Villanova also received All-Academic Team recognition
Villanova wins 31st Penn Relays championship and 12th DMR title
Seven different athletes set or tied personal bests during Saturday's meet
Villanova finished second in distance medley relay at NCAA Championships
Strong performances in all four legs of race lead Villanova to terrific finish
Villanova won its second straight DMR title on a great day of competition at the Penn Relays on April 25, 2013.
On Wilkins: Talented member of the Villanova sprint group who has the ability to make contributions both individually and in the relays ... An All-American and a Penn Relays champion as a freshman in the distance medley relay ... Capable of continuing to make progress and should be a key contributor for the team this season.
2013 Outdoor: Ran the second leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays and helped Villanova defend its Championship of America title ... The winning time in the DMR for the Wildcats was 10:58.84 ... Finished in seventh place in the 400 meters at the ECAC Championship with a time of 55.08 in the finals ... Moved up one spot from the preliminary heats, when her time of 54.76 ranked her eighth overall ... Led off the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and Villanova came in ninth with a time of 3:45.22 ... Also finished in 21st place in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST meet with a time of 56.34 ... Came in fourth in the 400 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (55.81) and also ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay in a second place finish (3:43.62).
2013 Indoor: First team All-American in the distance medley relay ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the relay at the NCAA Championships and helped Villanova finish second with a time of 10:57.96 ... Also ran the second leg of the relay at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where Villanova came in first with a time of 10:56.74 to earn its spot at the national meet ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors individually in the 500 meters ... Came in second in the finals at the conference meet with a personal best time of 1:13.28 ... Placed third in her preliminary heat at the BIG EAST Championships in 1:14.23 ... Made her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and was second in the 500 meters with a time of 1:15.62 ... Came in 13th at the New York City Gotham Cup (1:17.65) and was second in the invitational section at the Penn State National (1:13.64) ... Came in fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 55.98 at the Columbia Last Chance Meet ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay squad at the BIG EAST Championships ... The relay finished with a time of 3:53.27.
Mount Hebron High School: Voted her school's Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Four-time MVP of the track team and a five-time state champion.
Personal: Born 8/30/94 ... Younger of two children of Michael and Darlene Wilkins ... Has an older brother, Spencer (21) ... Has yet to declare a major.
400 Meters 55.44 High School 500 Meters 1:13.28 2013 BIG EAST Championships 800 Meters 2:12.02 High School
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-American (First Team) 2013 (Distance Medley Relay) All-BIG EAST 2013 (500 Meters)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
Penn Relays Champion 2013 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
500 Meters 2nd 2013 Indoor