Julie Williams
Julie  Williams

Hometown:
Wilmington, Del.

High School:
Tatnall School

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
08/31/1994

Experience:
So./So.


01/23/2015

Women's Track & Field at Metro Team Challenge

Villanova won the Metro Team Challenge in New York on January 23, 2015.

On Williams: Versatile performer who gained a great deal of experience during her first year of collegiate competition ... Has the potential to help the team during cross country season and is also capable of contributing at the BIG EAST level on the track ... Expected to continue making progress as she grows within the Villanova system.

2014-15 Indoor: Anchored the distance medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped lead Villanova to a fourth place finish in the relay ... That performance earned team points which helped the Wildcats win the team crown at the conference meet for a second straight year ... Produced a split of 4:52.31 on the 1600 meters leg of the DMR and Villanova finished with a time of 11:41.28 in the relay ... Also ran the 3000 meters individually at the conference meet and finished 16th with a time of 10:00.44 ... Ran a total of four times in the 3000 meters, as well as twice in the Mile, during the season ... Tallied a pair of first place finishes in the 3000 meters, including victories at the Metro Team Challenge (9:51.11) and the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational (10:06.98) ... Also came in 12th with a time of 9:57.44 at the Penn State National ... Finished third in the Mile with a time of 5:02.43 at the Gotham Cup ... Lowered her time in the event to 4:53.15 in a 24th place finish at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational.

2014 Cross Country: Was the fourth finisher for Villanova at the season-opening Main Line Invitational, where she came in ninth overall and produced a personal best three-mile time of 17:29.7 ... Came in 73rd at the Washington Invitational with a season-best 6,000 meters time of 21:39 ... Finished 131st overall at the Princeton Invitational.

2014 Outdoor: Registered a seventh place finish in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the BIG EAST Championships, where she posted a time of 11:14.36 ... Made her debut in the event at the Larry Ellis Invitational and finished 23rd (11:09.51) ... Came in 23rd in the Championship section of the 3000 meters at the Penn Relays with a time of 9:57.94 ... Won the 3000 meters in a personal best time of 9:49.56 at the Colonial Relays ... Opened the season by winning the 1500 meters in 4:39.76 at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Lowered her time to a personal best mark of 4:34.24 at the Raleigh Relays and came in 29th in that meet.

2013-14 Indoor: Redshirted.

2013 Cross Country: Broke into the team's regular lineup during the season ... Was a scoring runner for Villanova at both the Pre-NCAA Meet and the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished in 34th place at the conference meet with a time of 22:15 ... Registered a time of 22:11.8 at the Pre-NCAA Meet ... Finished sixth on the team and registered a season-best time of 20:55 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, where the Wildcats won the team title to secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... Recorded a time of 23:15.5 at the national meet ... Was an unattached runner at the season-opening Friend Big Five Invitational, where she was the runner-up out of 63 competitors with a time of 14:29.37 over 4,000 meters ... Competed in the Main Line Invitational and posted a three-mile time of 17:53.69 to come in 20th.

Tatnall School: Four-time all-state performer and a two-time all-region honoree in cross country ... Indoor and outdoor track national champion in the 4xMile relay ... Received All-America honors for a fifth place finish individually in the Mile at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals ... Helped her team win a Penn Relays title and set a meet record in the distance medley relay ... Also earned all-state accolades for outdoor track three times and indoor track twice ... Achieved High Honors status academically ... Inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars.

Personal: Born 8/31/94 ... One of three children of Greg and Cindy Williams ... Has an older brother, Philip (21), and a younger sister, Laura (15) ... Both parents are Villanova graduates, as is her brother ... Undeclared major in the College of Liberal Arts.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

800 Meters (Relay)              2:12               High School
800 Meters (Open)               2:14.40            High School
1500 Meters                     4:34.24            2014 Raleigh Relays
Mile                            4:51               High School
3000 Meters                     9:49.56            2014 Colonial Relays
3000 Meter Steeplechase         10:52.54           2015 Larry Ellis Invitational
5000 Meters (road)              17:51              High School

PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)

6000 Meters                     20:55              2013 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                         2013-14

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Distance Medley Relay           4th                2015 Indoor
3000 Meter Steeplechase         6th                2015 Outdoor
3000 Meter Steeplechase         7th                2014 Outdoor

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