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Molly McNamara
Position: Middle Distance
Other Position: Distances
Year: Senior
Hometown: Little Silver, N.J.
High School: Red Bank Catholic
McNamara Photos
Career Bests (thru 2014 collegiate season):
800 Meters: 2:09.21
1,000: 2:50.14i
1,500: 4:24.96
Mile: 4:46.55c

2014 Season: Outdoors - Ran a season best 1,500 of 4:30.93 at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... competed in the prelims of the Pac-12 Championships in the 1,500, placing 23rd overall ... season best 800 of 2:14.29 came at the Brutus Hamilton Open ... was fifth in the 800 and sixth in the 1,500 at the Big Meet ... named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. Indoors - Placed 15th in the mile at the MPSF Championships, running 4:54.76 ... set a personal best in the 1,000 with a 2:50.14 in finishing ninth at the UW Indoor Preview ... in two mile races, has a season best of 4:54.37 at the Husky Classic.

2013 Season: Outdoors - Advanced to her first NCAA West Prelims, placing 48th in the 1,500 ...did not reach the final, but placed 21st overall in the Pac-12 Championships (4:35.24) ... set personal record of 4:24.96 while placing fifth at the Big Meet ... ran seven 1,500's and three 800's, doubling three times ... ran a season 800 best of 2:16.82 at the Jim Click Shootout. Indoors - Placed 15th at the MPSF Championships in the mile, in 4:55.55 ... ran a season best 800 of 2:15.00 at the UW Preview ... competed in four meets, running the 800 twice, and the 1,000, mile, 4x400, 4x800, and the distance medley relay once each.

2012 Season: Outdoors - Did not compete. Indoors - Did not compete.

Cross Country: Ran as team's No. 5 at the 2013 NCAA West Regional ... placed 54th at 2013 Pac-12s and 214th at NCAA's ... ran among the Stanford top seven at the 2011 Pac-12 Championships and NCAA West Regionals ... did not compete in 2012.

High School: A seven-time All-American, including 2011 appearances at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals (distance medley relay), the USATF Juniors (1,500), and the New Balance Indoor Nationals (4x800 and mile) ... placed sixth at the 2011 U.S. junior nationals in the 1,500 in 4:28.94 ... named to all-state teams for cross country in 2010 and track in 2011 ... 2010 Nike Cross National Northeast individual champion ... holds the New Jersey state sophomore record in the 1,000 meters (2:56) as well as the Ocean County Park 5K course record (17:14) ... set 18 school records ... cross country squad won the 2010 county, conference, and state championships ... 2011 track team won the New Balance Nationals 4x800 indoor with the third-best all-time result ... holds the New Jersey state record in the DMR ... captained her cross country as well as both the winter and spring track teams twice each ... won the 2011 New Jersey Non-Public A titles in the 800 (2:09.21) and 1,600 (4:44.90).

Personal: Daughter of Peter and Susan McNamara ... has three younger siblings, Connor, Mary Kate and Emmett ... majoring in human biology ... enjoys knitting, cooking, and going to the beach ... full name is Mary Eileen McNamara.