Caroline Hamilton defended her BIG EAST title in the javelin to highlight the first day of BIG EAST competition.
Villanova hosted its final home meet of the indoor season, the Villanova Invitational, on February 4, 2017.
2017 Outdoor: Demonstrated her potential in both the shorter and longer sprint events during a strong outdoor campaign ... Ran the leadoff leg of the Wildcats conference champion 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships, and also earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 100 meter hurdles ... Enjoyed success in the hurdles over both 100 meters and 400 meters, and scored in both at the BIG EAST meet ... Tallied a third place finish in the final of the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.11, one day after recording a new personal best with a time of 13.83 in the preliminary heats ... That mark ties her for ninth on Villanova's all-time performance list ... Finished fourth in the preliminaries of the 400 meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 1:03.16, then placed fifth in the final when she was clocked in 1:04.53 ... Villanova also won the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:44.34, and Burns led off for the 4x100 meter relay squad which placed fourth with a time of 48.70 ... Ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400 relay twice at the Penn Relays, as the Wildcats posted times of 3:46.12 in the preliminary heats and 3:43.28 in a second place finish in the ECAC section ... Established a personal best time in the 400 meter hurdles during the Penn Relays, finishing 20th in the championship section of the event with a time of 1:01.12 ... Opened the season at the Penn Challenge, where she finished third in the 400 hurdles (1:03.03) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (14.57) ... Also competed in both events at the Colonial Relays, where she recorded times of 15.18 and 1:04.37, respectively ... Advanced to the final of the 100 meter hurdles at the Sam Howell Invitational, recording a fourth place finish (14.34) after earlier ranking third in the preliminary heats (14.28) ... Came in 12th in the 400 meter hurdles (1:05.07) at the Sam Howell meet ... Finished ninth in the preliminary heats of the 100 meter hurdles (14.53) at the Larry Ellis Invitational and also came in 10th in the 200 meters with a time of 25.17 at that meet.
2016-17 Indoor: Had a successful collegiate debut and was a BIG EAST scorer in both the 60 meter hurdles and the 200 meters ... Recorded a personal best time of 8.79 in the 60 meter hurdles at the Villanova Invitational ... Placed fourth in the hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships in both the preliminary heats (8.87) and the final (8.92) ... Also came in eighth in the 200 meters in both the preliminaries (25.23) and the final (25.48) ... Her time of 8.79 in the hurdles at the Villanova Invitational came in a fifth place finish in the final heat ... Ran a time of 8.81 in the preliminaries at that meet ... Led off the 4x400 meter relay at the Villanova Invitational and was part of a lineup that finished fifth in 3:52.86 ... Tallied a first place finish in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.95 in her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Also led off the 4x400 meter relay for the Villanova "A" lineup at the the Pyrah meet and helped that entry tied for first with a time of 3:56.00 ... Ran the 200 meters for the first time during the season at the Nittany Lion Challenge and came in 15th in 26.11 ... Advanced to the final of the 60 meter hurdles and placed sixth in 8.89 after recording a time of 9.13 in the preliminaries ... Finished seventh in the hurdles (9.05) and 12th in the 200 meters (25.65) at the Gotham Cup ... Tied for seventh in the preliminary heats of the hurdles (8.95) and placed seventh in the final (8.82) at the Villanova Open, in addition to running the second leg of the 4x400 relay which finished sixth in 3:52.98 ... Posted times of 8.88 in the hurdles and 25.48 in the 200 meters at the FastTrack National Invitational.
Mountain Pointe High School: Earned three varsity letters in track & field while competing in the sprints and hurdles, as well as three letters in basketball as a point guard … Team captain and MVP of the track & field team … Basketball team captain … Two-time School Athlete of the Year … Holds school records in the 200 meters (24.80) as well as in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays … City record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 300 meters and both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays … Meet record holder at the Arcadia Open in the 300 meter hurdles … Was a state champion in 2015 … Member of her school’s student council.
Personal: Born 10/3/98 in Walnut Creek, Calif. … One of eight children of DeWaine and Vonderell Burns … Siblings are Reginald (28), Tahara (27), Chevonne (26), TiVianna (24), Ashle (20), Christopher (13) and Cameron (13) … Hobbies include politics, reading and playing sports … Has participated in urban dance and camp counseling among her other activities … Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of its academic and athletic reputation, and the opportunity to succeed both on and off the track … Political Science major.
60 Meter Hurdles 8.79 2017 Villanova Invitational
100 Meter Hurdles 13.83 2017 BIG EAST Championships
200 Meters 24.80 High School
400 Meter Hurdles 1:01.12 2017 Penn Relays
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (4x400 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (100 Meter Hurdles)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (4x400 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
4x400 Meter Relay 1st 2017 Outdoor
100 Meter Hurdles 3rd 2017 Outdoor
60 Meter Hurdles 4th 2017 Indoor
4x100 Meter Relay 4th 2017 Outdoor
400 Meter Hurdles 5th 2017 Outdoor
200 Meters 8th 2017 Indoor