Meredith Lambert ‘02, Cross Country, Track & Field
Meredith Lambert is one of the first runners under Coach Castagno to bring national attention to the Tatnall program. She was a two-time state MVP in Cross Country, winning the Division II state title in 2000, the New Castle County Championships in 2000 and 2001, and setting records at several courses throughout the state, including Bellevue, Killens Pond, and Lums Pond, among others. A soccer player through her junior year, Meredith switched to track for her senior year, claiming the 2002 Division II state titles in the 800m, 1600m, and 3,200m, followed by Meet of Champions Titles in the 1,600m and 3,200m. During that same season, Meredith also set the state record in the 3,200m, running a time of 10:50.32 at the Twilight Relays.
After Tatnall, Meredith matriculated to Princeton University, where she competed on the Women’s Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field teams. At Princeton, she ran personal bests of 9:25 in the 3,000m, 16:19 in the 5000m, and 33:55 in the 10,000m. She received All-Conference honors during her three seasons, qualified twice for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship meet in the 10,000m, won the 5,000m at the 2005 ECAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship meet, and finished in 61st place at the 2004 NCAA Cross Country National Championship meet.
After graduation from Princeton, Meredith went on to win the 2007 Eugene Marathon in 2:44:39, qualifying her to compete at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the Women’s Marathon. Meredith also claims an 11th place finish at the 2010 Philadelphia Marathon, a 20th place finish at the 2012 Boston Marathon, and a 6th place finish at the 2014 Vermont City Marathon.