Sunday, June 17, 2012

Reid, Ward, Lipari Set Personal Bests At Holmdel, McEntee Wins Handily

Last night at the New Jersey International Invitational track meet at Holmdel High School, several current and former Villanova athletes competed, with Shericka Ward achieving an Olympic Trials A Standard at the 100 meter hurdles of by running a personal best of 12.97, guaranteeing herself a spot in next week's Olympic Trials. In the women's 1500m race, Sheila Reid and Emily Lipari each ran well, with Reid running the Olympic 'B' Standard in the 1500 by winning the race and running a 4:07.99 personal best and Lipari finishing seventh, while running an Olympic Trials 'B' standard and setting a new personal best of 4:14.89 Nicky Akande finished tenth in the same race. Less recent Villanova alums Carmen Douma-Hussar (Canada) and Marina Muncan (Serbia) each ran in the race and set season bests, with Muncan achieving the Olympic B Standard. In the women's 800m, 2010 graduate Nicole Schappert continued her excellent season by running a personal best of 2:04.91.

On the men's side, Sam McEntee ran a 3:42.33 in the 1500m to win his race by nearly six seconds, leaving Julian Matthews of Providence in his dust, no small feat when you consider that Matthews is a sub-4 miler in his own right. That's a fantastic result for McEntee, who had a fine season on the Main Line and looks poised for big things.

Results are posted after the jump

Event 10 Women 100 Meter Hurdles D. Bowles Elite
Name Year Team Prelims Wind
1 Ward, Shericka Villanova 13.07q 0.6 

Event 10 Women 100 Meter Hurdles D. Bowles Elite
Name Year Team Finals Wind
1 Ward, Shericka Villanova 12.97 NWI 
Event 15 Women 1500 Meter Run D'Alessandro Elite
Name Year Team Finals 
1 Reid, Sheila Villanova 4:07.88 
2 van Dalen, Lucy Unattached 4:08.10 
3 Muncan, Marina New balance 4:08.33 
4 Infeld, Maggie nyac 4:09.57 
5 Hussar, Carmen New balance 4:11.20 
6 Tomlin, RenĂ©e Nike 4:12.30 
7 Lipari, Emily Villanova 4:14.89 
8 Lamar, Annick NYAC 4:15.07 
9 Salerno, Melissa New balance 4:15.42 
10 Akande, Nicky Villanova 4:20.21 
Event 17 Women 800 Meter Run J. Clark Dig Elite
Name Year Team Finals H#
1 Mackey, Katie Brooks 2:02.87 1 
2 Feldman, Greta Princeton 2:04.21 1 
3 McDonald, Kimarra Unattached 2:04.48 1 
4 Snapp, Nijgia Unattached 2:04.58 1 
5 Schappert, Nicole NYAC 2:04.91 1 
6 Cox, Chelsea Georgetown 2:05.88 1 
7 McKenzie, Lorain Unattached 2:06.18 1  
Event 22 Men 1500 Meter Run E. Coghlan Elite
Name Year Team Finals 
1 McEntee, Sam Villanova 3:42.33 
2 Matthews, Julian Unattached 3:48.05 
3 Guarino, Josh Syracuse Cha 3:48.22 
4 Walsh, Aidan NYAC 3:49.39 
5 Sheinbaum, Julian Unattached 3:49.67  

1 comment:

  1. Hi FoyeEffect -- Shericka Ward's time was not an Olympic "A" standard (which is 12.96)-- in fact, it's a US Olympic Trials "A" standard (which is 13.00). She's an AQ for the US Trials, but she just missed the Olympic "A" standard by .01 seconds.