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Molly McNamara
Year: Senior
Hometown: Little Silver, N.J.
High School: Red Bank Catholic
Major: Human biology
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2014 Season (Senior):

• Fifth at USF Invitational (18:02.4, 5k), third best on the Cardinal
• 12th at Stanford Invitational (21:17, 6k) and second among Cardinal runners
• 91st at Wisconson Invitational (21:06, 6k)
• 14th at Pac-12 Championships (20:34, 6k) and third among Cardinal runners

2013 Season (Junior):

• Helped Stanford into the NCAA Championships by placing 39th at the NCAA West Regional to help the Cardinal to second place
• Covered the 6K course in Sacramento in 20:33 to place No. 5 on the team
• Ran in first NCAA Championships, placing 214th (22:14.2) and No. 7 on team in Terre Haute, Ind.
• Placed 54th in the Pac-12 Championships as Stanford's No. 6 runner (23:29, 6K)
• Ran No. 5 for Stanford's 'A' team at the Stanford Invitational, placing 16th overall (22:03, 6K)
• Was 10th at the USF Invitational (18:09.4, 5K).

2012 Season (Sophomore):

• Did not compete.

2011 Season (Freshman):

• Burst onto the scene, placing eighth at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 20:51 in her first collegiate race
• Finished 52nd at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 21:29
• Finished 62nd at the NCAA West Regionals with a time of 21:43
• Competed at the Wisconsin Invitational, placing 197th with a time of 21:51.5.

Track and Field:

• Advanced to the 2013 NCAA West Prelims in the 1,500
• Holds personal bests of 2:09.21 for 800 and 4:24.96 in the 1,500.

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)
• 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.


• Daughter of Peter and Susan McNamara
• Has three younger siblings, Connor, Mary Kate and Emmett
• Majoring in human biology
• F

ull name is Mary Eileen McNamara.