Villanova has three of the top four finishers to earn sixth consecutive NCAA bid
Villanova opened up 2013 season at Belmont Plateau on Friday evening
On Bungo: Emerged as a consistent member of the team's regular lineup during the past cross country season and also made contributions in the distance events on the track ... Experienced and steady performer who has provided valuable team points at the BIG EAST level ... Poised for another successful year.
2015 Cross Country: Was a regular part of the Villanova lineup throughout the season and ran at all three postseason meets ... Finished sixth on the team at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Championships and was the Wildcats seventh runner at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Registered a career best time of 20:55.7 for a 6,000 meter course at the BIG EAST meet, where she placed 31st overall ... Finished 63rd at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (22:30.3) and was 237th at the national meet (22:16.0) ... Led a delegation of three Wildcats who competed at the Princeton Invitational with a 28th place finish (22:07.7) ... Came in 47th at the Princeton Interregional Meet (22:05.2) ... Opened the season with a 17th place finish at the Big Five Invitational, where she posted a time of 14:47.5 over 4,000 meters ... Placed 15th at the Main Line Invitational and covered the three-mile course in 17:28.
2015 Outdoor: Produced a personal best time of 17:17.96 in the 5000 meters and notched a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Earlier in the season ran the 3000 meters three times and the 1500 meters once ... Her top time of the season in the 3000 meters was 9:50.25 and came in a third place finish at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic ... Won the 3000 meters in 9:54.42 at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Competed in the Championship section of the event at the Colonial Relays and was the runner-up with a time of 10:01.75 ... Came in third in the 1500 meters and crossed the finish line in 4:43.43 at the Delaware Open.
2014-15 Indoor: Led off the distance medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova finish in fourth place in the relay with a time of 11:41.28 ... Had a split of 3:34.44 for the 1200 meters leg of the relay and helped the Wildcats score team points in the relay on the way to winning their second straight team title at the conference meet ... Also ran the 3000 meters individually and led a group of four Villanova runners in the race with a 12th place finish and a season-best time of 9:48.65 ... During the season established a personal best time in the Mile when she crossed the finish line in 4:55.39 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston ... Came in third in the 3000 meters at the Metro Team Challenge with a time of 9:56.23 ... Runner-up in the 3000 meters at the Penn State National (9:59.20).
2014 Cross Country: Was one of the five scoring runners for the Wildcats in five of her six starts, including being the team's fourth runner at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Finished 22nd overall at the conference meet and was 30th at the regional meet, where she posted a personal best 6,000 meters time of 21:23 ... Came in fifth on the team and 22nd overall at the ECAC Championship ... Fourth runner for the Wildcats and finished 56th overall at the Washington Invitational ... Came in 27th at the Princeton Invitational ... Opened the season by coming in second on the team and seventh overall at the Main Line Invitational with a personal best three mile time of 17:22.0.
2014 Outdoor: Ran a personal best time of 4:36.52 in the 1500 meters at the Raleigh Relays and came in 43rd in the Invitational section of the event ... Runner-up in the 1500 meters at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic in 4:41.08.
2013-14 Indoor: Established personal best times in both the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Came in 10th in the 3000 meters at the conference meet with a time of 9:45.42 and registered a time of 17:32.60 in the 5000 meters to place 12th ... Opened the indoor season with a seventh place finish in the 3000 meters at the Great Dane Classic, where she posted a time of 10:11.74 ... Came in ninth in the Unseeded section of the 3000 meters at the Penn State National, where she crossed the finish line in 10:02.39 ... Won the Mile at the Tiger Open in a personal best time of 5:06.22 ... Came in 37th in the Championship section of the 1000 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational with a time of 2:59.56.
2013 Cross Country: Made great strides as a regular member of the team's lineup ... Top performance came at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, where her time of 21:47 was a personal best for a 6,000 meter course ... Finished in 77th place at the regional meet ... Was the sixth Villanova finisher at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Championships ... Came in 42nd at the conference meet with a time of 22:46 and finished with a time of 23:10.2 in the national championship race ... Competed at the Pre-NCAA Meet and registered a time of 22:52.0 ... Opened the season at the 4,000 meter Friend Big Five Invitational and finished in eighth place with a time of 14:46.31 ... Placed 13th out of 86 runners at the three-mile Main Line Invitational (17:37.09).
2013 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2012-13 Indoor: Runner-up in the Mile at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a time of 5:18.10.
2012 Cross Country: Redshirted.
Sewickley Academy: Captain and four-time MVP of the track & field team ... Earned all-state honors indoors in the 3000 meters as a senior ... Named the school's top female athlete ... Also played soccer and was a team captain and first team all-section pick ... Chosen as a WPIAL All-Star as a senior ... Academically was a recipient of the Scholar-Athlete award and achieved High Honors status ... Four-time class vice president ... Finalist in the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Non-Fiction contest.
Personal: Born 7/24/93 ... Younger of two daughters of Michael and Shirlene Bungo ... Has an older sister, Tayler, who attends Wake Forest ... Majoring in Communication.
PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)
1000 Meters 2:59.56 2014 Armory Collegiate Invitational
1500 Meters 4:36.52 2014 Raleigh Relays
Mile 4:55.39 2015 David Hemery Valentine Invitational
3000 Meters 9:45.42 2014 BIG EAST Championships
5000 Meters 17:17.96 2015 BIG EAST Championships
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
4000 Meters 14:46.31 2013 Friend Big Five Invitational
3 Miles 17:22.0 2014 Main Line Invitational
5000 Meters 18:28.1 2014 ECAC Championship
6000 Meters 20:55.7 2015 BIG EAST Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
5000 Meters 4th 2015 Outdoor
Distance Medley Relay 4th 2015 Indoor