Las Cruces, NM — Head track and field coach, Orin Richburg, announced Wednesday that Moorpark College standout, Megan McNally has signed a national letter of intent and will join the NM State cross country and track and field team beginning in the fall of 2013.
In the 2013 outdoor track and field season, McNally finished second in the 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter run, earning 24 of her team’s 59 total points and helping them to a fourth-place finish at the CCCAA Southern California Championship.
She went on to compete in the California Community College State Track and Field Championships. She took second place in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:55.86. McNally also finished third in the 10,000-meter run and earned a total of 14 points. She was named an All-American for both races this season.
McNally ran her best time in the 5,000-meter run early in the 2013 outdoor season with a time of 17:27.34, which also broke the school record set in 2010 with a time of 17:41 by Madelyn Stoltze, who also continued her career with NM State.
In the 2012 cross country season, McNally finished first at the 65th Annual Mt. Sac Invitational. She also earned a third-place finish in the Southern California Cross Country Championships and led the team to a third place finish, which was the best finish in school history.
“We’re all pretty excited to have her,” assistant coach Christopher Huff said. “She’s the second Moorpark College athlete we’ve had. Madelyn Stoltze also came to NM State through Moorpark and did well for us and Megan actually broke her record, so to sign her on to the team is huge for us.”