Petruzzellis in second place after first day of heptathlon competition
Katherine Petruzzellis throws for career best distance in javelin
Outdoor season opened with local meet on Saturday afternoon
Great finishes by Villanova lead team to third place finish in team standings, spot on awards podium
Junior anchors Villanova to time of 10:56.74 in comfortable victory
On Borroughs: A part of the team's great depth in the middle distance events ... Has a chance to help the team in meets during the coming season after making improvements over the course of the past two years.
2013 Outdoor: Ran three races in the 800 meters and had a top time of 2:14.78, which was good for a runner-up finish out of 32 competitors at the Delaware Open ... Also posted times of 2:17.69 in a second place finish at the Danny Curran Invitational and 2:15.89 in a 34th place showing at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... COmpeted in the 1500 meters at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic and crossed the finish line in 5:04.13.
2013 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and competed in the Mile at the conference meet, where she finished in 13th place ... Ran two races each in the 800 meters and the 1000 meters during the season ... Placed third in the 800 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and recorded a time of 2:17.19 ... Came in 10th at the Great Dane Classic (2:18.68) ... Placed sixth in the 1000 meters (3:00.23) at the Penn State National and finished 26th in the Championship section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2:56.17).
2012 Cross Country: Registered a career best time of 22:40 on the 6,000 meter course at the Paul Short Run, where she finished 26th out of 293 runners in the Open race ... Opened the season with a 30th place finish at the Main Line Invitational and posted a three-mile time of 18:23.20 ... Lowered that time to 17:55.60 in a third place finish at the Haverford Invitational.
2012 Outdoor: Ran in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters at the season-opening Big Five Invite ... Came in 21st in the 1500 meters (4:53.08) and 26th in the 800 meters (2:22.08).
2012 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 1000 meters and came in 10th in the preliminaries of the conference meet with a time of 2:14.82 ... Notched her best time of the season at the Columbia Last Chance Meet, where she crossed the finish line in 13th place with a mark of 2:12.33 ... Came in 12th at the Great Dane Classic (2:17.75) to secure her spot at the BIG EAST meet ... Came in seventh in the 1000 meters at the Penn State National (2:58.41) and lowered her time to 2:57.38 in a 33rd place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Opened the season by winning the 1000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (3:00.32) and also came in 13th (3:03.28) at the NYC Gotham Cup ... Anchored the Wildcats second entry in the 4x400 meter relay at the Great Dane Classic.
2011 Cross Country: Competed as an unattached runner in the first two meets of the season ... Came in ninth out of 19 runners in the Main Line Invitational and placed 68th out of 341 competitors in the Women's Open race at the Paul Short Run ... Registered a 6K time of 23:52 at the Paul Short Run.
Saratoga Springs High School: Three-time national champion in relay events, including the 4xMile relay in both 2010 and 2011 as well as the distance medley relay in 2010 ... Six-time All-American (three indoor, three outdoor) ... Recipient of the Raymond Waldron Outstanding Athlete Award as a senior ... Named her team's Most Outstanding performer both indoors and outdoors as a senior ... Was the Most Improved athlete outdoors as both a sophomore and a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Achieved High Honor Roll status all four years.
Personal: Born 9/1/93 ... Youngest of five children of Bruce and Lisa Borroughs ... Has three brothers: John, Tom and Mike, and one sister, Beth ... Majoring in Communication.
400 Meter Hurdles 1:04.74 High School 800 Meters 2:11.26 High School 1000 Meters 2:53.17 High School 1500 Meters 4:39 High School Mile 5:00.84 High School 6000 Meters (XC) 22:40 2012 Paul Short Run
CAREER AWARDS (Academic)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13