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Ashlyn Llerandi

Player Profile
Hometown:
Ridgewood, N.J.

High School:
Ridgewood

Position:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
10/29/1989

On Llerandi: The leader of Villanova's pole vault group throughout her career ... School record holder ... Consistent BIG EAST scorer who twice qualified for the NCAA East Regional meet outdoors.

2011 Outdoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors with a third place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Cleared a season-best height of 4.05 meters at the conference meet ... Qualified to compete at the NCAA East Regional ... For the second straight season posted a ninth place finish in the championship section of the Penn Relays (3.95m) ... Tied for second place with a height of 3.76 meters at the ECAC Championship ... Came in first at the Widener Invitational (4.01m), fourth at the Colonial Relays (3.70m) and tied for fifth at the Mason Spring Invitational (3.60m).

2011 Indoor: Individual champion at the ECAC meet ... Cleared a height of 4.00 meters twice during the season, including at the ECAC Championship and in a first place finish at the NYRR II meet ... Finished in eighth place at the BIG EAST Championships (3.70m) ... Reached a height of 3.95 meters and finished ninth at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Logged four consecutive victories to open the season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, the Delaware Invitational, the NYRR I meet and the Albany Great Dane Invitational.

2010 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional for the first time and finished 25th in the preliminaries ... Matched her efforts from the indoor season by winning four competitions, including the Villanova Duals, Colonial Relays, Lions Invitational and Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Registered her second career leap of four meters or better at the Colonial Relays ... Finished second at the Widener Invitational and ninth at the Penn Relays ... Came in seventh at the ECAC Championship.

2010 Indoor: Opened the season by winning the pole vault at the Jack Pyrah Invitational for the third straight year ... Also recorded first-place finishes at the Penn State Relays, NYRR I meet and the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Her leap of 3.80 meters at the Penn State Relays was the first of three personal bests she would establish during the season ... Posted a mark of 3.90 meters in a second-place finish at the NYRR II meet ... Registered her top career mark and also a school-record height of 4.11 meters at the ECAC Championships, where she was the individual runner-up ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors for a third place finish at the conference meet ... Came in second at the Albany Great Dane Invitational.

2009 Outdoor: Registered victories at three different competitions, including the Danny Curran Invitational, Lions Invitational and Widener Invitational ... Set the first of two personal bests with a mark of 3.66 meters at Widener ... Improved that mark to 3.75 meters at the ECAC Championship ... That was good enough for a fifth place ECAC finish and was just short of an NCAA East Regional qualifying mark ... Finished fourth at the UVA Invite as well as the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Came in seventh at the BIG EAST Championships.

2009 Indoor: Qualified for both the BIG EAST Championships and the ECAC Championship, finishing 13th and 12th, respectively, at those events ... Took first place at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Finished fourth at both the NYC Gotham Cup and the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Placed seventh at the Penn State Relays and 17th at the Penn State National.

2008 Outdoor: Registered a then-personal best mark of 3.65 meters with a ninth-place showing at the Penn Relays ... Notched a first place finish at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Competed in both the BIG EAST Championships and the ECAC Championship ... Placed seventh at the BIG EAST meet ... Came in second at the Florida Relays and 13th at the Sun Angel Classic.

2008 Indoor: Qualified for the ECAC Championship in her first season of collegiate competition ... Finished in ninth place at the BIG EAST Championships ... Won her collegiate debut, finishing first at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Also placed second at the Penn State Relays and eighth at the Penn State National.

Personal: Born 10/29/89 ... Oldest of three children of Michael and Alyson Llerandi ... Siblings are Grayson (18) and Spencer (15) ... Double major in Psychology and Education with a minor in Spanish.

PERSONAL BEST

Pole Vault              4.11 Meters             2010 ECAC Championship

CAREER AWARDS

All-BIG EAST (Indoor Track)                     2010
All-BIG EAST (Outdoor Track)                    2011
ECAC Champion (Indoor Track)                    2011
BIG EAST Academic All-Star                      2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Pole Vault              3rd                     2010 Indoor, 2011 Outdoor
Pole Vault              7th                     2008 Outdoor, 2009 Outdoor
Pole Vault              8th                     2011 Indoor
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