Villanova named Coaching Staff of the Year; Emily Lipari repeats as Most Outstanding Track Performer
All three runners were automatic qualifiers for the next round in their respective events
Official declarations for regional meet were announced on Thursday afternoon
Wildcats tied for sixth place in team standings with 36 points
Yeats and Faith Dismuke (400 meter hurdles) get Wildcats off to big start at Franklin Field
On Yeats: One of the leaders in the Villanova group of jumpers ... A consistent BIG EAST scorer who was on the threshold of making the NCAA Championships last season ... Has made steady progress throughout her career and will be a consistent contributor to the Wildcats in meets this season.
2013 Outdoor: Had a terrific season in the high jump ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional for the second straight year and tied for 13th place at that meet with a height of 1.77 meters ... Was the ECAC runner-up in a field of 23 athletes with a personal best mark of 1.79 meters at the ECAC Championship ... Scored team points with a sixth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships (1.78m) and won the College section at the Penn Relays (1.78m) ... Opened the season with four consecutive first place finishes at the Philadelphia College Classic (1.73m), the Danny Curran Invitational (1.67m), the Colonial Relays (1.71m) and the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (1.78m) ... Came in fourth at the Larry Ellis Invitational (1.73m) ... Competed in the long jump at the Colonial Relays and came in 18th with a jump of 5.18 meters.
2013 Indoor: Registered a seventh place finish in the high jump at the BIG EAST Championships ... Cleared a height of 1.70 meters at the conference meet ... Won the high jump at the New York City Gotham Cup with a height of 1.70 meters ... Came in second in the College section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (1.75m) and was fourth at the Penn State National (1.76m) ... Tied for fifth place in the long jump (5.23m) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and was also sixth in the pole vault with a personal best height of 3.35 meters.
2012 Outdoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with a fifth place finish in the high jump (1.76m) ... Cleared a height of 1.75 meters or higher six times in eight meets during the outdoor season ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional and tied for 23rd place out of 48 competitors in the national first round at the regional meet (1.72m) ... Individual winner at the season-opening Big Five Invite (1.75m) and the Widener Invitational (1.75m), while tying for first place at the Danny Curran Invitational (1.65m) ... Registered her best mark of the outdoor season and tied her personal best (1.78m) in a third place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Came in second in the Championship section at the Colonial Relays (1.77m) ... Placed fourth in the College section at the Penn Relays (1.75m) ... Recorded a personal best leap of 5.50 meters in the long jump at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and finished in eighth place ... Won the long jump at the Danny Curran Invitational (5.14m) and finished third at the Big Five Invite (5.26m) ... Tied for seventh place in the University section of the pole vault at the Colonial Relays (3.20m) in her first collegiate meet competing in the pole vault.
2012 Indoor: Competed in the high jump at the BIG EAST Championships and tied for eighth place at the conference meet with a height of 1.70 meters ... Cleared a height of 1.78 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational to register a new personal best and also win the College section of the event ... Came in third at both the Great Dane Classic (1.70m) and the Penn State National (1.75m) ... Placed fourth in the long jump at the NYC Gotham Cup (5.31m).
2011 Outdoor: Competed four times in the high jump and qualified for the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished ninth at the conference meet (1.65 meters) ... Had a season-best height of 1.72 meters and tied for fifth place in the Eastern section at the Penn Relays ... Came in second at the Widener Invitational and tied for sixth place at the 46th Colonial Relays.
2011 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the high jump and placed sixth at the conference meet with a jump of 1.70 meters ... Competed in the high jump seven times during the season and picked up victories at both the Delaware Invitational (1.65 meters) and the Albany Great Dane Invitational (1.75m) ... Her height of 1.75 meters at the Albany meet set a new personal best ... Reached a height of 1.74 meters in a fourth place finish at the NYRR I meet and was the runner-up at the NYRR II meet ... Tied for fifth place in the College section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and came in third at the ECAC Championship ... Won the long jump at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a personal best distance of 5.43 meters and finished sixth in the pole vault with a height of 2.90 meters at the Delaware Invitational.
Voorhees High School: Placed fourth in the high jump at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships and was the Field Event MVP at the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Relays ... As a senior was the high jump champion indoors at the NII Group 2 Sectionals and the New Jersey Varsity Classic ... Also placed in the top six in the high jump, long jump and hurdles at the Track Universe High School Invitational ... Came in fourth in the high jump at the Eastern States Championships ... In the spring of her senior year was a high jump champion at the NII Group 3 Sectionals and came in third place at the New Jersey Meet of Champions ... Earned first team honors in 2010 in the long jump in the Skyland Conference and was a two-time first team selection in the high jump (2009, 2010) ... Was the high jump champion as a junior at the Winter Track NII Group 2 Sectionals and in the Skyland Conference ... Finished second at the winter New Jersey Meet of Champions ... During the 2009 spring season was the runner up in the high jump at the spring Meet of Champions and earned a title at the NII Group 3 Sectionals.
Personal: Born 8/5/91 ... Daughter of Brian and Susan Yeats ... Majoring in Computer Science.
High Jump 1.79 Meters 2013 ECAC Championship Pole Vault 3.35 Meters 2012 Jack Pyrah Invitational Long Jump 5.50 Meters 2012 Hurricane Alumni Invitational Triple Jump 10.71 Meters High School
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (High Jump)
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
High Jump 2nd 2014 Indoor High Jump 5th 2012 Outdoor High Jump 6th 2011 Indoor, 2013 Outdoor High Jump 7th 2013 Indoor High Jump 8th (tie) 2012 Indoor