Olivia Pantale
Olivia  Pantale

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wayne, N.J.

High School:
Wayne Valley

Event:
Throws

As a Freshman (2016-17): Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Earned All-BIG EAST Outdoor Honors for the javelin ... Finished with a pair of second-place finishes at the Georgia Tech Invite and the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships and won gold medal honors at the Tom Farrell Classic in the javelin throw ... Also recorded a third-place finish at the Rider Invite and ninth-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the discus ... Set a personal best in the shot put at the Tom Farrell Classic with a fifth-place finish ... Four top-10 finishes in the shot put during indoor season ... Set a personal best in the shot put at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships and finished 12th ... Also set a personal best in the weight throw at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships while finishing eighth.

At Wayne Valley:
Three-year member of the track & field team, competing in the shot put, discus throw and javelin … captain of her track & field team for her senior year … also captained her volleyball team … won back-to-back Passaic County championships … won the Passaic County individual title in the discus and javelin throws her senior year … holds the Wayne Valley school-record in the javelin … Fifth-place finish in the javelin in New Jersey her junior year … Sixth-place in the state in discus her senior year.

Personal: Daughter of Patricia and William Pantale … both parents are Hall of Fame members for their high school’s athletics program … has two siblings (Chris and Alana) … brother Chris played football at Boston College and now plays for the Philadelphia Eagles … sister Alana was a four-year member and full-scholarship member of the track & field team at the University of Delaware … lists hiking, swimming, eating and working out as her hobbies … plans to go to grad school and pursue a career as a speech pathologist post St. John’s … lists her brother as the most influential person in her athletic career because “he has a dream to be in the NFL and didn’t stop until he reached it” … came to St. John’s because of the campus, the track & field team and the city.

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