Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sam McEntee and Jordy Williamsz to run for Australia at World Relays


 Sam McEntee (left) and Jordy Williamsz

Early this morning, Athletics Australia announced their team for the inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas from May 24-25. Included in that group was VillAustralia's very own Sam McEntee and Jordy Williamsz. Both McEntee and Williamsz are coming off a successful Big East Championship, where Williamsz won the 1500 meters in convincing fashion and McEntee finished second in the 5000 behind teammate (and fellow Australian) Patrick Tiernan's emphatic victory. In the 4x1500, they will team up with Olympians Collis Birmingham and Ryan Gregson. Their selection is a coup for Australia, because as yearly participants at the Penn Relays, both Williamsz and McEntee have

The inclusion of McEntee and Williamsz also shows that Villanova has a very good relationship with Australian coach Nic Bideau, husband of Villanova legend Sonia O'Sullivan. This can only continue to reap fruit down the line, and Villanova now has three Australians on the team to show for that. Hopefully Bideau can send a sprinter our way next.

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