Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Villanova Penn Relays Countdown: Two days left!

 Matt Gibney

Editor's note: For the ten days leading up to the Penn Relays, I will do a countdown of great Villanova athletes with the number of Penn Relays titles corresponding with the day.

The first cog in Villanova's Australian pipeline came along in 2009, when Matt Gibney stepped on campus ready to compete. In his first outdoor season at Villanova, he anchored a Penn Relays distance medley relay championship and finished fifth in the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1500 meters. Was injured for much of 2010, but came back in full force in 2011, running a sub-four minute mile, qualifying him for the NCAA Indoor Championships, anchoring a second distance medley championship, and scored points for Villanova at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1500 behind an impressive group of runners, including two-time World Championship medalist Matthew Centrowitz.

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