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McKenna Keegan
McKenna  Keegan

Hometown:
West Grove, Pa.

High School:
Avon Grove

Birthdate:
08/31/1998

Experience:
So./So.

On Keegan: A great talent on the Villanova roster who flourished during her freshman campaign last year ... Made her biggest contributions in the relays in 2016-17 and also competes at a high level in both the 400 meters and the 800 meters ... Was a second team All-American as part of the Wildcdats distance medley relay team last year, and was also a part of BIG EAST titles indoors in the 4x400 relay and the DMR as well as being a part of Championship of America titles at the Penn Relays in the DMR and the 4x800 relay ... Promising prospect who should continue to grow with more experience ... Has a bright future in the Villanova program and is poised for a big year.

2017 Outdoor: Ran legs on two of the three Villanova relays which won Championship of America titles at the Penn Relays ... Posted personal best splits of 54.05 on the 400 meter leg of the distance medley relay and 2:08.14 on the third leg of the 4x800 meter relay ... Villanova won the DMR in 10:53.97 and the 4x800 relay in 8:24.87 as part of a rare triple with wins in all three distance relays at the meet ... Scored in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Tallied a time of 56.86 in the preliminary heats and was ranked sixth overall going into the final, where she placed seventh in 57.93 ... Finished sixth in the 400 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a time of 56.25 and also recorded a time of 2:09.70 in the elite section of the 800 meters at that meet ... Competed in the 400 meters and on the 4x400 meter relay at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Finished seventh in the 400 meters with a time of 56.25 ... Led off the 4x400 relay, which finished third in 3:39.74 ... The time ranks as the 10th-fastest in school history ... Raced to a third place finish in the 400 meters with a time of 56.42 at the Colonial Relays, and also ran the 800 meter leg of the DMR which finished fourth with a time of 11:46.25.

2016-17 Indoor: One of the team's top performers at the BIG EAST Championships, where she earned a total of three All-BIG EAST honors ... Ran the 800 meter leg of the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships, producing a split of 2:09.91 as the Wildcats finished in 12th place and earned second team All-America honors ... Was a part of the team's BIG EAST champion DMR and 4x400 meter relay at the conference meet ... Ran the 400 meter leg of the DMR, and Villanova's winning time of 11:01.14 secured its berth to the national championships ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay ... The winning time of 3:42.06 was the third-fastest indoor 4x400 time in Wildcats history ... Finished third individually in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Was ranked fourth after posting a time of 56.32 in the preliminary heats, before moving up to third with a time of 55.83 in the final ... Recorded her fastest time of the season in the 400 meters at the FastTrack National Invitational one week prior to the conference meet ... Tallied a first place finish at the FastTrack meet and crossed the finish line in 55.62 ... Made her collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Won the 800 meters in 2:14.94 and ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay, which tied for first with a time of 3:56.00 ... Had a season-best time of 2:10.94 in the 800 meters at the Villanova Invitational, where she finished in fifth place in both the 800 meters and the 4x400 meter relay (ran the second leg of a relay which finished in 3:52.86) ... Ran the 600 meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge and finished seventh in 1:33.36, in additon to running the third leg on a 4x400 relay which placed fourth in 3:49.93 ... Placed fourth in the 800 meters in 2:12.15 at the Gotham Cup.

2016 Cross Country:
Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at the Haverford Invitational and registered a time of 18:44.5 over three miles.

Avon Grove High School:
Earned four varsity letters in outdoor track & field, as well as two letters indoors and four letters in soccer as an attack and midfielder … Was the PIAAA AAA state champion in the 400 meters in 2014 and 2015 … Played club soccer for the Delaware Rush Soccer Club … Team finished third in Region 1 in both 2014 and 2015 … Achieved Distinguished Honor Roll status academically all four years … Named a National Scholar Athlete in 2015 … Winner of the Chester County Press Scholar-Athlete Award in 2016.

Personal: Born 8/31/98 in Newark, Del. … One of four children of James and Karen Keegan … Siblings are Caroline (20), Maggie (14) and Bridget (10) … Comes from an athletic family … Mother played soccer at Villanova and several other relatives also competed for the Wildcats, including former men’s cross country and track & field runner Mike Seeger … Sister, Caroline, is a member of the track & field team at Saint Joseph’s … Hobbies include playing soccer … Chose to attend Villanova due to the strong sense of community on campus and within the track &field program … Also cited the strong academic reputation of the school and the historical success of the track & field program … Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

400 Meters (relay)          54.05           2017 Penn Relays
400 Meters (open) 54.6 High School
600 Meters 1:33.36 2017 Nittany Lion Challenge 800 Meters (open) 2:08 High School
800 Meters (relay) 2:08.14 2017 Penn Relays

PERSONAL BEST (CROSS COUNTRY)

3 Miles                     18:44.5         2016 Haverford Invitational

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)

All-American (Second Team)                  2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (4x400 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST Champion 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (400 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (4x400 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)

Penn Relays Champion                        2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
Penn Relays Champion 2017 (Distance Medley Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                  2016-17

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

4x400 Meter Relay           1st             2017 Indoor
Distance Medley Relay 1st 2017 Indoor
400 Meters 3rd 2017 Indoor
400 Meters 7th 2017 Outdoor

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