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 McPhillips: Part of a very talented pole vault group for the Wildcats and had a successful freshman campaign ... Has terrific potential and should be a contributor to the team in meets during the coming year ... Should develop into a consistent BIG EAST qualifier.
2012 Outdoor: Opened the season by tying for first place at both the Big Five Invite and the Danny Curran Invitational ... Cleared a height of 3.65 meters at the Big Five meet and reached 3.70 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Finished in a tie for second place at the Widener Invitational (3.57m) and came in fourth at both the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (3.65m) and in the Championship section at the Colonial Relays (3.55m) ... Competed twice in the long jump early in the year, finishing sixth at the Big Five Invite (5.19m) and fifth at the Danny Curran Invitational (4.90m).
2012 Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at eight meets during the season and qualified for both the BIG EAST Championships and the ECAC Championship ... Tied for seventh place at the conference meet (3.60m) and came in ninth at the ECAC meet (3.70m) ... Established her personal best mark of 3.77 meters and tied for third place at the Penn State National ... Cleared a height of 3.75 meters in a third place finish at the Great Dane Classic and tied for 14th place in the College section of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (3.70m) ... Finished in first place in her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a height of 3.65 meters ... Came in second at the NYC Gotham Cup (3.60m) ... Also competed in the long jump at the Jack Pyrah meet and came in third with a distance of 5.39 meters.
Carlisle High School: Earned four varsity letters in track & field ... Chosen as her team's Most Valuable Athlete as a senior ... District winner in both the pole vault and the tripe jump as a senior ... Conference champion in the pole vault and placed second in the state meet ... Named the Female Athlete of the Meet at the Tim Cook Invitational during her senior year ... Senior year team captain ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years ... Three-year member of the National Honor Society and two-year member of the German National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 5/18/93 in Fayetteville, N.C. ... One of four children and the only daugther of Ty and Angie McPhillips ... Has two older brothers, Elijah (26) and Drew (21), and a younger brother, Rory (16) ... Plans to major in Comprehensive Sciences.
Pole Vault 3.85m 2013 BIG EAST Championships Long Jump 5.49m High School Triple Jump 11.47m High School
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2011-12
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Pole Vault 4th 2013 Indoor Pole Vault tie-7th 2013 Outdoor