Villanova also received All-Academic Team recognition
All three runners were automatic qualifiers for the next round in their respective events
Official declarations for regional meet were announced on Thursday afternoon
Petruzzellis in second place after first day of heptathlon competition
Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
On Neutts: One of the top performers for the Wildcats in the relay events ... Has been a two-time All-American and three-time BIG EAST champion in the relays ... Individually is a versatile runner who can consistently make an impact for Villanova in any of the middle distance events ... Poised for her strongest year yet.
2012 Cross Country: Ran in the Villanova lineup at the Paul Short Run and the BIG EAST Championships, finishing with times of 23:23 and 23:25.92, respectively, at those two meets ... Placed 242nd at the Paul Short Run and 67th at the conference meet ... Opened the season with a 25th place finish and a three-mile time of 18:10.70 in the Main Line Invitational at Haverford ... On the same course later in the season lowered her time to 17:26.80 and was the runner-up at the Haverford Invitational.
2012 Outdoor: Ran the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships to help the Wildcats win a conference title in the relay ... All-BIG EAST performer in the 4x800 relay and also finished eighth individually in the finals of the 1500 meters to score a team point ... Recorded times of 4:26.57 and 4:28.32 at the BIG EAST meet and moved up from 10th place in the preliminaries to eighth in the finals ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 1500 meters and finished in 34th place (4:30.31) in the national first round at the regional meet ... Established a personal best time of 4:22.91 in the 1500 meters at the Virginia Challenge, where she came in 16th ... Placed fourth in the 1500 meters (4:23.70) and 11th in the 800 meters (2:10.98) at the Colonial Relays ... Competed at the season-opening Big Five Invite and came in second in the 1500 meters (4:30.90) and fifth in the 800 meters (2:15.45).
2012 Indoor: Helped lead the Wildcats to a BIG EAST title in the 4x800 meter relay, running the third leg of the race at the conference meet ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors for the winning relay and also placed fourth individually in the finals of the 1000 meters, where she registered a time of 2:48.82 ... Moved up from seventh place in the preliminaries to reach her final spot of fourth ... Established a personal best time of 2:48.32 in the 1000 meters with a fifth place finish at the NYC Gotham Cup ... Came in 13th in the 800 meters (2:12.00) at the Penn State National and finished sixth at the Columbia Last Chance Meet (2:10.26) ... Came in ninth in the Mile at the Great Dane Classic ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Great Dane Classic.
Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 800 meters, the 1000 meters and the Mile ... Finished 13th in the invitational section of the 800 meters at the Penn State National (2:12.00) ... Established a personal best time of 2:48.32 in the 1000 meters and finished in fifth place at the NYC Gotham Cup ... Placed ninth in the Mile (5:03.56) at the Great Dane Classic ... Led off the 4x400 meter relay at the Great Dane meet and helped Villanova win its heat and place seventh overall with a time of 3:57.41.
2011 Cross Country: Competed at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and finished seventh on the team with a time of 25:08 ... Placed 138th overall at the meet ... Runner-up at the Haverford Invitational with a time of 17:30 on the three-mile course.
2011 Outdoor: Had a strong season of competition in the 800 meters and established a new personal best time of 2:07.18 with a seventh place finish at the ECAC Championship ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional and advanced to the national quarterfinals of the 800 meters ... Placed fourth in her first round heat at the regional meet (2:08.06) and was eighth in her quarterfinal heat ... Finished ninth at the BIG EAST Championships and 14th overall (seventh in her section) at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Ran a personal best time of 4:24.22 and finished sixth in the 1500 meters at the Mason Spring Invitational ... Opened the outdoor season with a 17th place finish in the 1500 meters at the 46th Colonial Relays (4:35.55) ... Ran the third leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped lead Villanova to a third place finish (8:44.92) ... Ran on the distance medley relay and the 4x1500 meter relay quartets at the Penn Relays.
2011 Indoor: Ran the third leg (800 meters) of the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships and helped Villanova capture its second national title in the event and 19th overall indoors ... Produced an incredible split of 2:07.07 in the 800 meter leg of the relay to put the Wildcats in excellent position to win ... Competed in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and finished sixth with a time of 2:11.39 in the finals (she also had a time of 2:10.29 in the preliminaries) ... Opened the season by setting a new meet record in the 1000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she won the race in 2:52.34.
2010 Cross Country: Redshirted.
2010 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships after establishing herself as one of the top runners in the East region by winning the 1500 meters with a personal best time of 4:25.36 at the Colonial Relays ... Also ran a strong second leg on the 4x800 meter relay at the Colonial Relays, where the Wildcats registered a second place finish ... Finished ninth in the 1500 meters and sixth in her heat of the 800 meters at the Miami Hurricane Invitational.
2010 Indoor: Earned All-America honors as part of Villanova's distance medley relay squad at the NCAA Championships, where the Wildcats finished in fourth place ... Ran her strongest 800 meters of the season in the relay ... At the BIG EAST Championships ran a leg on the conference champion 4x800 meter relay and also placed seventh individually in the 800 meters ... Registered three wins on the season, including in the 1000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and the Penn State Relays ... Her time of 2:48.44 at the Penn State Relays was a personal best ... Also won the 800 meters at the NYRR II meet in a personal best time of 2:08.65 ... Took second place in the 800 meters at the NYRR I meet ... Ran a strong 800 meter leg of the DMR, which took first place at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.
2009 Cross Country: Made a successful collegiate debut and finished 48th at the BIG EAST Championships ... Opened the season by coming in 14th at the Main Line Invitational ... Finished 167th at the Paul Short Run and 41st at the Panorama Farms Invitational, where she was the Wildcats eighth finisher.
Roxbury High School: Won a Penn Relays championship as part of her high school's champion distance medley relay squad ... Ran a strong 800 meter leg at the Penn Relays to help her team to victory ... In her final high school competition ran personal bests in the 800 meters and the Mile at an exciting championship meet.
Personal: Born 12/12/90 ... Older of two daughters of Don and Johanna Neutts ... Majoring in Communications.
800 Meters 2:07.18 2011 ECAC Championship 1000 Meters 2:48.32 2012 NYC Gotham Cup 1500 Meters 4:22.91 2012 Virginia Challenge Mile 4:46.95 High School 6000 Meters (XC) 22:27 2009 Paul Short Run
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
National Champion 2011 (Distance Medley Relay) All-America 2010 (Distance Medley Relay) All-America 2011 (Distance Medley Relay) BIG EAST Champion 2010 (4x800 Meter Relay) BIG EAST Champion 2012 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2010 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2012 (4x800 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2012 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2011 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2012 (4x800 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2010 Indoor 4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2012 Indoor 4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2012 Outdoor 4x800 Meter Relay 3rd 2011 Outdoor 1000 Meters 4th 2012 Indoor 800 Meters 6th 2011 Indoor 800 Meters 7th 2010 Indoor 1500 Meters 8th 2012 Outdoor