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: Gained a great deal of experience in the throwing events as a freshman ... Versatile performer for the Wildcats who will look to help the team in meets as she continues to make progress.
2014 Outdoor: Registered personal bests in the hammer in each of her first two outings ... Runner-up at the Danny Curran Invitational with a throw of 40.91 meters ... That mark surpassed her distance of 39.67 meters in a fourth place finish at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Finished third in the discus at the Danny Curran meet with a distance of 36.49 meters and placed seventh in the shot put at the Philadelphia College Classic with a mark of 11.23 meters.
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.
Shot Put 11.44m 2014 BIG EAST Championships 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
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Weight Throw 7th 2014 Indoor