Gillian Meeks
Gillian Meeks
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Gunn
Position: Distance
Major: Human Evolutionary Biology

Career Bests:
1500m - 4:36.00
Mile - 4:54.25
3000m - 9:32.73
5000m - 16:37.53
10000m - 34.59.33

(Indoor) Competed in five meets for the Crimson and collected two career bests... Opened the season with a career-best 4:54.25 mile time at the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge, before notching a personal-best in the 3000 (9:32.73) at the BU Scarlet and White Invitational... Placed third in the 4x800 at H-Y-P (9:30.13)... Tallied a 16:43.78 in the 5000 at Ivy League Heps to place fourth...(Outdoor) Did not compete in the outdoor season due to the Ivy League and Harvard canceling the spring season. 

Placed eighth in the 5000m run with a time of 16:56.32 at the Ivy League Indoor Track and Field Championship Feb. 24th... Placed fourth in the 5000m at the Harvard-Yale meet with a time of 17:28.46 (Apr. 13)...Ran her personal best 34:59.33 in the 10,000m at the 125th Penn Relays Apr. 25-27... tallied her personal best in the 5000m at the Virginia Challenge Apr. 19-29 crossing the finish line at 16:37.53.

Took seventh at the Ivy League Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a career-best 35:49.95 in the 10000m (May 5-6) … Finished the 5000m at the Penn Relays with a career-high time of 16:54.92 (Apr. 26-28) … Ran a career-best 4:36.00 in the 1500m for eighth at the Wake Forest Outdoor Opener (Mar. 24) … Finished the 3000m with a career-high time of 9:43.15 at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational (Feb. 9-10).

Had her best mile race in the Columbia East-West Challenge with a time of 5:02.35 ... Also ran the 3000m with her best time coming at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational, with a time of 9:56.85.

Before Harvard
1600m - 4:50.44
3000m - 9:50.30
Cross Country - California Division 3 State Champion; Nike Cross Nationals Individual Qualifier

“Gillian had a breakout spring ending her high school career with an impressive fourth-place finish in the 1600m at the California State Meet. She has awesome range and will be a consistent presence in cross country and track.” - Coach Wales-Dinan