Allison

McArdle

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Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Glastonbury, Conn.
High School: Glastonbury

Bio

2016-2017 Track: 

  • Competed in the 800, 1,000, 1,500-meter runs, as well as, the 4,000-meter Distance Medley, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800-meter Relays, and 1 mile races
  • Season-best:
    • 800m – 2:18.07 (NEICAAA Indoor Track and Field Championships 2/24)
    • 1,000m – 3:03.19 (John Thomas Terrier Invitational 1/27)
    • 1,500m – 5:01.00 (Tiger Track Classic 4/7)
    • 1 mile - 5:29.10 (35th Yale Collegiate Invitational 1/14)
    • 4,000 Distance Medley – 12:15.79 (placed sixth at Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championship 2/10)
    • 4 x 400m Relay – 4:05.58 (John Thomas Terrier Invitational 1/27)
    • 4 x 800m Relay – 8:54.61 (placed third)
  • Qualified for the Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships (2/17) for the 4 x 800m Relay (8:54.61) and 4,000-meter Distance Medley (12:15.79)
  • Competed in the NEICAAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (2/24) for the 4 x 800-meter Relay (9:23.86)
  • Also at the NEICAAA, McArdle posted a personal record for the 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.07 and finished in 13th place
  • Competed in the IC4A/Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships (3/3) for the 4 x 800-meter Relay (9:18.92)
  • Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

2016 Cross Country:

  • Posted season-best 5k time and finish at the Nassaney Invitational on Sept. 10 with a time of 18:41
  • Also ran the 5k in 19:31 versus New Hampshire and Providence, 19:25 at the National Catholic Championship, 19:37 at the New England Championship and 20:48 at the ECAC Championship
  • Ran the 6k in 22:54 at the Paul Short Invitational and 23:47.6 at the Patriot League Championship
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

 Before Holy Cross:

  • Ran four years of varsity cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field at Glastonbury High School under head coach Brian Collins
  • Captained her cross country team her sophomore, junior and senior years
  • Captained her indoor/outdoor track and field teams during her junior and senior years
  • Cross country team was Central Connecticut Conference Champions in 2012 and 2015 and Class LL Champions in 2013 and 2014
  • Earned Student-Athlete of the Month recognition in 2015, as well as the Hartwell Award in 2015 and the Carl Peterson Award in 2014
  • Named All-State for cross country in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and earned All New-England accolades in 2014
  • For indoor track, was named All-State in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and All-New England in 2016. Also was named to the Hartford Courant All-Courant and All-Area teams
  • Recorded personal best times in the 1,600-meter (5:19), 3,200-meter (11:38), 1,000-meter (3:07) and 800-meter (2:17)
  • For outdoor track, her team was co-conference champions in 2013 and 2014, before claiming the conference title in the 2015 and 2016 seasons
  • Recorded personal best times of 5:11 in the 1,600-meter, 11:18 in the 3,200-meter and 2:14 in the 800-meter
  • Named All-State for outdoor track and field in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and All-New England in 2015 and 2016, as well as receiving Academic All-State recognition
  • Member of the National Honor Society in 2015
  • Two-year member of the Foreign Language Honor Society

Personal:

  • Daughter of John and Melissa McArdle
  • Has one brother (John) and one sister (Stefanie)
  • Stefanie runs indoor and outdoor track and field  at Holy Cross, class of 2018
  • Has not yet declared a major

Benoit's Top Performances 

Year Time  Meet (Date)
5k 18:41 Nassaney Invitational (9/10/2016)
800m 2:18.07 NEICAAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (2/24/2017)
1,000m 3:03.19 John Thomas Terrier Invitational 1/27
1,500m 5:01.00 Tiger Track Classic (4/7/2017)
1 mile 5:29.10 35th Yale Collegiate Invitational (1/14/2017)
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