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Ava Coleman
Ava  Coleman

Hometown:
Southington, Conn.

High School:
Mercy

Event:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
03/23/1998

Experience:
So./So.

02/04/2017

Women's Track & Field at Villanova Invitational

Villanova hosted its final home meet of the indoor season, the Villanova Invitational, on February 4, 2017.

On Coleman: Part of a deep pole vault group for the Wildcats who came on strong towards the end of the 2017 outdoor season ... Capable of being a BIG EAST scorer and a regular contributor to the team during meets ... Hard worker who is poised for a successful season.

2017 Outdoor: Competed at four meets in the pole vault and scored in the event at the BIG EAST Championships ... Her height of 3.41 meters at the conference meet was a season best and was good for an eighth place finish ... Cleared a height of 3.40 meters in a runner-up finish at the Haverford Invitational and a 10th place showing at the Lions Invitational ... Opened the outdoor season at the Colonial Relays and tied for a 14th place finish in the championship section with a mark of 3.20 meters.

2017 Indoor: Made her collegiate debut at the Villanova Invitational and tied for 16th in the pole vault with a height of 3.35 meters.

Mercy High School:
Earned four varsity letters in track & field and one each in diving and soccer … Two-time all-state performer as a senior … Two-time New Haven Register All-Area honoree her senior year … Earned a total of four all-league honors between her junior and senior seasons … Two-year member of the National Honor Society and three-year member of the Spanish National Honor Society … Winner of the Comparative Government Honor Award as a senior.

Personal: Born 3/23/98 in Waterbury, Conn. … One of five children of James and Lynn Coleman … Siblings are James (22), Robert (21), Hannah (20) and Tessa (16) … Father was a collegiate swimmer at Northeastern … Older brother, Robert, played college lacrosse at Bentley … Sister, Hannah, plays college basketball at Roger Williams … Hobbies include participating in student government … Chose to attend Villanova for its prestigious academic programs, the beautiful campus and because it was the best fit for athletics … Communication major.

PERSONAL BESTS

55 Meter Hurdles                 8.98                    High School
100 Meter Hurdles                15.48                   High School
Pole Vault                       3.45 Meters             High School

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Pole Vault                       8th                     2017 Outdoor

Schedule