Wildcats had four athletes in competition on final night of NCAA East Regional
All three runners were automatic qualifiers for the next round in their respective events
Official declarations for regional meet were announced on Thursday afternoon
Two sprints and two field events made up Saturday schedule for Villanova
Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
On Klein: Ranks second in school history in the javelin (post-1999 implement) with a collegiate best mark of 45.79 meters ... A BIG EAST champion in the javelin who is the leader of a deep and successful group of Villanova performers in the event ... Should once again be among the top throwers in the BIG EAST this season and will be a steady contributor to the team during meets.
2014 Outdoor: Captured the BIG EAST title in the javelin and led a 1-2-3-4-6 finish in the event for the Wildcats ... Became the Wildcats sixth conference champion in the javelin and the first since Melanie Sklepko in 1997 ... Threw for a distance of 43.33 meters at the conference meet ... Qualified for the ECAC Championship for the third straight year and registered a 25th place finish (39.18m) at the ECAC meet ... Notched a first-place finish at the Delaware Open (41.07m) ... Opened the season with a sixth place finish in the Championship section at the Colonial Relays (39.62m) ... Came in 21st in the College section at the Penn Relays (38.37m).
2014 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.
2013 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the javelin for the second straight year and came in 22nd at that meet with a distance of 44.60 meters ... Also fared well at both the BIG EAST Championships and the Penn Relays ... Placed fifth at the BIG EAST meet (44.12m) ... Registered a season-best mark of 45.40 meters at the Penn Relays and finished sixth in the Championship section ... Opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Philadelphia College Classic, where she threw for a distance of 45.06 meters ... Registered first place finishes at the Danny Curran Invitational (42.13m), Delaware Open (44.72m) and Widener Invitational (42.64m) ... Came in third at the Colonial Relays (43.21m) and 18th at the ECAC Championship (39.03m).
2013 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.
2012 Outdoor: Had a very successful season throwing the javelin ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional and came in 35th (40.41m) at the regional meet ... Individual winner in the College section at the Penn Relays with a throw of 45.10 meters ... Increased her distance to a season-best mark of 45.79 meters in a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Came in first at the Widener Invitational (42.26m) and was the runner-up at both the Big Five Invite (43.05m) and the Danny Curran Invitational (39.17m) ... Placed fifth at the Colonial Relays (42.25m) and 17th at the ECAC Championship (38.81m).
2012 Indoor: Finished seventh in the weight throw with a toss of 9.82 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and came in 14th at the Widener Field Meet with a personal best distance of 10.38 meters.
Paramus Catholic High School: Received first team all-league and first team all-county honors ... As a senior finished in first place at the Bergen County Meet of Champions and also established her personal best distance of 47.24 meters in that meet ... Competed at the New Balance Nationals and came in eighth place (42.36m) ... Registered first place finishes at the Big North Championships, the Bergen County Championship, the NJSIAA Sectional Championships and the NJSIAA Group Championships.
Personal: Born 10/10/92 ... Daughter of Deborah and James Klein ... Majoring in Nursing.
Weight Throw 10.38 Meters 2012 Widener Field Meet *Javelin (high school) 47.24 Meters High School *Javelin (college) 45.79 Meters 2012 BIG EAST Championships
* - javelin specifications in high school use a lighter implement
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (Javelin) All-BIG EAST 2014 (Javelin)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2011-12 BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2011-12, 2013-14
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Javelin 1st 2014 Outdoor Javelin 4th 2012 Outdoor Javelin 5th 2013 Outdoor