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 Liv Westphal
Liv  Westphal
RS Senior

Limoges, France

High School:
Auguste Renoir



Outdoor Elibility:


Three Earn Women's Track Academic All-ACC Nods

Westphal earns her third conference academic award this season.


Westphal Earns Indoor Track All-ACC Academic Spot

The senior earns All-Academic accolades for the second time in her indoor track career


Shaw, Westphal Named Eagles of the Week

Pair honored for performances last week


Westphal Earns ACC Performer of the Week

The senior set a program, ACC record in the 5k the Eagles' first meet of the season


Westphal named ACC's top XC performer

All-American captures league's performer of the year award for 2014 campaign

Ranks third on BC's all-time indoor 3,000-meter list (9:16.35)...ranks secondon BC's all-time outdoor 5,000-meter list (16:13.20)...named NCAA Division I cross country All-American honoree by the USTFCCCA (2013, 2014)....three time All-ACC Academic Honor Roll member for cross country (2011-13).

AS A SENIOR (2014-15)
XC: Named ACC Cross Country Performer of the Year...earned All-American honors for the second consecutive year...began the season with a 16:13.20 first-place finish in the 5k at the Minuteman Invitational (9/13)...finished first at the Battle in Beantown with a time of 16:30.0 (9/26)...earned a fourth-place finish in the 6k at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite, clocking a personal best time of 19:43.0 (10/17)...took first place at the ACC Cross Country Championships in Earlysville, Va. in 19:43.8 (10/31)...earned fourth place at the NCAA Northeast Regional, finishing the 6k in 20:16.02 (11/14)...named All-American for the second year in a row at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., her 20:37.4 finish placing her 30th in a field of 255 runners.
INDOOR: placed third at the BU Opener (12/6) in the 3000 meters....finished fifth in the DMR at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix (12/7)...took fourth at the BU Valentine (2/13) in the the ACC Indoor Championships, took part in two events...finished fourth in the DMR with a time of 11:22.39...placed fifth in the 3000 meters, crossing the line at 9:18.08....travelled to the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/13) in Arkansas...took ninth in the 5000 meters with a time of 16:00.56.
OUTDOOR: Finished 9th at the Stanford Invitational (4/3) in the 5000 meters, crossing the line with a time of 15:33.33...took second at the UMass Invivational (4/11) in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:33.67...placed third in the 10,000 meters at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14), setting a new personal record at 33:42.03...finished second at the NCAA Prelims in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:48.64, qualifying her for the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships... at NCAA's, took eighth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:52.17, earning her the designation of All-American. 

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14)
XC: Started the season off with a 1st place finish at the UMass XC Invitational (9/14) in 16:58...finished 3rd at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (9/27) 5k in 17:00... finished 19th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (10/19) 6k in 20:10.0...placed 3rd overall and helped BC claim 6th at the ACC Championships (11/01) with a 6k time of 20:15.8...competed at the NCAA Regional Championships (11/15) at Van Cortlandt Park in NYC 6k in 20:12.5...competed at the NCAA Division 1 Championships (11/23), crossing the line in 20:30.0 to place 17th and earn All-American Honors.
INDOOR: Finished 3rd at the BU John Thomas Terrier (1/24), setting a personal record of 9:16.35 for 3,000-meters...took 7th at the BU Valentine Invite (2/7) 3,000-meter in 9:16.72...placed 17th in the 5,000-meter in 16:32.41 at the Iowa State Classic (2/14)...ran the mile leg for the DMR team that took 6th place in 11:26.74 at the ACC Championships (2/27)...finished 5th with a 3,000-
OUTDOOR: Did not compete...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13)
XC: Made her season debut at the New England Championships (10/7), scoring 3rd overall with a time of 17:10.3 for 5k...ran 20:23.6 over 6k to place 61st at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (10/12)...crossed the line 20:32.9 for 6th place at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/27)...ran a season best of 20:19.2 at the NCAA Regional Championships (11/9) to place 12th...competed at the NCAA Division 1 Championships (11/17), scoring 85th overall with a time of 20:40.1.
INDOOR: Did not compete.
OUTDOOR: Finished the 5,000-meters in 16:35.52 at the Stanford Invitational (3/29-30)...won the 1,500-meter in 4:31.27 at the UMass Invitational (4/13) the ACC Championships (4/18-20), ran the 1,500-meter in a personal best of 4:25.65 to score 11th the ECAC Championships (5/10-12), ran the 5,000-meter in a personal best of 16:22.69 to score 2nd place...competed at the NCAA Division 1 East Preliminary Round (5/23-25), covered 5,000-meters in 16:24.84 to score 15th place overall.

