Two sprints and two field events made up Saturday schedule for Villanova
Villanova opened local meet by competing in two events on Friday night
Katherine Petruzzellis throws for career best distance in javelin
Outdoor season opened with local meet on Saturday afternoon
Wildcats won six events total in return to action on Friday afternoon
On Ostapkovich: Strong athlete who ranked among the program's top performers in every throwing event upon her graduation ... Ranked fourth on the all-time Villanova performance list in both the weight throw and the hammer, as well as sixth in the discus and tied for 10th outdoors in the shot put ... Three-time BIG EAST scorer during her career, including twice outdoors in the discus ... A leader among the team's group of throwers.
2015 Outdoor: Competed in the discus and the hammer at the BIG EAST Championships ... Scored team points with a seventh place finish in the discus and also set a personal best mark with a throw of 38.98 meters at the conference meet ... Finished in 10th place in the hammer with a mark of 40.55 meters ... During the season competed a total of seven times in the hammer, five times in the discus and two times in the shot put ... Registered a season-best distance of 44.30 meters in the hammer and finished in third place at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Also placed ninth in the discus with a throw of 32.67 meters at that meet ... Opened the season by competing in all three throwing events at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Finished third in both the hammer (42.39m) and the shot put (season best distance of 11.88 meters) at that meet, in addition to sixth in the discus (33.02m) ... Placed sixth in the championship section of the hammer (40.09m) and tied for seventh place in the university section of the shot put (11.45m) at the Colonial Relays ... Came in sixth in both the discus (37.11m) and the hammer (39.72m) at the Delaware Open ... Competed in the hammer at the Larry Ellis Invitational and finished 20th with a mark of 38.82 meters ... Placed fourth in the discus (36.59m) and sixth in the hammer (42.41m) at the Delaware Classic.
2014-15 Indoor: Came in ninth in both the weight throw and the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships ... Threw for a distance of 14.68 meters in the weight throw and registered a mark of 11.94 meters in the shot put ... Established a personal best mark in the shot put with a throw of 12.22 meters at the McElligott Invitational, where she tallied a second place finish ... Each of her top six career indoor marks in the shot put came during the season ... Threw for a distance of 11.86 meters at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational ... Came in third at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational (11.83m) and was fourth at the Widener Field Meet (11.56m) ... Also finished ninth at the Metro Team Challenge (11.50m) ... Placed 22nd with a mark of 11.31 meters at the Gotham Cup ... Prior to the conference meet, competed at five different meets in the weight throw ... Her top mark of the season was a distance of 14.95 meters in a 10th place finish at the Gotham Cup ... Notched first place finishes at both the Widener Field Meet and the Jack Pyrah Invitational, with identical marks of 14.75 meters at both those meets ... Came in sixth at the Metro Team Challenge (14.61m) and 22nd at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational (13.99m).
2014 Outdoor: Competed in the shot put, discus and hammer at the BIG EAST Championships ... Top finish was a sixth place showing in the discus with a throw of 35.96 meters ... Also came in ninth in the hammer at the conference meet with a throw of 41.11 meters and was 10th in the shot put with a distance of 11.19 meters ... Established personal bests in both the shot put and the hammer during the season ... Placed fourth in the hammer at the Delaware Open with a career long throw of 44.41 meters ... Set a personal best in the shot put with a mark of 11.88 meters at the Delaware Classic, where she came in third ... Opened the season at the Philadelphia College Classic, where she came in fourth in the hammer (39.67m) and seventh in the shot put (11.23m) ... Her throw of 36.49 meters in the discus at the Danny Curran Invitational was her best collegiate mark in the event and was good for a third place finish ... Also was the runner-up in the hammer (40.91m) at the Danny Curran meet ... Finished third in the discus (36.25m) and sixth in the shot put (11.37m) at the Colonial Relays ... Placed third in the discus (35.80m) and 10th in the shot put (10.71m) at the Delaware Open ... Registered an 11th place finish in the hammer (43.91m) at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Came in fourth in the discus (35.43m) and fifth in the hammer (44.40m) at the Delaware Classic.
2013-14 Indoor: Competed five times in the weight throw and four times in the shot put during the season ... Established personal bests in both events at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished fifth in the weight throw at the conference meet with a distance of 15.08 meters and was also ninth in the shot put with a mark of 11.44 meters ... Opened the season by winning the weight throw (14.84m) and placing sixth in the shot put (10.50m) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Took part in both events at the Rutgers Invite, finishing third in the weight throw (13.67m) and fourth in the shot put (11.24m) ... Placed fourth in the weight throw at the Tiger Open with a mark of 14.62 meters and also finished seventh in the shot put (11.38m) at that meet ... Placed ninth in the weight throw at the Great Dane Classic, where she recorded a mark of 13.75 meters.
2013 Outdoor: Competed in the shot put, discus and hammer during the season ... Registered a personal best distance of 11.35 meters in the shot put at the Widener Invitational, where she finished in seventh place ... Also took third place out of 17 competitors at that meet in the hammer with a throw of 36.76 meters ... Came in sixth in the shot put at both the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic (10.34m) and the Delaware Open (11.29m) ... Finished in eighth place (11.27m) at the Lions Invitational and 10th place (10.67m) at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Placed sixth in the discus (33.78m) at the Delaware Open, was seventh at the Philadelphia College Classic (30.91m) and ninth at the Danny Curran meet (29.40m) ... Her throw of 38.08 meters in the hammer at the Philadelphia College Classic remains her personal best ... Came in fifth at both that meet and the Danny Curran meet, where she recorded a mark of 36.78 meters ... Placed 18th in the hammer (33.54m) at the Lions Invitational.
2012-13 Indoor: Competed in both the shot put and the weight throw at each of the first two meets of the season ... Set a personal best with a distance of 12.68 meters in the weight throw at the New York City Gotham Cup, where she came in 13th ... Was the runner-up in the weight throw (11.69m) and came in third in the shot put (10.89m) at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Registered a mark of 10.78 meters in the shot put and came in 18th at the New York City Gotham Cup.
Bensalem High School: Voted her school's Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... District champion and state qualifier in the discus in 2010 ... Three-time league champion in the discus ... League champion and district medalist in the shot put in 2010 ... Named the Scholar of the Year in 2011 and graduated 21st in a class of 450 students.
Personal: Born 4/12/93 ... One of two children of John and Noeleen Ostapkovich ... Has a brother, Noel ... Enjoys doing karate and is a second degree black belt ... Management major in the Villanova School of Business with a minor in Geography.
Shot Put 12.22m 2015 McElligott Invitational Weight Throw 15.08m 2014 BIG EAST Championships Discus 38.98m 2015 BIG EAST Championships Hammer 44.41m 2014 Delaware Open
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Discus 6th 2014 Outdoor Weight Throw 7th 2014 Indoor
Discus 7th 2015 Outdoor