Villanova competed in four events on second day of meet
Petruzzellis in second place after first day of heptathlon competition
Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
Katherine Petruzzellis throws for career best distance in javelin
Outdoor season opened with local meet on Saturday afternoon
On Petruzzellis: Terrific athlete who has shown great promise in the multi-events ... Has scored in the BIG EAST Championships three times, including twice in the heptathlon outdoors and once in the pentathlon indoors ... Still continuing to improve and has a high ceiling ... Should help the team at the conference level once again this season.
2013 Outdoor: Completed two full heptathlons and established new personal bests in four of the seven events ... Scored points for Villanova with a fourth place finish in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Championships ... Her score of 4,919 points at the conference meet is also a personal best ... In the BIG EAST heptathlon tied for first among 10 competitors in the high jump (1.69 meters) and also was second overall in both the javelin (33.72 meters) and the 800 meters (2:22.98) ... Set personal bests during the conference meet in both the 800 meters and the 100 meter hurdles (14.86) ... Her other heptathlon marks at the BIG EAST meet were 11.33 meters in the long jump, a time of 26.85 in the 200 meters and a long jump of 4.95 meters ... Her first full heptathlon of the season came at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where she came in first out of six athletes ... She threw the shot put a personal best distance of 11.36 meters to lead the group and also had the best marks in the javelin (33.21m) and the high jump (1.65m) ... Was third in both the 100 meter hurdles (15.58) and the 800 meters (2:29.85) while rating fourth in the 200 meters (26.95) and fifth in the long jump (4.84m) ... Opened the season at the Philadelphia College Classic, where she came in third in the high jump (1.60m) and seventh in the javelin (34.81m) ... Runner-up in the javelin with a personal best throw of 38.24 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational, while also tying for third place in the high jump (1.57m) ... Came in 17th in the javelin (33.82m) and 22nd in the 100 meter hurdles (15.35) at the Colonial Relays ... Tied for 15th place in the high jump (1.66m) at the ECAC Championship.
2013 Indoor: Competed in one full pentathlon at the Penn State National and also saw action in each of the first three meets of the season ... Scored a career-best 3,577 points in the pentathlon at Penn State and came in third overall at the meet ... In a field of six athletes she came in second in the long jump (1.68 meters), shot put (10.87 meters) and 800 meters (2:26.74) ... Established personal bests in both the long jump (5.15m) and the 60 meter hurdles (9.29) to round out the pentathlon ... Competed in the high jump at the Great Dane Classic and recorded a personal best height of 1.70 meters ... Advanced to the finals of the 60 meter hurdles at the New York City Gotham Cup and came in 13th overall with a time of 9.51 in the finals ... Lowered her time from 9.58 in the preliminary heats, when she was 16th out of 41 entries ... Finished 17th in the shot put (10.89m) at the Gotham Cup meet ... Opened the season by coming in fourth in the 60 meter hurdles (9.44) and 11th in the long jump (4.92 meters) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.
2012 Outdoor: Scored team points for Villanova at the BIG EAST Championships with a seventh place finish in the heptathlon ... Registered a total of 4,689 points and during the heptathlon established personal bests in five of the seven events (100 meter hurdles, 200 meters, high jump, javelin, 800 meters) ... Her strongest finishes within the heptathlon were in the javelin (30.62m) and the 800 meters (2:26.46) ... Competed in the full heptathlon for the first time at the Larry Ellis Invitational and came in fifth out of 10 competitors with 4,584 points ... Earlier in the season came in first in the University section of the high jump at the Colonial Relays (1.65m), a height that she only surpassed at the BIG EAST meet (1.66m) ... Also competed in the javelin (30.18m) and the 100 meter hurdles (15.16) at the Colonial Relays ... Finished third in the 100 meter hurdles (15.36) and tied for third in the high jump (1.55m) at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Registered a personal best throw of 32.68 meters in the javelin at the Delaware Open ... At the season-opening Big Five Invite finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles and tied for third in the high jump ... Also registered a personal best distance of 5.13 meters in the long jump and came in seventh in the javelin at the Big Five meet.
2012 Indoor: Finished in eighth place in the pentathlon at the BIG EAST Championships to score a team point for Villanova ... Competed twice during the season in a full pentathlon, scoring 3,380 points at the BIG EAST meet and 3,376 points at the Penn State National ... The 60 meter hurdles, high jump and 800 meters were her best events within the pentathlon competition ... Ran her top time of 9.36 in the 60 meter hurdles in the pentathlon at the BIG EAST meet ... Threw for a career-best distance of 10.02 meters in the shot put during the pentathlon at the Penn State meet ... Earlier in the season came in seventh in the 55 meter hurdles, tied for eighth in the long jump and 17th in the 500 meters in her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Tied for 12th place in the shot put (9.92m) at the Widener Field Meet ... Ran the 60 meter hurdles at the NYC Gotham Cup (9.49) and the Great Dane Classic (9.42) ... Finished with a time of 1:02.05 in the 400 meters at the NYC Gotham Cup and also came in 13th in the shot put (9.48m) at that meet.
Voorhees High School: Received a combined seven varsity letters in track and cross country ... Four-time All-American ... Won several sectional and group titles ... Helped lead her team to two titles in cross country at the New Jersey Meet of Champions by placing in the top six individually.
Personal: Born 5/3/92 ... One of two children of Joe and Deborah Petruzzellis ... Has a brother, Joe ... Majoring in Biology.
Pentathlon 3577 Points 2013 Penn State National Heptathlon 4919 Points 2013 BIG EAST Championships
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Heptathlon 4th 2013 Outdoor Heptathlon 7th 2012 Outdoor Pentathlon 8th 2012 Indoor