Birthday: 08/31/95 Mile PR: 4:25.98 (indoors) - 2020
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:02.09 - 2021
High School: Peabody Veteran Memorial HS '13
Hometown: Peabody, MA
College: University of Massachusetts '17
Current Residence: Boston, MA
Team: Team New Balance Boston
Rising U.S. star Heather MacLean, in a blanket finish with Josette Norris and Elle Purrier St. Pierre, won the 2022 USA Indoor 1500 meter title in 4:06.09, her first national crown. In March, she placed 7th in the 1500m at the World Indoor Championships.
On April 15, 2022 in Boston, Heather ran the first leg of the Distance Medley Relay team (1200 = 3:14.92, 400, 800, 1600) that shattered the indoor and absolute world record, clocking 10:33.85; previous WR 10:39.91.
On a warm evening at Hayward Field, she finished third at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m, running a 3-plus second personal record of 4:02.09 to qualify for her first Olympic team (Tokyo).
MacLean won the Blankenship Women’s Mile in 4:27.54 at the 2021 American Track League meet #2 and also the 1500 meters in 4:06.32 at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
At the 2020 NYRR Wanamaker Mile, she finished 6th, clocking a personal record of 4:25.98 (#15 U.S. woman all-time indoors).
In 2019, MacLean was 7th at the USA Outdoor Championships 1500m, setting a personal record of 4:05.27.
In college at U-Mass, she earned 2017 All-American cross country honors (the school's first woman to do so), established records for 800 meters, 1000m, 1500m & Mile and also qualified for the NCAA Championships in track and cross country.
At Peabody Veteran Memorial High School, MacLean was a member of the All-State Champion cross country team and also set school records at 400, 600 and 800 meters as well as numerous relays.
FUN FACT: Heather was the first in her family to graduate from college.
FUN FACT II: She was a finalist for 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Photo credit: Kevin Morris