Meghan Underwood - Women's Cross Country - Arkansas Razorbacks

Meghan Underwood

Jr | 5-7 | Cordova, Tenn. | Briarcrest HS

Junior (2020-21)
Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at SEC Championships, placing 14th (4:26.35) in the prelims … Posted a season best 4:25.15 to place 13th in Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial … Finished fifth in Arkansas Twilight (4:27.52) and eighth in John McDonnell Invitational (4:28.90) … Racing in the Fresno State West Coast Relays in Clovis, Calif., placed 16th (4:26.81) … In lone race at 800m, ran 2:12.44 in Jones Memorial.

Cross Country: Placed sixth among Razorbacks in NCAA Championships, finishing 187th (22:15.7) as Arkansas placed 10th in team scoring … Improved her time in her fourth consecutive meet of season in placing 15th at SEC Championships as the sixth finisher for the Razorbacks, posting a career best time of 20:38.5 on the 6,000m course in Baton Rouge … Part of an Arkansas team that won a SEC title for the eighth consecutive year … Established a best time of 17:57.2 for 5k in placing 17th at the SEC Preview in Baton Rouge, La., bettering her previous best of 18:00.4 … Improved her 6k time to 20:50.2 to place 11th in Gans Creek Classic in Columbia, Mo., bettering her previous best of 21:00.6 … Set her third career best of season, posting a time of 20:49.7 over 6k distance to place 18th in UAB Blazer Classic and finish seventh among Razorbacks.

Sophomore (2019)
Raced in one meet, placing 49th in John McNichols Invitational (5k, 18:00.4).

Freshman (2018)
Competed in SEC Championships, placing 68th with a time of 21:00.6 on 6k course and 10th Razorback … Finished 19th in B race at Wisconsin Pre-National, running 22:07.0.

High School
Three-year letter winner for coaches Ted Paduck and Kent Austell at Briarcrest Christian School… Two-time state champion (2017, 2018)… Earned all-metro honors three years for track/cross country… Team captain in 2017 and 2018… Two-time track team MVP (2017-2018)… Holds PR’s of 57.72 (400-meters), 2:13.18 (800-meters), 11:04.00 (3,200-meters), and 18:49.00 in the 5K… Member of NHS, National Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and graduated in the top-20% of her class… National Merit Scholar

Born on April 18, 2000… Daughter of Mark and Brigid Underwood… Has two siblings; Mike Underwood and Mindy Kelley… Majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Spanish

Meghan Underwood | Career Stats

Career best marks


  • 800m | 2:09.86
  • Mile | 4:50.32


  • 800m | 2:10.15
  • 1,500m | 4:22.39