Villanova swept the distance events at Penn Relays for the first time since 1997
Villanova named Coaching Staff of the Year; Emily Lipari repeats as Most Outstanding Track Performer
Villanova sophomore persevered through heavy rain to win a medal on final day of championships
Villanova also received All-Academic Team recognition
Rising sophomore at Villanova posted margin of victory of more than three seconds
Villanova competed on the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary on May 24, 2018 in Tampa, Fla.
Villanova won its record 15th indoor BIG EAST team title on February 24, 2018 in Staten Island, N.Y.
Villanova competed on the first day of the indoor BIG EAST Championship on February 23, 2018.
Villanova won the Metro Team Challenge in New York on January 23, 2015.
The women's track & field team set a new collegiate and Penn Relays record in the 4x800 meter relay on April 27, 2013.
2017-18 Indoor: Returned to competition after more than two full years away from racing and had a successful indoor campaign ... Ran a leg of the team's BIG EAST champion 4x800 meter relay and also garnered All-BIG EAST honors individually in the 800 meters as Villanova captured the BIG EAST crown ... Ran the third leg of the 4x800 relay at the BIG EAST Championships with a split of 2:13.44 and the Wildcats won the relay in 8:44.25 ... Finished third in the final of the 800 meters as part of a 1-2-3 sweep by Villanova ... Posted a time of 2:08.09 in the final after ranking fourth in the preliminary heats with a time of 2:13.50 ... Recorded a season-best time of 2:06.71 in the 800 meters and tallied a seventh place finish at the David Hemery Invite ... Won the 1000 meters at the Villanova Invitational and posted a winning time of 2:46.23 ... Opened the indoor season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she ran the 3000 meters and registered a time of 10:29.32 in her first competition since May 2015 ... Finished fourth in the 600 meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a time of 1:32.71 and anchored the 4x400 meter relay for a squad which came in fifth with a time of 3:49.97 ... Posted a time of 2:11.58 in the 800 meters at the Columbia Challenge and ran the 800 meter leg of the distance medley relay which finished second with a time of 11:11.76.
2017 Cross Country: Did not compete at any meets.
2017 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.
2016-17 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.
2016 Cross Country: Did not compete at any meets.
2015 Outdoor: Was part of a Championship of America title in the 4x800 meter relay at the Penn Relays for the third straight year ... Ran the leadoff leg of all three of those consecutive victories ... Produced a split of 2:10.28 and Villanova went on to post a winning time of 8:26.36 in the relay ... Also ran the third leg of the 4x800 relay at the BIG EAST Championships, where the Wildcats came in fourth with a time of 8:55.56 ... Competed in the 800 meters individually at the BIG EAST meet and placed 10th in the preliminary heats with a time of 2:10.39 ... Posted a time of 2:13.75 in the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Ran the 400 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and recorded a time of 58.82 ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay squad which finished fourth in 3:44.91 at the Hurricane Alumni meet.
2014-15 Indoor: Helped Villanova successfully defend its team title at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ran the leadoff leg of the conference champion 4x800 meter relay and also scored individually in the 800 meters ... Had a split of 2:13.58 on the first leg of the 4x800 relay and the Wildcats won the race with a meet record time of 8:33.94 ... The previous meet record, also set by the Wildcats, had stood for 23 years ... Placed eighth in the final of the 800 meters with a time of 2:14.58 after finishing fifth overall in the preliminary heats with a season-best time of 2:08.69 ... Ran the 800 meters leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn State National and helped the Wildcats record a time of 11:04.29 ... That mark is the ninth-fastest indoor time in school history and ranked seventh in the nation for the current season at the time of the race ... Competed in the Invitational section of the 600 meters at the Metro Team Challenge and finished second with a time of 1:32.28 ... Also anchored the Wildcats to a fourth place finish in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:51.19 at the Metro Team Challenge ... Ran the 800 meters at the prestigious Iowa State Classic and recorded a time of 2:11.45 ... Finished with a time of 1:16.39 in the 500 meters at the Gotham Cup, where she also ran the second leg of the Wildcats first place 4x800 meter relay.
2014 Cross Country: Produced a season-best time of 22:38 over 6,000 meters at the Washington Invitational, where she came in 106th overall in her first race of the season ... Came in seventh in the Open race at the Princeton Invitational and was second among four Villanova runners in that race ... Placed 51st at the BIG EAST Championships.
2014 Outdoor: Advanced to the national quarterfinal round of the 1500 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary and was a part of the Wildcats repeat win in the 4x800 meter relay at the Penn Relays ... Was an automatic qualifier during the national first round of the 1500 meters after recording a time of 4:17.91 to place fifth in her heat and 17th overall out of 48 runners ... Placed 10th in her heat and 20th overall in the quarterfinals with a time of 4:25.14 ... Led off the 4x800 relay at the Penn Relays to help Villanova defend its Championship of America title with a winning time of 8:21.49 ... Scored team points in both the 1500 meters and the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships, tallying fourth place finishes in each event ... Registered a time of 4:18.83 in the 1500 meters and ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay which had a time of 3:50.74 ... Ran the 800 meters at the ECAC Championship and came in fourth overall in the preliminary heats with a time of 2:06.85 ... Opened the season by finishing fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:08.99 and fourth in the 1500 meters in 4:22.49 in the Invitational sections of each race at the Raleigh Relays ... Placed sixth in the Elite section of the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational (2:07.00) ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and helped Villanova finish fourth in the relay with a time of 3:45.61.
