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Martha McCoy

  • position Distances
  • class Redshirt Junior
  • Hometown Johnson City, Tenn.
  • High school Science Hill
  • position Distances
  • class Redshirt Junior
  • Hometown Johnson City, Tenn.
  • High school Science Hill

Martha McCoy Bio

Cooper Scholar
Honors College
2015-16 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014-15 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2016 Cross Country (Redshirt Junior)
Finished 12th overall and third on the team in the season-opening Carolina Challenge (19:04.30), helping the team win the Division I event … Also helped with the win at the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Challenge, finishing fourth among Division I competitors in 18:57.9 … Tallied her best 5K of the year in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division (18:40.5), ranking sixth on the team … Finished her only 6K in 22:59.2, ranking 115th in the Crimson Classic.

2016 Track
Indoor: Hit a new PR in the 3000m, finishing in 10:24.36… ran 19th overall in the 5000m at the Armory Invite, with a new personal best of 17:52.51.
Outdoors: Ran in only one event – the 5000m – in the spring, finishing ninth with a time of 18:24.30.

2015 Cross Country

Returned to the team after missing the 2014 season, and was a key contributor as a top-seven runner… finished top-20 in both 5K races, with a top time of 19:13.60 at the Winthrop Invite…ran a new personal-best 6K time of 22:17 at the Paul Short Gold race, finishing 120th overall… finished 103rd at the SEC Championship 6K, running 22:20.40.

2015 Track
Indoor: Did not compete.

Outdoor: Ran on the team’s top three 4x800m relay groups… finished eighth in both the 800 and 1500 at the Bill Carson Invite, posting a personal best 4:42.21 in the longer race… crossed 10th in the mile at the Shamrock Invite (5:09.22)… ran the 1500 at the SEC Championships, finishing 35th in the prelims (4:48.81).

2014 Track
Indoor: Ran the 800 meters and the mile…had her best 800 meters result at the Hokie Invitational, running a 2:21.07 to finish 11th…steadily lowered her mile time throughout the season, turning in her best time at her first SEC Indoor Championships where she finished 25th with a 5:08.70.

Outdoor: Focused on the middle distances…ran the 800 meters before stretching out to the 1,500 meters…best 800 meter time came at the Bill Carson Invitational with a time of 2:23.32 for a seventh place finish…in the 1,500 meters, ran her best time at the Bill Carson Invitational at 4:44.88 to take seventh…finished second at the USC Outdoor Open (4:52.54)…finished 30th at SEC Outdoors with a time of 4:47.62…was a member of the 4x800m relay at Penn Relays that finished 12th, but turned in the No. 9 time in program history at 9:10.42.

2013 Cross Country
Ran in seven races for the Gamecocks, including both postseason events … Never finished outside of the team’s top seven … Started the year ranking fourth on the team in both the Carolina Challenge (19:33.00) and the Mountain Dew Invitational (22:43.77) … Ranked 10th overall in the 5K home race and finished 42nd overall in the second with her best 6K time of the year … Clocked her top 5K time in the Royal XC Challenge, posting a 18:21.9 to finish 27th overall … Also ran in the Roy Griak and Indiana State Pre-National Invites as well as the SEC Championship and NCAA Southeast Regional.

A four-year letter-winner in track and cross country for coach Jennifer Brockett at Science Hill High School … Helped her team finish second in the state twice (2010 & 2011), coming in 10th and fifth, respectively … Won the 2012 conference and regional titles in cross country … A four-time all-conference and all-region in cross country … Won the conference title in the 1600m and 3200m in 2012 … Part of four all-state 4x800m relay teams (2010-13) … Ranked fifth in the state in the 800m as a senior … A three-year cross country team captain … Three-time winner of the cross country leadership award and four-time team co-MVP … Also claimed the Eastman Scholar-Athlete Award … A Tennessee Scholar who also took the AP US History Award, AP Government Award and AP Scholar Award … Graduated honors with distinctions.

Martha Ellison McCoy is the daughter of Daniel and Dana and has two younger sisters, Laura and Catherine … Chose South Carolina over Virginia, Wake Forest, Davidson and Furman because of the emphasis on academics and the availability of research opportunities … Majoring in biological sciences.

Cross Country Personal Records

18:21.9 (10/11/13 Royal Challenge)

22:17 (10/2/15 Paul Short Run Gold Division)

Indoor Personal Records

5:08.70 (2/28/14 SEC Indoors)

2:21.07 (1/25/14 Hokie Invite)

10:24.36 (1/22/16 Conference Clash)

17:52.51 (2/5/16 Armory Invite)

Outdoor Personal Records

2:18.68 (4/11/15 Bill Carson Invite)

4:42.21 (4/11/15 Bill Carson Invite)

5:07.51 (3/22/14 Shamrock Invite)