Official declarations for regional meet were announced on Thursday afternoon
Villanova sets collegiate mark with time of 8:17.45, wins second title in three days at Penn Relays
Lipari wins the award for participation in the Relay Events; she is fifth Villanovan to win it
Villanova time of 17:17.57 ranks in the top 10 in Penn Relays history
Villanova wins 31st Penn Relays championship and 12th DMR title
Villanova continued competition at the 119th Penn Relays on April 26, 2013.
The women's track & field team set a new collegiate and Penn Relays record in the 4x800 meter relay on April 27, 2013.
Villanova won its second straight DMR title on a great day of competition at the Penn Relays on April 25, 2013.
On Lipari: Incredible talent who is one of the leaders of the Wildcats group of middle distance runners ... Has already made an impact on the team in both the cross country and track seasons and is expected to continue making strides during the coming year ... Capable of being a big contributor to the team at the national level.
2012 Cross Country: Became an All-American for the first time in cross country with a 25th place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Also was the BIG EAST individual champion and earned All-BIG EAST and All-Mid Atlantic Region honors ... Top runner for Villanova at three meets during the season and was second on the team twice ... Ran a career-best time of 20:05.6 at the national championships meet ... Came in third at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (20:27) ... Won the BIG EAST title with a time of 20:45.33 ... Led the Wildcats with a then-career best mark of 20:06.9 at the Pre-NCAA Meet ... Came in 44th at the Paul Short Run in 21:15 ... Opened the season with a third place finish at the Main Line Invitational, where she registered a three-mile time of 16:34.90.
2012 Outdoor: Ran the leadoff leg of the distance medley relay and helped Villanova capture a Championship of America title at the Penn Relays ... Anchored the Wildcats to a BIG EAST title in the 4x800 meter relay ... Individually came in seventh in the 800 meters at the ECAC Championship with back-to-back personal best times in the preliminaries and the finals ... Crossed the finish line in 2:07.77 in the finals ... Came in fifth in the 800 meters (2:09.67) at the Colonial Relays ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA East Regional in the 1500 meters ... Had the fastest time out of 48 runners in the national first round at the NCAA East Regional (4:21.37) ... Recorded a time of 4:27.35 in the national quarterfinal heats and came in 20th ... Ran a personal best time of 4:17.17 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Came in 11th at the conference championships ... Individual winner out of 114 runners at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:30.71) and placed seventh at the Colonial Relays (4:24.41) ... Ran the second leg of the 4x1500 meter relay at the Penn Relays.
2012 Indoor: Second team All-American in the Mile with a 12th place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Individual BIG EAST champion in the 1000 meters with a career best time of 2:46.94 in the finals at the conference meet ... Also anchored the Wildcats to a BIG EAST title in the 4x800 meter relay ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors with a runner-up finish in the distance medley relay ... Finished sixth in the 1000 meters at the NYC Gotham Cup (2:49.67) ... Broke the 4:40 mark in the Mile for the first time in her career at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where she came in first with a time of 4:39.78 ... Lowered her personal best mark to 4:37.43 in another victory at the Columbia Last Chance Meet ... Finished in first place at the Great Dane Classic (4:42.35) and earned BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week honors for that performance ... Placed seventh in the invitational section of th 3000 meters with a time of 9:32.05 at the Penn State National ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Great Dane Classic.
2011 Cross Country: Finished as the third Villanova runner at the NCAA Championships, coming in 55th overall to help the Wildcats finish third as a team ... Improved by 14 finishing spots at the national championships from the previous season ... Earned All-Mid Atlantic Region honors for the second straight year with a 16th place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Finished fourth on the team and 16th overall at the BIG EAST Championships to help the Wildcats win their fourth consecutive team title ... Her time of 20:36.4 on the 6K course at the conference meet was a new personal best ... Opened the season at the Paul Short Run and was Villanova's second finisher with an 11th place showing out of 396 runners ... At the Wisconsin adidas Invitational came in 39th overall and third on the team with a time of 20:49 on the 6K course.
2011 Outdoor: Ran six races in the 1500 meters and posted her top time of 4:20.79 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, where she finished in eighth place ... Competed at the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA East Regional ... Came in ninth in the finals of the conference meet in 4:29.73 ... In the national first round at the NCAA East Regional ran a time of 4:23.47 and came in fifth in her heat to advance to the quarterfinals ... Finished 12th in her heat in the quarterfinal round ... Opened the season with a fourth place finish in 4:26.15 at the Colonial Relays ... Also ran the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational, finishing first in her section and seventh overall with a time of 2:09.10 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova earn All-BIG EAST honors with a third-place finish ... Part of the Wildcats relay teams in the distance medley relay and the 4x1500 Meter Relay at the Penn Relays.