2013-14 Indoor: Second team All-American as well as an All-BIG EAST performer in the 800 meters ... Came in 16th overall in the preliminary heats at the NCAA Championships with a time of 2:12.53 while making her first individual appearance at a national championships meet ... Earned her spot at the NCAA meet by finishing as the runner-up in the final at the BIG EAST Championships with a personal best time of 2:05.43 ... Lowered her time by more than three seconds from the preliminary heats, when she was also second overall and had a time of 2:08.67 ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the conference meet and Villanova finished fifth in the relay with a time of 3:48.29 ... Placed sixth in the 800 meters at the Boston University Last Chance Meet (2:09.34) and came in third at the Great Dane Classic (2:11.48) in her first race of the indoor season ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the Penn State National, where the Wildcats took eighth place in the Unseeded section of the relay with a time of 3:51.95.
2013 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at the Haverford Invitational and was the individual winner with a time of 17:11.40 on the three-mile course.
2013 Outdoor: Penn Relays champion and BIG EAST champion in the 4x800 meter relay ... Led off the 4x800 relay at the Penn Relays, where the Wildcats won a Championship of America title with an all-time collegiate record time of 8:17.45 ... Ran the second leg of the relay at the BIG EAST Championships and Villanova won with a time of 8:34.23 ... Scored team points individually for the Wildcats at the BIG EAST meet, coming in fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.61 in the finals ... Also recorded a mark of 2:07.43 in the preliminary heats ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 800 meters and registered a time of 2:07.75 in the national first round ... Competed in the preliminary heats at the ECAC Championship and was first overall out of 22 competitors with a personal best time of 4:17.14 ... Matched her personal best time in the 800 meters (2:06.03) in a second place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Finished fifth in the 800 meters (2:07.93) and eighth in the 1500 meters (4:22.54) at the Raleigh Relays.
2012-13 Indoor: Competed in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and came in eighth in the finals with a time of 2:14.95 ... Had won her preliminary heat a day earlier, when she ran 2:07.87 ... Established a personal best at the Columbia Last Chance Meet with a time of 2:06.03 ... Came in third out of 32 entries in that race ... Opened the season with first place finishes in the 800 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (2:10.99) and the 1000 meters at the NYC Gotham Cup (2:43.89) ... The latter time is a personal best ... Came in second in the invitational section of the 800 meters at the Penn State National (2:08.17) ... Posted a personal best time in the Mile (4:41.78) at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where she competed in the Championshp section and came in fourth out of 19 runners ... Ran the third leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the New York City Gotham Cup and helped lead Villanova to a first place finish with a time of 8:49.07 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships.
2012 Cross Country: Ran in three races for Villanova during the season ... Made her collegiate debut with a sixth place finish at the Main Line Invitational, where she covered the three-mile course in 16:55.10 ... Recorded a time of 22:28 and finished 140th overall at the Paul Short Run ... Came in 66th at the BIG EAST Championships and posted a time of 23:25.82.
USA Track & Field: Won the 1500 meters at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the summer of 2013 ... That performance earned her a spot on the United States team for the Pan-American Junior Championships, where she went on to win the silver medal in the 1500 meters.
Friends Academy: Outdoor national champion in the Mile as a senior ... Five-time All-American and four-time New York state champion during her career ... As a senior was an outdoor state champion in the 800 meters and the Division II 4x800 meter relay ... Also won indoor state titles as a sophomore in the 1000 meters and as a junior in the 1500 meters ... Earned all-state honors six times and was a 10-time county champion ... Chosen as the Runner of the Year in Suffolk County and by Newsday ... Four-time recipient of the Suffolk County Outstanding Athlete Award ... Academically was a member of the National Honor Society throughout middle school and high school ... Achieved Principal's Honor Roll status every term in middle school and high school ... Presented with the Student of the Month Award.
Personal: Born 5/7/94 ... Older of two children of Patrick and Stacey Margey ... Has a younger brother, Patrick ... Graduated from Villanova in the spring of 2017 as an Environmental Studies major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ... Currently in graduate school and is pursuing a Master's in Public Administration.
PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)
400 Meters 58.82 2015 Hurricane Alumni Invitational
500 Meters 1:16.39 2015 Gotham Cup 600 Meters 1:32.28 2015 Metro Team Challenge
800 Meters 2:05.43 2014 BIG EAST Championships 1000 Meters 2:43.89 2013 NYC Gotham Cup 1500 Meters 4:17.14 2013 ECAC Championship Mile 4:41.78 2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational
3000 Meters 10:29.32 2017 Jack Pyrah Invitational
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
3 Miles 16:55.1 2012 Main Line Invitational
6000 Meters 22:28 2012 Paul Short Run
CAREER AWARDS (INDOOR)
All-American (Second Team) 2014 (800 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2015, 2018 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2014, 2018 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2015, 2018 (4x800 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (OUTDOOR)
BIG EAST Champion 2013 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2013 (4x800 Meter Relay) Penn Relays Champion 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 (4x800 Meter Relay)
Penn Relays Champion 2018 (4x1500 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (ACADEMICS)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2013 Outdoor, 2015 Indoor, 2018 Indoor 800 Meters 2nd 2014 Indoor
800 Meters 3rd 2018 Indoor 1500 Meters 4th 2014 Outdoor 4x400 Meter Relay 4th 2014 Outdoor
4x800 Meter Relay 4th 2015 Outdoor 800 Meters 5th 2013 Outdoor 4x400 Meter Relay 5th 2014 Indoor 800 Meters 8th 2013 Indoor, 2015 Indoor