Caroline Hamilton defended her BIG EAST title in the javelin to highlight the first day of BIG EAST competition.
Villanova competed on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
Villanova women's track & field photos from Day 1 of the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships
Villanova won the Metro Team Challenge in New York on January 23, 2015.
2017 Outdoor: Recorded her best performance of the season at the BIG EAST Championships, where she was the runner-up in the pole vault and earned All-BIG EAST honors with a season-best mark of 3.71 meters ... Cleared the bar at 3.50 meters to tie for seventh place in the championship section at the Colonial Relays ... Tied for fifth at the Penn Challenge (3.45m) and was ninth at the Lions Invitational (3.40m).
2017 Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at three meets during the season ... Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships, where she tied for sixth plalce with a height of 3.35 meters ... Cleared the bar at 3.45 meters to score fifth place finishes at both the Gotham Cup and in the college section at the FastTrack National Invitational.
2016 Outdoor: Competed twice in the pole vault during the season and earned All-BIG EAST honors with a third place finish at the conference meet ... Cleared a height of 3.56 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Runner-up at the Penn Challenge with a height of 3.35 meters.
2015-16 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the pole vault by tying for third place at the BIG EAST Championships ... Cleared the bar at 3.51 meters at the conference meet ... Saw action in six meets during the season and had a top mark for the year of 3.55 meters, which was good for a tie for ninth place at the highly competitive Penn State National ... Registered successful attempts at 3.45 meters at both the Great Dane Classic (sixth place) and the Gotham Cup (tied for fifth) ... Opened the season by finishing in fourth place with a height of 3.35 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Matched the height of 3.35 meters and finished third at the Villanova Open.
2015 Outdoor: Tallied a fourth place finish in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships, where she produced a huge personal best with a height of 3.81 meters ... That mark put her onto the all-time Villanova performance list in the pole vault, ranking fifth overall and fourth outdoors ... Competed a total of five times during the season ... Began the year with a sixth place finish and a height of 3.20 meters at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Tied for sixth place at the Danny Curran Invitational (3.42m), finished seventh at the Delaware Classic (3.30m) and was eighth at the Princeton Open (3.45m).
2015 Indoor: Made her collegiate debut with a ninth place finish in the pole vault at the Metro Team Challenge, where she cleared the bar at 3.30 meters ... Also came in sixth at the McElligott Invitational with a height of 3.35 meters.
Algonquin Regional High School: Earned four varsity letters in both indoor and outdoor track & field, where she was a competitor in the high jump, triple jump, pole vault, 300 meters, 400 meters and 4x400 meter relay ... Part of a school record 4x400 meter relay squad indoors ... Came in fifth in the pole vault to earn Emerging-Elite status at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals as a senior ... Finished seventh in New England in the pole vault as a junior and was also the Massachusetts state champion ... Two-time district champion as both a junior and a senior, in addition to being named a Mid-Wach League All-Star ... Was a Telegram & Gazette Super Team All-Star and a Metrowest Daily News Super Team All-Star as a junior ... Winner of the Coach's Inspiration Award in 2012 and the T-Hawk of the Month Award for her school as well as the "I'm an Eleven" Award in 2013 ... Three-year member of the National Honor Society ... Achieved Principal's List status academically all four years ... Four-year member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society ... Recipient of the Outstanding Spanish Achievement Award.
Personal: Born 5/1/96 in Northborough, Mass. ... One of three children of Richard and Kendra Owen ... Siblings are Forrest (22) and Mitchell (19) ... Forrest was a captain on the Saint Michael's College tennis team and Mitchell currently is a member of the Fairfield sailing team ... Was a member of the Girl Scouts for 13 years, earning the Girl Scout Gold Award and traveling to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador (July, 2013), U.S. Virgin Islands (June, 2013) and St. Croix (June, 2014) ... Has traveled to all 50 states and enjoys hiking ... Has volunteered her time at Camp Sunshine in Maine, Habitat for Humanity in Delaware and Young Neighbors in Action in Worcester, Mass. ... Double major in Finance and Business Analytics.
Pole Vault 3.81 Meters 20l5 BIG EAST Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2016 (Pole Vault)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2016, 2017 (Pole Vault)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 20l4-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Pole Vault 2nd 2017 Outdoor
Pole Vault 3rd 2016 Outdoor
Pole Vault tie-3rd 2016 Indoor
Pole Vault 4th 2015 Outdoor
Pole Vault tie-6th 2017 Indoor