Megan Patrignelli Pac-12 qualifier in both cross country and the 1,500 meters as a sophomore in 2012. Pac-10 scorer in the 1,500 meters as a freshman in 2011 where she was part of the Ducks’ 1-3-4-6 finish. New Yorker with enormous potential in the middle distance events, having focused on the 1,500 meters since only her junior year in high school.
RS-Sophomore Monroe, N.Y. Monroe-Woodbury High School Middle Distance Personal Bests 800 Meters - 2:09.26, 2009 1,500 Meters - 4:23.08, Pac-12 Championships, Eugene, Ore., 5/12/11 Mile - 4:41.33, Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa., 4/28/12 Pac-12 Track Championships 2012 - 1,500 Meters, 10th, 4:27.78 2011 - 1,500 Meters, 6th, 4:28.22 (Pac-10) Pac-12 Cross Country Championships 2011 - 48th, 21:23
2011-12: Outdoors - Pac-12 qualifier in the 1,500 meters. Was third in the 1,500 at the Pepsi Team Invitationla (4:23.61). Ran the mile at the Penn Relays, where she recorded the third-fastest time in school history, 4:41.33. Set a 1,500 meter personal best (4:23.08) in the Pac-12 semifinals to advance to the finals where she was 10th (4:27.78). Finished season with second straight NCAA West Preliminary meet appearance in the 1,500. Indoors - Ran the mile three times, including a win in her section of the Husky Classic (4:43.38) and a fifth-place finish at the MPSF Championships (4:43.43). Pac-12 all-academic second team. Cross Country Earned first appearance at the Pac-12 championships to highlight her first cross country season. The Ducks’ No. 5 runner (eighth overall) to help Oregon win the Bill Dellinger Invitational (16:57.60/5,000 meters). Made cross country debut in the season-opening dual with Gonzaga, where she finished fifth (17:00.6/5,000 meters). Pac-12 all-academic second team. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:14.02, Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/21/12); 1,500 Meters - 4:23.08 (PR), Pac-12 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/12/12); Mile 4:41.33 (PR), Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa. (4/28/12). Indoors - Mile - 4:43.38 (PR), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/10/11). 2010-11: Outdoors - Ran a personal-best 4:25.60 in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary meet. One of the surprises of the Pac-10 meet, where she placed sixth in the 1,500 meters in 4:28.22. Ran unattached in the 800 at the Oregon Preview. Also ran the 800 at the Pepsi Team Invitational (2:14.65). Was third in the 1,500 meters at the Oregon Relays in 4:26.91. Following the college season, qualified for the final of the USA Junior Championships in the 1,500 meters. Ran 4:26.95 in the semifinal to advance to the finals, where she was 12th. Indoors - Opened season with a run at 600 meters at the UW Indoor Invitational. Moved up to the 800 meters at the UW Invitational and the Husky Classic (2:12.7). Wrapped season with a best of 2:11.37 in the 800 meters at the MPSF Championships. Cross Country - Redshirt season. Competed unattached at the Bill Dellinger Invitational. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:14.65, Pepsi Team Invitational, Eugene, Ore. (4/9/11); 1,500 Meters - 4:25.60 (PR), NCAA West Preliminary Meet, Eugene, Ore. (5/26/11). Indoors - 800 Meters - 2:11.37 (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/26/11). Prep: Captured the 2009 New York state 1,500 meter championship for Monroe-Woodbury High School in a prep-best 4:25.65. She had the No. 4 time nationally in the mile, 4:46.91 (converted from 1,600 meters), and the No. 23 time in the 800, 2:09.26, as a junior. As a senior, placed second in the 800 and third in the 1,500 at the Section IX Class A & D Championships. Was a 2009 NSIC All-American in the 800 meters and the distance medley relay, and also a Nike Outdoor All-American at 800 meters (sixth) and the sprint medley relay. The former soccer player participated in her first cross country season as a senior in 2009 and recorded an impressive top-10 finish at the New York state meet. Indoors as a senior, took second in the 1,000 meters at the OCIAA Indoor Track Championships in 2:58.14 and helped Monroe-Woodbury win the 4x800 meters relay (9:36.71). High School Bests: 800 Meters - 2:09.26, 2009; 1,000 Meters - 2:58.14, 2010; 1,500 Meters - 4:25.65, 2009. Personal: Major is human physiology.
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Published on Sep 28, 2012