Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Connecticut Middle Distance Ace Signs with Villanova
Villanova has signed Hamden (CT) High School's Chris FitzSimons to join Marcus O'Sullivan's men's program. Chris is currently the USA #1 schoolboy at 600 meters (1:20.63) and he recently won his debut attempt at the mile at the 14th annual New Balance Games at the Armory. His time in that race (4:17.33) places him at 16th on the national high school mile list. Running off a slow pace, FitzSimons bolted with three laps to go and won by 4 seconds. His splits were 2:14 - 2:03. Chris's PRs are 50.92 (400 meters), 1:20.63 (600 meters), 1:51.96 (800 meters), 2:33.46 (1000 meters), 4:17.33 (mile), and 16:16 (5000 meters). He is also part of the USA #1 DMR team (10:19.64) at Hamden.