Cross Country Coaching Staff
Megan Elgin
Assistant Coach

Meg Elgin begins her fourth year as a member of the cross country and track and field coaching staff in 2017-18 following a standout career as a Bronc.

Elgin has served as Head Coach Bob Hamer's primary assistant in the distance events for the past two years and has been instrumental in the development of Rider first female All-American, Emily Ritter, who was 9th in the 2015 NCAA Championships 3,000m steeplechase.  Ritter also earned Rider's highest ever NCAA Regional Cross Country finish with her 19th place in 2015.

Elgin also played a major role in the development of NCAA first round qualifier and 2x MAAC 10,000m Champion Niky Mateescu.  Mateescu also finished 2nd in the 2015 MAAC Cross Country Championships, the highest ever finish for a Rider female cross country athlete. In 2016, Elgin also coached Megan McGarrity finish in second-place at the  MAAC Cross Country Championships.

Overall Elgin has worked with and helped develop 19 Rider Record Holders, 14 All-East Performers, 2 NCAA first round qualifiers, 1 NCAA finals qualifier and 1 All-American.

As a student-athlete Elgin graduated as the Rider record holder in the indoor 3,000m, indoor 5,000m and outdoor 5,000m.  This past indoor season she added to her excellent running and recorded her first ever sub 5:00 minute mile.  She also holds personal bests of 9:53 for 3,000m and 17:12 for 5,000m.

Rider Career:

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic honoree…as a senior during the cross country season, placed second at the TCNJ Classic in the 5k with a time of 18:40.40…placed fifth at the MAAC Championships with a time of 21:42.38…finished sixth at the Fordham University Invitational with a time of 19:24.52…placed 10th at the ECAC meet with a time of 18:13.6…finished 13th at the Princeton Cross Country Invitational with a time of 22:04…finished 35th at the NCAA Regional with a time of 21:45…placed 121st at the Lehigh Paul Short Run out of 360 runners with a time of 22:22…during the indoor season in 2012-13, finished the 3000 meter run with a time of 10:18.14 at the Army 6-Way…won the mile at the TCNJ Duel with a time of 5:11.87…was a part of the sprint medley team that took second place with a time of 4:01.83 at Monmouth… placed third in the 5000m with a time of 18:01.79 and was fourth in the 3000m with a time of 10:30.23 at the MAAC Championships…placed 17th at Boston's Terrier Invitational in the 3000 meter run in a Rider record and ECAC qualifying time of 9:53.92…18th in the 3000 meter run with a time of 9:59.03 at ECACs…during the outdoor season, was part of the women's 4x800 relay team that won at the VCU Ram Invite with a time of 9:30.49 and was third in the 1500m (4:47.56) at VCU…placed third in the 10000m with a time of 39:37.41 and was fourth in the 5000 meter run with a time of 17:49.49 at the MAAC Championships as Rider won the team title…part of the 4x800 relay team that finished fourth in the heat and 14th overall at the Penn Relays…was 39th in the 5000-meter run at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a time of 17:41.83…as a junior, named Athlete of the Month for all competition in the month of January, braking the Rider record twice for the 3000 meters while setting a Penn State Relays meet record in the mile…finished 13th at the MAAC Cross Country Championships, earning All-MAAC Honors…placed sixth among 215 runners at the ECAC Championships in 18:35…finished 80th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional…finished fourth in the 5000m at the MAAC Indoor Track & Field Championships with a Rider record time of 17:41.70 and placed fourth in the 5000m at the MAAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships…as a sophomore, finished seventh in the 5000m at the MAAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships…part of the 4xMile relay that finished third at Penn State Relays with a Rider record of a Rider rookie, placed 62nd (26:14.6) at the 2009 MAAC Cross Country Lehigh's Paul Short Run, finished 112th (23:40)...was 97th in 25:35.35 at Iona's Meet of Champions...finished ninth overall in her first collegiate cross country race, in a time of 21:14 at Marist.

Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Doylestown, Pa.
High School: Central Bucks East
Experience: 3 Years