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12)
All-ECAC 1,500m...All-Northeast Region XC...ran third fastest 3,000m (9:26.57) and fifth fastest 5,000m (16:30.48)outdoor times in school history...French National Team member for 2012 IAAF World Junior Championship in 3,000m...Academic All-ACC Team XC...USTFCCCA All-Academic Team XC...Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
XC: Finished second for BC at the NCAA Championships (11/21), clocking in at 20:52.4...hit the tape in 21:20.5 at the NCAA Northeast Regional (11/12), taking 19th overall and scoring second for BC in the team's second place finish...scored second for BC at the ACC Championship (10/29) in 15th place overall, missing all-conference honors by one spot, in a 6K personal best of 20:48.1...scored fourth for the Eagles at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational (10/14), taking 96th overall in a time of 21:16.21 (6K)...scored third for BC at the New England Championship (10/8), taking fifth overall in 17:48 (5K) in her first collegiate race.
Indoor T&F: Ran the mile in 4:51.86 at the 2012 BU Terrier Classic (1/27-28)...placed sixth in the 3,000-meters at the 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational (2/3-4) with a time of 9:35.34...set a personal record of 4:50.00and gained an eighth place finish in the mile at the ACC Championships (2/23-25)...finished the 3,000-meters in 9:29.23 at the Columbia Last Chance Meet (3/2-3).
Outdoor T&F: Took sixth and set a personal record of 16:30.48 in the 5,000-meters at the Stanford Invitational (4/6-7)...placed fourth in the 1,500-meters at the ACC Championships (4/19-21) with a time of 4:32.70, which came on the heels of running a 4:27.61 in the preliminary round...ran the 3,000-meters at the Penn Relays (4/26-28) in 9:26.57...earned All-ECAC honors by claiming eighth behind a personal record of 4:26.64 in the 1,500-meters at the ECAC Championships (5/11-3).

A two-time national junior champion in France...coached by Hadj Kahlal at the Sport Association of Saint Junien (France) and Eduardo Gomez at ELS Sitges Athletic Club (Spain)...set Limousin regional junior records in the 1500-meter (4:29.81), 3000-meter (9:35.24) and 5,000-meter (16:57.51) competitions...won the 2009 4x800-meter relay national championship with AS Saint Junien...crowned the 3,000-meter 2010 French National Junior Champion...grasped 11th place at the 2011 European Junior Championships in Estonia...captured back-to-back Limosin Junior Championships in cross country, earning titles in 2009 and 2010...turned in a sixth place finish at the 2011 French Junior Cross Country Championship...graduated at the top of her class and recorded the third best score on the baccalaureate at Auguste Renoir.

Born in Milan, Italy...the only child of Grazia and Bertrand Westphal...enrolled in the Carroll School of Management.

Overall PR
Overall PR
1500m --- --- 4:25.65 - ACC (4/18/13) same
Mile 4:50.00 - ACC (2/23/12) same --- ---
3000m 9:08.99 - BU Valentine (2/13/15) same 9:26.57 - Penn Relays (4/26/12) same
5000m 15:33.33- BU Opener (12/6/14) --- 15:33.33 - Stanford (4/3/15) same
5K (XC) --- --- 16:58.1 - UMass (9/14/13) same
6K (XC) --- --- 20:12.5 - NCAA Regional (11/15/13) same
T&F Finishes Wins: 2 Top 3: 10 Top 5: 12 Top 10: 29

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