Saturday, April 27, 2013

Villanova women make history at the Penn Relays


What a day at Franklin Field. The Villanova men didn't finish lower than third in any of their championship races, and the women, anchored by junior Emily Lipari took on a formidable Oregon squad in the 4x800m relay that was the defending champion and considerably fresher, with most members of their team having only run one race the weekend, and three of the four runners on their third race of the weekend. In the end though, the Villanova squad of Kelsey Margey, Angel Piccirillo, Nicky Akande, and Lipari proved victorious, edging the Ducks at the line by 17 hundredths of a second, setting a collegiate record of 8:17.45 in the process.

For her efforts in today's 4x800 and Thursday's distance medley relay Lipari was named female college
 athlete of the meet.

If you've never been to the Penn Relays, you should go next year. Seriously.

Villanova returns every runner on all three men's and women's distance relays next season.

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