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Wildcats Sweep Top Three in Javelin, Lead BIG EAST Team Race After Day One
Junior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) led a 1-2-3 sweep in the javelin and Villanova came out of day one at the outdoor BIG EAST Track & Field Championships leading the team race with 62 points. The first six events out of 22 total were scored on Friday at the SPIRE Institute and the Wildcats had a total of five athletes make the awards podium by finishing in the top three of their respective events.
Women's Track & Field Headed to BIG EAST Championships at Spire Institute
This weekend's BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin on Friday morning and Villanova will be looking to win its third straight team title at the conference meet, which is being held at the Spire Institute for the first time outdoors. The site, located in Geneva, Ohio, previously hosted the indoor BIG EAST meet in 2013.
Senior Class of 2016 Feted at Annual Reception on Eve of Graduation
Commencement exercises will take place at Villanova on Friday afternoon but first, on Thursday evening at the Connelly Center, the student-athletes in the Class of 2016 were honored for their contributions to the university in the classroom, in the community and in athletic competition over the past four years. A group of more than 150 senior student-athletes and their families celebrated a level of achievement that seems staggering when viewed as an aggregate for the class as a whole.
Youth Movement Thrives as Wildcats Win 4x1500 Meter Relay Title
A lot has been made this season of Villanova running with one of its youngest teams in recent memory. In the Championship of America race in the 4x1500 meter relay on Friday afternoon, a lineup of three true freshmen and one sophomore proved that their competitive grit trumped a lack of experience as the Wildcats won their 36th Penn Relays wheel all-time with a terrific team effort.
Shanice Grant Advances to Championship Heat of 100 Meter Hurdles at Penn Relays
Senior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) and junior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) had two of the stronger individual performances for Villanova during competition at the Penn Relays on Friday afternoon. Grant advanced to the championship in the 100 meter hurdles and Hamilton finished fourth in her section of the javelin. Earlier in the day at Franklin Field, the Wildcats made headlines by winning the Championship of America race in the 4x1500 meter relay.
Wildcats Place Third in Women's Distance Medley Relay at Penn Relays
Freshman Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) made her debut at the Penn Relays as the anchor of a Villanova lineup that placed third in the Championship of America distance medley relay at Franklin Field on Thursday evening. Sophomores Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland), Sidney Hayes (Spring Grove, Pa.) and Rebecca Del Rossi (Canton, N.Y.) preceded Bockoven and the Wildcats finished with a time of 11:21.77.
Women's Preview: Wildcats Ready for 122nd Running of Penn Relays
There is no one way to define the incredible legacy of the Villanova track & field programs, but as good a place as any to start is the Wildcats unrivaled history at the Penn Relays. It is Penn Relays week at long last, and the 122nd running of the world’s most historic track meet will add another chapter to Villanova’s long-standing tradition at Franklin Field.
Anne Yahiro Named BIG EAST Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Villanova senior Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.) earned BIG EAST weekly honors on Tuesday afternoon when she was named the Women's Field Athlete of the Week in an announcement by the conference office. Yahiro is coming off one of her best performances of the season, as she tallied the leading BIG EAST mark in the triple jump over the weekend.