HAVERFORD, Pa.–The track & field season is officially underway after Villanova opened the 2017-18 indoor campaign by hosting the Jack Pyrah Invitational at Haverford College on Saturday afternoon. Junior distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) led the Wildcats distance group with a first place finish in the 3000 meters, while junior Adeline Scelzi (Glen Allen, Va.) and senior Bridget Owen (Northborough, Mass.) tied for first place in the pole vault.

This is the 15th straight year that Villanova has hosted the Jack Pyrah meet, which is named after the program’s former longtime coach. Athletes from La Salle, Norfolk State and Saint Joseph’s also competed in this year’s edition of the meet. The host Wildcats competed in six individual running events, the 4×400 meter relay and three field events throughout the day.

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