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 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 20:55.8 2015 Pre-NCAA Meet
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