Caroline Hamilton defended her BIG EAST title in the javelin to highlight the first day of BIG EAST competition.
Villanova wrapped up the BIG EAST Championships with a second place finish on February 25, 2017.
2017 Outdoor: Scored in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships and set a personal best in the javelin during the season ... Came in fourth at the conference meet in the shot put with a throw of 12.48 meters, and also finished 11th in the javelin with a mark of 28.25 meters ... Competed at a total of five meets ... Tripled up in the shot put, the discus and the javelin at the season-opening Penn Challenge ... Threw for a personal best distance of 31.10 meters to finish 10th in the javelin, while also recording a discus throw of 30.35 meters and finishing eighth in the shot put with a throw of 12.38 meters ... Registered consecutive top-five finishes in the shot put at the Colonial Relays (fifth in the University section) and the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (third), where she registered marks of 12.27 meters and 12.81 meters, respectively ... Competed in the college section at the Penn Relays and had a throw of 12.25 meters.
2016-17 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the shot put ... Came in third at the BIG EAST Championships with a personal best throw of 13.30 meters ... Competed a total of six times in the shot put during the season, and improved her personal best mark on two occasions ... Prior to the BIG EAST meet, recorded a throw of 13.23 meters in a sixth place finish at the FastTrack National Invitational ... Opened the season with a runner-up finish and a mark of 12.84 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Finished ninth at both the Nittany Lion Challenge (12.83m) and the Gotham Cup (12.41m) ... Came in 11th at the Villanova Open (11.88m).
2016 Outdoor: Had a breakthrough season in which she competed mainly in the shot put and the javelin ... Scored in both events at the BIG EAST Championships and earned All-BIG EAST honors for the first time in her career with a runner-up finish in the shot put ... Tallied a personal best throw of 13.15 meters in the shot put at the conference meet and ranks fifth on the Wildcats all-time performance list in the event ... Also came in eighth at the BIG EAST meet in the javelin with a throw of 29.18 meters ... Her personal best distance of 31.09 meters in the javelin came in an eighth place finish at the Sam Howell Invitational, where she was also fourth in the shot put (11.99m) and ninth in the hammer (34.64m) ... Recorderd personal bests of 35.48 meters in the hammer and 30.98 meters in the discus at the season-opening Penn Challenge, while also coming in third in the shot put (12.47m) and ninth in the javelin (27.58m) at that meet ... Finished fifth in the unseeded section of the shot put at the Colonial Relays with a throw of 12.28 meters, and also registered a hammer throw of 32.61 meters ... Placed third in the shot put (12.71m) and 13th in the javelin (30.77m) at the Princeton Outdoor Invite ... Tallied a mark of 12.64 meters to finish 11th in the shot put at the Larry Ellis Invitational.
2015-16 Indoor: Recorded a personal best mark of 13.13 meters in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships and came in fifth in the event for the second straight year ... Competed at a total of eight meets in the shot put and cleared 12 meters six times ... Tallied a first place finish with a distance of 12.24 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Earned runner-up finishes at the Villanova Open (12.65m) and the Covert Classic (12.98m), with the latter mark being a personal best until she broke it at the BIG EAST meet ... Came in fifth at the Villanova Invitational (12.45m) and was sixth at the Gotham Cup (12.42m) ... Tallied marks of 11.95 meters at the FastTrack National Invite and 11.06 meters at the Great Dane Classic.
2015 Outdoor: Tripled up in the throwing events (shot put, discus, hammer) at the BIG EAST Championships ... Tallied a fifth place finish in the shot put and her throw of 12.61 meters was an outdoor personal best ... Also finished 12th in the discus with a personal best mark of 30.94 meters and came in 14th in the hammer with a throw of 32.89 meters ... Earlier in the season set a personal best in the hammer with a distance of 35.30 meters at the Delaware Open ... Also finished fifth in the shot put (11.88m) and 12th in the discus (28.03m) at that meet ... Began the season by finishing fourth in the shot put (11.86m) and ninth in the hammer (31.03m) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Competed in the discus at the Danny Curran Invitational and finished 13th with a throw of 28.73 meters ... Competed in the Championship sections of the shot put and the hammer at the Colonial Relays, placing ninth (12.14m) and 27th (34.83m), respectively ... Runner-up in the shot put at the Delaware Classic (12.06m) in addition to placing seventh in the discus (29.96m) and 14th in the hammer (31.23m).
2014-15 Indoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with a fifth place finish in the shot put ... Set a personal best at the conference meet with a throw of 12.63 meters and helped the Wildcats win their second straight team title ... Competed a total of six times in the shot put during the season ... Delivered a first place finish with a mark of 12.16 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in third at the Widener Field Meet (12.00m), fourth at the McElligott Invitational (11.51m), 20th at the Gotham Cup (11.47m) and 14th at the Metro Team Challenge (11.06m).
2014 Outdoor: Recorded a personal best throw of 11.72 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and registered a seventh place finish in the event ... Came in sixth in the shot put at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic (11.28m) ... Also finished eighth at the Delaware Open (11.00m) and was 16th at the Colonial Relays (10.66m) ... Made her debut in the hammer at the Danny Curran Invitational and placed seventh with a distance of 34.27 meters ... Came in fifth in the shot put (11.14m) and 13th in the hammer (31.56m) at the Delaware Classic.
2013-14 Indoor: Competed four times in the shot put and once in the weight throw ... Placed 12th in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships with a mark of 10.54 meters ... Her best distance of the season was 11.21 meters at the Tiger Open, which was good for an eighth place finish ... Came in fifth at the Rutgers Invite with a mark of 11.20 meters and was also fifth at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational with a distance of 10.87 meters ... Finished eighth in the weight throw with a mark of 10.82 meters at the Rutgers Invite.
ACS Cobham International School: Two-time recipient of the Coaches' Award ... Named to the Headmasters List and Honor Roll academically.
Personal: Born 9/9/94 ... Younger of two daughters of Susan and Clayton Erickson ... Has an older sister, Sarah (24) ... Majoring in Economics and pursued a business minor through Villanova's Summer Business Institute.
Weight Throw 10.82 Meters 2014 Rutgers Invite Shot Put 13.30 Meters 2017 BIG EAST Championships
Discus 30.98 Meters 2016 Penn Challenge Hammer 35.48 Meters 2016 Penn Challenge
Javelin 31.10 Meters 2017 Penn Challenge
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (Shot Put)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)
All-BIG EAST 2016 (Shot Put)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2013-14, 2015-16
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Shot Put 2nd 2016 Outdoor
Shot Put 3rd 2017 Indoor
Shot Put 4th 2017 Outdoor
Shot Put 5th 2015 Indoor, 2015 Outdoor, 2016 Indoor Shot Put 7th 2014 Outdoor
Javelin 8th 2016 Outdoor