Wildcats place 20th as a team, finish two spots higher than pre-race ranking
Akande and Lipari come in first and third, respectively; Villanova is third as a team
Wildcats look to continue building momentum after strong effort at BIG EAST meet
Villanova junior is the team's fourth consecutive individual champion at conference meet
Wildcats are coming off strong performance in last race two weeks ago
Villanova ran in the Paul Short Run during its first team meet of the 2012 season.
Wildcats finish third in team standings at the national meet.
Villanova competed at the Paul Short Run on September 30, 2011 at Lehigh.
On Chapman: In two seasons has been a steady performer in cross country meets and is also capable of being a contributor during the track season ... Promising distance runner who should continue to take steps forward during the coming year.
2013 Cross Country: Competed in the season-opening Friend Big Five Invitational and came in 22nd on the 4,000 meter course with a time of 15:03.00.
2013 Outdoor: Competed in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and recorded a 13th place finish with a time of 18:31.72 ... Ran her first collegiate race in the 5000 meters at the Widener Invitational and finished first out of 37 runners with a time of 17:24.47 ... Runner-up in the 3000 meters at the Colonial Relays (9:56.65) ... Ran the 1500 meters at both the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic and the Raleigh Relays ... Posted a time of 4:36.05 at the Raleigh meet and finished sixth out of 27 competitors at the Philadelphia College Classic with a time of 4:38.96.
2013 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in both the Mile and the 3000 meters ... Placed 11th in the Mile (5:03.06) and finished 15th in the 3000 meters (10:01.92) ... Recorded a time of 9:48.50 in the 3000 meters at the Penn State National ... Came in third in the Mile at the Great Dane Classic (4:54.88) and fifth at the New York City Gotham Cup (5:04.22) ... Ran in the Championship section of the 1000 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and came in 32nd with a time of 2:58.48.
2012 Cross Country: Competed at all six scored meets during the season ... Was one of the counting runners for Villanova at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, where her time of 21:42 was a season best ... Finished 33rd overall and fourth on the team at that meet ... Registered times of 21:54 and 21:58.8 at the Paul Short Run and the Pre-NCAA Meet, respectively, posting individual finishes of 78th and 155th ... Placed sixth on the team at each of those meets as well as at the BIG EAST Championships, where she came in 42nd with a time of 22:46.85 ... Had a time of 22:04.5 at the NCAA Championships and was the seventh Villanova runner ... Opened the season with a three-mile time of 17:12.70 and finished in eighth place at the Main Line Invitational.
2012 Outdoor: Ran seven races in the 1500 meters during the season and had a top time of 4:26.30 in a ninth place finish at the Patriot Open Invitational ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and advanced to the finals at the conference meet, where she eventually earned a 10th place finish ... Posted times of 4:26.79 (preliminaries) and 4:30.77 (finals) at the BIG EAST Championships ... Came in fifth out of 114 runners at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:37.79) ... Finished in 12th place at the season-opening Big Five Invite, came in 13th at the Colonial Relays and finished in 27th place at the Virginia Challenge ... Competed in the Championship section of the 3000 meters at the Penn Relays and came in eighth out of 24 entries with a time of 9:35.02.
2012 Indoor: Led off the distance medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova capture All-BIG EAST honors with a second place finish ... Produced a split of 3:30.4 in the 1200 meter leg of the relay ... Individually placed seventh in the 3000 meters at the conference meet with a time of 9:48.09 ... Set a personal best time of 9:31.21 in the 3000 meters at the Penn State National, where she placed sixth in the invitational section of the event ... Ran the Mile three times during the season and registered a top time of 4:48.68 at the Columbia Last Chance Meet, where she finished in 16th place ... Also came in fifth at the Great Dane Classic (4:49.08) and second at the NYC Gotham Cup (5:02.64).
2011 Cross Country: Earned a spot in the team's lineup in every meet during the season ... Helped Villanova win a share of the team title at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional as the fifth runner for the Wildcats ... Finished in 28th place overall ... Placed 211th at the NCAA Championships ... Came in 44th at the BIG EAST Championships with a season-best 6K time of 21:38.8 ... Finished seventh on the team as the Wildcats won their fourth straight conference championship ... Made her collegiate debut at the Main Line Invitational, where she came in third out of 19 runners ... Was the fifth Villanova finisher at the Paul Short Run, where she had a 6K time of 21:25 in the Women's Gold race ... Came in 220th with a time of 22:01 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.
Fayetteville-Manlius High School: Penn Relays champion in the distance medley relay as a senior ... Her team won five consecutive Mike Team/Cross national championships and she was a scorer all five years (2006-10) ... Won a pair of national championships in relays, including the 4x800 meter relay (2010) and the distance medley relay (2011), both at the Nike Indoor National meet ... Part of the NYS state meet champions in the 4x800 meter relay ... Finished second in the DMR at the outdoor New Balance Nationals with a time of 11:25 ... Came in third in the NYSPHSAA meet in the 1500 meters with a Section 3 record time of 4:23 ... Chosen as the Central New York Female Athlete of the Year as a senior and was previously the state Runner of the Year as a freshman and sophomore ... Recipient of the Cross Country and the Outdoor Track NYS Sportsmanship Award as a junior and a senior ... Section 3 NYS Scholar-Athlete Award as a junior and a senior ... Presented with the Walter and Cecile Borchert Academic Scholarship ... Achieved High Honor Roll status academically for four years.
Personal: Born 6/24/93 ... Younger of two daughters of Catherine and Jeffrey Chapman ... Has an older sister, Alexandra, who is on the cross country and track teams at Bucknell ... Has a dog, Mackenzie ... Majoring in Biology.
800 Meters 2:11 High School 1000 Meters 2:54 High School 1500 Meters 4:23 High School Mile 4:48.68 2012 Columbia Last Chance Meet 3000 Meters 9:31.21 2012 Penn State National 5000 Meters 17:24.47 2013 Widener Invitational 6000 Meters (XC) 21:25 2011 Paul Short Run
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2012 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2011-12
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Distance Medley Relay 2nd 2012 Indoor 3000 Meters 7th 2012 Indoor