VILLANOVA: A jumper who is on the verge of making a break-through on the conference level.
PERSONAL: Major is accounting ... born 7/13/85.
COOPER'S PERSONAL BESTS:
Triple Jump - 38'1"
MAJOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Triple Jump - 9th (2005 BIG EAST)
MAJOR OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Triple Jump - 38'0 1/4" (2004 BIG EAST)
Hutchinson, Cleirigh Buttner Wrap Up Successful Season at NCAA Meet
On the first night of the women’s national championships meet Thursday night, sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) ran in the semifinal heats of the 1500 meters and the 800 meters, respectively. They concluded an outstanding 2016-17 year of competition as the two Villanova qualifiers for the NCAA Championships, which returned to the famous Hayward Field track in Oregon for the fifth straight year.
NCAA Championships: Hutchinson, Cleirigh Buttner to Run Tonight
Sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) will each be on the track at Hayward Field this evening to run in the national semifinals of their respective events at the outdoor NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Hutchinson is competing in the 1500 meters and Cleirigh Buttner in the 800 meters, with both of their races airing live on ESPN2 and the WatchESPN mobile app.
Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Named Mid-Atlantic Athlete of the Year
Junior middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was named the women’s Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year in an announcement on Sunday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Cleirigh Buttner was named the region’s top athlete for the outdoor season in advance of the national championships which get underway later this week.
Caroline Hamilton Wins Michael Tranghese Leadership Award
Senior javelin thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) was announced on Wednesday afternoon as the BIG EAST female winner of the 2017 Michael Tranghese Postgraduate Leadership Award. The award is given to one male and one female student-athlete from a BIG EAST-sponsored sport and is selected by the BIG EAST Conference Academic Affairs Committee. Hamilton is the first Villanova student-athlete to earn this prestigious honor.
Nicole Hutchinson Qualifies for NCAA Championships in 1500 Meters
Sophomore middle distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) ran a blistering time of 4:13.71 in the national quarterfinal heats of the 1500 meters and secured a spot at the NCAA Championships in her latest remarkable race on Saturday night. Hutchinson was one of 12 qualifiers from the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex who punched their ticket to the national meet in Saturday’s quarterfinal round.
Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Heads to NCAA Championships in 800 Meters
After running the fastest 800 meter race of her collegiate career, junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) is headed to the NCAA Championships as the top qualifier from the national quarterfinal heats run during the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Friday evening. Cleirigh Buttner crossed the finish line in a blistering 2:02.11 to win her heat and lead the 12 qualifiers from the East region who will compete at the national championships next month.
Trio of Wildcats Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAA East Preliminary
The first day of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary was a good one for Villanova, as three Wildcats advanced to the national quarterfinal round of their respective events at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Thursday evening. Junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) is a quarterfinal qualifier in the 800 meters, while sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) each advanced out of the first round of the 1500 meters. Also on Thursday night, sophomore Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) ran in a national semifinal heat of the 10000 meters and finished in 15th place out of 46 runners.
Bella Burda Earns Capital One Academic All-District Honors
Sophomore distance runner Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) was recognized on the Capital One Academic All-District 2 squad which was announced on Thursday afternoon. The recognition includes accolades from cross country as well as the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons, and Burda will now move on to the national ballot for Capital One Academic All-America consideration.