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Mary Kate McElroy

Class: Sophomore Position: Height: 5-2 Previous School: Fort Frye High School Hometown: Whipple, Ohio

Cross Country Personal Bests
5K: 20:07.3
Sept. 16, 2017 - Liberty Big South Preview
Lynchburg, Va.

6K: 22:52
Sept. 29, 2017 - Paul Short Run
Bethlehem, Pa.

Big South Cross Country Championship (5K)
2017 (Lynchburg, Va.): 30th place, 20:09.7

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (6K)
2017 (Earlysville, Va.): 174th place, 23:37.1

Top Track Times at Liberty
1,500: 4:44.21
Mile: 5:12.34
3K: 10:29.83
3K SC: 11:27.17
5K: 17:49.64

2018 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South steeplechase fifth-place finisher
• Her steeplechase debut at the Duke Invitational resulted in a Liberty freshman-record time of 11:27.17
• Broke the 18-minute barrier with a 17:49.64 5K at the FSU Relays
• Fastest 1,500 of the year was 4:44.21 at the Virginia Grand Prix
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2017-18 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Ninth place in the Big South 5K
• Opened her collegiate track career with a 5:12.34 mile, good for 10th place at the Liberty Kickoff
• Came in third in the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational 3K in 10:29.83

2017 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Served as a top-seven runner for most of her freshman season
• Came in 30th at the Big South meet, making her the Lady Flames' No. 7 finisher
• Liberty's No. 5 runner at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, placing 174th overall
• Clocked a 5K season-best time of 20:07.3 for 16th place at the Liberty Big South Preview
• Fastest 6K time (22:52) came at the Paul Short Run

• Graduated from Fort Frye High School
• Fifth-place finisher in the 1,600 at the 2015 Ohio indoor state meet
• Placed 23rd at the 2016 Ohio Division III state cross country championship as a senior
• Top times were 5:14.55 (indoor 1,600), 11:20.66 (3,200) and 18:55.80 (XC 5K)

• Daughter of J. Allen and Beth McElroy
• Birthday is June 26
• Undecided on a major