Megan McCandless
Megan McCandless
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Livermore, Calif.
High School: Granada
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018: Team captain... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Competed in two events... Finished 74th in the sub-varsity race at the NEICAAA Championship in a time of 20:32.33... Was 21st at the NEWMAC Championship, crossing in 20:15.

2017: USTFCCCA All-Region... NEWMAC All-Conference... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Finished 53rd at the NEICAAA Championship in 19:08, followed by a 32nd-place showing in the Cowbell Classic at 22:49.77... Was eighth at the NEWMAC Championship in 18:32, followed by seventh at the NCAA Regional 21:04.3 and 58th at the NCAA Championship in a time of 21:53.70.

2016: USTFCCCA All-American... USTFCCCA All-New England... NEWMAC Runner of the Year and NEWMAC Champion... NEWMAC Rookie of the Year... NEWMAC All-Conference... Three-time NEWMAC Runner of the Week (9/26, 10/11 and 10/17)... Purple Valley Classic Champion in a time of 21:58.3)... Placed fourth at the NEICAAA Championship in 17:57.5, followed by a third-place showing at the Border Battle in 20:44.8... Won the NEWMAC Championship in 18:17 and was the runner-up at the NCAA Regional with a time of 21:16.40... Capped off her rookie season with a 17th-place showing at the NCAA Division III National Championship, running a time of 21:04.9.

Off the Cross Country Trail: 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.