Megan McCandless
Megan McCandless
Height: 5-10
Year: So.
Hometown: Livermore, Calif.
High School: Granada
Position: Distance
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
Indoor
Mile - 5:20.08
3,000m - 10:10.93
5,000m - 17:37.90

Outdoor
800m - 2:33.80
1,500m - 4:55.65
3,000m SC - 11:20.64

2017-18: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... Competed in five meets... Won the 3,000m at the Bowdoin College Invitational in 10:20.19... Ran a season-best 5:20.08 in the mile in the Bates/Colby Tri-Meet... Ran 17:37.90 in the 5,000m at the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic, which was a season-best time.

2016-17: USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... Competed in five meets... Was second in the 5,000m at the Bowdoin Indoor Invitational in 18:15.12... Place fifth at the Tufts Stampede in the 3,000 in 10:10.93... In a dual meet with Williams on 4/15, she was a member of the 4x800 team that ran 9:33.66 and also finished third in the 3,000m steeplechase in a time of 11:20.64.

Off the Track at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering... Interned at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in the electronics and payloads division... Conducting research in flow boiling in nuclear reactors and critical heat flux... Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholar... Earned the Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship and the Pedrozzi Scholarship.

High School: Ran cross country and track at Granada High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner in both sports... Mercury News Athlete of the Week... Finished second in the California State Cross Country Championship as a senior... Placed 18th at Nike Cross Country Nationals as a senior... Finished seventh at the California State Track and Field Championship in the 3,200 during her senior  year... Has PR's of 17:21 in the 5K, 16:30 at 2.95 miles, 4:49 in the 1,600, 10:24 in the 3,200 and 2:19 in the 800... Robotics Club president... Four-year Honor Roll student and an AP Scholar with Distinction.