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Rachel McArthur
Rachel  McArthur

Hometown:
Bristow, Va.

High School:
Patriot

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
08/04/1999

Experience:
Fr./Fr.

02/25/2018

Women's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (Day 2)

Villanova won its record 15th indoor BIG EAST team title on February 24, 2018 in Staten Island, N.Y.

02/23/2018

Women's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (Day 1)

Villanova competed on the first day of the indoor BIG EAST Championship on February 23, 2018.

On McArthur: Tremendous talent in the middle distance events who begins her collegiate career with an excellent base of scholastic experience at a national level ... An ideal fit for the Villanova system who has the ability to make an immediate impact ... One of the up-and-coming prospects in the Wildcats program.

2017 Cross Country: Competed in all six of the team's meets during the season ... Earned Mid-Atlantic All-Region honors ... Came in third on the team and 14th overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Her time of 20:29.2 on the 6,000 meter course was a season best, and her finish helped Villanova place second in the team standings and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... Recorded a time of 21:39.7 at the NCAA meet in her first collegiate national championship race ... Tallied a 23rd place finish at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 21:15.0 ... Was the Wildcats fifth scoring runner at the Penn State National Open (20:57.3) ... Came in third on the team at the season-opening Main Line Invitational and fourth on the squad at the Paul Short Run ... Tallied a 24th place overall finish in a field of more than 350 runners at the Paul Short meet (20:31.1) ... Came in fifth in the three-mile race at the Main Line meet with a time of 16:55.6. 

Patriot High School: Earned a total of 12 varsity letters competing in cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field ... Two-time national champion and seven-time state champion ... Gatorade Virginia Girls Track & Field Player of the Year in 2017 ... Holds the Virginia indoor state record in the 800 meters ... Two-time Nike nationals qualifier in cross country ... Anchored her school's distance medley relay team to a Penn Relays high school girls Championship of America title in 2015 ... Qualifier for the adidas Girls' Dream Mile ... Millrose Games qualifier ... Three-time "Saluting Our Stars" honoree as one of the top academic achievers in Prince William County ... Principal's Award recipient in 2017 ... Also was a CYA track club coach.

Personal: Born 8/4/99 in Fairfax, Va. ... One of three daughters of Heath and Lisa McArthur ... Has two sisters, Kim (19) and Emily (16) ... Enjoys hiking, biking and painting ... Chose to attend Villanova for its academic reputation, for the chance to be a part of a highly successful track & field program and for its location ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

400 Meters (open)       55.66                  High School
400 Meters (relay) 58.10 2018 Nittany Lion Challenge
600 Meters 1:31.68 2018 Nittany Lion Challenge 800 Meters 2:04.92 2018 David Hemery Invite 1000 Meters 2:47.02 High School
1500 Meters 4:22.13 2018 Larry Ellis Invitational 3000 Meters 9:43.00 2017 Jack Pyrah Invitational

PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)

3 Miles                 16:55.6                2017 Main Line Invitational
6000 Meters             20:29.2                2017 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

CAREER AWARDS (CROSS COUNTRY)

All-Mid Atlantic Region                        2017

CAREER AWARDS (INDOOR)

BIG EAST Champion                              2018 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (4x800 Meter Relay)

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

4x800 Meter Relay       1st                    2018 Indoor
800 Meters 2nd 2018 Indoor

Schedule