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MaryJayne (Harrelson) Reeves

Cross Country and Track 1996-2001

Appalachian State University

2010 Southern Conference Hall of Fame Inductee


One of the most accomplished athletes in SoCon history, MaryJayne Reeves won 23 individual championships, more than anyone else in Southern Conference history. Known then as MaryJayne Harrelson, she was a six-time All-American performer in outdoor track.

The native of Roxboro, North Carolina won the 1,500 meters at the 1999 and 2001 NCAA outdoor track & field championships, becoming the first SoCon athlete in more than 50 years to win two national NCAA titles. She was twice voted Female Athlete of the Year in the SoCon, and was the 2001 NCAA Female Athlete of the Year from the state of North Carolina.

In 2003, she won a silver medal in the 1,500 meters at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo and was runner-up in both the mile and the 800-meter run at the 2002 U.S. indoor championships. In the sport of cross country, Harrelson captured the conference championship three consecutive times 1998-2000 and qualified for the NCAA championships in each of those years.

She graduated from App State in 2001 with a degree in criminal justice and has worked as an assistant track coach at the University of Georgia and Virginia Tech University.

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