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Melissa Meggiolaro

Player Profile
Hometown:
Whippany, N.J.

High School:
Whippany Park

Position:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
04/18/1990

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

05/15/2012

Wildcats Record Four Top-8 Finishes at ECAC Championship

Francis places fifth in triple jump, Walden sixth in 100 hurdles to lead Villanova scorers

05/05/2012

Verdier Leads the Field in 400 Meters on Second Day of BIG EAST Championships

Wildcats scored points in four events that held finals in Saturday competition

04/27/2012

Penn Relays Day 1 Recap: Klein Wins College Section of Javelin

Competition opened Thursday for first of three days of competition at Franklin Field

04/22/2012

Women's Track Scores Six Wins at Widener Invitational

Wildcats win four field events and two running events in local meet

04/16/2012

Wildcats Sprinters and Jumpers Compete at Hurricane Alumni Invitational

Entries in six running events, four field events made up competition for Villanova

On Meggiolaro: Consistent BIG EAST qualifier who demonstrated steady progress during her career ... Consistent BIG EAST qualifier who was a two-time scorer at the conference meets for Villanova.

2012 Outdoor: Matched her personal best height of 3.70 meters in a third place finish in the Championship section of the Colonial Relays ... Competed eight times during the season and qualified for both the BIG EAST Championships and the ECAC Championship ... Placed 13th (3.50m) at the conference meet and tied for 11th place (3.68m) at ECACs ... Opened the season by tying for third place at the Big Five Invite (3.50m) ... Came in fourth at the Widener Invitational (3.57m) and tied for fourth place at the Danny Curran Invitational (3.40m) ... Registered marks of 3.50 meters at both the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (fifth place) and in the College section of the Penn Relays (tied for 13th place).

2012 Indoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships by tying for seventh place with a height of 3.60 meters ... Also came in sixth at the ECAC Championship and cleared a personal best height of 3.70 meters ... Registered her top finish of the season at the NYC Gotham Cup, where she came in fifth (3.45m) ... Placed sixth at both the Great Dane Classic (3.60m) and the Jack Pyrah Invitational (3.35m), as well as 10th at the Penn State National (3.50m) and 25th in the College section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (3.60m).

2011 Outdoor: Notched her best jump of the season with a height of 3.45 meters at the Mason Spring Invitational, where she tied for eighth place ... Also tied for ninth at the 46th Colonial Relays and came in second at the Widener Invitational.

2011 Indoor: Cleared a height of 3.40 meters in three of her six competitions, including the BIG EAST Championships ... Tied for 16th place at the conference meet, came in third at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and placed in a tie for 10th at the NYRR II meet ... Other finishes included ninth at the Albany Great Dane Invitational, tied for ninth at the NYRR I meet and tied for 23rd in the College section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2010 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and placed eighth at the conference meet ... Registered third place finishes at both the Delaware Open and the Lions Invitational (3.50 meters) ... Finished fifth at the Widener Invitational.

2010 Indoor: Earned her first collegiate victory at the Seamus McGelligott Invitational ... Established a personal best of 3.60 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, where she finished 10th ... Took third place at both the Jack Pyrah Invitational and the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Came in fifth at the NYRR I meet and was sixth at the Penn State Relays ... Finished ninth at the NYRR II meet and was 11th at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2009 Outdoor: Competed seven times, including at the BIG EAST Championships, where she finished 12th ... Finished second at the Danny Curran Invitational and the Lions Invitational ... Was third at the Widener Invitational, fifth at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet and came in sixth at both the Penn Invitational and the UVA Invite.

2009 Indoor: Appeared at seven events and qualified for the BIG EAST Championships, where she placed 15th overall ... Other finishes were third (Jack Pyrah (Invitational), fifth (NYC Gotham Cup), sixth (Penn State Relays), 11th (Albany Great Dane Invitational) and 13th (Penn State National, New Balance Collegiate Invitational).

Personal: Born 4/18/90 ... Daughter of Michael and Mary Alice Meggiolaro ... Double major in Accounting and Spanish.

PERSONAL BEST

Pole Vault                     3.70 Meters               2012 Colonial Relays

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Academic All-Star                               2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Pole Vault                     tie-7th                   2012 Indoor
Pole Vault                     8th                       2010 Outdoor
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