Kalissa Caesar
Kalissa Caesar

Player Profile
Hometown:
Port Jervis, N.Y.

High School:
Port Jervis

Position:
Sprints

Birthdate:
08/26/1995

Experience:
So./So.

On Caesar: A young member of the Villanova sprint group who demonstrated excellent progress during the course of her freshman season ... Top events were the 100 meters and the 200 meters outdoors ... Capable of being a consistent BIG EAST scorer in the sprints and can also help the team in the relays ... Should continue to gain experience during the coming year ... Ranks fourth (tied) in school history in the 100 meters with a personal best time of 11.95 ... That mark is tied for 10th-fastest overall in the Villanova record book.

2014 Outdoor: Scored team points in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Established new personal bests in the finals of each event at the conference meet ... Placed sixth in the 200 meters at the BIG EAST meet and ran a personal top time of 24.90 in the final ... Came in third in her preliminary heat and seventh overall with a time of 25.13 to qualify for the final ... Earned a seventh place finish in the final of the 100 meters with a personal best time of 11.95 after standing sixth overall and third in her preliminary heat with a time of 12.16 ... Previously set a personal best time of 12.31 in the 100 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Also came in 19th in the 200 meters (25.55) at the Larry Ellis meet and ran the second leg of the 4x100 meter relay, which finished ninth with a time of 48.61 ... Opened the season by winning both the 100 meters (12.58) and the 200 meters (25.41) at the Philadelphia College Classic, where she also ran the second leg of the runner-up 4x100 relay (49.02) ... Posted a time of 12.59 in the 100 meters at the Raleigh Relays and finished 85th overall in the preliminaries ... Anchored the 4x100 relay at the Raleigh meet and Villanova finished 28th with a time of 49.02 ... Came in 20th in the preliminaries of the 100 meters at the Colonial Relays (12.69) and finished 29th in the 200 meters (25.78) ... Led off the sprint medley relay (200 meters) at the Colonial Relays and helped the Wildcats finish second in 4:03.14 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x100 relay at the Penn Relays and helped Villanova finish sixth in its heat and 45th overall in the preliminary heats with a season-best time of 47.66.

2014 Indoor: Competed in both the 60 meters and the 200 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Placed 11th in the preliminaries of the 200 meters with a season-best time of 25.62 and also finished 13th overall in the preliminary heats of the 60 meters in 7.98 ... Established a personal best time of 7.88 in the 60 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where she was 25th overall in the preliminaries of the College section ... Advanced to the final of the 60 meters at the Tiger Open and finished fourth with a time of 8.01 ... Tied for third place in the field in the preliminaries in 8.02 ... Also tied for 10th place in the 200 meters at the Tiger Open with a time of 26.57 ... Made her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she placed sixth in the 60 meters (8.05) and 13th in the 300 meters (42.86) ... Placed 34th in the preliminaries of the 60 meters at the Gotham Cup (8.21) and also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay which finished in fifth place with a time of 3:59.28 ... Finished 39th in the 60 meters (8.08) and 45th in the 200 meters (26.07) at the Great Dane Classic.

Port Jervis High School: State champion in the 55 meters as a junior and a senior ... In each of those seasons was also the Section 9 Class A champion in the 55 meters, as well as the Class B champion in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters ... Recorded a fifth place finish at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Region 1 championships ... Chosen as her school's Most Valuable Female Athlete as a senior and was selected as a 2013 Pound for Pound Athlete.

Personal: Born 8/26/95 ... One of three children of O'Neil and Edith Clarke ... Has two siblings, Dana and Kyla ... Undeclared major in the College of Liberal Arts.

PERSONAL BESTS

55 Meters             7.44                 High School
60 Meters             7.88                 2014 Armory Collegiate Invitational
100 Meters            11.95                2014 BIG EAST Championships
200 Meters            24.90                2014 BIG EAST Championships

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

200 Meters            6th                  2014 Outdoor
100 Meters            7th                  2014 Outdoor

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