All three runners were automatic qualifiers for the next round in their respective events
Official declarations for regional meet were announced on Thursday afternoon
Wildcats tied for sixth place in team standings with 36 points
Villanova time of 17:17.57 ranks in the top 10 in Penn Relays history
Seven different athletes set or tied personal bests during Saturday's meet
On Walden: Talented sprinter who made immediate contributions to the team during her first collegiate season ... Will be the one of the top returners to the Wildcats in the hurdles and should be a consistent BIG EAST scorer ... Possesses a wealth of potential as she continues to develop.
2012 Outdoor: Established a personal best time and also scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with a seventh place finish in the finals of the 100 meter hurdles ... Posted her top time of 13.88 in the finals to move up one spot from her ranking after the preliminary heats, when her time was 13.97 ... Finished in sixth place at the ECAC Championship ... Moved up from 11th in the preliminary haets (14.40) to eighth in the semifinals (14.06) and finally to sixth in the finals (14.13) ... Opened the season by winning the 100 meter hurdles (14.39) and placing 12th in the 200 meters (26.23) at the Big Five Invite ... Ran the 100 mH at the Texas Relays and came in 42nd in the preliminaries (14.35) ... Established a personal best time of 25.74 in the 200 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and also finished sixth at that meet in the 100 meter hurdles (14.43) ... Came in third in the 100 mH and 20th in the 200 meters (26.04) at the Colonial Relays.
2012 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 60 meter hurdles ... Placed fifth in the preliminary heats at the conference meet with a career-best time of 8.57 and went on to score team points with a seventh place finish (8.65) in the finals ... Made her collegiate debut by winning the 55 meter hurdles (8.19) and coming in 14th in the 300 meters (43.39) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in fifth in the 60 meter hurdles (8.82) at the NYC Gotham Cup ... Placed seventh in the finals at the Great Dane Classic (8.78) ... Advanced to the semifinals at the Penn State National with a time of 8.73 in the preliminary heats, then lowered her time to 8.60 in the semifinal heats ... Came in 37th in the preliminaries at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (8.75).
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School: Named her team's Athlete of the Year ... Earned the Coach's Award as a sophomore.
Personal: Born 2/19/93 ... One of five children of John and Angela Walden ... Has an older brother, Jay, and three younger siblings, Justice, Essence and Regent ... Has yet to declare a major.
55 Meter Hurdles 8.19 2011 Jack Pyrah Invitational 60 Meter Hurdles 8.49 2013 Columbia Last Chance Meet 100 Meter Hurdles 13.58 2013 BIG EAST Championships 200 Meters 25.31 2013 Hurricane Alumni Invitational 400 Meters (Relay) 58.50 High School
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2013 Outdoor (100 Meter Hurdles)
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
100 Meter Hurdles 3rd 2013 Outdoor 60 Meter Hurdles 5th 2013 Indoor 60 Meter Hurdles 7th 2012 Indoor 100 Meter Hurdles 7th 2012 Outdoor