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  Kelsey Margey
Kelsey Margey

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Huntington, N.Y.

High School:
Friends Academy

Position:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
05/07/1994

Experience:
So./So.

02/23/2014

Women's Indoor Track & Field Wins 12th BIG EAST Title

Villanova named Coaching Staff of the Year; Emily Lipari repeats as Most Outstanding Track Performer

08/26/2013

Kelsey Margey Wins Silver Medal For Team USA at Pan American Junior Championships

Villanova sophomore persevered through heavy rain to win a medal on final day of championships

07/26/2013

Women's Track Has Six Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Villanova also received All-Academic Team recognition

06/24/2013

Kelsey Margey Wins 1500 Meters at USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Rising sophomore at Villanova posted margin of victory of more than three seconds

05/23/2013

Lipari, Schappert and Piccirillo Move On to Quarterfinals at NCAA East Regional

All three runners were automatic qualifiers for the next round in their respective events

04/27/2013

Women's Track Sets 4x800 Collegiate Record

The women's track & field team set a new collegiate and Penn Relays record in the 4x800 meter relay on April 27, 2013.

On Margey: Finished strong in a successful freshman season and followed that up by distinguishing herself at the international level over the summer ... Has tremendous talent and a bright future as she continues to develop ... Should be a major contributor to the team this season.

2014 Outdoor: Competed in the Invitational sections of both the 800 meters and the 1500 meters at the Raleigh Relays ... Finished fourth in each event with times of 2:08.99 and 4:22.49, respectively.

2014 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.

2013 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 ... Undeclared major in the college of Arts and Sciences.

PERSONAL BESTS

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
6000 Meters (XC)            22:28               2012 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-American (Second Team)                      2014 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST                                    2014 (800 Meters)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                               2013 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST                                    2013 (4x800 Meter Relay)
Penn Relays Champion                            2013 (4x800 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                      2012-13

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

4x800 Meter Relay           1st                 2013 Outdoor
800 Meters                  2nd                 2014 Indoor
800 Meters                  5th                 2013 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay           5th                 2014 Indoor
800 Meters                  8th                 2013 Indoor
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