MC Heinen Named USATF Athlete of The Week!

Maggie Walker senior and Columbia commit, MC Heinen named USATF athlete of the week. Here is the press release from the USATF, our national governing body. 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mary Heinen (Richmond, Virginia) won the girls 17-18 title at the USATF National Junior Olympics XC Championships to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Heinen, a senior at Richmond's Maggie Walker High School, won her third straight national title after taking gold in the 15-16 division in 2018 at Reno and in 2017 at Tallahassee. It was a dominant performance by Heinen, who clocked 17:46.2 for 5K on a frigid day in Madison, Wisconsin, to beat club teammate and runner-up Emilia Joyce by almost two minutes. The three-time Virginia high school state champion also led her Richmond Track & Field club to the team title.


She wins this award just after finishing out her cross country career with her third state title in XC, this time for Class 3. She also since has run 5:12 for the 1600 and qualified for indoor states yet again.