Monday, April 1, 2013

Wildcats Continue Outdoor Season at Danny Curran Invitational
March 30, 2013

CHESTER, Pa. - In the Danny Curran Invitational on Saturday afternoon Villanova competed in 10 different events at Leslie C. Quick, Jr., Stadium, including five running events and five field events. Three different athletes from the Wildcats registered new personal bests in their respective events.

Chris O'Sullivan
Villanova had a group of five runners in the 400 meters and senior Philip O'Connell (Rye, N.Y.) placed third in that group with a career best time of 52.45. He came in fifth in his heat and 20th overall in a field of 61 runners. Finishing ahead of him for the Wildcats were senior Kyle Chou (Wilmington, Del.) in second place (50.02) and sophomore Matt Whalen (Reading, Mass.) in 12th place (51.56).

In the 400 meter hurdles freshman Joseph Messick (Montgomery, N.J.) finished in fourth place out of 22 competitors. His time of 56.40 was a personal best for the second straight meet. The other Villanova athlete with a top individual performance was sophomore Ryan Milanaik in the javelin. He threw for a distance of 45.32 meters. Classmates Chris Glennie (Fallsington, Pa.) and Connor Milanaik finished eighth (53.38m) and 11th (51.65m), respectively, in the javelin.

A group of four runners ran in the 1500 meters and junior Chris O'Sullivan (Havertown, Pa.) registered a fourth place finish out of 68 entries. He came in with a time of 3:57.85 and was just ahead of junior Dan Harris (Clifton Park, N.Y.), who placed seventh in 3:59.92. Juniors Richie Bohny (Holmdel, N.J.) and Chris Pietrocarlo (Hampstead, N.H.) came in 17th (4:04.92) and 21st (4:07.72), respectively.

Below are complete results for all of the Wildcats that competed at the Danny Curran Invitational on Saturday.


200 Meters
Aaron Sandifer        31st of 57          23.94            2nd of 7 (Heat 9)
400 Meters
Kyle Chou             2nd of 61           50.02            2nd of 8 (Heat 1)
Matt Whalen           12th                51.56            3rd of 7 (Heat 2)
Philip O'Connell      20th                52.45            5th of 8 (Heat 3)
Jake Stillings        21st                52.51            4th of 7 (Heat 2)
Cory Serfoss          29th                53.62            5th of 7 (Heat 2)
1500 Meters
Chris O'Sullivan      4th of 68           3:57.85
Dan Harris            7th                 3:59.92
Richie Bohny          17th                4:04.92
Chris Pietrocarlo     21st                4:07.72
110 Meter Hurdles
Aaron Sandifer        4th of 10            16.17          3rd of 7 (Heat 1)
400 Meter Hurdles
Joseph Messick        4th of 22            56.40          4th of 7 (Heat 1)
Pole Vault
Chris Dougherty       3rd of 15            4.25m
Long Jump
Elbert Maxwell        4th of 19            6.20m
Lazaro Tiant          10th                 5.70m
Shot Put
James Rowen           6th of 28            13.39m
Drew King             4th of 15            43.44m
Chris McLeod          6th                  41.75m
Chris Glennie         8th of 30            53.38m
Connor Milanaik       11th                 51.65m
Ryan Milanaik         19th                 45.32m

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