Villanova has three of the top four finishers to earn sixth consecutive NCAA bid
On Williams: Versatile distance runner who can contribute to the team in a number of different events on the track, as well as during cross country season ... Ranks ninth on the all-time Villanova performance list in the 3000 meter steeplechase ... A three-time BIG EAST scorer during her career, including twice in the steeplechase outdoors and once indoors as part of the distance medley relay ... Has gotten a great deal of experience during her first two years on the team and is capable of making strides forward during the coming year.
2015 Outdoor: Established a new personal best time in the 3000 meter steeplechase during the season and went on to be a BIG EAST scorer in the event ... Came in sixth at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 10:57.94 and earned team points for the second straight year ... Set her current top mark of 10:52.54 in a 21st place finish at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... That time put her into eighth place on the all-time Villanova performance list in the steeplechase ... Also ran two races each in the 1500 meters and the 3000 meters during the season ... Recorded a 1500 meters time of 4:43.33 in a runner-up finish at the Delaware Open ... Placed 28th in the preliminary heats of the 1500 meters at the ECAC Championship with a time of 4:56.69 ... Won the championship section of the 3000 meters at the Colonial Relays with a winning time of 10:00.82 ... Opened the season by finishing eighth in the 3000 meters at the Philadelphia College Classic with a time of 9:56.02.
2014-15 Indoor: Anchored the distance medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped lead Villanova to a fourth place finish in the relay ... That performance earned team points which helped the Wildcats win the team crown at the conference meet for a second straight year ... Produced a split of 4:52.31 on the 1600 meters leg of the DMR and Villanova finished with a time of 11:41.28 in the relay ... Also ran the 3000 meters individually at the conference meet and finished 16th with a time of 10:00.44 ... Ran a total of four times in the 3000 meters, as well as twice in the Mile, during the season ... Tallied a pair of first place finishes in the 3000 meters, including victories at the Metro Team Challenge (9:51.11) and the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational (10:06.98) ... Also came in 12th with a time of 9:57.44 at the Penn State National ... Finished third in the Mile with a time of 5:02.43 at the Gotham Cup ... Lowered her time in the event to 4:53.15 in a 24th place finish at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational.
2014 Cross Country: Was the fourth finisher for Villanova at the season-opening Main Line Invitational, where she came in ninth overall and produced a personal best three-mile time of 17:29.7 ... Came in 73rd at the Washington Invitational with a season-best 6,000 meters time of 21:39 ... Finished 131st overall at the Princeton Invitational.
2014 Outdoor: Registered a seventh place finish in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the BIG EAST Championships, where she posted a time of 11:14.36 ... Made her debut in the event at the Larry Ellis Invitational and finished 23rd (11:09.51) ... Came in 23rd in the Championship section of the 3000 meters at the Penn Relays with a time of 9:57.94 ... Won the 3000 meters in a personal best time of 9:49.56 at the Colonial Relays ... Opened the season by winning the 1500 meters in 4:39.76 at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Lowered her time to a personal best mark of 4:34.24 at the Raleigh Relays and came in 29th in that meet.
2013-14 Indoor: Redshirted.
2013 Cross Country: Broke into the team's regular lineup during the season ... Was a scoring runner for Villanova at both the Pre-NCAA Meet and the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished in 34th place at the conference meet with a time of 22:15 ... Registered a time of 22:11.8 at the Pre-NCAA Meet ... Finished sixth on the team and registered a season-best time of 20:55 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, where the Wildcats won the team title to secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... Recorded a time of 23:15.5 at the national meet ... Was an unattached runner at the season-opening Friend Big Five Invitational, where she was the runner-up out of 63 competitors with a time of 14:29.37 over 4,000 meters ... Competed in the Main Line Invitational and posted a three-mile time of 17:53.69 to come in 20th.
Tatnall School: Four-time all-state performer and a two-time all-region honoree in cross country ... Indoor and outdoor track national champion in the 4xMile relay ... Received All-America honors for a fifth place finish individually in the Mile at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals ... Helped her team win a Penn Relays title and set a meet record in the distance medley relay ... Also earned all-state accolades for outdoor track three times and indoor track twice ... Achieved High Honors status academically ... Inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars.
Personal: Born 8/31/94 ... One of three children of Greg and Cindy Williams ... Has an older brother, Philip (22), and a younger sister, Laura (16) ... Both parents are Villanova graduates, as is her brother ... Majoring in Psychology.
PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)
800 Meters (Relay) 2:12 High School 800 Meters (Open) 2:14.40 High School 1500 Meters 4:34.24 2014 Raleigh Relays Mile 4:51 High School 3000 Meters 9:49.56 2014 Colonial Relays 3000 Meter Steeplechase 10:52.54 2015 Larry Ellis Invitational 5000 Meters (road) 17:51 High School
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
6000 Meters 20:55 2013 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2013-14
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Distance Medley Relay 4th 2015 Indoor 3000 Meter Steeplechase 6th 2015 Outdoor 3000 Meter Steeplechase 7th 2014 Outdoor