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Rachel McArthur
Rachel  McArthur

Bristow, Va.

High School:




Women's Cross Country -- Main Line Invitational

Villanova opened the 2017 season by winning the Main Line Invitational on September 15, 2017.

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.

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 & Field)
400 Meters 55.66 High School
800 Meters 2:05.42 High School
1000 Meters 2:47.02 High School
1600 Meters 4:41.67 High School
3200 Meters 10:19.91 High School