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

Honors:

  • USA South All-Conference third team (2017)
  • USA South All-Academic - with distinction (2017-18)
  • USA South All-Conference second team (2016)
  • USA South All-Academic (2016-17)
  • 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)

2017-18 (Senior): Ran in seven meets in the fall cross country season…Was named to the USA South All-Conference third team… Placed fifth or higher on the team in all seven meets… Set her 6k personal best at the NCAA Regional meet (Nov. 11) with a time of 24:13.5... Ran in three events during the indoor track season... Set the school record in the DMR at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12), placing first overall with a time of 13:13.20 with Hannah Hennigh, Lilly Smith, and Hannah Samuels... Placed second in the mile at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12) with a personal best time of 5:31.61... Placed fifth in the 3000m at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12) with a personal best time of 11:18.65... Ran in six events during the outdoor track season... Set the school record in the DMR with a time of 13:26.51, placing sixth at the Emory Invitational (Mar. 23) with Hannah Hennigh, Lilly Smith, and Hannah Samuels... Set a new personal best in the 800m at the Mountain Laurel Invitational with a time of 2:36.39 (Apr. 13)... Set a new 1500m personal best at the Berry Field Day Invitational (Apr. 7) with a time of 5:08.42... Recorded a career-best mark of 19:33.46 in the 5000m run at the Hilltop Classic (Mar. 30)... Set a personal record in the 3000m with a time of 11:41.06 at the Mountain Laurel Invitational (Apr. 13)... Ran a career-best time of 4:34.64 in the 4x400m at the Emory Invitational (Mar. 23) with Hannah Hennigh, Virginia Kay Roberts, and Lilly Smith... Named to USA South All-Academic team for a fourth consecutive year and was honored with distinction after producing a GPA above 3.90 in both the fall and spring semesters

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)... Selected to third straight USA South All-Academic team

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: 24:13.5 (NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional, Nov. 11, 2017)

Outdoor Track: 
400m: 1:09.24 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 7-8, 2017)
800m: 2:36.39 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, Apr. 13, 2018)
1500m: 5:08.42 (Berry Field Day Invitational, Apr. 6, 2018)
3000m: 11:41.06 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, Apr. 13, 2018)
5000m: 19:33.46 (Hilltop Classic, Mar. 30, 2018)
4x400: 4:34.64 (Emory Invitational, Mar. 24, 2018)
DMR: 13:26.51- Hennigh, Smith, Samuels (Emory Invitational, Mar. 23, 2018)

Indoor Track:
Mile: 5:36.51 (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 12, 2018)
3000m: 11:18.65 (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 12, 2018)
DMR: 13:13:30 - Hennigh, Smith, Samuels (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 12, 2018)