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2018-19 Cross Country Roster

Annie Heffernan

Class Junior
Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
High School Saint Ursula Academy



  • Grabbed 29th overall in the East with her finish at the preliminary meet.
  • Finished 11th in the 10K at the ACC Championships with a time of 35:24.51
  • Earned a spot at the NCAA East Region Prelims with a 10K time of 34:23.08 at the Penn Relays.
  • Finished 17th at the ACC Indoor Championships with a 5K time of 17:11.50.
  • Raced to an event victory in the 5000-meter run with a time of 16:25.57 at the Iowa State Classic.
  • Began indoor season with a fifth-place finish in the 3000-meter run (9:45.08) at the Notre Dame Invitational.
  • Repeated as champion of the National Catholic Invitational (5K) with a winning time of 17:24.30.


  • Earned All-ACC honors with a time of 16:23.36 in the 5000-meter run to place fifth at the ACC Outdoor Championships.
  • Logged a PR time of 16:11.62 in the 5000-meter run at the Virginia Challenge.
  • Set a PR in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:31.41 outdoors at the Louisville Invitational.
  • Crossed the finish line in eighth place with a time of 16:43.84 in the 5000-meter run at the ACC Indoor Championships.
  • Opened the indoor season with a third-place result in the 3000-meter run (9:46.93) at the Notre Dame Invitational.
  • Claimed all-region accolades after placing 16th with a time of 20:58.40 at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Region Cross Country Championships (6K).
  • Earned All-ACC honors with a 13th-place finish (20:28.30) at the ACC Cross Country Championships (6K).
  • Raced to victory at the National Catholic Invitational (5K) with a time of 17:29.40.


  • Broke the top ten list of all time Irish runners in both the 5000m and 10,000m.


  • Placed third in the National Catholic Invitational 5K (17:33.9).


  • Graduated from Saint Ursula Academy in May 2015.
  • Eight-time combined letterwinner in track & field and cross country.
  • Three-time Girls Greater Cincinnati League Champion and Runner of the Year in cross country.
  • Undefeated in cross country as a junior and senior.
  • District, regional and state cross country champion as a junior in 2013.
  • Named the Gatorade Ohio Runner of the Year as a junior.
  • Two-time Women’s Sports Association of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Sportswoman of the Year for cross country.
  • Four-time Cincinnati Enquirer First Team All-Star and two-time CE Runner of the Year for cross country.
  • Three-time 3,200m state indoor champion.
  • Two-time 3,200m state outdoor champion.
  • Two-time 1,600m district, regional and state champion.
  • Set the state outdoor 3,200m record as a sophomore at 10:14.91 during the state championships.
  • Three-time GGCL Runner of the Year for track.
  • Placed third at the New Balance Indoor Nationals two-mile race as a junior.
  • Placed second in the two-mile at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals as a sophomore.
  • Three-time Cincinnati Enquirer Runner of the Year for track.
  • Invited to Nike Elite Camp as a sophomore.
  • Named the GGCL Scholar Athlete of the year as a senior.
  • Selected as the Saint Ursula Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior.
  • Set school records in the 800m, 1,600m, mile, 3,200m and two-mile.
  • Set city records in the 1,600m, 3,200m, mile and two-time (SWOTCCCA).
  • Member of the National Honor Society.
  • Daughter of Daniel and Debra Heffernan.
  • Has an older brother, Dan.
  • Enrolled in the First Year of Studies with plans to major in Neuroscience and Behavior with a supplementary major in Pre-Health.