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Meghan Armstrong
Meghan Armstrong

Hometown:
Tualatin, OR

High School:
Tualatin

Event:
Distance

Career Highlights -- four-time all-American... five-time all-region honoree (three in cross country, two in track)... two-time Big Ten track champion... first women's cross country runner to earn three all-region honors... set school record in 1,500 meters (4:17.41) and as part of indoor distance medley relay (11:20.11) and outdoor 6,400-meter relay (19:15.42)... 2008 Iowa's female Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient... named Big Ten Women's Track Athlete of the Week April 25, 2008, becoming the first Hawkeye track student-athlete to earn the honor in women's school history... six-time academic all-Big Ten (three in cross country, three in track)... two-time USTFCCCA all-academic team member for cross country.

2008 -- Indoor - Big Ten 3,000-meter champion (9:18.30), earning first team all-Big Ten honors... NCAA provisional qualifier in mile (4:41.07), 3,000 (9:17.50) and 5,000 meters (16:38.78), and as part of school-record setting distance medley relay (11:20.11)... led team in mile and 3,000 meters... her season-best 5,000 meters (16:38.78) ranks ninth in school history... placed seventh in 5,000 meters (16:39.04) at Big Ten Championships and 13th in 3,000 meters (9:37.54) at NCAA Championships... Outdoor - all-American, placing sixth in 10,000 meters (34:01.87) at NCAA Championships... Big Ten 10,000 meter champion (33:49.03), earning first team all-Big Ten honors... NCAA automatic qualifier in 10,000 meters with the collegiate-best 33:28.00 she ran at Stanford Invite... that time ranks third in school history... qualified for NCAA regional in 1,500 meters with a team-leading 4:26.62 and in 5,000 meters with a collegiate-best 16:08.83... the 5,000-meter time ranks third in school history... anchored school-record setting 6,400-meter relay (19:15.42) to seventh-place finish at Drake Relays... placed third in 5,000 meters (16:28.71) at Big Ten Championships... named Big Ten Women's Track Athlete of the Week April 25, becoming the first Hawkeye track student-athlete to earn the honor in women's school history... Iowa's female Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2007 -- Indoor - all-American, placing eighth in mile (4:49.07) at NCAA Championships... placed fifth in mile (4:47.03) and 3,000 meters (9:40.91) at Big Ten Championships... NCAA provisional qualifier in mile (4:41.18) and 3,000 meters (9:27.95)... led team in 800 meters (2:12.79), mile (4:41.18) and 3,000 meters (9:27.95)... the 3,000 and 800-meter times rank second and ninth, respectively, in school history... Outdoor - placed fifth in 1,500 meters (4:21.56) at NCAA regional to automatically qualify for NCAA Championships and earn all-region honors... her season-best 1,500-meter time of 4:20.92 led team... ran 4:21.44 in 1,500-meter prelims at NCAA Championships... qualified for NCAA regional in 1,500 meters (4:20.92) and 5,000 meters (16:18.74)... placed seventh in 1,500 meters (4:20.92) and eighth in 5,000 meters (16:48.50) at Big Ten Championships... won 1,500 meters in a meet record-setting 4:21.86 at Musco Twilight IX... placed seventh in special invitation 1,500 meters (4:22.54) at Drake Relays... also ran lead leg on distance medley relay that placed sixth (11:25.05) at Drake... that time ranks second in school history... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner... Cross Country - all-American, placing 13th (20:37) at NCAA Championships... all-region, placing fifth at NCAA Midwest Regional with a collegiate-best 20:07 in 6,000 meters... first team all-Big Ten, placing fourth (20:08) at Big Ten Championships... placed 15th (20:38) at Pre-Nationals... runner-up at Hawkeye Invite (13:47-4,000 meters) and placed third at Auburn Invite (16:25-5,000 meters) with collegiate-best times... her collegiate bests times in the 4,000, 5,000 and 6,000 meters rank second in school history... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2006 -- Indoor - all-American... placed ninth in mile (4:46.65) at NCAA Championships... placed fourth in mile (4:46.23) at Big Ten Championships... ran collegiate-best mile (4:40.59) at Alex Wilson Invite to qualify for NCAA meet... that time led team and ranks second in school history... ran on runner-up distance medley relay (11:29.54) at Big Ten meet, which ranks fourth in school history... second team all-Big Ten... won mile at Iowa State Classic (4:45.43), Jack Johnson Classic (4:48.14) and Hawkeye Open (4:50.97)... Outdoor - runner-up in 1,500 meters (4:23.33) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors... qualified for regional in 1,500 (4:17.41) and 5,000 meters (16:29.09)... set school record in 1,500 meters (4:17.41) with runner-up finish at Big Ten Championships... second team all-Big Ten... led team in 800 (2:10.15), 3,000 (9:28.03) and 5,000 meters (16:29.09)... the 1,500 and 3,000-meter times rank sixth and fifth, respectively, in school history... placed third in special invitation 1,500 meters (4:26.01) at Drake Relays... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner... Cross Country - set then-school 6,000-meter record (20:34) with 13th-place finish at NCAA Pre-Nationals... earned all-region honors with eighth-place finish (21:05) at NCAA Midwest Regional... placed 43rd (21:33) at NCAA Championships... earned second team all-Big Ten honors, placing 13th (20:54) at Big Ten Championships... placed second at Hawkeye Open (10:01-3,000 meters) and Auburn Invite (16:26-5,000 meters)... the 3,000-meter time was a collegiate best that ranks second on Iowa's all-time bests list... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2005 -- Indoor - led team in mile (4:53.38)... placed 16th in 5,000 meters (17:29.42) at Big Ten meet... Outdoor - placed ninth in 1,500 meters (4:33.59) at NCAA regional... led team in 1,500 meters (4:27.10)... won 3,000 meters (9:49.70) at Musco Twilight VII... placed fifth in 1,500 (4:27.68) and 20th in 5,000 meters (17:29.53) at Big Ten meet... won 1,500 meters (4:33.61) at Shamrock Invite... ran on seventh-place distance medley relay (11:34.04) and seventh-place 3,200-meter relay (8:54.27) at Drake Relays... those times rank third and fourth, respectively, in school history... letterwinner... Cross Country - led team in 3,000 (10:25), 5,000 (17:04) and 6,000 meters (20:49)... placed ninth at NCAA regional (21:09), earning all-region honors... placed 79th (20:56) at NCAA Championships... first Hawkeye to cross finish line in six races... set then-school and Ashton Course 3,000-meter record with her winning 10:25 at Hawkeye Invite... placed second (17:04) at Willamette Invite, 16th (21:43) at Big Ten meet and 22nd (20:49) at NCAA Pre-Nationals... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2004 -- Cross Country - competed in five races... placed third (14:34-4,000 meters) at Hawkeye Triangular ... ran season best 5,000 meters (18:01:30) at Murray Keatinge Invite... finished 24th (22:02) in 6,000 meters at Big Ten Championships and 36th (21:39:04) at NCAA regional... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