2011 Indoor: BIG EAST and NCAA champion in the distance medley relay ... Ran the first leg of the relay at both the conference and national meets ... Individual runner-up in the Mile at the BIG EAST Championships with a season-best time of 4:46.80 in the finals ... Was also in second place after the preliminaries at the conference meet ... Came in second place at the NYRR II meet (4:47.03) and finished sixth at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (4:47.54) ... Individual winner in the 1000 meters at the NYRR I meet in 2:49.06 ... Anchored Villanova to a win in the 4x800 meter relay at the NYRR I meet.
2010 Cross Country: Made immediate contributions to the team and was an important member of Villanova's second consecutive national championship squad ... One of the team's top five finishers in every race she ran ... Earned All-BIG EAST and All-Mid Atlantic Region honors ... Placed 11th at the BIG EAST Championships and 13th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Logged her best 6K time of the season at the regional meet, crossing the finish in 20:41 ... Placed 69th at the NCAA Championships ... Finished in eighth place at the Penn State National and 31st at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Opened the season with a fourth place finish at the Main Line Invitational, where she ran the three-mile course at Haverford College in 17:21.
Roslyn High School: Four-time national champion in the Mile, including once at the Nike Outdoor Nationals as a freshman, twice at the Nike Indoor Nationals (2009, 2010) and once at the New Balance National (2010) ... During her senior year was the champion in the Mile at the Boston Indoor Games and won an outdoor championship in the 3000 meters at the Penn Relays ... Two-time Foot Locker finalist with All-America honors ... Nine-time state and federation champion in New York ... 2007 and 2008 New York Athlete of the Year in cross country ... Four-year Scholar-Athlete ... Also played soccer and was a two-time state champion in 2009 and 2010 ... Her club team, the Syosset Sting, were 2009 regional champions.
Personal: Born 11/19/92 ... Younger of two children of Joseph and Theresa Lipari ... Has an older brother, Tom, who attends Marist ... Undeclared major in the school of Liberal Arts.
800 Meters (Relay) 2:02.25 2013 Penn Relays 800 Meters (Open) 2:06.77 2013 Hurricane Alumni Invitational 1000 Meters 2:46.19 2013 BIG EAST Championships 1500 Meters (Non-VU) 4:14.89 2012 New Jersey International Invitational 1500 Meters (Villanova) 4:17.17 2012 Mt. SAC Relays Mile 4:37.43 2012 Columbia Last Chance Meet 3000 Meters 9:08.91 2013 Columbia Last Chance Meet 6000 Meters (XC) 20:05.6 2012 NCAA Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)
All-American 2012 All-Mid Atlantic Region 2010, 2011, 2012 All-BIG EAST 2010, 2012
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
NCAA Champion 2011 (Distance Medley Relay) All-American (First Team) 2011, 2013 (Distance Medley Relay) All-American (Second Team) 2013 (3000 Meters) All-American (Second Team) 2012 (Mile) BIG EAST Champion 2011 (Distance Medley Relay) BIG EAST Champion 2012, 2013 (1000 Meters) BIG EAST Champion 2012, 2013 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2011, 2012 (Mile) All-BIG EAST 2011, 2012 (Distance Medley Relay) All-BIG EAST 2012, 2013 (4x800 Meter Relay) Mid-Atlantic Regiona Athlete of the Year 2013 (USTFCCCA) BIG EAST Athlete of the Week January 16-22, 2012
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
Penn Relays Champion 2012, 2013 (Distance Medley Relay) Penn Relays Champion 2013 (4x800 Meter Relay) BIG EAST Champion 2013 (1500 Meters) BIG EAST Champion 2012, 2013 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2013 (1500 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2011, 2012, 2013 (4x800 Meter Relay) Penn Relays Athlete of the Meet (Relays) 2013
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2010-11
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
1000 Meters 1st 2012 Indoor, 2013 Indoor 1500 Meters 1st 2013 Outdoor Distance Medley Relay 1st 2011 Indoor 4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2012 Indoor, 2013 Indoor 4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2012 Outdoor, 2013 Outdoor Distance Medley Relay 2nd 2012 Indoor Mile 2nd 2011 Indoor 4x800 Meter Relay 3rd 2011 Outdoor Mile 7th 2013 Indoor