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  Christie Verdier
Christie Verdier

Player Profile
Hometown:
Baldwin, N.Y.

High School:
Baldwin Senior

Position:
Sprints

Birthdate:
12/01/1990

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

05/24/2012

Lipari, Verdier and Akande Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAA East Regional

Lipari has the fastest time in the field after first round of 1500 meters

05/17/2012

Entries Announced For NCAA East Regional

Wildcats have 12 athletes qualified in 10 events for regional meet next week

05/06/2012

Samantha Francis Wins BIG EAST Triple Jump Title

Wildcats also win 4x800 meter relay, finish eighth in team standings

05/05/2012

Verdier Leads the Field in 400 Meters on Second Day of BIG EAST Championships

Wildcats scored points in four events that held finals in Saturday competition

04/27/2012

Penn Relays Day 1 Recap: Klein Wins College Section of Javelin

Competition opened Thursday for first of three days of competition at Franklin Field

On Verdier: Talented sprinter for Villanova who made an impact on the team both individually and on the relays ... Consistent contributor at both the BIG EAST and national levels for the Wildcats ... Top individual event is the 400 meters.

2012 Outdoor: Ran the second leg of the distance medley relay to help Villanova capture a Championship of America title at the Penn Relays ... Ran a career best split of 52.80 in her leg of the DMR ... Had a successful season individually and qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 400 meters ... Recorded a personal best open race time of 53.28 in the national first round at the regional meet and automatically advanced to the quarterfinals ... Placed seventh in her heat and 21st overall in the national quarterfinals (53.94) ... Finished fourth in the finals at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 53.93 ... Had the fastest time in the preliminary heats and her mark of 53.56 was a then-personal best ... Individual winner in the 400 meters (54.45) at the Colonial Relays to help Villanova capture the team title at the meet ... Came in eighth at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (54.06) ... Runner-up in the 100 meters (12.31) at the Big Five Invite.

2012 Indoor: Ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova record one team point with an eighth place finish ... Came in ninth in the finals fo the 400 meters individually ... In the preliminary heats at the BIG EAST meet had the second fastest time (55.02) in the field ... Came in 20th at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 55.59 ... Ran the second leg (400 meters) of the distance medley relay at the New Balance meet as the Wildcats placed fourth.

2011 Outdoor: Finished in seventh place at the BIG EAST Championships in the 400 meters ... Earlier in the season ran a personal best and BIG EAST leading time of 53.70 at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and was the runner-up in the event ... Won the 400 meters at the Mason Spring Invitational (54.64) ... Placed fourth in the 200 meters at the 46th Colonial Relays ... Ran a leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays as well as on the 4x400 meter relay squad at the NCAA East Regional.

2011 Indoor: Ran a very strong 400 meters leg on the Villanova distance medley relay squad at the NCAA Championships and helped the Wildcats capture their second national title in the event ... Her split of 53.73 in the relay was a personal best and put Villanova in good position to win the race when she handed the baton off ... Finished as the runner-up in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 55.06 in the finals ... During the season finished fourth in the 400 meters at the Albany Great Dane Invitational, 12th at the NYRR II meet and 34th at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Finished 11th in the 60 meters (7.91) at the NYRR I meet ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships, where the Wildcats finished in fourth place and turned in a season-best time of 3:44.07 ... Led off the 4x400 relay at the NYRR II meet and helped Villanova to a first place finish (3:47.33).

2010 Outdoor: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships in the 400 meters ... Came in seventh in her heat of the 400 meters at the Colonial Relays ... Was the second collegiate runner across the finish line in the 400 meters at the Miami Hurricane Invitational ... Won both the 200 meters and the 400 meters at the Widener Invitational ... Ran the 400 meter leg on the third place distance medley relay at the Penn Relays.

2010 Indoor: Earned All-America honors for running the 400 meter leg of the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships, where Villanova finished in fourth place ... Also received individual All-BIG EAST honors for a third place finish in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ran on the 4x400 meter relay at the conference meet as the Wildcats finished in fourth place ... Won both the 55 meters and the 300 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Placed second in her heat of the 200 meters and also helped lead Villanova to a runner-up finish in the 4x400 meter relay at the Penn State Relays ... Won the 400 meters at the NYRR I meet ... Came in first in her heat of the 200 meters and second in her heat of the 400 meters at the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Competed in the 200 meters and the 400 meters at the NYRR II meet and finished fifth and sixth, respectively ... Placed fifth in her heat of the 400 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2009 Outdoor: Was a part of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished third at the BIG EAST Championships to earn All-BIG EAST honors ... The relay squad also finished seventh at the ECAC Championship and won its heat at the NCAA East Regional ... Individually, ran the 200 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and finished sixth in her preliminary heat ... Came in second in the 200 meters and third in the 400 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Placed sixth in her heat of the 400 meters at the Widener Invitational.

2009 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and finished fourth in her preliminary heat ... Came in fifth in her heat of the 55 meter dash and first in her heat of the 300 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Finished fourth in the 60 meter dash and second in her heat of the 300 meters at the Penn State Relays ... Placed third in her heat of the 200 meters at the Albany Great Dane Invitational and first in her heat at the Penn State National ... Took second place in her heat of the 200 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

Baldwin Senior High School: Three-time team MVP who was the top ranked runner in the nation in the 300 meters in 2007 ... Two-time second place finisher in the 200 meters at the New York State Meet ... Placed third in the 400 meters at the outdoor state meet with a time of 55.85 ... Named the Armory Athlete of the Week.

Personal: Born 12/1/90 ... Youngest of three daughters of Jean Verdier and Marie Jean Pierre ... Majoring in Sociology.

PERSONAL BESTS

60 Meters                 7.91              2011 NYRR I
100 Meters                11.80             High School
200 Meters                24.39             High School
400 Meters (Relay)        52.80             2012 Penn Relays
400 Meters (Open)         53.28             2012 NCAA East Regional

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

NCAA Champion                               2011 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-American                                2010, 2011 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST                                2010, 2011 (400 Meters)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

Penn Relays Champion                        2012 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST                                2009 (4x400 Meter Relay)

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

400 Meters                2nd               2011 Indoor
400 Meters                3rd               2010 Indoor
4x400 Meter Relay         3rd               2009 Outdoor
400 Meters                4th               2012 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay         4th               2011 Indoor
400 Meters                7th               2011 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay         8th               2012 Indoor
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