UNC Cross Country Bio
 Morgan Ilse
Ilse Ilse 2344141

FIRST-TEAM ALL-ACC • NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY QUALIFIER

Personal Records

XC 6k – 20:31 • XC 5k – 16:48 • XC 4k – 13:58 • 3,000 – 9:50.73 • Mile – 4:57.21 • 1,500 – 4:30.24  

2016: Finished third at the Adidas XC Challenge with a time of 17:00 at the 5k distance Earned All-ACC honors at the ACC Cross Country Championships after leading the Tar Heels with a 16th place finish Competed at the NCAA Southeast Regional, where she placed 36th with a time of 21:32 Fastest 5k race came at the Joe Plane Invitational where she ran a personal best time of 16:48. 

2015-16: Six top-10 finishes in the 1500m and the 3000m during the outdoor season • Placed 21st in the mile at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships • Took first in the mile at the UCS Invitational • Finished third in her first collegiate cross country race at the Hokie Invite • Placed 15th at the Adidas XC Challenge • Finished 34th at the Princeton Inter-Regional • Usually finished as the fifth Tar Heel in the team's larger races • Took 59th at the ACC Cross Country Championship • Placed 52nd at the Southeast Regional meet • Fastest 6k race came at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational where she ran 21:40 Honored as the Freshman of the Year and the Most Improved female distance runner.

Prep: Helped her track and field team win three state titles • 9-time Georgia High School Individual State Champion • Led her team to four straight GHSA Cross Country team championships • XC 4A individual state champion during her sophomore, junior and senior years • Track and field 4A state champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 for three straight years (2013-2015) • Earned All-American honors in 2015 in the 3,200 • New Balance Nationals Outdoor Qualifier • Lettered in track and field and cross country all four years • An honor roll student • Was voted class president for her sophomore and junior years.

Personal: Morgan Elizabeth Ilse is the daughter of Angela and Paul Ilse • Born July 25.

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Dunwoody, Ga.
High School: Marist
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