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Meredith Mistretta

Class: R-Junior
Position: Distance
Height: 5-7

Previous School: Oyster River HS

Hometown: Durham, N.H.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
1,000 - 3:12.82 (Indoor)
1,500 - 4:52.69
Mile - 5:21.60 (Indoor)
3K - 10:25.69 (Indoor)
5K - 17:49.03
10K - 36:57.22

2014 Cross Country (R-Jr.)
• Served as one of the Lady Flames' top three runners during all seven of her races
• Matched her career-best Big South finish by placing 15th overall and third on the team
• Also ran No. 3 for the Lady Flames at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, where she crossed the line in 131st place
• Season-best 5K time of 18:52.15 came at the Greater Louisville Classic

2014 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Did not compete in any races and was redshirted

2013-14 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Did not compete in any races and was redshirted

2013 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Limited to just three races, as her season was cut short due to illness, and she was granted a medical hardship waiver
• Served as Liberty's No. 3 runner and placed 11th overall at the VMI Invitational
• Season-best 5K time of 19:37.1 came at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational

2013 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big South All-Academic Team member
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Became the fifth Lady Flame to notch a sub-37:00 10K when she won Section II of the event at the Raleigh Relays in a personal-best 36:57.22
• Came in sixth in the Big South 10K and 12th in the conference 5K final
• Made her ECAC debut in the 10K, placing 22nd
• Won the 5K at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier in a personal-best time of 17:49.03

2012-13 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Flirted with the 18:00 barrier twice in the 5K, posting an 18:00.26 for seventh place in the Big South final and an 18:00.12 for sixth place at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup

2012 Cross Country (So.)
• Enjoyed a breakthrough sophomore season for the Big South champion Lady Flames
• Served as Liberty's No. 5 runner at the Big South meet, placing 15th overall
• The Lady Flames' top finisher at the Royal Cross Country Challenge, where she came in 11th in a 5K cross country personal-best time of 18:04.03
• Placed 115th overall and third on the team at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, clocking 22:34.78 for the 6K distance

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Included on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Finished 12th in the Big South 10K
• Lowered her 5K clocking each time she ran the distance
• Best 5K time of the season was 18:37.46, which was good for second place at the Highlander Invitational

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Ran the 3K at the Big South meet, placing 14th
• Opened her year with a seventh-place 5K finish at the Liberty Kickoff, in a time of 18:30.83

2011 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Ran inside Liberty's top seven throughout the season
• Lady Flames' No. 6 runner at the Big South meet, crossing the line 36th in a 5K season-best time of 19:14
• Made her collegiate debut with a 41st-place showing at the Coastal Carolina Invitational/Big South Preview

• Graduated from Oyster River High School, at No. 11 in her class
• Placed sixth in the two mile at the 2011 New Balance Indoor Nationals, in a time of 11:15.14
• As a senior, placed in four events at the New Hampshire Division II state meets, including sixth in cross country, second in the indoor 3K, third in the indoor 1,500 and fifth in the outdoor 3,200
• Fastest cross country 5K time was 18:43

• Daughter of Keith and Joan Mistretta
• Major is biochemistry and molecular biology
• Birthday is on Jan. 14