Middle Distance Group Fares Well at Raleigh Relays
Junior Nicky Akande (Lawrenceville, Ga.) won the invitational section of the 800 meters with a time of 2:06.42 and the Wildcats accounted for five of the first six runners across the finish line. Akande narrowly beat freshman Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) at the finish line, as Piccirillo crossed the finish line in 2:06.62. The other members of the top five for Villanova included sophomore Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) in fourth place (2:07.81), freshman Kelsey Margey (Huntington, N.Y.) in fifth place (2:07.93) and junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) in sixth place (2:08.16).
Two other personal best times were recorded by the Wildcats at the meet. Senior Shannon Browne (Staten Island, N.Y.) came in 14th in Section II of the 1500 meters and had a time of 4:33.73. Sophomore Faith Dismuke (Passaic, N.J.) ran the 400 meter hurdles with a career best time of 1:00.43 and finished fourth out of 67 entries in the process.
Below are complete Villanova results from the Raleigh Relays.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
Qualitra Brown 45th of 140 57.64
800 Meters Invitational
Nicky Akande 1st of 26 2:06.42 Angel Piccirillo 2nd 2:06.62 PR Stephanie Schappert 4th 2:07.81 PR Kelsey Margey 5th 2:07.93 Emily Lipari 6th 2:08.16 Leanne Tucker 14th 2:10.59
1500 Meters Section 1
Emily Lipari 1st of 17 4:20.08 Nicky Akande 4th 4:20.95 Stephanie Schappert 5th 4:21.20 PR Angel Piccirillo 6th 4:21.79 PR Kelsey Margey 8th 4:22.54 PR Summer Cook 13th 4:26.17 PR
1500 Meters Section 2
Shannon Browne 14th of 16 4:33.73 PR
1500 Meters Section 3
Courtney Chapman 12th of 15 4:36.05
100 Meter Hurdles (Preliminaries)
Emerald Walden 9th of 92 14.08
400 Meter Hurdles
Faith Dismuke 4th of 67 1:00.43 PR Mary Bohi 24th 1:03.03