Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Villanova Entries To The 2012 US Olympic Trials

 Jen Rhines

This is a preliminary list, which won't be official until  2:59 AM Wednesday, so more could be added, but as of eight Eastern tonight, there are three entries who are graduates of Villanova. One or two more entrants could be added as the hours go on.

Men's 10000m
Bobby Curtis

Women's 5000m
Jennifer Rhines
Frances Koons

Women's 1500m
Nicole Schappert

Curtis is seeking his first Olympic berth, as are Schappert and Koons while Rhines is going for a nearly unprecedented fourth, which would tie Sonia O'Sullivan, Eamonn Coghlan, and Marcus O'Sullivan for the most Olympics competed at by a Villanovan. Rhines is coached by her husband Terrence Mahon, who is also a Villanova graduate.


  1. Hi FoyeEffect -- you forgot Frances Koons at 5000m meters. She's qualified and declared.

  2. Also, Shericka Ward's 12.97 has her now "pending" -- maybe she'll get an invite. The other 12.97 girl has been accepted to the Trials, and 3 slower girls have been accepted.

  3. What about Sheila Reid for Canada?

  4. There will be plenty of that, but they don't start until next week.