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Anna McElrath
Anna  McElrath


Charlotte, N.C.

High School:


Exercise Science


Gamecocks Take 13th in Packed Crimson Classic Field

South Carolina ranks fifth out of nine SEC teams in the field two weeks ahead of conference meet


South Carolina Claims Decisive Win in Gamecock Invitational

Gamecocks claim 10 of the top 12 spots in the two-mile outing


Gamecocks Post Near Perfect Day in 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational

South Carolina wins with 18 points in the Division I standings


Gamecocks Open 2016 with Win in Carolina Challenge

South Carolina tops the Division I teams competing in this year's event


Gamecocks Post 94 on 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the league for the 10th-consecutive fall


2016 Carolina Challenge

Shots from the Gamecocks season opening cross country meet.

Cooper Scholar
Honors College
Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member (2015-17)

2017 Cross Country (Senior)
Competed twice for the Gamecocks in her final season... Helped Carolina win the team title at the Koala Classic, placing 11th individually with a time of 21:36.1... Ran 24:46.2 on a 6K course at the Crimson Classic in her second appearance.

2017 Track
Did not compete.
Outdoors: Ran the 1500m three times ... Set a season best at the Weems Baskin Invitational, finishing 16th in 4:57.57.

2016 Cross Country (Junior)
Ranked 31st in the Carolina Challenge 5K with her best time of the fall, 20:12.46 ... Finished 21st among Division I competitors in the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational (20:36.5) ... Helped the team claim the Gamecock Invitational title, finishing the two-mile course in 13:03.29 ... Ranked 182nd in her only 6K at the Crimson Classic (24:08.6).

2016 Track
Indoor: Ran the mile at two home meets ... Won the mile at the USC Open #2, running 5:39.13 ... Came second at the Gamecock Invitational (5:27.31).
Outdoors: Competed in the mile at the Shamrock Invite, running 5:28.93 to finish 28th.

2015 Cross Country
Opened the season with a top-20 finish at the Carolina Challenge, running the 5K in 20:39.11 ... Finished second in the two-mile USC Open race, running 12:25.84 ... Set a major personal best in the 6K distance after running 23:43.40 at the Pre-National Meet.

2015 Track
Indoor: Ran the mile in three meets ... Won the mile at the USC Open (5:26.84) and finished second at the Gamecock Invite (5:26.95).

Outdoor: Ran the 800 and the mile at the Shamrock Invite, also competing for the 4x4 relay team.

2014 Cross Country
Played a big role on the team in her first season, racing in five events ... Finished 11th in the Carolina Open 5K, timed at 19:55.07 (8/30) ... Placed 14th in the USC Open #1 5K (19.46.99) (9/13).

Two-time All-South Region, two-time All-Conference and four-time MVP in cross country ... Three-time participant in the NCHSAA 4A indoor state track championships ... Three-time indoor track MVP ... Placed sixth in the 1600m at the indoor state championships in 2012 ... Finished seventh in the 1600m at the outdoor state track championships in 2013 ... Earned all-conference honors in the 1600m in 2014 after placing second ... A two-time outdoor track MVP.

Daughter of David and Lorraine McElrath ... Has one sister, Rachel ... Father, David, ran cross country at Charlotte ... North Carolina scholar ... Majoring in exercise science.

Cross Country Personal Records
13:03.29 (10/4/16 Gamecock Invitational)
19:46.99 (9/13/14 USC Open #1)
23:43.40 (10/17/15 Pre-Nationals)

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