Women's Cross Country

Margaret Connelly
Margaret Connelly
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: Fenwick
Position: Distance

2012-13: Competed at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships in the 3000m…Competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, where she finished in 130th place out of a field of 253 competitors…Finished seventh at the NCAA Northeast Regionals, qualifying for nationals and earning All-Northeast Region Honors…Placed seventh at they Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships, helping Brown to a third place finish.

Brown Track & Field/XC Accomplishments: 2010 Ivy league cross heptagonal championship race in 17:29.5 and scored 5th place.  Had the fastest time any Brown runner has posted at Van Cortlandt park.  Best Female Rookie Player 2010. Fall 2010 All-Ivy Honoree- women's cross country- First Team. 2010 and 2011 All-Northeast Region. 

Before Brown: A four-year letterwinner on Fenwick High School's cross country/track & field team ... Boasted the second-fastest mile time in the state of Illinois during the 2010 indoor season ... Placed 10th at the 2010 state track meet in the 3,2000m run ... Placed 39th in the 2009 Illinois state cross country meet ... In cross country, Connelly was a captain both her junior and senior years, and was a conference champion and Most Valuable Player in both 2007 & 2008 ... Also earned All-Conference, regional, and sectional honors and was a three-time state-qualifier (2007-2009) ... Has school records in the 1,600 and 3,200m ... Was a member of the National Honor Society, earned First Honors and was a Presidential and State Scholar.

Personal: Margaret is the daughter of Francis & Margie Connelly ... Has two brothers, Paul & Matthias, and one sister, Mary Kate ... Concentrating in Environmental Studies

Personal Records
5k (xc): 17:27
6k (xc): 20:41
3k (indoor): 9:31.87
3k (outdoor): 9:38.55

Cross Country Heps Place:
2010: 5th
2011: 10th
2012: 7th 

Cross Country Regional Place:
2010: 18th
2011: 16th
2012: 7th