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Kelly McElroy

Player Profile
Hometown:
Wyomissing, Pa.

High School:
Holy Name

Last College:
William & Mary

Position:
Middle Distance

Birthdate:
03/10/1988

On McElroy: Competed one year for Villanova as a graduate student after transferring from William & Mary ... Contributed to the team in the middle distance events both indoors and outdoors.

2011 Outdoor: Competed five times in the 1500 meters and qualified to run at the NCAA East Regional ... Her time of 4:24.13 at the Mason Spring Invitational placed her fifth overall and was a season best time ... Came in 13th at the BIG EAST Championships (4:33.18) and 12th at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet (4:27.32) ... Finished 11th in her heat at the NCAA East Regional ... Opened the season with a second place finish at the Big Five Invite ... Competed in the 800 meters as well and came in third in her section and 21st overall at the Larry Ellis Invitational (2:11.42) ... Came in second in her section at the 46th Colonial Relays (2:14.34) and fifth at the Big Five Invite (2:14.44) ... Ran the leadoff leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST meet and helped Villanova earn All-BIG EAST honors with a third place finish and a time of 8:44.92.

2011 Indoor: Came in sixth in the 1000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Had a season-best time in the event of 2:50.37 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, which was good for a fourth place finish ... Came in second at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (2:53.41) and fifth at the NYRR I meet ... Placed fifth in the 800 meters at the NYRR II meet with a time of 2:12.03 ... Helped lead the Wildcats to a pair of first place finishes in the 4x800 meter relay at the NYRR I meet and the NYRR II meet ... Ran the leadoff leg of the relay at the NYRR I meet and took the third leg at the NYRR II meet, where the team finished in 9:04.81.

2010 Outdoor: Top individual event was the 800 meters, in which she finished second at the CAA Championships and third at the Colonial Relays ... Qualified for the ECAC Championship and the NCAA East Regional in the 800 meters ... Earned a victory in the 1500 meters at the Tribe Invitational (4:36.84) ... Was also third (Section 1) at the Mason Invitational and came in fifth at the CAA meet ... Ran to a 12th place finish in the 400 meters at the Tribe Invitational and was fifth (Section 2) at the Mason Invitational ... Ran the leadoff leg of both the distance medley relay and the 4x800 meter relay at the Penn Relays, as William & Mary placed sixth and 13th, respectively ... Came in first (Section 2) in the DMR at the Mason Invitational and fourth in the 4x400 meter relay at the Tribe Invitational.

2010 Indoor: Competed twice in the 800 meters, finishing first at the CNU Holiday Open and third at the Vince Brown Invitational ... Also placed seventh in the 1000 meters at the Virginia Tech Challenge and finished 10th in the event at the ECAC Championship ... Came in seventh in her heat of the Mile at the Kent Taylor UNC Classic ... Second in the 4x400 meter relay at the Vince Brown Invitational, third in the 4x800 meter relay at the CNU Captain's Invitational and seventh in the distance medley relay at the ECAC meet.

2009 Cross Country: Earned All-CAA honors with a 12th place finish at the CAA Championships ... Came in 20th in the open race at the Pre-NCAA Meet ... Finished 34th at the ECAC Championship and 52nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... Posted a 12th place finish at the Spider Alumni Open and was 20th at the Colonial Inter-Regional.

2009 Outdoor: Garnered All-East honors for an eighth place finish in the 800 meters at the ECAC Championship ... Her time of 2:09.78 in the ECAC preliminaries was a personal best ... Registered a third place finish in the 800 meter sat the CAA Championships en route to receiving All-CAA accolades ... Led the 4x800 meter relay squad to a time of 8:53.97 at the Penn Relays and also competed on the relay at the ECAC meet.

2009 Indoor: Anchored the 4x800 meter relay quartet to an eighth place finish at the ECAC Championship, earning All-East honors in the process ... Qualified for the ECAC meet individually in the 1000 meters.

2008 Cross Country: Recorded her first collegiate cross country victory at the Cavalier Open ... Posted a 22nd place finish at the CAA Championships and finished 33rd in the open race at the Pre-NCAA Meet ... Placed 19th overall at the Colonial Inter-Regional ... Came in seventh among Tribe runners at the NCAA Southeast Regional and the ECAC Championship.

2008 Outdoor: Qualified for the ECAC Championship in the 800 meters and the 1000 meters ... Earhed her spot in the 800 meters with a personal best time of 2:10.23 at the Carolina Outdoor Classic ... Delivered a time of 2:55.05 to finish in second place at the Mason Last Chance Meet to secure her spot in the 1000 meters at the ECAC meet.

2008 Indoor: Earned All-CAA honors with a third place finish in the 800 meters at the CAA Championships.

2007 Cross Country: Competed in three meets during the season, placing 26th at the Cavalier Open, 31st at the Tribe Open and 37th at the Colonial Inter-Regional.

2007 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2007 Indoor: Redshirted after competing in the season-opening CNU Holiday Open ... Placed fourth in the Mile with a time of 5:18.66 and was eighth in the 800 meters (2:24.65).

2006 Cross Country: Placed 26th at the Cavalier Open in her collegiate debut ... Came in 36th at the Tribe Open and also competed at the Colonial Inter-Regional.

Personal: Born 3/10/88 ... One of three children of Brian and Catherine McElroy ... Has a sister, Michaela and a brother, Brendan ... Father is a 1974 graduate of Villanova and ran track for the Wildcats ... Brother is a senior at Villanova ... Received her B.S. in Neuroscience from the College of William & Mary in the spring of 2010 ... Currently pursuing her M.S. in Biology at Villanova.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                 2:09.51                  2010 NCAA East Regional
1500 Meters                4:29.30                  2010 CAA Championships

CAREER AWARDS

All-BIG EAST (Outdoor Track)                        4x800 Meter Relay (2011)

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

4x800 Meter Relay          3rd                      2011 Outdoor
1000 Meters                6th                      2011 Indoor
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