Kyle Cartwright
Kyle  Cartwright

Hometown:
Oyster Bay, N.Y.

High School:
Oyster Bay

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
04/07/1995

Experience:
Jr./Jr.


On Cartwright: Four-time All-BIG EAST performer and the defending BIG EAST champion in the 400 meter hurdles ... One of the top performers in the Wildcats spring group and makes consistent contributions both individually and in the relays ... Has added a great deal of experience during his first two seasons and should continue to progress during the coming year ... A BIG EAST contender both indoors and outdoors.

2015 Outdoor: Won the 400 meter hurdles title at the BIG EAST Championships and also earned All-BIG EAST honors as part of the Wildcats lineup in the 4x100 meter relay ... Helped Villanova successfully defend its conference crown for a second straight year ... His winning time of 53.30 in the 400 meter hurdles was also a new personal best ... Ran the third leg of the 4x100 relay, which finished in third place with a time of 42.25 ... Prior to the conference meet, competed six times in the 400 meter hurdles and twice as part of the 4x400 meter relay ... Opened the season by coming in first in the hurdles with a time of 57.57 at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Recorded a time of 55.67 at the Colonial Relays ... Finished seventh in the 400 meter hurdles (54.82) at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and also ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay, which placed third in 3:17.15 ... Recorded a 15th place finish in the hurdles at the Larry Ellis Invitational (54.74) and came in 25th in the championship section at the Penn Relays (54.83) ... Anchored the Wildcats entry in the 4x400 relay at the Penn Relays and helped Villanova place 34th overall in the preliminary heats with a time of 3:19.33 ... Came in 11th in the 400 meter hurdles at the Princeton Open (55.56).

2015 Indoor: Was a team contributor at the BIG EAST Championships in both the individual 400 meters as well as the 4x400 meter relay ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors as part of the 4x400 relay team which finished in third place ... Ran the third leg of the relay ... Registered personal best times in the 400 meters in each of his individual races at the conference meet ... Stood in seventh place overall after the preliminary heats with a time of 49.91, then held his seventh place spot by lowering his time to 49.80 in the final ... Broke 50 seconds for the first time in his career earlier in the season when he posted a time of 49.95 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational ... Finished with a time of 51.37 at the Gotham Cup ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, where the Wildcats came in second with a time of 3:25.96.

2014 Outdoor: Earned All-BIG EAST accolades for a third place finish in the 400 meter hurdles at the conference meet, where he posted a season-best time of 55.20 ... Ran three races in the 400 meter hurdles prior to the BIG EAST Championships ... Came in 19th at the Larry Ellis Invitational (55.72), third at the Delaware Open (57.10) and 25th at the Colonial Relays (57.83) ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay squad to a sixth place finish and a time of 3:17.37 at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays and helped the top Villanova relay squad post a winning time of 9:50.37.

2014 Indoor: Scored points for the Wildcats at the BIG EAST Championships in both the 400 meters and the 4x400 meter relay ... Anchored the 4x400 relay squad to a fourth place finish at the conference meet with a time of 3:20.69 ... Also came in seventh in the finals of the 400 meters and posted a time of 50.72 ... He had been nine overall in the preliminary heats a day earlier, when he registered a mark of 50.09 ... Also ran in the 400 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and the Gotham Cup ... Placed 48th in the preliminaries of the College section at the Armory meet with a time of 50.011 ... Finished 21st at the Gotham Cup in 50.96 ... Anchored the 4x400 relay to a 14th place finish in the College section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where Villanova had a relay time of 3:23.63 ... At the Great Dane Classic, finished 18th individually in the 500 meters (1:07.14) and also led off the 4x400 meter relay in a seventh place finish (3:20.27) ... His time in the 500 meters at the Great Dane meet was a season and personal best ... He also finished seventh in the 500 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational (1:07.55) and came in 15th in the Unseeded section at the Penn State National (1:07.97) ... Ran the first leg of the 4x400 relay at the Jack Pyrah meet and the Wildcats came in third in the relay with a time of 3:27.20.

Oyster Bay High School: State champion (Division 2) in the 400 meter hurdles ... His winning time of 53.88 ranked him second in the state across all divisions ... Also came in fourth at the state championships in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.26 ... His marks in both the 400 mH and 110 mH are personal bests and school records ... First state champion from the school in 60 years ... Named his team's MVP and was a recipient of both the Coach's Award and the Unsung Hero Award ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Foreign Language Honor Society ... Presented with the school's Student-Athlete Scholarship.

Personal: Born 4/7/95 ... One of two children of Glenn and Cathy Cartwright ... Has a sister, Courtney ... Majoring in Computer Engineering.

PERSONAL BESTS

110 Meter Hurdles                15.26                High School
400 Meters                       49.80                2015 BIG EAST Championships
400 Meter Hurdles                53.30                2015 BIG EAST Championships
500 Meters                       1:07.14              2014 Great Dane Classic

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                          2015 (4x400 Meter Relay)


CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                                     2015 (400 Meter Hurdles)
All-BIG EAST 2014, 2015 (400 Meter Hurdles)
All-BIG EAST 2015 (4x100 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                            2013-14, 2014-15

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