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: Two-time All-American in the distance medley relay indoors and a two-time Penn Relays champion in the event outdoors ... Eighth-ranked athlete in school history in the 400 meters and has been an All-BIG EAST performer in the event ... Strong competitor in the sprints and relays who is a key contributor to the team during meets.
2014 Outdoor: Was a part of the Wildcats third consecutive Championship of America title in the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays ... Ran the second leg (400 meters) of the relay with a split of 54.40 to help Villanova finish with a winning time of 10:57.35 ... Also earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 400 meters ... Recorded a season best time of 55.16 in the final of the 400 meters at the conference championships and earned a second place finish ... Won her preliminary heat and was third overall in the preliminaries with a time of 56.47 ... Competed in the 400 meters at the ECAC Championship and placed 12th in the preliminaries (55.64) ... Opened the season at the Colonial Relays, where she finished third in the 400 meters with a time of 55.20 and 10th in the 200 meters with a personal best mark of 25.16 ... Placed sixth in the 400 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (55.65) and led off the 4x400 meter relay which finished in fourth place with a time of 3:45.61.
2014 Indoor: Second team All-American in the distance medley relay ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the DMR twice during the season ... At the NCAA Championships the Wildcats came in ninth with a time of 11:20.40 ... Also ran the 400 meters leg at the BIG EAST Championships, where the team's runner-up time of 10:59.74 earned Villanova a DMR berth at the national championships ... Contributed to the Wildcats team title at the BIG EAST meet with her effort in the DMR as well as with performances in the 4x400 meter relay and the individual 400 meters ... Anchored the 4x400 relay squad to a fifth place finish as Villanova registered a relay time of 3:48.29 ... Placed eighth individually in the final of the 400 meters with a time of 57.66 ... Led the field in 56.54 during the BIG EAST preliminary heats ... Came in 11th in the 400 meters at the Great Dane Classic (57.26), finished seventh in the Unseeded section at the Penn State National (56.91) and placed 38th in the preliminaries of the Championship section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (58.21) ... Opened the season by finishing sixth in the 500 meters at the Gotham Cup with a time of 1:15.68 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Great Dane Classic, where Villanova finished sixth in 3:51.21 ... Led off the 4x400 relay at the Penn State National and the Wildcats placed eighth in the Unseeded section (3:51.95) ... Also led off the relay at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where Villanova was 16th in the College section with a time of 3:52.31.
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) ... Undeclared major in the College of Liberal Arts.
200 Meters 24.94 2014 Hurricane Alumni Invitational 400 Meters (Relay) 54.40 2014 Penn Relays 400 Meters (Open) 54.76 2013 ECAC Championship 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-American (Second Team) 2014 (Distance Medley Relay) All-BIG EAST 2013 (500 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2014 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (400 Meters) Penn Relays Champion 2013, 2014 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2012-13, 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13, 2013-14
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
400 Meters 2nd 2014 Outdoor 500 Meters 2nd 2013 Indoor Distance Medley Relay 2nd 2014 Indoor 4x400 Meter Relay 5th 2014 Indoor 400 Meters 8th 2014 Indoor