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Brent Demarest

Cross Country/Distance
Position
Freshman
Class
Charleston, S.C.
Hometown
Porter Gaud
High School

All American
2019 Outdoor:
10000m (second-team) 
2018: Cross Country 
2017: Cross Country

NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier
2019: 10000m 
2017:
5000m, 10000m
2016:10,000m

USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region
2018
2017

All-ACC (8)
2019 Outdoor: 10000m, 5000m (2nd)
2018  Cross Country
2017 Cross Country
2017 Outdoor:10000m, 5000m (2nd) 
2017 Indoor:5000m (2nd)
2016 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2019 Outdoor 
• Earned second-team All-America honors with a 14th-place finish in the 10000m run 
• Captured a career-best time of 28:54.69 at the NCAA East Prelims in the 10000m, second-fastest time in school history
• Finished third at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the 10000m 
• Placed second in the 10000m at the ACC Championships, earning All-ACC honors 
• Earned second-team All-ACC honors with a fourth-place finish in the 5000m at the ACC Championships 

2019 Indoor
• Did not compete

2018 Cross Country
• Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, recording a 31st-place finish and a time of 29:54.4
• Is the second two-time All-American cross country honoree in school history, joining Emil Heineking (2017, 2018) with the honor 
• Named to the All-Southeast Region team after finishing sixth overall with a time of 29:56.7 
• Paced the Cavaliers at the ACC Championships, finishing fourth overall and earning the third All-ACC honor of his career
• Led Virginia at the Penn State National Open, placing sixth in the competition
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team 

2018 Outdoor
• Did not compete

2018 Indoor
• Finished 12th in the 5000m run and 18th in the 3000m at the ACC Championships
• Placed second in the 5000m run at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational

2017 Cross Country
• Recorded All-America honors with a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships
• The 19th-place finish on the national stage ties for second-best finish in school history
• Placed seventh at the NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championships, earning All-Southeast Region honors
• Led the Cavaliers at the ACC Championships, capturing second place with a career best 8k time of 23:15.6
• Recorded the team’s best individual finish at the conference meet since 2010

2017 OUTDOOR
• Finished 14th in the 10000m and 18th in the 5000m at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds
• Earned All-ACC first-team honors in the 10000m with a third-place finish and second-team honors in the 5000m fifth-place finish at the ACC Championships 

2017 INDOOR
• Recorded All-ACC second-team honors with a fifth place in the 5000m at the ACC Championships 
• Finished eighth in the 3000m at the ACC Championships 

2016 CROSS COUNTRY
• Cavaliers’ top performer in four races this season, including NCAAs and ACCs
• Finished 42nd at NCAA Championships
• Placed seventh at ACCs to earn All-ACC honors
• Crossed the line 38th at NCAA Southeast Regional Champs
• Finished sixth at Penn State National Open

2016 OUTDOOR
• Placed second in 10,000m in PR of 29:24.80 at Virginia Challenge to qualify for NCAA East Preliminaries
• 10,000m PR of 29:24.80 ranks seventh on UVA’s all-time list
• Placed 18th in 10,000m and 22nd in 5,000m at ACC Championships

2016 INDOOR
• Finished eighth in 5,000m in PR of 14:09.63 at ACC Championships, which ranks ninth on UVA’s all-time list
• Placed 24th in 3,000m at ACCs

2015 CROSS COUNTRY
• Placed 166th at NCAA Championships, part of the scoring five
• Finished 40th at ACC Championships, part of scoring five
• Crossed the line 69th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, fourth for UVA
• Placed 6th at Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational, second for Virginia

2015 OUTDOOR
• Season-best 29.32.72 in the 10000m ranks 8th in school history and second-best among freshmen
• Competed in the 10000m at the ACC Championships

2015 INDOOR
• Finished 15th in the 5000m at the ACC Championships
• PR of 14:14.74 in the 5000m ranks 8th in school history and 3rd by a freshman
• PR of 8:09.59 in the 3000m ranks 2nd among freshman in school history

2014 CROSS COUNTRY
• Did Not Compete

Background
• Four-time South Carolina cross country state champion
• Two-time Gatorade South Carolina Runner of the Year
• Two-time Foot Locker Cross Country national finalist
• Also a three-time state swimmer of the year, winning seven state championships
• 2013 Junior Elite Triathlon National championship runner-up