All three runners were automatic qualifiers for the next round in their respective events
Official declarations for regional meet were announced on Thursday afternoon
Yeats and Faith Dismuke (400 meter hurdles) get Wildcats off to big start at Franklin Field
Seven different athletes set or tied personal bests during Saturday's meet
Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
On Dismuke: Comes off an excellent season in the 400 meter hurdles and is poised to continue improving ... Has outstanding potential and has become a key contributor in meets for the Wildcats ... Should be a consistent scorer at the BIG EAST level.
2013 Outdoor: At the Penn Relays became the first Villanova runner in four years to break one minute in the 400 meter hurdles ... Her career best time of 59.31 at the Penn Relays was the fastest by any Wildcat since 2007 and was good for a fifth place finish in a field of 63 runners ... Went on to qualify for the NCAA East Regional in the 400 meter hurdles and recorded a time of 59.92 in the national first round of the event ... Came in fifth at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 1:01.44 in the finals ... Also had a mark of 1:00.53 in the preliminaries at the conference meet ... Opened the season with a fourth place finish out of 67 entries at the Raleigh Relays (1:00.43) and also came in fifth at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (1:01.16) ... Ran in the 800 meters at the Colonial Relays and came in eighth out of 67 entries with a time of 2:11.57 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships, where Villanova finished in ninth place with a time of 3:45.22 ... Led off the 4x400 relay at the Colonial Relays and the Hurricane Alumni Invitational.
2013 Indoor: Set a personal best time in the 500 meters and scored team points for Villanova with a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Crossed the finish line in 1:13.51 in the finals after registering a time of 1:14.31 in her preliminary heat ... Also led off the 4x400 meter relay at the conference meet ... Finished fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 56.36 at the Columbia Last Chance Meet ... Came in third in the 1000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (2:57.11) and was also third in the 800 meters at the New York City Gotham Cup (2:11.60).
2012 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 400 meter hurdles and came in ninth out of 18 runners in the preliminaries at the conference meet with a time of 1:02.16 ... Ran a personal best time of 1:00.94 at the Widener Invitational and paced 18 competitors to win the event ... Finished in 16th place at the ECAC Championship with a time of 1:01.74, her second-fastest of the season ... Earlier in the year came in fifth at the Big Five Invite (1:04.22), eighth at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (1:02.27) and 14th at the Colonial Relays (1:05.73).
2012 Indoor: Had a successful collegiate debut which included helping the Wildcats score points in a pair of relays at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ran the second leg (400 meters) of the distance medley relay at the conference meet and helped Villanova earn All-BIG EAST honors with a runner-up finish ... Produced a split of 57.2 in the DMR and also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay, in which the Wildcats placed eighth ... Competed individually in the 500 meters at the BIG EAST meet and came in 15th in the preliminaries with a time of 1:16.45 ... Established a personal best and set a meet record in the 500 meters with a time of 1:15.52 in her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in 12th in the College section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (1:15.57) and was 14th at the Penn State National (1:17.47) ... Set a personal best time of 2:15.04 in the 800 meters with a third place finish at the NYC Gotham Cup.
Mary Help of Christians Academy: Was the Non-Public B group and sectional champion ... First athlete in school history to win a county title ... Named an NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society and an Honor Roll student.
Personal: Born 4/12/94 ... One of two daughters of Kenny Dismuke and Joy Robertson ... Has a younger sister, Tavia (6) ... Majoring in Marketing.
400 Meter Hurdles 59.31 2013 Penn Relays 500 Meters 1:13.51 2013 BIG EAST Championships 800 Meters 2:11.57 2013 Colonial Relays 1000 Meters 2:57.11 2012 Jack Pyrah Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-BIG EAST (Indoor Track) 2012 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Distance Medley Relay 2nd 2012 Indoor 500 Meters 4th 2013 Indoor 400 Meter Hurdles 5th 2013 Outdoor 4x400 Meter Relay 8th 2012 Indoor