Caroline Hamilton defended her BIG EAST title in the javelin to highlight the first day of BIG EAST competition.
2017 Outdoor: Defended her BIG EAST title in the javelin and had a winning mark of 44.51 meters at the conference championships in her final collegiate competition ... Became the first Villanova athlete to be a four-time All-BIG EAST performer in the javelin ... Prior to the BIG EAST Championships, set a personal best with a throw of 44.59 meters to move into fifth place on the all-time Villanova performance list ... She established the new PR with a third place finish in the college section at the Penn Relays ... Scored a first place finish in the javelin at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (43.01m) ... Was the runner-up at the Penn Challenge (42.45m), placed fifth at the Larry Ellis Invitational (42.50m) and came in eighth in the championship section at the Colonial Relays (38.60m).
2016-17 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.
2016 Outdoor: Won her first career BIG EAST title when she finished first in the javelin at the conference championships ... Competed at seven different meets during the season ... Her winning mark at the BIG EAST Championships was a throw of 41.67 meters ... Earlier in the season recorded consecutive first place finishes at the Sam Howell Invitational and the Princeton Outdoor Invite ... At the latter meet her throw of 43.94 meters established a new personal best mark and moved her up to sixth place on the Wildcats all-time performance list in the javelin ... Her winning throw at the earlier Sam Howell meet was 40.06 meters ... Opened the season with a fourth place finish at the Penn Challenge, where she threw for a distance of 40.81 meters ... Runner-up in the championship section at the Colonial Relays (43.10m), came in seventh at the Larry Ellis Invitational (41.21m) and finished fourth in the college section at the Penn Relays (43.75m).
2015-16 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.
2015 Outdoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors with a runner-up finish in the javelin for the second straight year ... Competed at nine meets during the season and came in second at the BIG EAST Championships with a throw of 39.59 meters ... Her best mark of the season was a personal best throw of 42.98 meters in a second place finish at the Princeton Open ... Qualified for the ECAC Championships and came in 20th at the meet with a distance of 37.71 meters ... During the season notched first place finishes at the Colonial Relays (40.70m, University section), the Delaware Classic (40.39m) and the Delaware Open (37.60m) ... Opened the season with a sixth place finish at the Philadelphia College Classic (38.00m) ... Finished fourth at the Danny Curran Invitational (37.10m) and was eighth at the Larry Ellis Invitational (40.07m).
2014-15 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.
2014 Outdoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the javelin ... Recorded a runner-up finish and was one of five Villanova scorers in the event ... Her throw of 39.58 meters at the BIG EAST Championships was also a personal best ... Made her collegiate debut at the Colonial Relays and came in third in the javelin (38.15m) ... Set a then-personal best mark of 39.44 meters in a runner-up finish at the Delaware Open ... Came in 17th at the Larry Ellis Invitational (31.92m) and recorded a first place finish at the Delaware Classic (39.13m).
2013-14 Indoor: Redshirted.
Oxford Area High School: As a senior was the Chesmont javelin champion ... Named a Daily Local News Top Athlete and a Chester County Press Scholar-Athlete ... Recipient of the Presidential Academic Excellence Award ... Graduated fifth in a class of 270 students.
Personal: Born 7/23/95 ... One of four children of John and Christine Hamilton ... Siblings are Madeline, Bobby and Liz ... Psychology major.
Javelin 44.59 Meters 2017 Penn Relays
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2016, 2017 (Javelin)
All-BIG EAST 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (Javelin)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16
Michael Tranghese Postgraduate Leadership Award 2017
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Javelin 1st 2016 Outdoor, 2017 Outdoor
Javelin 2nd 2014 Outdoor, 2015 Outdoor