Elaine McVay
Elaine McVay
Height: 5-3
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Ramon, Calif.
High School: California High School
Position: Distance
Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

2014: NCAA Qualifier (10,000m) … NEWMAC All-Conference (5000m) … (Outdoor): concluded season with a tenth place finish in the 10,000m run at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (5/24) with a final time of 36:12.95 … earned All-Conference accolades crossing the line in 17:33.56 for a second place finish in the 5000m run at the NEWMAC Championships (4/26) … posted a season best time of 36:03.33 to win the 10,000m run at Bates (4/12) … (Indoor): wrapped up season at the New England Division III Championships (2/22) crossing third in the 5000m run in 17:59.01 and 11th in the 3000m run in 10:31.80 … posted a season best time in the 3000m run for a second place finish at the Tufts Stampede Invite (2/1) crossing in 10:19.02 … crossed in 17:29.20 to finish 27th in the 5000m run at the David Hemery Invitational (2/7) … won the 5000m run at the Bowdoin Quad (1/18) in a final time of 17:45.06.  

2013: All-American (10,000m) … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … (indoor): came second in the 3000m with a time of 10:06.32 at the Harvard Challenge (1/19) … finished 19th in the 5000m and the Terrier Classic (1/25) in 17:26.91 … was sixth in the mile with a 5:13.50 at the Tufts Stampede (2/01) … came second in the 5000m with a time of 17:19.72 at the new England Division III Championship (2/16) … (outdoor): was the first woman to cross the line in the men’s and women’s 10,000m at the Engineer’s Cup (4/06) with her time of 35:54.68 … finished in second place in the 5000m in 17:43.50 at the New England Division III Championships (5/04) … came in third place in the 10,000m at the NCAA Championships (5/25) with a time of 35:53.33 and scored all six of MIT’s points for the weekend.

2012: Finished third in the 5000 (17:38.03) and seventh in the 3000 (10:20.57) at the New England Division III Championship (indoor) … came second in the 5000 (17:17.43) at the ECAC Division III Championship … holds the varsity and freshman record in the 3,000m (10:05.97) … got the gold in the 10,000 (36:14.88) and came third in the 5000m (17:26.37) at the New England Division III Championship (outdoor) … holds the freshman record in the 5,000 (17:15.42) and the 10,000 (36:14.88).

Off the Track: Majoring in electrical engineering and computer science … also part of the MIT women’s cross country team … jet propulsion laboratory intern … conducted a UROP in the MIT Media Lab … completed a solar energy UROP in the Gleason Lab … worked on apps for autistic children in the Media Lab.

High School: A 2011 graduate of California High School … cross country team captain … National Honors Society … president of the Green Club.