Marissa McPhail
    Marissa McPhail

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Crofton, Md.

    High School:
    Arundel HS

    Height:
    5-6

    Fresno State: (2009 Cross Country) The No. 2 racer for the Bulldogs nearly the entire cross country season ... finished among the top 25 racers in four meets ... marked a season-best 18:23 at the Notre Dame Invitational taking 18th. (2009 Track) Filled in the gaps for the Bulldogs in the distance events ... the team's lone 10,000-meter runner, taking fourth at the WAC Outdoor Championships ... also ran the 5,000 timing a season-best 18:18.39. (2008 Cross Country) The team's top performer in nearly every meet in the season ... led the team at the Stanford Invitational with a 6K time of 23:22 for 99th ... had a 21:23.51 6K for fifth at the Pepperdine Invite ... ran an 18:32 5K at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational ... finished 17th at the WAC Championships ... 2008 Academic All-WAC. (2008 Track) Marked Fresno State's all-time in the 6K with a time of 21:12 at the Pepperdine Invitational ... won the 5K at Sacramento State, posting a time of 18:27 ... finished 15th overall with a time of 18:43 in the 5K in the season opener at UC Irvine ... 2007 Academic All-WAC. (2007 Cross Country) A Second-Team All-WAC honoree, finishing 10th at the conference championships ... marked Fresno State's all-time in the 6K with a time of 21:12 at the Pepperdine Invitational ... won the 5K at Sacramento State, posting a time of 18:27 ... was 15th overall with a time of 18:43 in the 5K in the season opener at UC Irvine ... 2007 Academic All-WAC. (2007 Track) One of Fresno State's top long distance runners... put up the team's second-best time in the 5,000, timing in at 18:40.89 at the WAC Meet ... also ran the 3,000 steeplechase with a best time of 11:35.78 at the Wildcat Relays. (2006 Cross Country) Fresno State's top runner at the NCAA West Regional, placing 95th overall with a time of 23:30 in the 6K ... took 25th overall with a time of 18:52 at the WAC Championships 5K ... Fresno State's top runner at the San Francisco State Invitational, placing second overall with a time of 23:07, leading the Bulldogs to the team title.

    Prior to Fresno State: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field for Arundel HS ... four-time all-county ... helped AHS to regional championship titles in 2004 and 2005 ... two-year team captain in cross country and track and field ... owns prep-best marks of 2:21 in 800-meters, 5:23 in 1,600 meters and 18:56 in the 5,000 meters.

    Personal: Born February 27, 1988 ... parents are Elmer and Nadine McPhail ... has an older sister, Dina, who ran cross country for the Bulldogs.

    McPhail's Records Best Times Meet, Date
    5K 17:28 Santa Clara Bronco Invitational, 10/27/07
    6K 21:12 Pepperdine Invite, 9/22/07

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