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

2019-20
(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. 

2018-19
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.

2017-18
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).

2016-17
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