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W. Cross Country



 Megan Ritchie
Megan  Ritchie
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Taunton, Mass.

High School:
Coyle and Cassidy

Birthdate:
12/14/1993

10/31/2014

Westphal Wins ACC XC Championships

The Limoges, France native tied a personal best to place first overall in the 6K

10/29/2014

Women's XC Travels to UVA for ACCs

The Eagles will race on the Earlysville, Va. course on Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m.

10/24/2014

Women's XC Places First at CCSU Mini Meet

All seven varsity runners placed in the top 30 finishers

10/11/2014

Women's XC Competes at New Englands

Junior Megan Ritchie was the Eagles' top performer of the meet

09/26/2014

Liv Westphal Wins Battle in Beantown

Women's Cross Country places fourth as a team

AS A JUNIOR (2014-2015)
XC: 
Placed second in the women's open 5K at the Battle in Beantown (9/26) with 18:44.0...earned top performer title at the New England Championships (10/11), where she finished 29th out of 262 runners with 18:15.50...finished in 14th place at 10:28.41 in the 3K at the CCSU Mini Meet (10/24)...ran 22:09.7 at the ACC XC Championships (10/31).
INDOOR: 
finished the mile in 5:08.63 at the BU Meet (1/22).
OUTDOOR: placed sixth at the UMass Minuteman (4/3) in the 3,000 meters, finishing with a time of 10:30.08...finished second at the UMass Invitational (4/11) in the 10,000 meters...took first place at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invite (4/24) in the 5,000 meters...at the NEICAAA Championships, finished eighth in the 10,000 meters, setting a new personal record of 37:45.96.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14)
 
XC: Improving her time by over a minute since her collegiate debut, ran 18:55.7 at the UMass Invitational (9/14) to claim 30th place...ran 19:18 at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (9/27), good enough for 99th place...competed in the New England Championship (10/12), running a personal best time of 19:10.4 for 109th place...concluded the season with a 19:35.2 time at the Brown University Rothenberg Invitational (10/18). 
INDOOR: Opened the season with an 11th place finish in the 3,000-meter (10:23.85) at the BU Season Opener (12/7)...ran the mile in a personal best time of 5:19.58 at the Yale Collegiate Invitational (1/11)...placed 10th at the BU Limited Open (1/16), completing the 3,000-meter in 10:32.18...claimed a personal best in the 3,000-meter (10:05.72) at the BU John Thomas Terrier...competed at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/7-8), covering 3,000-meters in 10:17.07...finished 2nd in 18:41.77 in her first 5,000-meter competition of the season at the Brown University Invitational (2/15)...concluded the season at the ACC Championships (2/27-3/1), earning 26th place the 3,000-meter distance (10:31.59). 
OUTDOOR: Made her season debut in the 5,000-meter (17:48.85) at the Raleigh Relays (3/28-29), good enough for 4th place in her heat and a personal record in the distance...ran the 3,000-meter in 10:17.41 at the UConn Invitational (4/5)...competed at the UMass Invitational (4/12), covering the 10,000-meter distance in 39:18, which earned her 3rd place...ran 17:53.08 in the 5,000-meter at the ACC Championships (4/17-19)...earned a 1st place finish and set a personal record in the 3,000-meter (10:03.03) at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invite (4/25)...ran the 5,000-meter in 18:07.60 at the New England Championships (5/8-10). 

AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13) 
XC: Made collegiate debut with a time of 20:15.8 at the UMass Invitational (9/15), finishing 54th overall...improved her 5k PR at the New England Championship (1/7), running 20:12.2 for 99th place...placed 45th in 20:32.3 at the Brown University Rothenberg Invitational (10/19). 
INDOOR: Finished her first 3,000-meter competition in 10:49.92 at the Jay Carisella Invitational (12/1)...placed 13th in the mile (5:32.37) at the URI GoRhody Invitational...placed 11th and earned a personal best time in the 1,000-meter (3:10.13) at the BU Multi-Team Meet (1/17)...ran the 3,000-meter in 11:04.89 at the Joe Donahue Games (1/25)...placed 8th in the 1,000-meter (3:13.76) at the Tufts Cupid Challenge (2/11)...concluded the season with a personal best in the 3,000-meter (10:47.58). 
OUTDOOR: Ran a personal best time of 5:12.18 in the 1,500-meter at the Bridgewater State University Invitational (3/23)...finished 42nd in the 1,500-meter (5:19.83) at the Tufts Snowflake Classic (3/30)...ran the 1,500-meter in 5:17.85 to place 52d at the UMass Invitational (4/13).

BEFORE BC
High school record in the 600m, 800m, 3000m, high jump, 4 x 800m, DMR ... DMR State Division 4 Champion in 2012 ... State Division 4 high jump champion in 2012 ... four time All-State cross country qualifier ... EAC mile and high jump champion ... EAC all-star 2011-12 ... National Honor Society ... National Latin Honors Society ... Salutatorian of the Class of 2012.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Francis and Vickie Ritchie ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

PERSONAL RECORDS (PR)
1000m
3:10.13 - BU Multi (1/17/2013)
1500m
5:12.18 - Bridgewater State Invite (3/23/2013)
Mile
5:08.63 - BU Multi (1/22/2015)

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