Abigail Motley

  • Abigail
  • Motley

  • Event
    Distance
  • Class
    Senior
  • High School/Other
    Floyd Kellam
  • Hometown
    Virginia Beach, Va.

Updated: May 22, 2017

2017 outdoor: Earned first-team All-ACC honors following her bronze-medal finish in the 10,000 meters at the ACC Championships, crossing the finish line in 34 minutes, 48.30 seconds for a lifetime-best mark ... Also competed in the 5,000-meter race at the conference meet, placing 14th with a season-best time of 17:00.14 ... Won the 5,000 at the Virginia Grand Prix with a time of 17:11.53 ... Ran the 10,000 at the Virginia Challenge, finishing in fourth place with a time of 34:58.00 ... Also competed in the 5,000 at the Tennessee Relays, placing 12th ... Made her outdoor debut at High Point's VertKlasse Meeting, earning a top-10 finish in the 1,500 meters.

2017 indoor: Took a redshirt … Ran unattached in the mile at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet and Virginia Tech Invitational.

2016 outdoor: Place fourth in the 1,500 meters at the Radford Invite in 4:37.35.

2016 indoor: Competed in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters at the ACC Championships …. Ran a personal best 3,000 meters in 9:38.76 at the ACC Championships … Set a personal record in the 5,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic in 16:41.33 … Finished third in the 3,000 meters at the Camel City Invite and third in the mile at the Virginia Tech Challenge.

2015 outdoor: Competed in the 1,500-meter event in four meets, recording a season-best time at the Twilight Qualifier ... Participated in the 5,000-meter run at the Virginia Challenge.

2015 indoor: Competed in the 5,000-meter event twice, including the ACC Championships.

2014 outdoor: Finished in 10th place in the 10,000 at the ACC Championships with a time of 35:08.02 ... Posted personal bests in the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000.

2014 indoor: Ran the mile in 5:00.73 at the VT Elite Meet ... Recorded a 3,000-meter time of 9:46.88 at the Alex Wilson Invite ... Competed at the ACC Championships in the 5,000 meters, recording a time of 16:43.25.

High school: Was crowned the 2013 Virginia AAA state champion in the 3,200 meters, where her time of 10:42.38 in the final was the fourth fastest in the state of Virginia that season … Clocked a 5:00.55-mile time at the Southern Track Classic … Took first in the mile at the Eastern Regional.

Personal: Born June 7, 1994 … Daughter of Todd and Rebecca Motley… Has seven sisters, Rachel, Susan, Natalie, Emma, Hannah, Julia and Caroline… Was salutatorian of her graduating class … Majoring in international studies.

Motley's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

Mile - 4:59.31, VT Challenge (2016)

3,000m - 9:38.76, ACC Championships (2016)

5,000m - 16:41.33, Iowa State Classic (2016)

800m - 2:22.86, Radford Alumni Invitational (2014)

1,500m - 4:37.57, Roanoke/VT Twilight Qualifiers (2014)

3,000m - 9:51.92, Colonial Relays (2014)

5,000m - 16:44.01, Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (2014)

10,000m - 34:48.30, ACC Championships (2017)

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