Margaret Connelly
Margaret Connelly
Year: Senior
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.

At Brown: A two-time All-Northeast Region selection … Awarded Best Female Rookie and earned First Team All-Ivy honors in cross country in 2010 … In 2010, also placed fifth at the Ivy League Cross Country Heps with a time of 17:29.5 and 18th overall at regionals … Had the fastest time any Brown runner has ever posted at Van Cortlandt Park … In 2011, earned Second Team All-Ivy honors after finishing 10th with a time of 22:30.3, and placed 16th overall in regionals.

Before Brown: A three-sport athlete and a four-year letter winner for cross country and track & field teams at Fenwick High School ... 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 3200m and placed thirty-ninth in the 2009 Illinois state cross country meet ... A two-time captain of the cross country team and the Conference Champion and Most Valuable Player in both 2007 and 2008 ... Also earned All-Conference, Regional, and Sectional honors, and was a three-time state-qualifier (2007-2009) ... Holds school records in the 1600m and 3200m.

Personal: Margaret M. Connelly is the daughter of Francis and Margie Connelly of Western Springs, Illinois … She has two brothers, Paul and Matthias, and one sister, Mary Kate … A Presidential and State Scholar, First Honors recipient, and member of the National Honor Society at Fenwick High School … Also enjoys reading, cooking, and quilting … She is concentrating in Environmental Studies. 

Personal Records
5k cross country – 17:27
6k cross country – 20:41
5k track – 16:31
3k indoor track – 9:31.87
3k outdoor track – 9:38.55 

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

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