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Michaela Meyer

Cross Country/Distance
Position
Graduate Student
Class
Southbury, Conn.
Hometown
Delaware
Previous School
Pomperaug High School
High School / Club
Michaela Meyer - XC/Track - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA Championships
2021 Outdoor:
800 meters (1st)

All-American
2021 Outdoor: 800 meters (1st Team)
2021 Outdoor: 4×400 meters (HM)

ACC Champion
2021 Outdoor: 1500 meters

NCAA East Preliminary Round
2021:
800m, 4×400 relay

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)
TFRRS Profile – Delaware (for PRs and full results)

2021 Cross Country
• Clocked PB 17:31.3 in 5k at XC23 Invitational
• Ran 17:52.3 at Joe Piane Invitational

2021 Outdoor
• ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Outdoor Track & Field
• Won the NCAA 800m title (2:00.28) with school record time
• First woman to win an individual title in UVA Track & Field history
• Finished fourth at US Olympic Trials with school-record time of 1:58.55 to set ACC and UVA records for the event
• Became only the fifth woman in collegiate history, regardless of competition date, to go sub 1:59 in the 800
• Finished first in 800m at NCAA East Preliminary Round to advance to NCAAs
• Set facility record in first round (2:02.19) and then broke that and UVA school record in quarterfinals (2:00.40)
• That time ranked as fasted time in NCAA East/West Preliminary Round history
• Helped UVA advance to NCAA Championships in 4×400 with school record time of 3:30.44
• Won 1500m at ACC Championships with school and meet record  4:09.78
• Was boxed in and in fifth place heading into final turn when she slide wide and out-kicked the pack to the finish line
• Set school record (2:01.52) in finishing third in 800m at ACC Championships• Broke her own school record in the 800m (2:01.82) at Virginia Grand Prix that ranked No. 8 in the nation
• Her time was also a Lannigan Field and meet record
• Previously set UVA record in 800m (2:01.97) at Virginia Challenge
• At the time, was a meet and facility record
• Also set UVA record in 1500m (4:11.62) at Virginia Challenge that was second-best time in the nation at the time
• Won 800m in Raleigh Relays in then-school record time of 2:02.20 that also set meet and facility records
• Broke 35-year-old UVA 800m record at Raleigh Relays
• Her time met U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying standard
• Named ACC Women’s Track Performer of the Week (March 24) after winning 800m and 1500m at UVA Opener
• Her 1500m time ranked No. 10 on UVA all-time list
• Winner of team’s Coach’s Award for Excellence
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Named to 2021 CoSIDA (College Sports Information Director’s of America) Academic All-America second team
• Named to 2021 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• Named to CoSIDA Academic All-Distric III First Team
• Named 2021 VaSID Women’s Track Athlete of the Year
• Named to 2021 VaSID First Team for Middle Distance
• Named ACC Women’s Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2021 Indoor
• Did not compete for UVA
• Running unattached, set Liberty’s facility record (2:05.46)  in 800m

2020 Cross Country 
• Ran a career-best 6k time of 21:13.4 at the ACC Championships
• Placed 15th at the Virginia Invite
• Finished 17th at the Wolfpack Invite, finished fourth for the Cavaliers

Delaware (2016-2020)
• Qualified for the 2020 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 800m with the country’s fourth-fastest time
• Placed third at the CAA Conference Championships in the 800m
• 2019 NCAA regional qualifier in the 800m
• Ran anchor for Delaware’s 2019 4x800m relay team, which ranked No. 1 in the NCAA
• Set seven school records at Delaware (indoor and outdoor 800m, indoor 500m, indoor and outdoor 4x800m, sprint medley relay, outdoor 4x1500m and DMR
• Named a 2019 CAA Athlete of the Week
• Named the team’s 2020 indoor MVP and won the team’s sportsmanship award
• Served as team captain for the 2019-20 season
• Named team’s Freshman of the Year in 2017

Background
• All-state for Connecticut
• Earned All-New England honors

Personal
• Working towards a Master’s degree in nursing
• Daughter of Jeff and Siobhan Meyer
• Has one brother, Greg
• Has an older sister, Cartina, and a twin sister Allison
• Did undergraduate research at Delaware on individuals with intellectual disabilities to find creative ways to capture their diet intake