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Ellie Desmond

Cross Country/Distance
Position
Freshman
Class
Ashburn, Va.
Hometown
Broad Run High School
High School
Ellie Desmond - XC/Track - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA East Preliminary Rounds
2021: 1500m

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2021 Outdoor
• Qualified for the 1500m at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, finishing 45th
• Competed in 1500m and 5000m at ACC Championships
• Set PB in 1500m (4:21.63) at Virginia Challenge
• Ran then-PB time of 4:28.28 to win 1500m at Virginia Invitational
• Finished third in the 1500m at the UVA Opener
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021 Indoor
• Competed in the mile at the Virginia Beach Invitational and the Hokie Invitational

2020 Cross Country

• Finished 23rd at the Virginia Invite
• Placed 30th at the Wolfpack Invite
• Ran a time of 18:39.2 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational to finish 27th overall
• Ran a season-best time of 18:26.1 at the Virginia Invite

Background
• Undeclared
• High school record holder for Panorama Farms
• Two-time Virginia High School League runner-up for cross country and the 1,600m
• Won the 800m and 1600m at the 2019 Potomac District Track and Field Champion
• 2018 Region 5C Cross Country champion and 2019 Region 4C Cross Country champion
• 2019 800m Region 5C Track and Field champion
• 2018 Potomac District Cross Country champion
• 2019 1600m VHSL Track and Field state runner-up
• Won the 1600m at the 2018 Potomac District Track and Field Championships and 2018 Region 5C Track and Field Championships
• 2018 VHSL Cross Country State runner-up
• Named the Broad Run MVP four consecutive years
• 2019 first-team All-Met cross country honoree
• Four-time All-State cross country honoree

Personal
• Daughter of Sean and Briona Desmond
• Has one brother, Fionn, and one sister Davan
• Aunt Elizabeth ran cross country and track at Holy Cross
• Completed two month-long backpacking courses, traveling through Wyoming and Alaska