High School -- three-time state runner-up and district champion in cross country... three-time state and district champion in 1,500 and 3,000 meters... four-time first team all-state in cross country and track... named third team all-West at the Foot Locker meet as a junior... set school records in 1,500 meters (4:35), 3,000 meters (9:53) and cross country 5,000 meters (17:24)... four-time team MVP in cross country and track... two-time cross country team captain... National Honor Society member... named Multinomal Athletic Club Scholar Athlete... coaches were Paul Zitzelberger and Brent MacDermot.

Personal -- born January 6, 1986... daughter of Danny and Diana Armstrong... integrative psychology major.

Armstrong's Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
800 Meters (O) 2:10.15 at Tom Botts Invite 4/15/06
1,500 Meters (O) 4:17.41 at Big Ten Championships 5/14/06
Mile (I) 4:40.59 at Alex Wilson Invite 3/4/06
3,000 Meters (I) 9:17.50 at Big Ten Championships 3/1/08
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:01 Hawkeye Open 9/9/06
4,000 Meters (CC) 13:47 Hawkeye Invite 9/15/07
5,000 Meters (O) 16:08.83 at Cardinal Invite 5/4/08
5,000 Meters (CC) 16:25 at Auburn Invite 9/30/07
6,000 Meters (CC) 20:07 at NCAA Regionals 11/11/07
10,000 Meters (0) 33:28.00 at Stanford Invite 4/4/08
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