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Wes Porter

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

2024 Outdoor: 1500m (First Team)
2024 Indoor:
DMR (First Team)

ACC Champion
2024 Indoor:

2024 Outdoor:
1500m (First Team)
2024 Indoor:
DMR (First Team)
2023 Indoor: Mile (Second Team)
2022 Cross Country
2022 Outdoor: 1500m (First Team)
2021 Outdoor:
1500m (First Team)

NCAA East Preliminary Round
2024: 1500m

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Outdoor
• Sixth-place finish in the 1500m (3:40.39) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
• Brought home the bronze medal in the 1500m (3:42.13) at the ACC Outdoor Championships
• Member of Virginia’s 4xMile squad at Penn Relays to 15:52.30 (second place at Penn Relays, 2nd NCAA all-time, 4th world all-time) and DMR team
• Set a new personal best over 1500m at the 2024 Bryan Clay Invitational, finishing 15th in a stacked field
• Cruised to ninth place in the 5000m at Raleigh Relays in a time of 13:44.24
• Qualified for the US Olympic Team Trials in the 1500m
• All-ACC Academic Team

2024 Indoor
• Named to the All-ACC Academic team, studying commerce
• At the NCAA Indoor Championships, aided the Virginia DMR to a third-place finish with a relay time of 9:27.18 
• Advanced to the finals in the mile, for a seventh-place finish at the ACC Indoor championships
• Raced in the winning DMR at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Danced under the sub 4-minute mark over the mile twice in one weekend at the Eagle Invite and David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston
• Competed for a fifth-place finish in the mile at the Penn State National Open
• Helped UVA to a win in the DMR at the Virginia Tech Invitational

2023 Cross Country
• Named to the 2023 All-ACC Academic Cross Country team
• Competed at the 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships at Panorama Farms
• Recorded a personal-best 8k time of 30:25.4 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships
• Finished 78th at Virginia Invitational at Panorama Farms
• Placed 50th at the XC23 Pre-National meet at Panorama Farms
• Placed fifth at 2023 Spider Alumni Open

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Ran both the 1500m and 5000m race at ACC Outdoor Championships
• Participated in a stacked 4xMile at Penn Relays, the relay finished fourth
• Aided in Virginia’s third place finish in the DMR at Penn Relays
• Raced to second and a season best of 3:41.51 in the 1500m at the Virginia Grand Prix

2023 Indoor
• Placed third in the 3000m at the Penn State National Open running 8:02.51
• Ran the second-fastest mile in Virginia history clocking 3:56.83 at the David Hemery Valentine Invite placing third in his heat
• Anchored the Virginia DMR team in a school-record performance at the Arkansas Qualifier as the team posted 9:23.71
• Ran the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Won bronze in the mile at the ACC Indoor championships posting a time of 3:59.59

2022 Cross Country 
• Helped UVA to a win at the Virginia Invitational finishing fifth (9/16/22)
• Placed eighth in another Virginia victory at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (9/23/22)
• Finished 18th at the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational (10/15/22)
• Earned All-ACC honors by placing 20th at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/28/22)
• Ran a personal-best 10k time of 30:33.4 at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (11/19/22)
• Named to 2022 All-ACC Academic Team

2022 Outdoor
• Won the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays with a personal best time of 3:39.73
• Ran UVA record in the 5k at the Virginia Challenge (13:36.84)
• Helped Virginia to a fourth-place finish in the DMR at Penn Relays where the Hoos clocked 9:30.69
• Lifted the Hoos to a school record in the 4xMile at Penn Relays (16:17.89) where the Cavaliers finished second
• Broke the four-minute mile (3:58.84) for the first time in his career at the Virginia High Performance meet
• Named ACC Track Performer of the Week (5/10)
• Won silver in the 1500 meters at the ACC Championships
• Qualified for the NCAA East preliminaries in the 1500 meters

2022 Indoor
• Helped Virginia to a third-place finish in the DMR (9:50.35) at the Hokie Invitational
• Clocked 4:01.82 in the mile at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Helped Virginia to a second-place finish in the DMR at the JDL DMR Invitational (9:38.25)
• Competed in the mile and 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships

2021 Cross Country
• Placed 55th in the 10k at the Southeast Regional Championships (30:49.7)
• Placed 55th in the 8k at the ACC Championships (24:44.7)

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
• Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• Named 2021 VaSID Track co-Rookie of the Year
• Named to 2021 VaSID First Team All-State for Middle Distance

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

• 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  

• Majoring in commerce
• Son of Jon and Marcy Porter
• Has one sister, London