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Sofia Calabrese
Sofia  Calabrese

Hometown:
Edwards, Colo.

High School:
Battle Mountain

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
07/01/1997

Experience:
Jr./Jr.

02/24/2017

Women's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (2/24/17)

Villanova competed on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.

On Calabrese: Enters her junior season ranked sixth on Villanova's all-time performance list in the high jump (1.69m), as well as seventh in both the pentathlon (3,195 points) and the heptathlon (3,842 points) ... Her marks in the high jump and the pentathlon both came at last year's indoor BIG EAST Championships ... Two-time All-BIG EAST performer and a five-time BIG EAST scorer overall ... Has gained a great deal of collegiate experience over the past two years and should continue to make progress in 2017-18.

2017 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2016-17 Indoor: Moved up to sixth place in the high jump and seventh in the pentathlon on the all-time Villanova performance list ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors with a third place finish in the pentathlon at the BIG EAST Championships, and scored additional team points with a sixth place finish in the high jump ... Recorded a career-best score of 3,195 points in the pentathlon at the BIG EAST meet ... Led all competitors in the pentathlon with a personal best height of 1.69 meters in the high jump ... Was second in the field with a personal best time of 2:23.58 in the 800 meters to close the competition ... Other marks were a time of 10.22 in the 60 meter hurdles, a distance of 4.81 meters in the long jump and a throw of 7.96 meters in the shot put ... Registered a height of 1.65 meters to finish sixth in the high jump one day after the pentathlon competition ... Completed a pentathlon earlier in the season at the Fast Times Before Finals Meet and finished second at the meet with a score of 3,140 points ... Her marks were times of 9.96 in the hurdles and 2:32.61 in the 800 meters, a high jump of 1.59 meters and a long jump of 5.13 meters, as well as a throw of 8.63 meters in the shot put ... Opened the season by finishing eighth in the long jump (5.00m) and 12th in the 60 meter hurdles (10.24) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Finished fifth in the high jump with a then-personal best mark of 1.65 meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge, and also recorded a long jump of 5.08 meters at that meet ... Tied for a 14th place finish in the high jump (1.55m) at the FastTrack National Invitational.

2016 Outdoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the high jump ... Also scored in the heptathlon with a fifth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Cleared the bar at 1.60 meters in the open high jump to earn a third place finish, after setting a new personal best with a height of 1.61 meters during the heptathlon competition ... Had the top mark in the heptathlon field in the high jump, and had the third-fastest time in the 800 meters (2:32.01) ... Her times of 16.92 in the 100 meter hurdles and 27.55 in the 200 meters during the BIG EAST heptathlon were personal bests, as was her throw of 20.94 meters in the javelin ... Other heptathlon marks included a throw of 8.43 meters in the shot put and a long jump of 4.47 meters ... Prior to the BIG EAST Championships, completed a heptathlon and competed in the high jump at the Princeton Outdoor Invite ... Tied for ninth in the high jump (1.55m) at that meet and came in sixth in the heptathlon with a score of 3,778 points ... Her heptathlon marks at Princeton were 18.07 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles, 1.60 meters in the high jump, 8.71 meters in the shot put, 28.58 seconds in the 200 meters, 4.99 meters in the long jump, 19.95 meters in the javelin and a personal best time of 2:30.63 in the 800 meters ... Came in seventh in the high jump (1.59m) and recorded a time of 17.42 in the 100 meter hurdles at the Lions Invitational ... Opened the outdoor season by finishing seventh in the high jump (1.55m), 13th in the javelin (19.91m) and recording a time of 28.89 in the 200 meters at the Penn Challenge ... Placed eighth in the unseeded section of the high jump (1.50m) and recorded a time of 27.79 in the 200 meters at the Colonial Relays.

2015-16 Indoor:
Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with a sixth place finish in the high jump ... Tallied a mark of 1.55 meters at the conference meet ... During the season competed a total of six times in the high jump and two times in the long jump ... Recorded personal best marks in both events at the Villanova Invitational ... Finished 11th in the high jump with a height of 1.60 meters and 24th in the long jump with a distance of 5.00 meters at that meet ... Made her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she came in eighth in the long jump with a mark of 4.93 meters ... Registered heights of 1.55 meters in the high jump at both the Villanova Open and the Great Dane Classic ... Had a mark of 1.50 meters at the Gotham Cup and cleared 1.55 meters at the FastTrack National Invitational.

Battle Mountain High School:
Earned four varsity letters in track & field to go along with two in volleyball and one in nordic skiing ... Selected as her school's Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year as a senior, when she was also the track & field team's MVP ... Previously was the track & field Rookie of the Year in 2012 ... Earned an award for participating in three sports all four years ... Captain of the track & field team her junior and senior years ... Garnered all-state honors in track & field as a sophomore and a senior ... Named a Western Slope League first team all-conference selection in track & field ... Competed in the CHSAA state championships all four years in track & field, as well her senior year in both volleyball and nordic skiing ... Part of school record relay teams in the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relays ... Appears on her school's top-10 performance list in nine different events ... Presented with the AP Scholar Award as a senior ... Earned academic all-state first team honors in volleyball as a junior, and honorable mention honors as a senior in both volleyball and nordic skiing.

Personal: Born 7/19/97 in Vail, Colo. ... Youngest of three children of Kevin and Yvonne Calabrese ... Has a brother, Andreas (24), and a sister, Isabella (20) ... Father and both siblings were collegiate athletes ... Father raced on the ski team at Maine-Farmington from 1976-80 ... Brother played soccer at Quest University in 2011-12 and was a striker ... Sister is on the track & field team at Montana State and competes in the pole vault and multi events ... Enjoys skiing and hiking ... Chose to attend Villanova for the outstanding combination of the quality of education and the school's pursuit of excellence in both athletics and academics ... Political Science major.

PERSONAL BESTS

Pentathlon               3,195 Points              2017 BIG EAST Championships
Heptathlon 3,842 Points 2016 BIG EAST Championships

60 Meter Hurdles 9.96 2016 Fast Times Before Finals Meet
100 Meter Hurdles 16.92 2016 BIG EAST Championships
200 Meters 27.55 2016 BIG EAST Championships
800 Meters 2:23.58 2017 BIG EAST Championships
High Jump 1.69 Meters 2017 BIG EAST Championships
Long Jump 5.13 Meters 2016 Fast Times Before Finals Meet
Shot Put 8.71 Meters 2016 Princeton Outdoor Invite
Javelin 20.94 Meters 2016 BIG EAST Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)
All-BIG EAST                                       2017 (Pentathlon)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)
All-BIG EAST                                       2016 (High Jump)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team                         2015-16

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

High Jump                3rd                       2016 Outdoor
Pentathlon 3rd 2017 Indoor
Heptathlon 5th 2016 Outdoor
High Jump 6th 2016 Indoor, 2017 Indoor

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