Sam McEntee doubled back from a 5th place finish (14:22.43) on Saturday in the 5000 meters to claim the 3000 meter title today at the Big East Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio. McEntee had to make a final lap charge to overcome both Andrew Springer of Georgetown and Martin Hehir of Syracuse to take the win in 8:03.95. His compatriot Jordy Williamsz (8:04.77) was third, less than a second in arrears. Villanova teammates Tom Trainer (8:30.79) and Brian Basili (8:33.24) came 19th and 22nd, respectively.
Men's 3000 Meter Final
1 Sam McEntee JR VILLANOVA 8:03.95I 10 2 Martin Hehir SO SYRACUSE 8:04.33I 8 3 Jordan Williamsz FR VILLANOVA 8:04.77I 6 4 Andrew Springer JR GEORGETOWN 8:04.81I 5 5 Dominic Channon SR PROVIDENCE 8:11.35I 4 6 Michael Clevenger FR NOTRE DAME 8:12.59I 3 7 Ernest Kibet FR LOUISVILLE 8:12.80I 2 8 Bobby Peavey JR GEORGETOWN 8:12.96I 1 9 Jake Kildoo SO NOTRE DAME 8:13.12I 10 Mark Dennin SR GEORGETOWN 8:13.33I 11 Robert Molke SR SYRACUSE 8:13.91I 12 Liam Hillery SO PROVIDENCE 8:15.41I 13 Harvey Dixon FR PROVIDENCE 8:16.92I 14 Bryan Fowler SO CONNECTICUT 8:20.93I 15 Joseph Whelan JR SYRACUSE 8:22.16I 16 Martin Grady JR NOTRE DAME 8:23.55I 17 Luke Lovelace SR LOUISVILLE 8:25.62I 18 Patrick Maag SR MARQUETTE 8:28.47 19 Thomas Trainer SO VILLANOVA 8:30.79 20 Ryan Urie SO SYRACUSE 8:31.10 21 Walter Schafer JR NOTRE DAME 8:31.99 22 Brian Basili JR VILLANOVA 8:33.24 23 Tyler Byrne SO LOUISVILLE 8:36.04 24 Connor Callahan SR MARQUETTE 8:36.76 25 Lee Carey SR PROVIDENCE 8:40.02 -- Collin Leibold FR GEORGETOWN DNF