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NAME: Maggie Schroeder
SCHOOL: Highlands High School
SPORT(S): Cross Country-Track
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Maintaining a 4.0/straight A's all through high school thus far and winning state XC in 2018.
BIRTHDATE: 10/12/2002
HEIGHT: 5'3"-127 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Fort Thomas, Ky.
PARENTS: Trevor & Trisha
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Pro distance runner Allie Ostrander
FUTURE GOAL: "In cross country, my goal is to run consistently in the 18s this season, and hope I can break into the 18:40s, if not lower. In general, I'd like to maintain my 4.0, and solidify my major -- at least enough so I don't have to go into college undecided -- even if I change later."

One of Northern Kentucky's finest runners is Highlands' senior Maggie Schroeder, who seemingly has competed forever, running both cross country and track for the Bluebirds.

Maggie's success began early. As a seventh grader running varsity cross country, she finished seventh at the Class 2A state championships in 19:20 to help lead the Bluebirds to a fourth straight title. She was third at the regionals in 20:26 and named first team all-Northern Kentucky.

The following year, she was regional runner-up, finishing fifth at the state tournament, earning honors such as first team all-NKY (Enquirer), first team all-region and was recognized on the all-state team. Her freshman year, she was regional and state runner-up and was NKY Cross Country Runner of the Year (Enquirer) and Sports Awards' Cross Country Runner of the Year. Her sophomore year, she was NKAC Div. I champ, regional champ and the 2018 Kentucky class 2A state champion, the first girls' individual cross country state champion in school history. She was named first team all-Northern Kentucky by the Enquirer.

Maggie has also been a successful track performer. As an eighth grader, she was a member of the 4x800 relay team that was regional champions, finishing fifth at state. Her freshman year, Maggie was regional champion in the 3,200 run and the 4x800 relay. As a sophomore in the 3,200, she was regional champion, finishing third at the state competition. Last season as a junior, Maggie won the Class 2A regional championship in the 800 and 3,200 runs, was runner-up in the 1600 run and was Kentucky state runner-up in the 3,200 run and third in the 4x800 relay.

A great student who is active in community service, Maggie plans to run at the next level but has not yet selected a college.

Her favorite athletes are Allie Ostrander and Katharine Switzer, one of her favorite movies is Mean Girls, favorite books include The Glass Castle, Dumplin', the Secret Life of Bees, Mosquitoland, Paper Town and the entire Harry Potter series, and most-like-to-meet is Brown University cross country coach Tim Springfield.

COACH'S QUOTE – "Maggie's dedication is unwavering. She is gifted with tremendous athleticism, but her desire to be the best, and train the best in what makes her the best distance runner to go to Highlands High School. She is who you think about when you say, ‘State Champion.'"
— Brian Alessandro, cross country & track coach.

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