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Margot Appleton

Cross Country/ Distance
Position
Junior
Class
Mattapoisett, Mass.
Hometown
Portsmouth Abbey School
High School
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Margot Appleton - Cross Country - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA East Preliminaries
2023:
1500m
2022: 1500m

All-American:
2023 Outdoor:
1500m
2023 Indoor: Mile
2022 Indoor: DMR

ACC Champion
2023 Outdoor: 1500m

All-ACC:
2023 Cross Country
2023 Outdoor:
1500m (1st)
2023 Indoor: 3000m (2nd)
2022 Indoor: Mile (2nd)
2022 Indoor: DMR (2nd)
2022 Cross Country

All-Southeast Region
2022 Cross Country
2023 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Indoor
• Opened her season in the 3000 meters at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener running 9:08.68
• Raced for a new PB of 4:30.87 and second place in the mile at the Penn State National Open along with helping UVA to a first in the DMR

2023 Cross Country
• Placed third in her first race of the season clocking a personal-best 5k of 16:21.5 at the Virginia Invitational
• Led UVA at the XC23 Pre-National placing fourth with a time of 19:55.6
• Earned All-ACC honors leading UVA across the finish line and placing fourth at the 2023 ACC Cross Country Championships
• Named All-Southeast Region after a third-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships where the Cavaliers finished third as a team
• Named to the 2023 All-ACC Academic Cross Country team
• Placed 51st at the 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships at Panorama Farms

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Finished third in the 1500m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, running 4:09.83
• Placed sixth at the NCAA East Preliminary Round to advance
• Won the ACC Outdoor Championships 1500m race with a time of 4:14.54
• Placed ninth at the ACC Outdoor Championships 5000m
• Ran a personal best of 15:36.28 in the 5000m at the Virginia Challenge, winning the event
• Won the 1500m at Raleigh Relays with a personal best of 4:08.96

2023 Indoor
• Helped place second in the DMR at the Virginia Tech Invitational
• Placed fourth in the DMR at the Penn State National Open
• Broke a Virginia record in the 3000 meters running 9:04.69 on the JDL Fast Track at the Camel City Invitational
• Ran a personal-best mile at the David Hemery Valentine Invite clocking 4:33.82 – a time that qualified her for the NCAA Championships
• Anchored the Virginia DMR Squad at the JDL DMR Invitational where the Hoos ran 11:02.00 – Converted to 10:54.99 which ranked 14th in the NCAA
• Broke the Virginia 3000m record at the ACC Championships running 9:04.17 to finish fourth
• Anchored a school-record DMR performance for the Cavaliers as the team ran 10:55.94 to place fourth
• Placed fourth in the mile at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships to earn first-team All-American honors

2022 Cross Country
• Won the Spider Alumni Open 4k with a time of 13:23.4 (9/2/22)
• Placed second at the Virginia Invitational 5k helping the Cavaliers to a team victory (9/16/22)
• Led the Cavaliers to a victory with a second-place finish at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (9/16/22)
• Finished third at the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational with a personal-best 5k time of 16:31.7 (10/15/22)
• Led the Cavaliers to a third-place team finish at the ACC Championships (10/28/22)
• Finished ninth at the ACC Championships to earn All-ACC cross country honors for the first time in her career (10/28/22)
• Placed 16th at the NCAA Southeast Regional to garner All-Region honors (11/11/22)
• Powered UVA to a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships finishing in 55th place (11/19/22)

2022 Outdoor: 
• Placed eighth in the 1500 at Raleigh Relays with a PB of 4:17.17
• Helped Virginia to a fourth-place finish in the DMR at Penn Relays (11:04.40)
• Placed 11th in the 5k at the ACC Championships
• Advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary round in the 1500 meters
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2022 Indoor 
• Helped Virginia to a first place finish in the DMR (11:13.70) at the Hokie Invitational
• Ran 4:45.35 in a sixth-place mile finish at the Hokie Invitational
• Helped Virginia to a fifth place finish in the DMR at the JDL DMR Invitational (11:07.12)
• Finished fifth in the mile with a PB time of 4:37.46 at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Placed second in the DMR at the ACC Indoor Championships (10:56.84)
• Helped Virginia to a seventh-place finish in the DMR at the NCAA Indoor National Championships

2021 Cross Country
• Ran a PB in the 6k at the Southeast Region Championships (20:57.4) where she was 26th
• Led Virginia at the ACC Championships (21:05.8) where she was 31st in the 6k
• Runner-up at XC23 Invitational (5k/17:13.8) which earned her ACC co-freshman of the week honors
• Was seventh at Virginia Invitational (5k/17:54.4)
• Ran 17:19.0 in 5k at Joe Piane Invitational

Background

• Named the 2019 Rhode Island Gatorade State Cross Country Player of the Year and was a 2019 Footlocker Finalist

Personal
• Majoring in cognitive science