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Megan Patrignelli
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
City/State: Monroe, N.Y.
High School: Monroe-Woodbury
Experience: High School
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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. 

2013-14: Cross Country - Led the Ducks to victories over Oregon State, Portland and Portland State at the PSU Viking Classic with a first-place finish and clocking in at 16:08.49 in the three mile race. Her first-place finish at the PSU Viking Classic was her first victory as a Duck. Crossed the finished line at 17:22, good for sixth, in the 5,000 meters at the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown as the Women of Oregon took second. Recorded her second-consecutive sixth-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the Dellinger Invitational with a 16:57 mark. Was the first Duck to cross the finish line with a time of 20:56.22 at Pre-Nationals and finished in 25th-place as UO took fifth-place as a team (6,000 meters). Led the Women of Oregon to a fourth-place finish at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships with a time of 22:18 (6,000 meters), good for 17th. Was the fifth Duck to cross the finish line placing 33rd in 20:25 on the 6,000-meter course at the NCAA West Regionals. Earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention. Covered the 6,000-meter course at the NCAA Cross Country Championship in 21:06.0, good for 70th.


2012-13: Outdoor – Second Team All-American in the steeplechase with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Matched her time at the NCAA West regionals coming in at 10:09.83. Finished fourth at the Stanford Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:21.75. Indoor – Competed at three meets for Oregon and finished third in the mile at the MPSF Championships. Cross Country - Placed fifth at the Park Pier Invitational with a time of 17:13.5 (5,000 meters). Contributed to the team’s first place finish at the Dellinger Invitational with an individual tenth place finish of 17:10 (5,000 meters). Finished 62nd out of 265 athletes in the Pre-Nationals. Recorded a time of 20:57.9 (6,000 meters) at the meet. Finished the regular season with a strong 30th place finish at the Pac-12 Conference Championships with a time of 21:13 (6,000 meters). Earned Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. 

2011-12: Outdoors - Pac-12 qualifier in the 1,500 meters. Was third in the 1,500 at the Pepsi Team Invitational (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).

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.

Major is human physiology.

Personal Bests

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

NCAA Cross Country Championships
2013 - 70th, 21:06.0

NCAA Cross Country West Regional
2013 - 33rd, 20:25

NCAA Track and Field Championships
2013 – Steeplechase, 13th, 10:09.83

Pac-12 Track and Field Championships
2013 – Steeplechase, 5th, 10:14.41
2013 – 4x400, 10th, 3:42.59
2012 - 1,500 Meters, 10th, 4:27.78
2011 - 1,500 Meters, 6th, 4:28.22 (Pac-10)

Pac-12 Cross Country Championships
2013 - 17th, 22:18
2012 - 30th, 21:13
2011 - 48th, 21:23
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