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, on a warm evening at Hayward Field, finished third at the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meters, 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