Maryland Track & Field BIO
Emily VandeWater


2015 Outdoor: Competed in one event…ran 4:42.44 in the 1500m to finish third at the UTEP Springtime Invitational.

2015 Indoor: Placed fourth in the mile (5:06.69) at the Penn State Relays…placed second in the 800m (2:18.05) at the Terrapin Invitational…won the 1000m (3:00.30) and took second in the mile (5:02.74) at the Tiger Open…ran a season-best 2:12.33 at the Armory Track Invitational…placed first in the 1000m (2:55.56) at Navy’s Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness…was a member of the Distance Medley Relay that finish eighth at the Big Ten Championships.

2014 Cross Country: Competed in one event… placed 55th over 5K (29:49.86) at the Mount St. Mary’s Duals.

2014 Indoor: Season-best time of 2:15.79 in the 800m to finish seventh at the Kehoe Twilight...placed 14th at the Sam Howell Invitational (2:16.05)...finished fourth at the UTEP Springtime Meet (2:20.93)...notched a season-best time of 4:46.96 in the Sam Howell Invitational...placed 38th at the ACC Outdoor Championships (4:48.67)...finished seventh at the Maryland Invitational (4:51.69).

2013 Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 800 meters at UCF Invitational with a season-best time of 2:15.02…Finished 3rd in the same event at Maryland Invitational…Season-best mark in the 1,500 meters in ACC Championships Prelims (4:38.80)… Member of the 4x800 relay team that recorded the fastest time in Maryland outdoor history (8:44.24) at Penn Relays.

2013 Indoor: Season best time in the mile at Night at the Armory (5:14.52)...Placed 11th...Competed in the 800 meters at VT Elite (2:18.33)...Placed 21st 

2012 Cross Country: Participated in three events as a freshman... Collegiate debut was strong as she finished 3rd overall as Terps took top seven individual places at UMES Lid-Lifter... Went 20:19 over 5K course... Eighth on the team and 71st overall in 24:57 on Navy's 6K layout at the Salty Dog Invitational... Was 45th overall in 24:24 at the Blue & Gold Invitational as Terps finished second as a team at Delaware.

Before Maryland: National Honor Society member ... Indoor and outdoor track captain as a junior and senior ... XC team captain as a junior ... Indoor Baltimore County 800m, 1600m and 4x400m Champion in 2012 ... Outdoor 3A MD 1600m State Champion ... Member of XC 3A Maryland State Championship team junior and senior year ... Four-time First Team All-County in XC and three-time First Team All-County in indoor and outdoor track ... Holds Hereford High School's records in DMR, 4x800m and 4x400m.

Personal: Parents are Keith and Robin ... Father ran track at the University of Wisconsin, Madison ... Biggest sports thrill was winning the MD (3A) 1600m State Championship ... Majoring in kinesiology and plans on entering the health field.
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