Villanova competed in four events on second day of meet
Petruzzellis in second place after first day of heptathlon competition
Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
Katherine Petruzzellis throws for career best distance in javelin
Outdoor season opened with local meet on Saturday afternoon
On Petruzzellis: Made an impact on the team by scoring in the multi-events at the BIG EAST Championships both indoors and outdoors ... Made progress in each individual event in the multi-events throughout the season and is poised for a big upcoming year as she continues to develop ... Should become a consistent BIG EAST scorer for the Wildcats.
2012 Outdoor: Scored team points for Villanova at the BIG EAST Championships with a seventh place finish in the heptathlon ... Registered a total of 4,689 points and during the heptathlon established personal bests in five of the seven events (100 meter hurdles, 200 meters, high jump, javelin, 800 meters) ... Her strongest finishes within the heptathlon were in the javelin (30.62m) and the 800 meters (2:26.46) ... Competed in the full heptathlon for the first time at the Larry Ellis Invitational and came in fifth out of 10 competitors with 4,584 points ... Earlier in the season came in first in the University section of the high jump at the Colonial Relays (1.65m), a height that she only surpassed at the BIG EAST meet (1.66m) ... Also competed in the javelin (30.18m) and the 100 meter hurdles (15.16) at the Colonial Relays ... Finished third in the 100 meter hurdles (15.36) and tied for third in the high jump (1.55m) at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Registered a personal best throw of 32.68 meters in the javelin at the Delaware Open ... At the season-opening Big Five Invite finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles and tied for third in the high jump ... Also registered a personal best distance of 5.13 meters in the long jump and came in seventh in the javelin at the Big Five meet.
2012 Indoor: Finished in eighth place in the pentathlon at the BIG EAST Championships to score a team point for Villanova ... Competed twice during the season in a full pentathlon, scoring 3,380 points at the BIG EAST meet and 3,376 points at the Penn State National ... The 60 meter hurdles, high jump and 800 meters were her best events within the pentathlon competition ... Ran her top time of 9.36 in the 60 meter hurdles in the pentathlon at the BIG EAST meet ... Threw for a career-best distance of 10.02 meters in the shot put during the pentathlon at the Penn State meet ... Earlier in the season came in seventh in the 55 meter hurdles, tied for eighth in the long jump and 17th in the 500 meters in her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Tied for 12th place in the shot put (9.92m) at the Widener Field Meet ... Ran the 60 meter hurdles at the NYC Gotham Cup (9.49) and the Great Dane Classic (9.42) ... Finished with a time of 1:02.05 in the 400 meters at the NYC Gotham Cup and also came in 13th in the shot put (9.48m) at that meet.
Voorhees High School: Received a combined seven varsity letters in track and cross country ... Four-time All-American ... Won several sectional and group titles ... Helped lead her team to two titles in cross country at the New Jersey Meet of Champions by placing in the top six individually.
Personal: Born 5/3/92 ... One of two children of Joe and Deborah Petruzzellis ... Has a brother, Joe ... Has yet to declare a major.
Pentathlon 3577 Points 2013 Penn State National Heptathlon 4919 Points 2013 BIG EAST Championships
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Heptathlon 4th 2013 Outdoor Heptathlon 7th 2012 Outdoor Pentathlon 8th 2012 Indoor