Darby LaPlant
Darby LaPlant
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Saugus, Calif.
High School: Saugus
Major: Materials Science and Engineering

2018: Team captain... Competed in two events... Finished 89th in the sub-varsity race at the NEICAAA Championship in a time of 20:59.20... Was 75th at the NEWMAC Championship in 21:42.

2017: Team captain... Was 122nd at the Purple Valley Classic in 25:21.9 and 65th in the sub-varsity race at the NEICAAA Championship in 20:24.3... Placed 28th at the NEWMAC Championship in a time of 19:56.

2016: NEWMAC All-Conference... Placed 44th in the sub-varsity race at the NEICAAA Championship in 19:44.2, along with a 14th-place showing at the NEWMAC Championship in 19:34.

2015: Competed in three races as a freshman ... finished the NEWMAC Championship in 28th place with a time of 19:40 (11/1) ... came in 58th at the Connecticut College Invitational in 23:14.3 (10/17) ... opened the season 70th at the Purple Valley Classic in 24:26.7 (9/26) ... SEASON RESULTS.

Off the Cross Country Trail: Majoring in material sciences and engineering … also competes on the MIT women’s track & field team... Member of the Pi Beta Phi women's fraternity... Interned at Arconic in 2017 and Markforged in 2018... At the Allanore Labs in 2016, she did research into electrolytic cells to replace copper smelting... In 2017 at the Congreve Labs (Harvard Rowland Institute), she did research into creating quantum dots and thin films for use in up-conversion... 2017 and 2018 Pi Beta Phi VP of Housing.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Saugus High School … six-time varisty letterwinner in cross country and track & field … 2015 U.S Marine Scholastic Excellence Award … 2015 U.S Marine Distinguished Athlete Award … 2015 SAMMY Award for Cross Country … National Honor Society … California Scholarship Federation … Vice President of the National Honor Society … valedictorian.