Kristen Mahon
Kristen Mahon

Player Profile
Hometown:
Robbinsville, N.J.

High School:
Notre Dame

Position:
Sprints/Hurdles

Birthdate:
03/02/1989

On Mahon: Emerged as a leader of the team's sprint group during her career ... Consistent BIG EAST scorer who made great improvements over the course of four years ... Top individual events were the 500 meters indoors and the 400 meter hurdles outdoors ... Also a big part of the team's 4x400 meter relays.

2011 Outdoor: Ran six races in the 400 meter hurdles and notched her top time of 1:00.14 in the finals at the BIG EAST Championships, where she finished in fifth place ... Lowered her time from 1:01.44 in the preliminaries of the conference meet ... Also came in seventh in the preliminary heats at the ECAC Championship in 1:00.39 ... Tallied first place finishes at the season-opening Big Five Invite (1:01.19) and the Colonial Relays (1:00.99) ... Placed fifth in 1:00.27 at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Competed in the 400 meters at the Mason Spring Invitational, placing fourth overall and first in her section with a time of 55.66 ... Ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400 meter relay on three occasions, including at the ECAC Championship where Villanova finished first in the preliminaries and had a season-best time of 3:37.30 ... The 4x400 relay squad also came in ninth at the BIG EAST Championships and seventh in its heat at the NCAA East Regional.

2011 Indoor: Placed ninth in the 500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Posted a time of 1:14.33 in the preliminaries at the conference meet, when she was in sixth place ... Was the runner-up in the 500 meters at both the NYRR I and NYRR II meets, with a season-best time of 1:13.83 at the NYRR I competition ... Came in 17th in the 400 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and was second at the Columbia Last Chance Meet (55.95) ... Ran in the 55 meters and the 300 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, placing fifth (7.40) and second (40.17), respectively ... Ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships, where Villanova finished in fourth place with a time of 3:44.07 ... Anchored the 4x400 relay to a first place finish at the NYRR II meet and took the third leg of a fifth place relay at the NYRR I meet.

2010 Outdoor: Placed fifth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.72 ... Came in third in her heat at the ECAC Championship ... Earlier in the season, finished second in the 400 mH at the Villanova Duals, fourth at the Miami Hurricane Invitational and 10th at the Colonial Relays ... Competed as part of the 4x400 meter relay quartet that finished second at the Villanova Duals and sixth at the Miami meet.

2010 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors for a third place finish in the 500 meters at the conference meet, where she established a personal best time of 1:12.76 in the event ... Won the 500 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and finished second at the NYRR II meet (1:13.68) ... Ran on the 4x400 meter relay squad that finished second at the Penn State Relays and also came in first in its division at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Finished third in the 400 meters at the Columbia Last Chance Meet.

2009 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 400 meter hurdles and placed third in her heat at the regional meet ... Finished third at the BIG EAST Championships and earned All-BIG EAST honors ... Won two races during the season, with her wins coming at the Danny Curran Invitational and the Widener Invitational ... Came in second in her heat at the Pepsi Florida Relays ... Runner-up in the 400 meters at Widener ... Was a part of the Wildcats 4x400 meter relay squad at both the NCAA East Regional and the BIG EAST Championships ... Villanova won its opening heat at the regional meet and came in third at the BIG EAST meet ... The team also came in fifth in the 4x400 relay at the ECAC Championship.

2009 Indoor: Ran the 500 meters three times, finishing first at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, second at the Penn State Relays and sixth at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also competed twice in the 400 meters, finishing second in her heat at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and eighth at the ECAC Championship.

2008 Outdoor: Came in fourth in the 400 meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships and qualified for the NCAA East Regional ... Posted her qualifying time of 1:00.86 at the Florida Relays, where she came in third in her heat ... Lowered that mark to 1:00.81 with a seventh place finish at the Miami Elite Invitational ... Ran a leg on the 4x400 meter relay squads that finished fourth at the Miami meet and third at the BIG EAST Championships.

2008 Indoor: Registered a victory in her collegiate debut, winning the 300 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Placed fourth in her heat of the 400 meters at the Penn State National ... Went on to place sixth in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Championships.

Notre Dame High School: New Jersey High School state champion.

Personal: Born 3/2/89 ... Older of two daughters of Rosemarie and Thomas Mahon ... Nursing major.

PERSONAL BESTS

55 Meters              7.40             2010 Jack Pyrah Invitational
200 Meters             24.30            High School
300 Meters             40.15
400 Meters             55.16
400 Meter Hurdles      59.73            2009 BIG EAST Championships
500 Meters             1:12.76          2010 BIG EAST Championships

CAREER AWARDS

All-BIG EAST (Indoor Track)             2011 (500 Meters)
All-BIG EAST (Outdoor Track)            2009 (400 Meter Hurdles)
All-BIG EAST (Outdoor Track)            2008, 2009 (4x400 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST Academic All-Star              2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

400 Meter Hurdles      3rd              2009 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay      3rd              2008 Outdoor, 2009 Outdoor
500 Meters             3rd              2010 Indoor
400 Meter Hurdles      4th              2008 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay      4th              2011 Indoor
400 Meter Hurdles      5th              2010 Outdoor, 2011 Outdoor
400 Meters             6th              2008 Indoor
500 Meters             6th              2009 Indoor

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