Two sprints and two field events made up Saturday schedule for Villanova
Villanova opened local meet by competing in two events on Friday night
Katherine Petruzzellis throws for career best distance in javelin
Outdoor season opened with local meet on Saturday afternoon
Wildcats won six events total in return to action on Friday afternoon
On Ostapkovich: Veteran leader among the Villanova group of throwers ... Is the fourth-ranked athlete in school history in both the weight throw and the hammer, as well as ranking seventh in the discus ... Has a great deal of experience and is a consistent contributor to the team during meets ... Capable of once again being a BIG EAST scorer during the season.
2014 Outdoor: Competed in the shot put, discus and hammer at the BIG EAST Championships ... Top finish was a sixth place showing in the discus with a throw of 35.96 meters ... Also came in ninth in the hammer at the conference meet with a throw of 41.11 meters and was 10th in the shot put with a distance of 11.19 meters ... Established personal bests in both the shot put and the hammer during the season ... Placed fourth in the hammer at the Delaware Open with a career long throw of 44.41 meters ... Set a personal best in the shot put with a mark of 11.88 meters at the Delaware Classic, where she came in third ... Opened the season at the Philadelphia College Classic, where she came in fourth in the hammer (39.67m) and seventh in the shot put (11.23m) ... Her throw of 36.49 meters in the discus at the Danny Curran Invitational was her best collegiate mark in the event and was good for a third place finish ... Also was the runner-up in the hammer (40.91m) at the Danny Curran meet ... Finished third in the discus (36.25m) and sixth in the shot put (11.37m) at the Colonial Relays ... Placed third in the discus (35.80m) and 10th in the shot put (10.71m) at the Delaware Open ... Registered an 11th place finish in the hammer (43.91m) at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Came in fourth in the discus (35.43m) and fifth in the hammer (44.40m) at the Delaware Classic.
2014 Indoor: Competed five times in the weight throw and four times in the shot put during the season ... Established personal bests in both events at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished fifth in the weight throw at the conference meet with a distance of 15.08 meters and was also ninth in the shot put with a mark of 11.44 meters ... Opened the season by winning the weight throw (14.84m) and placing sixth in the shot put (10.50m) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Took part in both events at the Rutgers Invite, finishing third in the weight throw (13.67m) and fourth in the shot put (11.24m) ... Placed fourth in the weight throw at the Tiger Open with a mark of 14.62 meters and also finished seventh in the shot put (11.38m) at that meet ... Placed ninth in the weight throw at the Great Dane Classic, where she recorded a mark of 13.75 meters.
2013 Outdoor: Competed in the shot put, discus and hammer during the season ... Registered a personal best distance of 11.35 meters in the shot put at the Widener Invitational, where she finished in seventh place ... Also took third place out of 17 competitors at that meet in the hammer with a throw of 36.76 meters ... Came in sixth in the shot put at both the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic (10.34m) and the Delaware Open (11.29m) ... Finished in eighth place (11.27m) at the Lions Invitational and 10th place (10.67m) at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Placed sixth in the discus (33.78m) at the Delaware Open, was seventh at the Philadelphia College Classic (30.91m) and ninth at the Danny Curran meet (29.40m) ... Her throw of 38.08 meters in the hammer at the Philadelphia College Classic remains her personal best ... Came in fifth at both that meet and the Danny Curran meet, where she recorded a mark of 36.78 meters ... Placed 18th in the hammer (33.54m) at the Lions Invitational.
2013 Indoor: Competed in both the shot put and the weight throw at each of the first two meets of the season ... Set a personal best with a distance of 12.68 meters in the weight throw at the New York City Gotham Cup, where she came in 13th ... Was the runner-up in the weight throw (11.69m) and came in third in the shot put (10.89m) at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Registered a mark of 10.78 meters in the shot put and came in 18th at the New York City Gotham Cup.
Bensalem High School: Voted her school's Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... District champion and state qualifier in the discus in 2010 ... Three-time league champion in the discus ... League champion and district medalist in the shot put in 2010 ... Named the Scholar of the Year in 2011 and graduated 21st in a class of 450 students.
Personal: Born 4/12/93 ... One of two children of John and Noeleen Ostapkovich ... Has a brother, Noel ... Enjoys doing karate and is a second degree black belt ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Management with a minor in Geography.
Shot Put 11.88m 2014 Delaware Classic Weight Throw 15.08m 2014 BIG EAST Championships Discus 37.46m High School Hammer 44.41m 2014 Delaware Open
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13, 2013-14
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Discus 6th 2014 Outdoor Weight Throw 7th 2014 Indoor