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Nicole Armstrong
Nicole  Armstrong

Hometown:
Sydenham, Ont.

High School:
Sydenham

Birthdate:
05/02/1996

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

10/01/2016

Women's Cross Country at Paul Short Run

Villanova competed at the Paul Short Run on October 1, 2016.

09/19/2016

Women's Cross Country at Main Line Invitational

Villanova opened the 2016 season by competing in the Main Line Invitational on September 16 at Haverford.

On Armstrong: Steady middle distance runner who has contributed both on the track and during cross country season ... Has room to continue developing and is capable of being a consistent contributor at the BIG EAST level ... Will look to build on her collegiate experience thus far during the coming year.

2017 Outdoor: Competed at five meets during the season and tallied an 11th place finish in the 1500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Recorded a time of 4:40.34 in the final at the conference meet after also placing 11th with a season-best time of 4:35.06 in the preliminary heats a day earlier ... Runner-up in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.73 and finished ninth in the 1500 meters in 4:35.50 at the season-opening Penn Challenge ... Came in 12th in the 1500 meters at the Sam Howell Invitational (4:39.96) ... Recorded a time of 2:12.93 in the elite section of the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Finished third in the 800 meters (2:13.10) at the Lions Invitational.

2017 Indoor: Scored a team point in the Mile at the BIG EAST Championships, where she finished eighth in the final with a personal best time of 4:51.17 ... Tallied a time of 4:56.77 in the preliminary heats and was ranked ninth going into the final ... Also ran the Mile earlier in the year at the Gotham Cup and recorded a third place finish with a time of 4:53.96 ... Opened the indoor season at the Nittany Lion Challenge, where she posted a time of 2:52.56 in the 1000 meters and ran the anchor leg for a 4x400 meter relay squad which finished in 4:00.58 ... Led off a 4x400 relay which finished ninth at the Villanova Invitational in 3:59.29, and also placed ninth in the 800 meters at that meet with a time of 2:13.49 ... Crossed the finish line in 2:13.52 in the 800 meters at the FastTrack National Invitational.

2016 Cross Country: Competed in four races during the season and was the Wildcats fifth scoring runner in each of her first two starts ... Came in 11th at the season-opening Main Line Invitational with a time of 17:31.4 over three miles ... Finished 111th in a field of more than 400 runners at the Paul Short Run, where she also recorded a personal best 6000 meter time of 21:28 ... Came in first out of 43 runners at the Haverford Invitational with a time of 17:47.8 on the three mile course ... Registered a margin of victory of nearly 12 seconds in the race ... Ran at the BIG EAST Championships and placed 41st overall with a 6K time of 23:14.3.

2016 Outdoor: Advanced to the final of the 1500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Posted a time of 4:34.85 in the preliminary heats and stood in ninth place overall, then came in 10th in the final with a time of 4:42.95 ... Ran the 1500 meters on three other occasions, with her top time of the season being 4:32.79 when she placed 18th in the championship section at the Colonial Relays ... Also ran the 800 meters at the Colonial Relays and came in 13th in the championship section with a time of 2:13.78 ... Posted a time of 4:33.58 and finished ninth in the 1500 meters at the Penn Challenge ... Ran in the elite section of the event at the Larry Ellis Invitational an recorded a time of 4:36.20.

2016 Indoor: Tallied a fifth place finish in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Registered a time of 2:12.48 in the final and moved up three spots from her eighth place standing after posting a time of 2:13.95 in the preliminary heats ... Ran the 800 meters at the FastTrack National Invitational and came in 18th in the invitational section of the race with a time of 2:14.00 ... Anchored the distance medley relay at the Penn State National, where the Wildcats finished in fifth place with a time of 12:01.32.

2015 Cross Country: Ran in three meets during the season ... Top finisher for Villanova at the season-opening Main Line Invitational, where she placed seventh overall and tallied a time of 14:29.2 over 4,000 meters ... Came in fourth on the team and 11th overall out of 75 runners at the Main Line Invitational with a three-mile time of 17:16 ... Finished 45th at the Princeton Interreagional Meet with a time of 22:00.9 on the 6,000 meter course.

