Caroline Hamilton defended her BIG EAST title in the javelin to highlight the first day of BIG EAST competition.
Villanova wrapped up the BIG EAST Championships with a second place finish on February 25, 2017.
Villanova competed on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
2017 Outdoor: Placed fourth in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Championships to notch her highest career individual finish at the conference meet ... Recorded a time of 57.39 in the final at the BIG EAST meet after ranking fifth in the preliminary heats with a season-best time of 56.52 ... Part of the Wildcats lineup for the 4x400 meter relay at the Penn Relays ... Ran the second leg of the relay as Villanova recorded a time of 3:46.12 in the preliminary heats and then placed second in the ECAC section with a time of 3:43.28 ... Came in ninth in the 400 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where she was clocked in 56.97 ... Recorded a time of 59.07 at the Colonial Relays and also ran the 400 meter leg of the sprint medley relay at that meet ... Villanova finished third in the relay and posted a time of 4:02.42 which is the fifth-fastest in school history.
2016-17 Indoor: Helped Villanova win a BIG EAST title in the 4x400 meter relay ... Led off the relay at the conference championships and the Wildcats eventually finished first with a time of 3:42.06 ... The time is the third-fastest indoors in the relay in school history ... Also scored team points with a sixth place individual finish in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST meet ... Came in sixth in both the preliminary heats (56.75) and the final (56.46), with the latter time a season-best mark ... Opened the season by winning the 500 meters in 1:17.45 and running the third leg of the 4x400 relay which finished third in 3:56.45 at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Placed fourth in the 400 meters at both the Fast Track National Invitational (56.75) and the Nittany Lion Challenge (58.63) ... Tallied a sixth place finish at the Gotham Cup (57.68).
2016 Outdoor: Competed at four meets during the season ... Ran the 400 meter leg of the distance medley relay and had a split of 56.32 at the Penn Relays, where Villanova finished third with a time of 11:21.77 ... Recorded a time of 57.09 in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and finished in ninth place in the preliminary heats ... Finished 10th in the 400 meters with a time of 56.53 at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational in her first race of the season ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at that meet, with Villanova posting a time of 3:55.82 in the relay ... Crossed the finish line in 56.66 in the 400 meters and led off the 4x400 relay which registered a time of 3:51.48 at the Larry Ellis Invitational.
2016 Indoor: Scored in the 400 meters individually and as part of the Villanova lineup in the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Came in seventh in the final of the 400 meters with a time of 56.58 ... Tallied a season best time of 56.00 in the preliminary heats and was fourth overall entering the final ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay and helped the Wildcats to a fourth place finish with a final time of 3:48.40 ... Led off the 4x400 relay twice during the season, including in a third place finish at the Penn State National where Villanova posted a time of 3:49.68 ... Also led off at the Great Dane Classic and the Wildcats came in 12th (3:56.30) ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay at the FastTrack National Invite and helped Villanova finish in fifth place with a time of 3:51.63 ... Registered a time of 57.10 in the 400 meters at the FastTrack meet to finish 10th in the invitational section of the event ... Placed eighth at the Villanova Invitational (57.45) ... Ran the 500 meters at the Penn State National, coming in ninth with a time of 1:17.11 ... Recorded a time of 58.65 in the 400 meters at the Great Dane Classic.
2015 Outdoor: Competed in the 400 meters and the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Anchored the 4x400 relay squad to a third plcae finish and All-BIG EAST honors with a time of 3:41.83 ... Finished sixth individually in the 400 meters and produced a time of 56.68 in the final ... Had been fifth overall in the preliminary heats with a time of 56.08 ... Made her outdoor debut at the Princeton Open and finished 13th in the 400 meters in 57.07.
2014-15 Indoor: Earned honorable mention All-America honors as part of the Wildcats lineup in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships ... Scored team points with a fifth place finish individually in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, where Villanova won its second straight team title ... Finished with a time of 56.99 in the final at the conference meet ... Her fifth place finish was one spot better than her sixth place ranking after the preliminaries ... Came in second in her preliminary heat with a time of 57.27 ... Recorded a personal best time of 55.84 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, where she registered a ninth place finish ... Came in fourth at the Penn State National (57.99) and was 16th at the Gotham Cup (57.37) ... Made her collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she won the 500 meters in 1:16.94 and also ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400 meter relay ... Villanova finished second in that relay with a time of 3:59.40 ... Also led off the 4x400 relay at the Valentine Invitational meet to help the Wildcats finish 10th in 3:50.40 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay at the Gotham Cup in an eighth place finish (3:57.49) ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the DMR at the Penn State National and helped Villanova finish second in the race with a time of 11:04.29 ... The time is the ninth-fastest indoors in school history and ranked seventh in the nation for the current season at the time of the race.
McDonogh School: Earned a total of nine varsity letters competing for the track & field and cross country teams ... Was an All-America, All-Metro and all-conference performer ... Registered personal best times in the 400 meters outdoors and the 500 meters indoors during her senior year ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically.
Personal: Born 5/29/95 in Baltimore, Md. ... Oldest of three children of Bruce and Tuesday Hayes ... Has two younger siblings, Noah (17) and Peyton (4) ... Father played collegiate lacrosse at George Washington ... Enjoys drawing and playing the viola in her spare time ... Chose to attend Villanova because of the campus being nearby to a major city ... Psychology major.
400 Meters 55.84 2015 David Hemery Valentine Invitational 500 Meters 1:15.4 High School
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)
All-American (Honorable Mention) 2015 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (4x400 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (4x400 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)
All-BIG EAST 2015 (4x400 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2014-15, 2015-16
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
4x400 Meter Relay 1st 2017 Indoor
4x400 Meter Relay 3rd 2015 Outdoor
400 Meters 4th 2017 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay 4th 2016 Indoor
400 Meters 5th 2015 Indoor
400 Meters 6th 2015 Outdoor, 2017 Indoor
400 Meters 7th 2016 Indoor