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Liz McGroarty
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Liz McGroarty 1882695
Position: Runner
Year: Senior
Hometown: Glen Mills, Pa.
High School: Garnet Valley
Major: Nursing
Experience: 3 Letters

Fourth-year member of the Blue Hens.



Competed in six races throughout the season • placed 4th at the Lehigh Invitational and 32nd at the Paul Short Invitational • finished in 23rd place at the ECAC Championships.

Competed in the final six meets of the year, and was the Blue Hens’ top finisher three times • was the UD Blue & Gold Invitational champion with a time of 23:02.7 • also led the team by finishing 36th at the Princeton Invitational and 28th at the ECAC Championships • placed 33rd at the CAA Championship • also competed in the Paul Short Invitational and NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals.


Participated in all eight meets • finished 9th at the UD Blue & Gold Invitational • placed 14th at the Delaware Invitational • ran a time of 23:37.03 at the Lehigh Invitational and a 19:41 at the ECAC Championships, placing 62nd • recorded her best time of 19:11 at the Towson Invitational, placing 15th • CAA Academic Honor Roll



Participated in four events • part of the 4x800m relay team that ran a 9:33 at Gotham and part of the Distance Medley Relay team that ran a 12:18 at Armory • led the team with her best time of 3:00 at the Tiger Open in the 1,000m race • ran a 5:18 at Gotham in the mile • Top Gotham Cup Finisher • Top Tiger Open Finisher



Participated in four events • part of the 4x800m Relay team that ran a 9:08 at Colonial • Set a freshman record in the 800m race with her time of 2:13.53 at Morgan State • set another freshman record and led the team with her best time of 4:31.57 in the 1,500m race at the CAA Championships • ran a 10:21 at the Delaware Open in the 3,000m race • ECAC Qualifier • CAA Top 5 Finisher • Delaware Open Champion • Team Coaches Award

Member of the cross country and indoor & outdoor track teams at Garnet Valley High School • State Champion in the 800m for indoor track in 2014 • was a first-team All-Delaware County selection and first-team All-Central League selection in 2012 for cross country • First-team All-State selection in 2014 for indoor track • All-State Honorable Mention in 2012-13 for outdoor track • holds six school records in the distance medley relay, 600m, 800m, 1000m, 4x8, and 4xMile • National Honor Society member • Interact Club member • made Honor Roll all four years of high school.  

Elizabeth "Liz" Shannon McGroarty • born November 1, 1995 in Lankenau, Pennsylvania • daughter of Chuck and Terry McGroarty • youngest of four children • has two brothers, Patrick and Kevin, and one sister, Colleen • aspires to become a pediatric nurse • hobbies include running, and spending time with family and friends • favorite sport team is the Philadelphia Phillies • worked with home health care aid over the summer • volunteered at a camp for children with cancer • nursing major at Delaware.


Year 4x8 (I) DMR (I)
1000m (I)
4x8 (O)
800m (O) 1500m (O) 3000m (O)
2015 9:33.36 12:18.01 3:00.41 9:08.14 2:13.53 4:31.57 10:21.83
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