2015 Outdoor: Scored points at the BIG EAST Championships in the 1500 meters and as part of the 4x800 meter relay ... Ran the second leg of the relay and helped Villanova finish in fourth place with a time of 8:55.56 ... Tallied a sixth place finish in the 1500 meters and produced a time of 4:29.77 in the final ... During the preliminary heats recorded a time of 4:28.37 and ranked fourth overall going into the final ... Went on to compete in the 1500 meters at the ECAC Championships and notched a seventh place finish ... Produced a season-best time of 4:26.54 to finish fourth in the preliminaries at the ECAC meet, then came in seventh in the final with a time of 4:30.13 ... Competed two other times in the 1500 meters during the season, finishing 19th at the Larry Ellis Invitational (4:31.75) and 38th at the Colonial Relays (4:35.25) ... Ran the 800 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and crossed the finish line in sixth place with a time of 2:11.24 ... Also ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and the Wildcats finished sixth in the relay with a time of 3:55.47 ... Later in the season registered a time of 2:14.50 in the 800 meters and finished 11th at the Princeton Open ... Began the outdoor season by running the 3000 meters at the Philadelphia College Classic, where she came in 15th with a time of 10:17.21.

2015 Indoor: Competed in the 1000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and finished ninth in the preliminary heats with a time of 2:53.33 ... Posted a personal best time of 2:51.94 in the 1000 meters at the Penn State National and secured a fifth place finish ... Came in fourth with a time of 2:54.18 at the Gotham Cup ... Ran the 800 meters at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational and posted a time of 2:14.51 ... Led off the 4x800 meter relay at the Gotham Cup and helped the Wildcats record a first place finish with a time of 8:51.16 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Penn State National as Villanova placed eighth overall with a time of 3:53.40.

2014 Cross Country: Was in the top seven of the Villanova lineup in all five of her races during the season ... Recorded a season-best time of 21:38 over 6,000 meters at the Washington Invitational, where she placed 71st overall ... Finished as the fifth scoring runner for the Wildcats at the BIG EAST Championships, the Princeton Invitational and the season-opening Main Line Invitational ... Came in 30th overall at the conference meet, finished 20th at the Princeton meet to help Villanova win the team title, and was 10th overall at the Main Line Invitational ... Registered a 75th place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional.

Sydenham High School: Lettered in both cross country and track & field ... Part of the 2013 Canadian National Cross Country Physi-Kult Junior Girls winning team ... 2013 third place finisher in the 800 meters at Canadian Nationals ... Named a three-time Female MVP of her high school track & field team ... Honored with the Cross Country Career Achievement Award in 2013-14 ... Also earned the Outstanding Grade 9 Athlete award and was named the cross country Rookie of the Year in 2010-11 ... Earned the Silver Award for the second-highest grade-point average during the 2010-11 school year, as well as the Bronze Award for the third-highest average in both 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... Member of the Honour Roll ... Earned both the Biology and English subject awards ... Both a Limestone District School Board Achiever Award honoree and an Ontario scholar.

Personal: Born 5/2/96 in Kingston, Ont. ... Parents are Kevin and Joanne Armstrong ... Majoring in Biology with a minor in Global Health.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

400 Meters                          57.92                        High School
800 Meters                          2:10.11                      High School
1000 Meters                         2:51.94                      2015 Penn State National
1500 Meters                         4:26.26                      High School
Mile 4:51.17 2017 BIG EAST Championships
3000 Meters 10:17.21 2015 Philadelphia College Classic

PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)

4000 Meters                         14:29.2                      2015 Big Five Invitational
3 Miles 17:16 2015 Main Line Invitational
6000 Meters 21:28 2016 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                                       2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

4x800 Meter Relay                   4th                          2015 Outdoor
800 Meters 5th 2016 Indoor
1500 Meters 6th 2015 Outdoor
Mile 8th 2017 Indoor

Schedule