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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.

2017-18 Indoor: Cleared a height of 3.35 meters in the pole vault in each of the two meets she competed in ... Tied for fourth place in the college section at the FastTrack National Invite and finished in a tie for seventh place at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational.

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
Long Jump 4.56 Meters 2018 Lions Invitational
Javelin 20.30 Meters 2018 Colonial Relays

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Pole Vault                       8th                     2017 Outdoor

Schedule