Petruzzellis Wins Heptathlon on Final Day of Larry Ellis Invitational
April 20, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J. - Sophomore Katherine Petruzzellis (Annandale, N.J.) scored a total of 4,646 points to win the heptathlon on the second day of the Larry Ellis Invitational and Villanova competed in four events at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Petruzzellis led the way with her win in the heptathlon and the Wildcats also had athletes taking part in the high jump, triple jump and pole vault.
Petruzzellis was in second place after the first four events of the heptathlon were completed on Friday night. In the three events that were contested on Saturday afternoon Petruzzellis recorded the top performance in the javelin with a distance of 33.21 meters. That was enough to put her into the lead and her time of 2:29.85 in the closing 800 meters was third out of the six competitors and gave Petruzzellis a margin of victory of 31 points. She also came in fifth in the high jump (4.84 meters) in the first event of the day.
Sophomore Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) led a group of four Villanova athletes with a second place finish in the pole vault. She was the runner-up out of 13 entries and cleared a height of 3.88 meters. Freshman Virginia LaMacchia (Bloomsburg, Pa.) finished third (3.80 meters), while freshman Abigail Nolte (Branchburg, N.J.) and sophomore Kathleen McPhillips (Carlisle, Pa.) tied for sixth place with marks of 3.60 meters.
In the triple jump freshman Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.) set a new personal best mark for the third time this season. She came in fourth overall in the event and recorded a distance off 11.86 meters, surpassing her previous best of 11.59 meters established at the Colonial Relays earlier this month.
Junior Samantha Yeats (Califon, N.J.) came in fourth out of 20 competitors in the high jump with a height of 1.73 meters.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
Katherine Petruzzellis 1st of 6 4646 Meters
Heptathlon #5 - Long Jump
Katherine Petruzzellis 5th of 6 4.84 Meters
Heptathlon #6 - Javelin
Katherine Petruzzellis 1st of 6 33.21 Meters
Heptathlon #7 - 800 Meters
Katherine Petruzzellis 3rd of 6 2:29.85
Samantha Yeats 4th of 20 1.73 Meters
Anne Yahiro 4th of 17 11.86 Meters
Alexandra Wasik 2nd of 13 3.88 Meters Virginia LaMacchia 3rd 3.80 Meters Abigail Nolte tie-6th 3.60 Meters Kathleen McPhillips tie-6th 3.60 Meters