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
On LaMacchia: Comes off a successful freshman season in which she was a BIG EAST scorer outdoors ... Part of a deep pole vault group on the Wildcats who should continue to make progress during the coming year ... Has a bright future with the ability to be a consistent contributor at the BIG EAST level.
2013 Outdoor: Scored team points for Villanova at the BIG EAST Championships with a fifth place finish in the pole vault ... Cleared a height of 3.75 meters at the conference meet, which was her second-best mark of the season ... Placed third at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a season-best height of 3.80 meters ... Competed in the College section of the pole vault at the Penn Relays and tied for 19th place (3.50m) ... Registered a runner-up finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (3.72m) and tied for second place at the Danny Curran Invitational (3.60m) ... Finished in ninth place at the Colonial Relays (3.60m).
2013 Indoor: Made her collegiate debut by tying for second place in the pole vault at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Cleared a height of 3.60 meters and matched that mark at both the Great Dane Classic and the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished 17th at the BIG EAST meet and was sixth at the Great Dane Classic ... Tied for third palce at the New York City Gotham Cup (3.50m) and came in seventh at the Penn State National (3.40m).
Central Columbia High School: School record in the pole vault ... Won seven medals at the state level ... Named to the 2011 and 2012 PTFCA Indoor All-State Team ... Four-time All-PHAC first team performer ... Chosen as a Window Nation High School Indoor Track & Field All-American in 2012 ... Presented with the President's Award for Educational Excellence in recognition of her academic success ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Four-year recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award ... Graduated with Honors.
Personal: Born 11/7/93 ... Younger of two children of Carmen and Carolyn LaMacchia ... Has one sibling, Carmen, who is in college at Lehigh ... Majoring in Chemical Engineering.
Pole Vault 3.81m High School
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Pole Vault 5th 2013 Outdoor