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Wes Porter

Cross Country/Distance
Position
Freshman
Class
Kansas City, Mo.
Hometown
Rockhurst High School
High School
Wes Porter - Cross Country - Virginia Cavaliers

All-ACC
2021 Outdoor: 1500 meters (1st Team)

NCAA East Preliminary Round
2021:
1500m

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2021 Outdoor
• Qualified for NCAA East Preliminary Round in 1500m where he placed 20th
• Runner-up in 1500m at ACC Championships with PB (3:41.98) that ranks No. 8 on UVA all-time list and No. 2 on UVA freshman list
• Ran fastest outdoor mile (4:00.08) in UVA history at Virginia Grand Prix
• In his first complete 5000m posted time of 13:51.41 at Virginia Challenge that ranks No. 4 on UVA all-time list and UVA freshman record
• Ran 3.45.58 in 1500m at Raleigh Relays to post third best freshman performance in UVA history
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021 Indoor
• Helped UVA win DMR at Virginia Tech Invitational
• Was 3rd (8:06.18) in 3000m at Virginia Tech Invitational

2020 Cross Country
• Placed 23rd at the ACC Championships with a career-best time of 23:45.3
• Was named the ACC Freshman Performer of the Week twice for performance at the Virginia Invite and Wolfpack Invite
• Placed fourth at the Virginia Invite as the top freshman at the meet
• Ran a season-best time of 24:01.4 at the Wolfpack Invite, finishing fifth in the meet
• Placed third at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational, finishing as the top freshman with a time of 24:10.2
• Named to 2020 All-ACC Academic team

Background
• 2018 Missouri cross country state champion
• Six-time Missouri All-State selection
• Named the 2019 Gatorade Missouri Runner of the Year and the 2019 Greater Kansas City Cross Country Coaches Association Missouri Runner of Year
• Selected as the 2019 Rockhurst Track and Field MVP  

Personal
• Has not declared a major
• Son of Jon and Marcy Porter
• Has one sister, London