Maura McDonnell
Maura  McDonnell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Green Hope

Event:
Distance


2015-16 Cross Country: Ran in four events … Opened the season with a 5K time of 20:47.15 at the Covered Bridge Invitational … Ran a 6K time of 23:46.96 at the American Athletic Conference Championship.

2014-15 Track and Field: Took fifth place in the 800m at the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup in a time of 2:32.19 … Part of the distance medley relay team that captured sixth place at the AAC Indoor Championships … Placed fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Bill Carson Invitational, crossing the line in a time of 11:46.92.

2014-15 Cross Country: Competed in all six events … Posted a season-best 5K time of 19:30.4 at the Wolfpack Invitational … Turned in a 6K time of 24:46 at the AAC Championship … Ran in the NCAA Southeast Regional where she finished the 6K event in a time of 23:56.8.

2013-14 Track and Field: Did not compete during the indoor season … Placed eighth in the 800-meter run at the Bill Carson Invitational with a time of 2:23.71 … Took eighth in the 1,500m at the 49er Classic in a time of 5:12.23.

2013-14 Cross Country: Competed at five meets during her initial season ... Improved her 5K time by more than 82 seconds over the course of her first four meets ... Debuted with a 44th-place showing in 20:36.99 at the Covered Bridge Invitational ... Finished ninth overall in the 5K race at UNC Wilmington's Seahawk Invitational with a time of 19:23.51 ... Ran a season-best 5K time of 19:13.73 and placed 10th overall at the Pirate Invitational.

High School: Lettered in both cross country and track & field ... A North Carolina 4A State Qualifier in the 800-meter run as a senior ... New Balance Indoor National finalist in the 800-meter run ... Won the 2013 North Carolina 4A State Indoor Championships in the 1,600-meter run ... 2012 4A Indoor State runner-up in the 1,000-meter run ... Placed third in the 2012 North Carolina Cross Country Championships ... Finished the season as a Nike Cross Country National Southeast Regional Qualifier after placing in the top 20 ... Team captain ... Two-time Honor Roll member.

Personal: Born May 6, 1995 in New Haven, Conn. ... Daughter of John and Beth McDonnell ... Has two older siblings, Ryan and Erin … Majoring in business.