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Megan Buechler

  • position Distances
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school Sacred Heart Academy
  • position Distances
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school Sacred Heart Academy

Megan Buechler Bio

2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Did not compete. 

Indoors: Ran the 5000m at the Clemson and Tiger Paw Invitationals… finished sixth in her season-opener, with a season-best time of 18:53.32
Outdoors: Ran the 5K twice, finishing 13th at both the Spec Towns Invitational and Gamecock Invitational… turned in a season-best 19:05.68 at the Georgia meet… ended her season running the 3000m at the USC Open, finishing 11th in 10:55.10.

2016 Cross Country (Freshman)
Ran in four races during her first semester … Tallied her best collegiate 5K time in her debut in the Carolina Challenge, clocking a 20:01.20 and finishing 29th overall … Ranked 20th among Division I competitors at the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational (20:17.5) … Helped South Carolina win the Gamecock Invitational, ranking fourth with a time of 12:20.10 … Posted her only 6K time of 24:00.3 in the Crimson Classic.

High School
Specialized in the longer distances in track at Sacred Heart Academy, placing in the top 11 three times in the Kentucky State Meet in the 3200m … Posted her best 3200m time of 11:05.12 in the 2013 Eastern Relays … Won the 2016 Region 4 AAA 1600m with a time of In cross country, posted three top-25 finishes, including a best of seventh as a junior, in the Kentucky State Championship … Ran her top time of 18:38.23 in a fourth-place showing at the 2015 Lexington Catholic Invitational … Helped her cross country team win the 2014 KHSAA 3A title … Ran in four Foot Locker South Regionals … Ranked third at the 2013 AAU National Championships … A four-time honor roll member who earned KHSAA Academic All-State honors all four years too … Named to the Principal’s List in 2014-15.

Daughter of Joe and Nancy Buechler … Her father ran track and cross country at Auburn … Two uncles played tennis (Mark) and track/cross country (David) at Clemson … Has two siblings, older sister Julia and younger brother Paul … Chose SC over Georgia, Auburn and Northwestern because she loved everything the school had to offer both academically and athletically.

Indoor Personal Records
18:53.32 (1/14/17 Clemson Invitational)
Outdoor Personal Records
10:55.10 (4/22/17 USC Open)
19:05.68 (4/8/17 Spec Towns Invitational)