Margaret Fitch
Margaret Fitch
Height: 5'8"
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Alamo Heights
Events: Distance
Major: Community Development

Honors:

  • USA South All-Conference second team (2016)
  • USA South All-Academic (2015-16)
  • USA South Rookie Runner of the Week (Sept. 1, 2014; Sept. 8, 2014; Sept. 15, 2014; Sept. 29, 2014) 
  • USA South All-Academic (2014-15)

2016-17 (Junior): Ran in eight cross country events, contributing points as a top-five team finisher in every race... Named to the USA South All-Conference second team... Finished fourth overall, second on the team in the Mountaintop Invitational 2-mile (Sept. 2) with a time of 13:45.2... Set a 2-mile personal record of 13:20.1 in the UTC PowerAde Invitational (Sept. 9)... Season-best 6k time was 25:45.9 in the Berry Viking Open (Oct. 15)... Set five personal records in the outdoor track season... Ran the 1500 in 5:21.71 at the Victor Icebreaker Duals and a 2:41.46 in the 800 in the same meet (March 4)... Also a part of the 4x400 relay team that finished in 4:49.27 at the Victor Icebreaker Duals (March 4)... In the indoor season, set the program record in the mile at 5:50.97 at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 11)

2015-16 (Sophomore): Ran in all seven events on the year... Set two personal records during the year; in the 6k (25:22 at the Furman Classic on Sept. 12) and the two-mile (13:45 at the Mountaintop Invitational on Sept. 4)... Finished fourth in the Mountaintop Invitational, contributing to a first-place finish by Covenant... Was one of Covenant's top five runners in the Maryville Invitational 6k (Oct. 3), coming in 11th (4th for the team) with a time of 27:38... Ran in several events during the spring track season and set personal records in the 800 meter (2:45), 1500 meter (5:36), 3000 meter (13:15) and 5000 meter (22:26)... Also ran a leg of the 4x400 relay team during the spring... Named to USA South All-Academic team

2014-15 (Freshman): Competed in all eight of Covenant's races... Finished fourth at the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 29) with a two-mile time of 13:54.9... Two weeks later, she recorded a fifth place finish at the Saucony Invitational (Sept. 13) with a season-low 5K time of 21:06.6 helping Covenant to the team title... She won four USA South Rookie Runner of the Week awards (Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept. 29)... Placed 25th at USA South Championships (Nov. 1) with a time of 27:49.5... Earned USA South All-Academic honors

High School: Attended Alamo Heights High School… Captain of the cross country team during her senior year… Helped team to qualify to regionals during her junior and senior seasons… Placed 11th in her district in her senior season… Member of the National Honor Society… President of the National Spanish Honor Society… Named to the Academic All-State Elite Team

Personal: Parents are John and Chrissy Fitch… Has three siblings, Benjamin, Thomas, and Evie… Favorite Bible verse is Psalm 56:3-4… Majoring in Community Development… Aspires to be a missionary in the Andes mountain region of Peru and help in orphanages

Fitch's Personal Records:

Cross Country:
2-mile: 13:20.1 (UTC PowerAde Invitational, Sep 9, 2016)

5K: 21:06 (Saucony Invitational, Sept. 13, 2014)
6K: 25:22 (Furman Classic, Sep 12, 2015)

Outdoor Track: 
400m: 1:09.24 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 7-8, 2017)
800m: 2:41.46 (Victor Icebreaker Duals, March 4, 2017)
1500m: 5:21.71 (Victor Icebreaker Duals, March 4, 2017)
3000m: 13:15 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, April 15, 2016)
5000m: 22:26 (Emory Invitational, March 19, 2016)
4x400: 4:49.27 - Danek, Holbrook, Hummel (Victor Icebreaker Duals, March 4, 2017)
DMR: 14:13.50 - Settle, Porch, Hummel (Emory Invitational, March 17-18, 2017) 

Indoor Track:
Mile: 5:50.97 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 11, 2017)
DMR: 14:00.98 - Porch, Hummel, Smith (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 11, 2017)