Villanova named Coaching Staff of the Year; Emily Lipari repeats as Most Outstanding Track Performer
Villanova sophomore persevered through heavy rain to win a medal on final day of championships
Villanova also received All-Academic Team recognition
Rising sophomore at Villanova posted margin of victory of more than three seconds
All three runners were automatic qualifiers for the next round in their respective events
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.
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.
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-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