.98

1000 Meters
Samuel Ellison                      1st of 38         2:28.56  NCAA #32
Richie Bohny                        6th               2:30.77
Philip O'Connell                    13th              2:36.50

Charlie Bates                       4th of 48         4:16.67
Josh Lampron (unattached)           8th               4:22.95
Chris Pietrocarlo                   18th              4:28.30

5000 Meters
Robert Hurlbut                      6th of 25         15:13.97  NCAA #44
Harry Warnick (unattached)          8th               15:14.44  NCAA #46
Kevin Corbusier (unattached)        12th              15:21.61

60 Meter Hurdles (Prelminaries)
Aaron Sandifer                      25th of 55        8.79

4x400 Meter Relay
Villanova                           12th of 34        3:23.59
Samuel Ellison
Donald Urschel
Alex Reber
Joseph Messick

4x800 Meter Relay
Villanova                           1st of 14         7:46.17  NCAA #10
Chris FitzSimons
Andrew Golato
Chris Pietrocarlo
Juan Castillo

Pole Vault
Chris Dougherty                    13th of 29         4.40m
Charles Kido                       tie-14th           4.25m

Long Jump
Elbert Maxwell                     6th of 52          6.80m
Lazaro Tiant                       25th               6.20m

Weight Throw
Drew King                          16th of 32         14.00m
Chris McLeod                       18th               13.04m

Shot Put (Seeded)
James Rowen                        13th of 43         13.06m

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