Junior runs fastest time in the world this year
Cardinal wraps up 29th annual meet
Action heats up at 29th annual meet
Cardinal to compete in conference meet this weekend
Middle-distance runners take the stage
Career Bests (thru 2013 indoors):
800 Meters: 2:09.21
At Stanford: Had a strong start to her collegiate career, during the 2011 cross-country season.
2013 Season: 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 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 state 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 ... anticipating a major in cancer biology or pathology ... enjoys knitting, cooking, and going to the beach ... full name is Mary Eileen McNamara.