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Ellie Desmond

Cross Country/Distance
Ashburn, Va.
Broad Run High School
High School
Ellie Desmond - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA East Preliminary Rounds
2021: 1500m

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll

2023 Indoor
• Helped finish first in the DMR at the Virginia Tech Invitational
• Placed fifth in the 1000 meters at the Penn State National Open
• Ran a personal best 3000m at the 2023 Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invite
• Qualified for the mile finals at the ACC Championships where she posted a PB of 4:41.09 and placed 10th

2022 Cross Country
• Placed 32nd at the Spider Alumni Open (9/3/22)
• Helped UVA to a win at the Virginia Invitational placing 23rd overall (9/16/22)
• Ran a PB 5k time of 18:04.7 at the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational (10/15/22)
• Competed in the 6k at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/28/22)

2022 Outdoor
• Placed second in the 1500 at the Virginia Open
• Competed in the 1500 at the Raleigh Relays
• Competed in the 1500 at the Virginia Challenge

2022 Indoor 
• Helped Virginia to a third-place finish in the DMR (11:51.33) at the Hokie Invitational
• Competed in the 1k at the Hokie Invitational
• Placed eighth in the mile at the Doc Hale VT Elite meet
• Competed in the 800m (2:14.10) at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Set a personal best in the mile (4:55.73) at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Competed in the 3k and the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships

2021 Cross Country
• Opened season with fifth-place finish at Spider Alumni Open (2m/11:03.8)
• Was 25th with 5k PB at XC23 Invitational (18:21.3)
• Placed 29th at Virginia Invitational (5k/18:50.3)
• Ran 19:19.1 (5k) at Joe Piane Invitational
• Posted 22:16.7 at the ACC Championships
• Ran a PB 6k at the Southeast Region Championships (21:43.6)

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
• Named to 2021 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

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

• 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

• 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
• Majoring in Cognitive Science