Villanova also received All-Academic Team recognition
Wildcats had four athletes in competition on final night of NCAA East Regional
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 had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
On Cook: A dual-sport athlete who walked on to both the cross country and track teams during her junior year at Villanova ... Quickly blossomed into a consistent point scorer at the BIG EAST level ... Strong distance runner with great versatility and endurance ... Was also a four-year member of the Villanova swimming & diving squad.
2013 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 5000 meters and posted a time of 17:03.11 at the regional meet ... Recorded a personal best time of 16:17.15 in the 5000 meters in a fourth place finish out of 43 runners at the Colonial Relays ... Also set personal bests in the 3000 meters and the 10000 meters ... Scored team points for the Wildcats at the BIG EAST Championships with a seventh place finish in the 10000 meters (35:27.17) ... Finished third in the 3000 meters at the Penn Relays (9:28.85) ... Ran in the 1500 meters at the ECAC Championships and came in 17th in the preliminaries in 4:32.31 ... Registered a personal best time of 4:26.17 in the 1500 meters at the Raleigh Relays, where she came in 13th ... Won the 1500 meters in 4:29.89 at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic, where she paced a field of 27 competitors.
2013 Indoor: Doubled up in the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Scored team points with a fourth place finish in the 5000 meters and registered a time of 16:28.70 ... Came in 11th in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:42.99 ... Earlier in the season notched third place finishes in the Mile (4:53.15) at the New York City Gotham Cup and in the 3000 meters (9:29.33) at the Great Dane Classic.
2012 Cross Country: Earned All-Mid Atlantic Region and All-BIG EAST honors ... Solidified her spot in the middle of the Villanova lineup and finished second or third on the team in all six scored meets during the year ... Registered back-to-back 14th place finishes at the BIG EAST Championships (21:24.65) and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (20:52) ... Her finish at the regional meet helped the Wildcats capture an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... Also established new personal bests for a 6,000 meter course in each of her final two meets of the season ... Crossed the finish line with a time of 20:51.7 at the NCAA Championships and placed 110th overall ... Came in second on the team and 29th overall at the Paul Short Run (21:02) ... Placed 41st at the Pre-NCAA Meet in 20:57.2, which marked the first time she ran a 6K race in under 21 minutes ... Opened the season with a fourth place finish at the three-mile Main Line Invitational, where her time was 16:49.30.
2012 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 5000 meters as a result of running a time of 16:56.26 at the Colonial Relays, where she came in 13th out of 49 competitors ... Placed 22nd in the conference meet ... Opened the season with a ninth place finish in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:41.65 at the Big Five Invite.
2011 Cross Country: Earned a spot in the team's lineup at the NCAA Championships and the BIG EAST Championships ... Was the team's fifth runner at the national meet and came in 129th overall to help Villanova earn a spot on the awards podium with a third place team finish ... Her time of 21:15 over 6,000 meters at the NCAA Championships was a season best ... Came in sixth on the team at the BIG EAST Championships as Villanova won its fourth straight team title ... Placed sixth overall at the Main Line Invitational in her first collegiate cross country race, covering the three-mile course in 17:40.03 ... Was the seventh runner for Villanova at the Paul Short Run and placed 77th out of 396 runners in the Women's Gold race.
2011 Outdoor: Made her collegiate track debut at the season-opening Big Five Invite, where she came in third in the 1500 meters (4:35.64) and 13th in the 800 meters (2:19.90) ... Ran the 5000 meters at the 46th Colonial Relays and finished eighth with a time of 16:46.42.
Mountain Range High School: Received two varsity letters in swimming and one in cross country ... First team all-conference all four years as a swimmer ... Picked up a second place finish at the 2008 Spring Southern Sectional Meet in the 1500 meter freestyle ... In cross country was a first team all-conference honoree in 2006 ... Won three academic letters from her sophomore through senior years.
Personal: Born 7/25/91 in Denver ... Only child of Wendell and Debra Cook ... Majoring in Political Science.
800 Meters 2:19.90 2011 Big Five Invite 1500 Meters 4:26.17 2013 Raleigh Relays Mile 4:53.15 2013 NYC Gotham Cup 3000 Meters 9:28.85 2013 Penn Relays 5000 Meters 16:17.15 2013 Colonial Relays 10000 Meters 35:27.17 2013 BIG EAST Championships 6000 Meters (XC) 20:51.7 2012 NCAA Championships
All-Mid Atlantic Region (Cross Country) 2012 All-BIG EAST (Cross Country) 2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2012 (Cross Country) BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team 2011-12
CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)
All-Mid Atlantic Region 2012 All-BIG EAST 2012
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2012 (Cross Country) BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team 2012 (Cross Country)
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
5000 Meters 4th 2013 Indoor 10000 Meters 7th 2013 Outdoor