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Kelsey Margey

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Hometown:
Huntington, N.Y.

High School:
Friends Academy

Birthdate:
05/07/1994

Class/Elig.:
Jr./So.

10/26/2012

Emily Lipari Wins First Career BIG EAST Cross Country Individual Title

Villanova junior is the team's fourth consecutive individual champion at conference meet

09/28/2012

Akande Leads Wildcats With Eighth Place Finish at Paul Short Run

Villanova placed two runners in the top 30 overall, finished seventh in team standings

09/20/2012

Seven Runners Place in Top Eight Spots at Main Line Invitational

Nicky Akande is individual runner-up, posts Wildcats top time in season opener

11/08/2012

Women's Cross Country at Paul Short Run

Villanova ran in the Paul Short Run during its first team meet of the 2012 season.

On Margey: One of the top returning runners in the Wildcats middle distance unit ... Two-time Penn Relays champion who has made key contributions to the team in both the relays and her individual events ... Has a wealth of potential and is capable of making an impact at both the BIG EAST and national levels.

2014 Outdoor: Advanced to the national quarterfinal round of the 1500 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary and was a part of the Wildcats repeat win in the 4x800 meter relay at the Penn Relays ... Was an automatic qualifier during the national first round of the 1500 meters after recording a time of 4:17.91 to place fifth in her heat and 17th overall out of 48 runners ... Placed 10th in her heat and 20th overall in the quarterfinals with a time of 4:25.14 ... Led off the 4x800 relay at the Penn Relays to help Villanova defend its Championship of America title with a winning time of 8:21.49 ... Scored team points in both the 1500 meters and the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships, tallying fourth place finishes in each event ... Registered a time of 4:18.83 in the 1500 meters and ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay which had a time of 3:50.74 ... Ran the 800 meters at the ECAC Championship and came in fourth overall in the preliminary heats with a time of 2:06.85 ... Opened the season by finishing fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:08.99 and fourth in the 1500 meters in 4:22.49 in the Invitational sections of each race at the Raleigh Relays ... Placed sixth in the Elite section of the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational (2:07.00) ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and helped Villanova finish fourth in the relay with a time of 3:45.61.

2014 Indoor: Second team All-American as well as an All-BIG EAST performer in the 800 meters ... Came in 16th overall in the preliminary heats at the NCAA Championships with a time of 2:12.53 while making her first individual appearance at a national championships meet ... Earned her spot at the NCAA meet by finishing as the runner-up in the final at the BIG EAST Championships with a personal best time of 2:05.43 ... Lowered her time by more than three seconds from the preliminary heats, when she was also second overall and had a time of 2:08.67 ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the conference meet and Villanova finished fifth in the relay with a time of 3:48.29 ... Placed sixth in the 800 meters at the Boston University Last Chance Meet (2:09.34) and came in third at the Great Dane Classic (2:11.48) in her first race of the indoor season ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the Penn State National, where the Wildcats took eighth place in the Unseeded section of the relay with a time of 3:51.95.

2013 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at the Haverford Invitational and was the individual winner with a time of 17:11.40 on the three-mile course.

2013 Outdoor: Penn Relays champion and BIG EAST champion in the 4x800 meter relay ... Led off the 4x800 relay at the Penn Relays, where the Wildcats won a Championship of America title with an all-time collegiate record time of 8:17.45 ... Ran the second leg of the relay at the BIG EAST Championships and Villanova won with a time of 8:34.23 ... Scored team points individually for the Wildcats at the BIG EAST meet, coming in fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.61 in the finals ... Also recorded a mark of 2:07.43 in the preliminary heats ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 800 meters and registered a time of 2:07.75 in the national first round ... Competed in the preliminary heats at the ECAC Championship and was first overall out of 22 competitors with a personal best time of 4:17.14 ... Matched her personal best time in the 800 meters (2:06.03) in a second place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Finished fifth in the 800 meters (2:07.93) and eighth in the 1500 meters (4:22.54) at the Raleigh Relays.

2013 Indoor: Competed in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and came in eighth in the finals with a time of 2:14.95 ... Had won her preliminary heat a day earlier, when she ran 2:07.87 ... Established a personal best at the Columbia Last Chance Meet with a time of 2:06.03 ... Came in third out of 32 entries in that race ... Opened the season with first place finishes in the 800 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (2:10.99) and the 1000 meters at the NYC Gotham Cup (2:43.89) ... The latter time is a personal best ... Came in second in the invitational section of the 800 meters at the Penn State National (2:08.17) ... Posted a personal best time in the Mile (4:41.78) at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where she competed in the Championshp section and came in fourth out of 19 runners ... Ran the third leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the New York City Gotham Cup and helped lead Villanova to a first place finish with a time of 8:49.07 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships.

2012 Cross Country: Ran in three races for Villanova during the season ... Made her collegiate debut with a sixth place finish at the Main Line Invitational, where she covered the three-mile course in 16:55.10 ... Recorded a time of 22:28 and finished 140th overall at the Paul Short Run ... Came in 66th at the BIG EAST Championships and posted a time of 23:25.82.

USA Track & Field: Won the 1500 meters at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the summer of 2013 ... That performance earned her a spot on the United States team for the Pan-American Junior Championships, where she went on to win the silver medal in the 1500 meters.

Friends Academy: Outdoor national champion in the Mile as a senior ... Five-time All-American and four-time New York state champion during her career ... As a senior was an outdoor state champion in the 800 meters and the Division II 4x800 meter relay ... Also won indoor state titles as a sophomore in the 1000 meters and as a junior in the 1500 meters ... Earned all-state honors six times and was a 10-time county champion ... Chosen as the Runner of the Year in Suffolk County and by Newsday ... Four-time recipient of the Suffolk County Outstanding Athlete Award ... Academically was a member of the National Honor Society throughout middle school and high school ... Achieved Principal's Honor Roll status every term in middle school and high school ... Presented with the Student of the Month Award.

Personal: Born 5/7/94 ... Older of two children of Patrick and Stacey Margey ... Has a younger brother, Patrick ... Majoring in Environmental Science.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                  2:05.43             2014 BIG EAST Championships
1000 Meters                 2:43.89             2013 NYC Gotham Cup
1500 Meters                 4:17.14             2013 ECAC Championship
Mile                        4:41.78             2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational
6000 Meters (XC)            22:28               2012 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-American (Second Team)                      2014 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST                                    2014 (800 Meters)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                               2013 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST                                    2013 (4x800 Meter Relay)
Penn Relays Champion                            2013 (4x800 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                      2012-13, 2013-14

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

4x800 Meter Relay           1st                 2013 Outdoor
800 Meters                  2nd                 2014 Indoor
1500 Meters                 4th                 2014 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay           4th                 2014 Outdoor
800 Meters                  5th                 2013 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay           5th                 2014 Indoor
800 Meters                  8th                 2013 Indoor
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