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Cantello on De Villers:
"A pure distance runner who, for good measure, clocked a 4:12 indoor mile last season and owns a 14:25.45 5,000m indoor."

De Villers's Career Honors:
• Second-Team All-Patriot League (2008)
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2008)

2009:
• Competed in two races
• Made his first appearance of the season at the Patriot League Championsips (10/30), finishing 21st with a time of 27:10.4
• Team's third-highest finsher at the NCAA Regional Championships (11/14), placing 38th with a time of 33:12.7 in the 10k race­­

2008:
• Competed in all-nine varsity races as a sophomore
• Finished among the team's scoring-five runners in eight meets
• Delivered a total of five top-20 overall finishes
• Placed fifth out of 176 runners with an 8k time of 26:56.04 at the Fordham Invitational (9/6)
• Completed the scoring five in the Navy Invitational with a 19th-place time of 26:00.6 (9/13)
• Came up with the team's third-best time - 98th overall - at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 25:08 clocking (10/3)
• Crossed the finish line in 24:58.0 to finish eighth overall in the Star Meet against Army (10/18)
• Came back with another eighth-place finish, this time with a 25:11.4 showing at the Patriot League Championship (11/1)
• Finished the year with the team's second-quickest time - 40th overall - with a 10k time of 33:43 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship (11/15)

2007:
• Ran in one varsity race
• Finished fourth overall - second on the team - at the Sea Gull Opener with a time of 26:37

Navy Track Career Bests:
• 3,000m - 8:47.54
• 5,000m - 14:40.91
• 10,000m - 31:33.87

High School:
• Attended Brookfield Academy, where he lettered four times in cross country/track and three times in basketball
• Named all-state in cross country in 2005
• Was a two-time all-state 3,200-meter runner with the track team
• Helped cross country and track teams to four-straight conference titles

Personal:
• Son of Michael and Christine De Villers
• Born Sept. 15, 1988, in Milwaukee, Wis.
• Majoring in mathematics

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