Villanova wrapped up the BIG EAST Championships with a second place finish on February 25, 2017.
Villanova competed on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
2017 Cross Country: Competed at all six races during the season and established herself as one of the Wildcats top performers ... Earned first team All-BIG EAST honors and was also a Mid-Atlantic All-Region honoree ... One of the five scoring runners for Villanova in each of her six starts ... Came in second on the team and 13th overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional to help the Wildcats finish second in the team standings and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... Posted a time of 20:28.8 over 6,000 meters at the regional meet ... Finished 97th at the national meet with a time of 20:40.1 ... Tallied a seventh place finish at the BIG EAST Championships (20:49.7) to help Villanova win its record 15th conference title ... Came in third on the tema and 14th overall at the Penn State National Open with a time of 20:43.8 ... Posted her top time of the season at the Paul Short Run, where she came in 19th overall with a time of 20:27.5 ... Finished in seventh place at the season-opening Main Line Invitational, where her time was 17:07.8 over three miles.
2017 Outdoor: Ran the leadoff leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova finish second in the relay to earn All-BIG EAST honors ... Recorded a split of 2:14.38 on the leadoff leg of the race and the Wildcats tallied a time of 9:04.72 ... Placed 10th in the preliminary heats of the 800 meters at the BIG EAST meet in 2:16.36 ... Recorded a third place finish in the 800 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, where she was clocked in 2:10.56 ... Tallied a season-best time of 2:09.83 in a 13th place finish at the Florida Relays ... Finished sixth at the Jim Kehoe Invitational (2:13.62).
2017 Indoor: Helped lead Villanova to second team All-America honors in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships ... Ran the 800 meter leg of the relay with a split of 2:09.91 and the Wildcats wound up placing 12th with a time of 11:13.59 ... Was a part of BIG EAST titles in both the DMR and the 4x800 meter relay, as well as finishing as the runner-up in the 800 meters at the conference championships ... Anchored the 4x800 relay to a winning time of 8:42.67, including a thrilling finish over the final 100 meters in which she held off the anchor from Georgetown by just five-hundredths of a second at the finish line ... Ran the 800 meter leg of the distance medley relay, which Villanova won with a time of 11:01.14 to secure its berth at the NCAA Championships ... Runner-up in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.76 at the BIG EAST meet ... Had been in third place overall after posting a time of 2:13.77 during the preliminary heats ... Prior to the conference championships, won the 800 meters at the FastTrack National Invitational, where her time of 2:06.81 was a personal best for an open 800 meters ... She registered a personal best 800 meter split of 2:07.15 while running the DMR at the Columbia East-West Challenge ... Also ran to a personal best Mile time of 4:43.83 in a seventh place finish at the Columbia meet, and won the 1000 meters in a personal best time of 2:45.91 in her season debut at the Gotham Cup.
2016 Cross Country: Ran four races during the season and was a part of the Villanova lineup at both the NCAA Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Finished 41st overall at the regional meet and registered a time of 21:42.5 on the 6000 meter course ... Recorded a time of 22:01.6 at the NCAA Championships ... Posted a time of 22:37.2 at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational ... Opened the season by finishing fifth overall and second on the team with a time of 17:01.9 over three miles at the Main Line Invitational.
2016 Outdoor: Competed in three meets during the season … Runner-up in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.56 at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational … Came in first in the 1500 meters in 4:26.34 and was sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.13 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational … Anchored the distance medley relay squad to an outdoor school-record time of 11:28.23 and a first place finish at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
2016 Indoor: Earned first team All-America honors as part of Clemson’s distance medley relay squad at the NCAA Championships … Led off the DMR at the national meet and helped the Tigers finish in eighth place with a time of 11:12.68 … Also won a conference title in the DMR and ran the leadoff leg of the race as Clemson posted a winning time of 11:08.09 at the ACC Championships … Placed eighth and 21st individually at the ACC meet in the Mile and the 3000 meters, respectively … Tallied a season-best time of 4:44.21 in the final of the Mile after ranking sixth in the preliminary heats in 4:45.29 … Posted a time of 9:43.78 in the 3000 meters … Placed fourth in the Mile (4:45.75) at the Charlie Thomas Invitational, where she also led off for a DMR team which came in first with a winning time of 11:43.98 … Registered a time of 4:46.01 in the Mile at the Husky Classic … Led off the DMR and helped Clemson to a season-best time of 11:07.51 and a first place finish at the UCS Invitational.
2015 Cross Country: Ran three races during the season … Opened the year by posting a time of 17:59.3 over 5000 meters at the Joe Piane Invitational … Placed 65th at the Pre-NCAA Meet with a time of 20:55.8 over 6000 meters … Recorded a time of 20:59.5 and a 28th place finish at the ACC Championships.
Pleasant Valley High School: Competed all four years for the track & field team … Set an Iowa state record in the 800 meters (2:07.08) as a junior … Six-time USATF and AAU All-American in the 800 meters … Finished in third place at the USA Junior Nationals and was the Drake Relays 800 meters champion during her junior year … Registered a third place finish at the New Balance Indoor Nationals as a senior.
Personal: Born 9/11/96 in Grand Rapids, Mich. … Only child of Jason and Michelle Ciluffo … Enjoys following many different sports, in particular women’s basketball, gymnastics and ballet … Chose to attend Villanova for its successful reputation of working with elite athletes … Majoring in Political Science.
PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)
800 Meters (open) 2:06.81 2017 FastTrack National Invitational
800 Meters (relay) 2:07.15 2017 Columbia East-West Challenge 1000 Meters 2:45.91 2017 Gotham Cup
1500 Meters 4:26.34 2016 Yellow Jacket Invitational Mile 4:43.83 2017 Columbia East-West Challenge 3000 Meters 9:43.78 2016 ACC Championships
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
3 Miles 17:01.9 2016 Main Line Invitational 5000 Meters 17:59.3 2015 Notre Dame/Joe Piane Invitational 6000 Meters 20:27.5 2017 Paul Short Run
CAREER AWARDS (CROSS COUNTRY)
All-Mid Atlantic Region 2017
All-BIG EAST (First Team) 2017
CAREER AWARDS (INDOOR)
All-American (Second Team) 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (OUTDOOR)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (ACADEMICS)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2016-17 (Track)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2016-17
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2017 Indoor
Distance Medley Relay 1st 2017 Indoor
800 Meters 2nd 2017 Indoor
4x800 Meter Relay 2nd 2017 Outdoor