|Hometown:||Newtown Square, Pa.|
|High School:||Cardinal O'Hara|
2017: Closed out her career in style as for the first time this season she was the second Devil to cross, with a time of 27:09.8 at the NCAA East Regionals. Her 122nd place finish was her highest-ever in the Regionals, an 18-place improvement from her freshman year in 2014 (11/4)...Closed out her CACC career in style with a new collegiate personal record of 21:49.9 to place 29th at the CACC Championships, 15 positions ahead of her finish from the previous year (10/22)...Placed 20th at the Jack Saint Clair Memorial Championship with a time of 28:14.3 (10/7)...Finished the Paul Short Invitational in 28:10 (9/29)...Missed on her best finish of the season by one position as she crossed 15th at the Goldey-Beacom Fall Classic with a season-best time of 23:19.6 (9/22)... Improved on her time from the weekend before by over 20 seconds, as she navigated the Philadelphia Metro Cross Country Championships at Belmont Plateau in 23:22.9 to place 36th (9/9)...Finished Wilmington University Cross Country Invitational in 14th with respective time of 23:43.72 (9/2)
2015: Ran her fastest time at the Wilmington University Invitational... 24:23... 7:50.
2014: Competed in six of the Devils seven races during the season…set a 6,000-meter personal best time of 26:11.2 and was the Devils sixth finisher at the NCAA East Region Championship in Nashua, N.H. on 11/22…recorded a 6K time of 27:15.0 at the Princeton Invitational on 10/18…finished the 6K Jack St. Clair Invitational at Belmont Plateau in 28:14.7 on 10/11…recorded a 6K time of 27:38.7 at the Paul Short Invitational meet at Lehigh University on 10/4…ran a personal-best time of 24:33.7 at the Philadelphia Metro Meet at Belmont Plateau on 9/27….made her collegiate debut on 9/13 at the University of Delaware Invitational in Newark, Del., completing the 6K course in 28:32.7
Honors and Activities: Named to Dean’s List…New Student Orientation Leader 2015…Student Occupational therapy Association (SOTA) Board member…volunteer at the Philadelphia Marathon…cleaned up local Philadelphia school with team during Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Prior to USciences: four year runner at Cardinal O’Hara High School…earned Honorable Mention All-Catholic League…earned coaches Award for Cross Country… Earned Cardinal O’Hara High School’s Principals Award for Academic Excellence… member of the Respect Life Club…
Personal: Oldest of three children of Joseph and Carolyn Houghton…has two cousins who were standout athletes at the University of the Sciences – Gene Willard ranks seventh on the Devils all-time men’s basketball scoring list with 1,667 points and earned All-CACC honors in each of his four years…cousin Matt Willard was a two-time All-CACC cross country runner and has recorded three of the top five men’s 8,000-meter times in school history…Decided to attend USciences for their doctorate entry level occupational therapy program. “I was given the opportunity to live my dream running competitively and to continue to work hard and improve each year. Most importantly I value being part of a team.”…after graduation plans to find a job working in a hospital in both geriatrics and pediatrics.