Reid leads 'Nova track qualifiers

Posted: May 28, 2012

Sheila Reid qualified for the NCAA Division I outdoor track and field championships for the fourth consecutive season, leading five Villanova runners into the national meet beginning June 6 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Reid covered 5,000 meters in 16 minutes, 13.47 seconds in the regional in Jacksonville, Fla., to qualify with teammate Bogdana Mimic, who clocked 16:28.14. Other Villanova athletes to qualify were Shericka Ward in the 100-meter hurdles (13.25 seconds), Samuel Ellison (Upper Dublin) in the men's 800 (1:47.76), and Samuel McEntee in the men's 1,500 (3:48.73).

Additional NCAA qualifiers from Big Five schools were Penn's Maalik Reynolds in the high jump (7 feet, 21/4 inches) and Temple's Travis Mahoney in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:44.00).

Athletes with local high school ties who qualified were Jermaine Lowery (Father Judge) of Pittsburgh in the 400-meter hurdles, Jarrett Eaton (Abington) of Syracuse in the 110-meter hurdles, Greta Feldman (Haddonfield) of Princeton in the women's 1,500 meters, and Chelsea Cox (Southern Regional) of Georgetown in the women's 800 and the 1,600-meter relay.

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