Caroline Hamilton defended her BIG EAST title in the javelin to highlight the first day of BIG EAST competition.
Villanova won the Championship of America title in the distance medley relay to start off the 2017 Penn Relays.
Villanova made its debut at the brand new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on January 8.
2017-18 Indoor: Recorded a personal best mark of 5.53 meters in the long jump at the Penn 8-Team Select meet ... Finished fourth at the meet, and her mark put her into 10th place overall and sixth indoors on the all-time Villanova performance list in the long jump ... Scored in the event at the BIG EAST Championships, where she came in seventh with a mark of 5.30 meters in addition to placing ninth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.76 meters ... Began the season by finishing fifth in the long jump at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she had a mark of 5.16 meters ... Came in fourth at the Villanova Invitational (5.43m), placed 13th in the invitational section at the FastTrack National Invite (5.28m) and finished 11th at the Nittany Lion Challenge (5.21m).
2017 Outdoor: Competed in both the long jump and the triple jump at the BIG EAST Championships, and tallied 10th place finishes in each event ... Recorded marks of 5.05 meters in the long jump and 10.75 meters in the triple jump ... Established a new personal best in the triple jump with a measurement of 11.17 meters at the Lions Invitational, where she earned a fourth place finish ... Also competed in the long jump at that meet and had a distance of 4.91 meters ... Her best mark of the season in the long jump was 5.32 meters in the college section at the Penn Relays ... Measured jumps of 5.25 meters at the Sam Howell Invitational and 5.01 meters in the university section at the Colonial Relays.
2016-17 Indoor: Competed twice in the long jump during the season ... Recorded a mark of 4.98 meters at the Villanova Open and tallied a mark of 4.82 meters at the Villanova Invitational.
2016 Outdoor: Scored in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships, where she came in fifth with a season-best mark of 5.44 meters ... Also came in ninth in the triple jump with a measurement of 10.56 meters at the conference meet ... Established a personal best distance of 10.76 meters in the triple jump and came in seventh in the event at the season-opening Penn Challenge ... Also finished 13th in the long jump at that meet with a result of 4.99 meters ... Came in 10th in the long jump at the Princeton Outdoor Invite (5.28m) and recorded a mark of 5.16 meters at the Colonial Relays ... Tied for ninth in the long jump (5.13m) and finished 10th in the triple jump (10.53m) at the Lions Invitational.
2015-16 Indoor: Competed seven times in the long jump and once in the triple jump during the season ... Her best mark of the season in the long jump was 5.26 meters in a ninth place finish at the Villanova Open ... Also placed 14th in the triple jump with a mark of 10.41 meters at that meet ... Finished ninth in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships with a measurement of 5.02 meters ... Placed eighth in the college section at the FastTrack National Invite with a mark of 5.12 meters ... Made her collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she recorded a jump of 5.17 meters and finished in sixth place ... Matched the mark of 5.17 meters at the Great Dane Classic ... Tallied jumps of 5.14 meters at the Gotham Cup and 4.99 meters at the Villanova Invitational.
Cardinal O'Hara High School: Earned a total of 11 varsity letters during her scholastic career ... Received four letters each in outdoor track & field and soccer, as well as three in indoor track & field ... Was part of a 4x400 meter relay team which had success at the Penn Relays, including winning the Catholic Schools race her sophomore year and finishing as the runner-up her junior year ... Also was part of a school record performance in the spring medley relay indoors ... Earned second team All-Delco honors outdoors as both a junior and a senior ... All-Catholic performer all four years outdoors, including receiving first team honors her sophomore through senior seasons after being a second team pick as a freshman ... Three-time first team All-Catholic honoree indoors from her sophomore through senior seasons, while also earning first team All-Delco accolades as a sophomore and a junior ... Was named the soccer team's MVP her senior year and was the team's Defensive Player of the Year in each of her first three seasons ... Garnered first team All-Catholic laurels as a senior and was a second team pick as a junior ... Added All-Delco honorable mention accolades her junior year ... Earned First Honors status academically all four years and was the recipient of the Science Award as a senior.
Personal: Born 1/24/97 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Older of two children of Derrick and Mary Patrick ... Has a younger brother, Derrick (16) ... Hobbies include reading and spending time with family and friends, as well as watching plays and movies ... Chose to attend Villanova because of the reputation of the engineering programs and in part because of her familiarity with the school ... Mother and three other family members are Villanova graduates ... Majoring in Chemical Engineering.
Long Jump 5.53 Meters 2018 Penn 8-Team Select
Triple Jump 11.17 Meters 2017 Lions Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2015-16
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Long Jump 5th 2016 Outdoor
Long Jump 7th 2018 Indoor