Villanova competed in four events on second day of meet
Seven different athletes set or tied personal bests during Saturday's meet
Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
Katherine Petruzzellis throws for career best distance in javelin
Great finishes by Villanova lead team to third place finish in team standings, spot on awards podium
Villanova won the Metro Team Challenge in New York on January 23, 2015.
On McPhillips: Part of a very talented and deep pole vault group for the Wildcats ... Ranks third in school history in the pole vault and is one of four members of the current team who rank in the top five in the Villanova record book ... Consistent BIG EAST scorer with terrific potential in the pole vault and the triple jump ... Will be a contributor to the team in meets this season.
2014 Outdoor: Scored points for Villanova in both the pole vault and the triple jump at the BIG EAST Championships ... Was part of a 1-2-3-4-5 sweep for the Wildcats in the pole vault, placing fifth overall with a height of 3.47 meters ... Registered an eighth place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 11.12 meters ... Competed in the College section of the pole vault at the Penn Relays and tied for 13th in her section with a height of 3.50 meters ... Cleared the bar at 3.70 meters to place fourth at the Princeton Elite Meet.
2014 Indoor: Contributed to the Wildcats team title at the BIG EAST Championships by coming in fifth in both the long jump and the triple jump ... Set a personal best with a mark of 11.49 meters in the triple jump at the conference meet and also registered a distance of 5.37 meters in the long jump ... Earlier in the year was the runner-up in the long jump at the Tiger Open with a mark of 5.41 meters ... Competed six times in her top event, the pole vault ... Best mark of the season was 3.81 meters at the Penn State National, where she finished in fifth place in the Invitational section ... Runner-up in the pole vault at both the Jack Pyrah Invitational and the Gotham Cup ... Cleared a height of 3.75 meters in each of those second place finishes ... Placed sixth in the College section of the pole vault at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (3.75m), came in sixth at the Tiger Open (3.70m) and tied for fifth at the Great Dane Classic (3.60m).
2013 Outdoor: Competed in both the BIG EAST Championships and the ECAC Championship in the pole vault ... Tied for seventh place with a height of 3.65 meters at the BIG EAST meet ... Cleared a height of 3.66 meters to finish ninth at the ECAC meet ... Competed in seven meets during the season and registered first place finishes at both the Danny Curran Invitational (3.75m) and the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (3.72m) ... Her mark of 3.75 meters in the Danny Curran meet is an outdoor personal best ... Tied for fifth place at the Colonial Relays (3.60m) and tied for sixth at the Larry Ellis Invitational (3.60m) ... Competed in the College section at the Penn Relays and tied for 13th place with a height of 3.65 meters.
2013 Indoor: Registered a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships in the pole vault, where she set a career best mark by clearing a height of 3.85 meters ... Enjoyed a strong finish to the season, which also included a height of 3.70 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational ... Runner-up at both the New York City Gotham Cup (3.65m) and the Penn State National (3.55m) ... Came in eighth at the Great Dane Classic (3.45m) ... Opened the season by tying for second place in the pole vault (3.60m) and coming in third in the long jump (5.31m) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.
2012 Outdoor: Opened the season by tying for first place at both the Big Five Invite and the Danny Curran Invitational ... Cleared a height of 3.65 meters at the Big Five meet and reached 3.70 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Finished in a tie for second place at the Widener Invitational (3.57m) and came in fourth at both the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (3.65m) and in the Championship section at the Colonial Relays (3.55m) ... Competed twice in the long jump early in the year, finishing sixth at the Big Five Invite (5.19m) and fifth at the Danny Curran Invitational (4.90m).
2012 Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at eight meets during the season and qualified for both the BIG EAST Championships and the ECAC Championship ... Tied for seventh place at the conference meet (3.60m) and came in ninth at the ECAC meet (3.70m) ... Established her personal best mark of 3.77 meters and tied for third place at the Penn State National ... Cleared a height of 3.75 meters in a third place finish at the Great Dane Classic and tied for 14th place in the College section of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (3.70m) ... Finished in first place in her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a height of 3.65 meters ... Came in second at the NYC Gotham Cup (3.60m) ... Also competed in the long jump at the Jack Pyrah meet and came in third with a distance of 5.39 meters.
Carlisle High School: Earned four varsity letters in track & field ... Chosen as her team's Most Valuable Athlete as a senior ... District winner in both the pole vault and the tripe jump as a senior ... Conference champion in the pole vault and placed second in the state meet ... Named the Female Athlete of the Meet at the Tim Cook Invitational during her senior year ... Senior year team captain ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years ... Three-year member of the National Honor Society and two-year member of the German National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 5/18/93 in Fayetteville, N.C. ... One of four children and the only daugther of Ty and Angie McPhillips ... Has two older brothers, Elijah (28) and Drew (23), and a younger brother, Rory (18) ... Majoring in Comprehensive Science.
Pole Vault 3.90m 2015 Metro Team Challenge Long Jump 5.49m High School Triple Jump 11.49m 2014 BIG EAST Championships
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Pole Vault 4th 2013 Indoor Pole Vault 5th 2014 Outdoor Long Jump 5th 2014 Indoor Triple Jump 5th 2014 Indoor Pole Vault tie-7th 2013 Outdoor Triple Jump 8th 2014 Outdoor