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Grant and Walden Run Well in 100 Meter Hurdles at Penn Relays
Two events were on the schedule for Villanova at the Penn Relays on Friday, with athletes competing in the 100 meter hurdles and the triple jump at Franklin Field. Junior Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) and senior Emerald Walden (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) had strong performances in the preliminary heats of the 100 meter hurdles during the afternoon, after senior Samantha Francis (Kingston, Jamaica) competed in the College section of the triple jump in the morning.
Fantastic Four: Wildcats Surge to Fourth Straight DMR Title at Penn Relays
The lineup had changed a bit from last year, the roles were a little unfamiliar and with 150 meters to go before the finish line none of those differences mattered. The execution was perfect and the result was one that Villanova is quite accustomed to. Junior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.), junior Michaela Wilkins (Ellicott City, Md.), freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) led the Wildcats to their fourth straight Championship of America title in the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays on Thursday evening.
Kathleen McPhillips Wins College Section of Pole Vault at Penn Relays
Senior Kathleen McPhillips (Carlisle, Pa.) won the College section of the pole vault on Thursday morning at the Penn Relays and in the process registered the top outdoor performance of her collegiate career. McPhillips cleared the bar at a height of 3.90 meters and came in first out of 15 competitors in her section.
A Tradition Renewed: Women's Track & Field Set For 121st Penn Relays
The annual trek into University City for the Penn Relays is about so much more for the Villanova program than just the three days of competition at the world's most historic track meet. Simply put, there is no description or recollection of the Wildcats storied program that does not somehow involve a magical moment or two from the Relays. Villanova has added to its legacy in recent years and already has plenty to look forward to as past meets present and future at Franklin Field this week.
Katherine Petruzzellis Finishes Fourth in Penn Relays Heptathlon
The final three events of the Penn Relays heptathlon were held on Wednesday at Franklin Field and Villanova senior Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) tallied a fourth place finish with a score of 4,907 points. She is the Wildcats first athlete in many years to compete in one of the multi events at the Penn Relays, and she kicked off an exciting week of events for Villanova.
Head Coach Gina Procaccio To Be Inducted to Penn Relays Wall of Fame
As she prepares her Villanova student-athletes for the 121st running of the Penn Relays this week, Wildcats head coach Gina Procaccio is receiving due recognition for her career achievements as both an athlete and a head coach. Procaccio was inducted into the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame on Sunday night and will also be inducted to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame this week.
Katherine Petruzzellis in Second Place After First Day of Penn Relays Heptathlon
The 121st running of the Penn Relays is officially underway, as the first four events of the heptathlon were contested on Tuesday afternoon. Villanova senior Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) is in second place with a score of 3,140 points at the close of competition on Tuesday. The final three events of the heptathlon will take place on Wednesday, beginning with the long jump at 10:30 a.m.
Wildcats Win Pair of Events on Final Day of Larry Ellis Invitational
A dozen athletes wrapped up competition for Villanova at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The day was a strong one for the Wildcats, who registered a pair of first place finishes at the meet. Sophomore Caitlin Bungo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the 3000 meters and senior Kathleen McPhillips (Carlisle, Pa.) finished first in the pole vault.