Strong athlete with good potential looking to contribute in the short sprints and relays her rookie year as a wildcat
200m - 26.95 Inter-Ac League Championships
100m - 12.76 Russell Blunt East Coast Invitational
Personal: Undeclared Science Major; Daughter of Waymond and Jeaneen Ray; born 3/28/90.
Wildcats Wrap Up Busy Weekend on Second Day of Larry Ellis Invitational
A busy weekend of competition wrapped up for Villanova with a total of 14 athletes competing in 11 events at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon. One of the highlights from competition at Weaver Stadium on the final day of the two-day meet was a personal best time in the 400 meter hurdles by junior sprinter Arielle Massillon (Charlotte, N.C.), who recorded a time of 1:03.48.
Cleirigh Buttner, Burda and Bockoven Excel at Larry Ellis Invitational
Sophomore middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) had a big race in the 800 meters and was one of three Villanova standouts from the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday night. Freshmen Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) and Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) also had big results in the 1500 meters and the 5000 meters, respectively. There were a total of 11 athletes competing in five different events for the Wildcats at Weaver Stadium as a busy weekend of competition got underway.
Grant, Yahiro and Hamilton Tally First Place Finishes at Princeton Outdoor Invite
Seniors Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) and Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.), and junior Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) all won their respective events during competition in the Princeton Outdoor Invite at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Villanova came in fourth in the team standings at the meet and scored in a total of 11 different events overall.
Three Wildcats Wrap Up Competition in Heptathlon on Friday Afternoon
The final three events of the heptathlon were contested during the Princeton Outdoor Invite on Friday afternoon. Freshman Sofia Calabrese (Edwards, Colo.) had the top result out of three Villanova athletes who competed over two days at Weaver Stadium, as she tallied a sixth place overall finish out of 13 competitors. Calabrese scored 3,778 points overall, while freshman Niki Cleary (Flemington, N.J.) came in ninth (3,334 points) and sophomore Marley Byrne (Auburn, Maine) was 10th (3,259).
Young Villanova Runners Have Success at Hurricane Alumni Invitational
Several of the younger members of the Villanova roster turned in strong performances on Saturday afternoon at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, where the Wildcats had athletes competing in eight different events at Cobb Stadium. Freshman middle distance runner Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) established a new personal best time in the 800 meters of the second straight week and led a group of three Villanova runners who placed in the top six of the event.
Wildcats Compete in Four Events on First Day of Sam Howell Invitational
Junior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) led a field of 11 competitors in the javelin and Villanova began the weekend by competing in four events at the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday afternoon. The day's action included three throwing events and one running event.
Wildcats Pick Up Pair of Second Place Finishes at Colonial Relays
Villanova wrapped up competition at the Colonial Relays on Saturday afternoon and came away with a sixth place team finish at the three-day meet. Highlighting the action at Zable Stadium as the meet concluded were a pair of second place finishes for the Wildcats, who scored a total of 56 points during the meet.
Ekiah Lewis Soars Into Third Place in School History in Long Jump at Colonial Relays
Junior Ekiah Lewis (San Bernardino, Calif.) registered a personal best mark in the long jump for the second straight week and moved up to third place on the all-time Villanova performance list in the event with a terrific effort at the Colonial Relays on Friday afternoon. She recorded a distance of 5.72 meters on her best jump and highlighted a number of strong performances for the Wildcats on the first full day of action at Zable Stadium.