Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
Villanova had runners competing in five different events at elite meet
Outdoor season opened with local meet on Saturday afternoon
Wildcats get top times from Lipari and Margey at Columbia Last Chance Meet
Summer Cook runs to fourth place finish in 5000 meters to score additional team points
On Tucker: Experienced middle distance runner whose top individual event is the 800 meters ... Consistent performer who showed progress during the past year and will continue to help the team in meets ... Capable of being a consistent BIG EAST scorer.
2014-15 Indoor: Helped the Wildcats finish fourth in the distance medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships, and the team points in the relay contributed to the team's second straight team title at the conference meet ... Ran the 800 meters leg of the DMR and had a split of 2:15.35, with Villanova posting a total time of 11:41.28 ... Also competed in the preliminaries of the 800 meters at the BIG EAST meet ... She placed sixth in her heat and 13th overall with a time of 2:30.95 ... Competed a total of four times in the 800 meters during the season ... Her top time was 2:12.32 in an eighth place finish at the Penn State National ... Also came in fourth at the Metro Team Challenge (2:13.33) and produced a time of 2:18.56 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational ... Ran the 500 meters at the Gotham Cup and registered a time of 1:17.78 ... Opened the season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she was the runner-up in the 1000 meters with a time of 3:01.15 and also ran the third leg of the fifth place 4x400 meter relay that had a time of 4:10.83 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay in an eighth place finish (3:53.40) at the Penn State National.
2014 Cross Country: Recorded a personal best time for a 6,000 meter course at the Paul Short Run, where she crossed the finish line in 22:28 to finish 199th overall ... Came in 15th in the Open race at the Princeton Invitational ... Registered finishes of fifth place at the Haverford Invitational and 20th place at the Main Line Invitational.
2014 Outdoor: Ran the leadoff leg of the Wildcats conference champion 4x800 meter relay and also finished seventh individually in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Villanova won its third straight conference crown in the 4x800 relay with a winning time of 8:33.36 ... Came in seventh in the finals of the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.70 ... Competed at the ECAC Championship, where she placed eighth in her heat and 25th overall in the preliminaries (2:18.96) ... During the preliminary heats of the event placed third in her heat and eighth overall with a time of 2:09.21 ... Opened the season with a fourth place finish in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:46.11 at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Also ran the 400 meters at that meet and finished in 12th place with a time of 1:02.27 ... Registered a season-best time of 2:12.39 in the 800 meters at the Colonial Relays and came in 13th in the Seeded University section ... Placed 20th in the 800 meters at the Raleigh Relays (2:15.88) and was 27th in the Elite section at the Larry Ellis Invitational (2:13.45) ... Anchored the sprint medley relay (800 meters leg) at the Colonial Relays and helped Villanova notch a second place finish in the relay with a time of 4:03.14.
2013-14 Indoor: Ran in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 11th overall in the preliminary heats with a time of 2:15.02 ... Placed ninth in the Mile at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she crossed the finish line in 5:29.80.
2013 Cross Country: Opened the season at the 4,000 meter Friend Big Five Invitational and came in 12th out of 63 runners with a time of 14:49.01 ... Ran in the three-mile Main Line Invitational and placed 17th in a field of 86 competitors with a time of 17:49.10.
2013 Outdoor: Ran three individual races in the 800 meters and qualified for the BIG EAST Championships ... Registered a time of 2:12.05 and came in 12th in the preliminary heats at the conference meet ... Recorded times of 2:10.59 at the Raleigh Relays and 2:12.05 at the Colonial Relays, coming in 12th and 10th, respectively, at those events ... Ran the 1500 meters at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic and came in fifth out of 27 runners with a time of 4:35.44 ... Ran the 4x400 meter relay and the 4x800 meter relay at the Colonial Relays ... Anchored the 4x400 squad to a sixth place finish with a time of 3:51.09 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x800 relay as the Wildcats finished third with a time of 9:00.78.
2012-13 Indoor: Competed in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and came in third in her preliminary heat with a time of 2:11.02 at the conference meet ... Ran a season-best time of 2:09.98 at the Columbia Last Chance Meet and finished in 12th place ... Placed fourth (2:14.74) out of 67 runners at the New York City Gotham Cup ... Also led off the 4x800 meter relay at the Gotham meet as Villanova came in first with a time of 8:49.07 ... Finished with a time of 2:12.41 and came in 14th in the Championship section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational ... Opened the season by running the 1000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she was the runner-up with a time of 2:54.16 ... Ran in an invitational 600 meters race at the Penn State National and came in second with a time of 1:35.13.
2012 Cross Country: Competed at both the Paul Short Run and the Haverford Invitational ... Registered a time of 24:18 and finished 307th at the Paul Short Run in her first collegiate 6K cross country race ... Placed sixth with a three-mile time of 18:18.90 at the Haverford meet.
2012 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 800 meters ... Finished 17th in the preliminaries of the conference meet with a time of 2:13.18 ... Top time of the outdoor season was 2:12.36 in an eighth place finish at the Colonial Relays ... Registered a time of 2:13.40 at the Larry Ellis Invitational and came in eighth in the season-opening Big Five Invite (2:16.47) ... Also finished 11th in the 1500 meters (4:42.04) at the Big Five meet.
2011-12 Indoor: Came in fourth in the finals of the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships to score team points for Villanova ... Ran a time of 2:10.77 in the finals after ranking fifth in the preliminary heats with a time of 2:14.06 ... During the season won her collegiate debut in the 800 meters in 2:20.32 at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Also came in sixth at the NYC Gotham Cup (2:16.61) and third at the Penn State National (2:13.23) ... Ran the 500 meters twice and established her personal best time of 1:16.69 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Came in fifth in the 500 meters at the Great Dane Classic (1:17.17) ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Great Dane meet and helped the second Villanova relay squad come in second in its heat and 12th overall with a time of 4:02.21.
2011 Cross Country: Redshirted.
Tewksbury Memorial High School: Starred in the 800 meters, earning All-America honors and also winning three consecutive Merrimack Valley Conference championships (2009, 2010, 2011) ... State runner-up in the 800 meters in 2010 and was also the individual champion at the Massachusetts Division II meet ... State champion in the 4x400 meters both outdoors and indoors in 2010 ... The indoor relay squad in 2010 also won a New England championship ... Overall was a six-time all-conference performer between the indoor and outdoor seasons ... As a sophomore and a junior was the team's MVP both indoors and outdoors ... Team captain as a senior ... Also played field hockey and was a three-time all-conference selection ... Team captain and MVP of the field hockey squad ... Presented with her school's Outstanding Athlete Award as a senior ... In 2009 and 2010 was chosen as the Female Athlete of the Year by both the Lowell Sun and the Town Crier ... Was twice named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic track team ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 3/30/93 ... Youngest of three daughters of Brackett and Colleen Tucker ... Has two older sisters, Lauren (24) and Lindsay (21) ... Majoring in Communication.
PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)
400 Meters (Relay) 56.67 High School 500 Meters 1:16.69 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational 800 Meters 2:09.13 High School 1000 Meters 2:54.16 2012 Jack Pyrah Invitational 1500 Meters 4:35.44 2013 Philadelphia College Classic Mile 5:29.80 2013 Jack Pyrah Invitational
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
6000 Meters 22:28 2014 Paul Short Run
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2014 (4x800 Meter Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2014 Outdoor 800 Meters 4th 2012 Indoor Distance Medley Relay 4th 2015 Indoor 800 Meters 7th 2014 Outdoor