Seven different athletes set or tied personal bests during Saturday's meet
Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
Wildcats placed fourth in team standings at two-day meet
Great finishes by Villanova lead team to third place finish in team standings, spot on awards podium
Summer Cook runs to fourth place finish in 5000 meters to score additional team points
On Johnson: Part of a strong nucleus of young sprinters who made a great deal of progress in her first season on campus ... Has a bright future on the team as she continues to develop and is capable of being a consistent scorer at the BIG EAST level ... Will help the team in meets during the coming year.
2012 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 meters and the 200 meters ... Scored for the Wildcats with an eighth place finish in the 200 meters ... In the preliminary heats ran a personal best time of 23.93 and also established a personal best with a mark of 11.74 in the preliminary heats of the 100 meters, finishing 12th overall in that event ... Runner-up in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters at the Colonial Relays to help Villanova win the team title ... Ran a time of 24.16 in the 200 meters and had a top time of 11.88 in the semifinals of the 100 meters ... Placed second in the preliminary heats, the semifinals and the finals of the 100 meters ... Came in 21st in the 100 meters (12.14) at the Hurricane Alumnni Invitational and was the individual winner at the season-opening Big Five Invite (12.22).
2012 Indoor: Anchored the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova finish in eighth place with a time of 3:43.87 ... Competed individually at the conference meet in the 60 meters and the 200 meters, placing 16th (7.65) and 11th (24.59), respectively, in the preliminaries of those events ... Her time in the 200 meters was a season best ... Top time of the season in the 60 meters was a personal best mark of 7.63 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where she finished in a tie for 40th place in the preliminaries ... Finished in fifth place in the finals of the 60 meters at both the NYC Gotham Cup (7.72) and Great Dane Classic (7.66) ... Tied for 20th place in the preliminaries at the Penn State National ... Finished in a tie for seventh place in the 200 meters (24.71) at the Penn State meet, came in 11th at the Great Dane Classic (25.35) and posted a time of 24.95 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Made her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a runner-up finish in the 55 meters (7.17) and a fifth place showing in the 300 meters (41.89).
Providence Day School: Six-time state champion during her junior and senior years ... Won the 100, 200 and 400 meters titles each year.
Personal: Born 1/21/93 ... One of three children of Ronnie and Vanessa Johnson ... Has a sister, Tierra, and a brother, Isaac ... Has yet to declare a major.
55 Meters 7.17 2011 Jack Pyrah Invitational 60 Meters 7.63 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational 100 Meters 11.74 2012 BIG EAST Championships 200 Meters 23.80 2013 Morgan State Legacy Meet 400 Meters 58.05 High School
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
200 Meters 8th 2013 Indoor 4x400 Meter Relay 8th 2012 Indoor