Colleen Quigley
2018 5th Avenue Mile CQ-7549-2 (43937722404).jpg
Quigley after her second-place finish at the 2018 Fifth Avenue Mile
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1992-11-20) November 20, 1992 (age 29)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight134 lb (61 kg)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Steeplechase, 1500 meters, Mile
College teamFlorida State University Seminoles
Turned pro2015
Achievements and titles
World finals2015
3000 m s'chase, 12th
2017
3000 m s'chase, DQ (13th) (h)
2019
3000 m s'chase, DNS
Olympic finals2016
3000 m s'chase, 8th
Personal best(s)

Colleen Quigley (born November 20, 1992) is an American middle-distance runner from St. Louis, Missouri.[2] She finished 12th in the 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China and 8th in the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[3]

Professional

Quigley signed professionally with the Bowerman Track Club in June 2015. Later that year, she finished third in the steeplechase in 9:24.92 at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and finished 12th in the 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China.[4]

She ran 9:20.00 to place ninth in the Diamond League event, Meeting de Paris, 2016.[5] Prior to that, Quigley had run a personal best time of 9:21.10 to place eighth in the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Quigley had also run a personal best time of 9:21.29 to place third in the steeplechase behind Team USA teammates Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials to qualify to represent the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[6] On September 3, 2018, she lowered her steeplechase PR to 9:10.27 winning at ISTASF in Berlin, becoming the third-fastest American woman ever.[7]

On June 30, 2019, she ran 9:11.41 to place seventh, and third American, in the star-studded Diamond League steeple at the Prefontaine Classic held in Stanford, California.[8]

At the 2019 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, she finished first in the mile in 4:29.27 to become the 2019 Indoor Mile Champion.[9]

On February 27, 2020, Quigley ran a personal best of 8:28.71 in the 3000 meters at Boston University in a race made up of her Bowerman Track Club teammates Karissa Schweizer and Shelby Houlihan. This was faster than the previous American Record at this distance, 8:33.25 by Shalane Flanagan, but Quigley finished third behind her two teammates who also broke the record.[10]

In a Bowerman Track Club inter-squad meet on July 31, 2020, Quigley competed as a member of the 4 x 1500 meter relay team alongside Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer and Shelby Houlihan. The team ran a time of 16:27.02 which broke the previous world record of 16:33.58 from Team Kenya by over 6 seconds.

Quigley announced on February 4, 2021 that she would be leaving Bowerman Track Club and coach Jerry Schumacher to be coached by her former Florida State University coach Josh Seitz.[11]

NCAA

Colleen Quigley earned nine NCAA All-American honors while running for Florida State University.[12]

She won 2015 the NCAA Women's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Steeplechase title.[13] She won 2015 Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track 1500 meters title.

Quigley earned 2015 Division 1 NCAA Indoor Women's Track and Field Championships Mile run bronze medal. She won 2015 Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track Mile run and Distance medley relay titles.[13] She won Boston University Terriers Invitational Mile run in a FSU record 4:29.67 and Distance medley relay titles.[14] She won Auburn Tigers Invitational Mile run title.

She won 2014 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship Regional cross country running title. She won 2014 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship Atlantic Coast Conference cross country running silver medal.[13] She won 2014 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship Virginia Tech Hokies Invitational and Lehigh Mountain Hawks Invitational titles.[13]

She won 2014 Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track Steeplechase title.[13] She won 2014 Division 1 Alabama Crimson Tide Invitational 1500 meters title.[13] She won 2014 Division 1 Florida State Seminoles Invitational Steeplechase title.[13]

She won 2014 Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track Mile run title.[13] She won 2014 Division 1 Washington Huskies Classic Distance medley relay title.[13] She won 2014 Division 1 Indoor Track University of New Mexico Invitational 800 meters title.[13]

She placed sixth 2013 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship national championships. She won 2013 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship Regional cross country running title. She earned silver medal 2013 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship Atlantic Coast Conference cross country running.[13] She won 2013 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship Florida State Seminoles Invitational and earned Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Appalachian State Mountaineers Invitational silver medals.[13]

Quigley earned 2013 Division 1 NCAA Outdoor Women's Track and Field Championship Steeplechase silver medal.[13]

She placed twelfth 2012 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship national championships. She earned silver medal at 2012 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship Regional championships. She placed fourth 2013 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship Atlantic Coast Conference cross country running.[13] She won 2013 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship University of Louisville Cardinals Pre-national Invitational and won 2012 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Invitational title.[13] She placed 4th at the Virginia Tech Hokies Invitational.[13]

Quigley earned fifth place at 2012 Division 1 NCAA Outdoor Women's Track and Field Championship Steeplechase.[13] She earned a silver medal at 2012 Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track Steeplechase final.[13] She earned fourth at 2012 Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track Mile run title.[13]

High school

Quigley won 2010-11 Missouri Girls track and field Gatorade Player of the Year awards from Nerinx Hall High School.[15]

Quigley won 2011 Outdoor Missouri High School Athletic Association Class 4 State Meet 3200 and 1600 meters titles.[16]

Quigley earned 20th at 2010 Footlocker Cross Country Championships.[17]

During high school, Quigley was a model.[18]

References

  1. ^ "Colleen Quigley - Fashion Model". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Colleen Quigley". IAAF. August 24, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  3. ^ 2015 World Final results IAAF. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
    - 2016 Olympic Final women's steeplechase IAAF. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Final results" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2018.
    - "Colleen Quigley Joins the Bowerman Track Club". Retrieved March 29, 2018.
    - Dan Roe (July 25, 2016). "For Colleen Quigley, a Rise Fueled by Sibling Rivalry". Runners World. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Final results, Paris, 2016, Diamond League" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field Women's steeplechase". usatf.org. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  7. ^ Colleen Quigley Becomes Third-Fastest U.S. Women's Steeplechaser with ISTAF Berlin Win, DyeStat, Adam Kopet, September 3, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  8. ^ Results: Women 3000 M Steeplechase (Final), FlashResults.com, June 30, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Colleen QUIGLEY". World Athletics. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  10. ^ "Karissa Schweizer smashes 3,000m American record at Boston University". Canadian Running Magazine. February 28, 2020. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  11. ^ "Colleen Quigley announces she has changed coaches". Canadian Running Magazine. February 12, 2021. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  12. ^ "My Story". Colleen Quigley. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Colleen Quigley". TFRRS. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "Florida State University Women Track and Field record book" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 16, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "GATORADE MISSOURI GIRLS TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2018.[permanent dead link]
    - "LISTEN LIVE: Florida State at Wake Forest". September 30, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
    - Missouri TrackFanatic (May 19, 2011). "Nerinx Hall High School senior distance runner Collen Quigley interview, May 3, 2011". Retrieved March 29, 2018 – via YouTube.
  16. ^ Colleen Quigley Nerinx Hall High School results captured by athletic.net
  17. ^ "Quigley, Colleen". DyeStat. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  18. ^ "Tokyo Olympics: Steeplechaser Colleen Quigley on mental health, modeling and the Olympic dream". KTBS. Retrieved February 11, 2021.[dead link]