Lydia Heely
Lydia Heely
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Medway, Mass.
High School: Medway
Major: Engineering Psychology
Dream Job: Athletic shoe designer
Activities/Clubs on Campus: LGBT Center
Favorite Place on Campus: Tisch roof
Favorite Professional Athlete: Brenda Martinez
Favorite Pregame Meal: Rice
Pregame Superstition: Warm-up barefoot
Hobbies: Archery, pottery, waterskiing, organic farming, planning road trips with friends

2018 (Junior): Heely began her junior campaign with a third-place finish in the Pineland XC Shootout clocking a time of 18:55.6...at the Maine State Invitational, Heely placed a team-best eighth overall with a 22:50.0 mark in the 6k...competed in the All-New England Championships and finished 65th among runners from all three divisions...she was second on the team in the Connecticut College Invitational where she placed 11th overall...ran in the NESCAC Championship and finished 33rd with a 23:49.1...Heely also competed in the New England Regional in which she placed 16th overall...ended her year with a 22:54.2 mark in the NCAA Championship where the Jumbos ended 12th overall.

2017 (Sophomore): Finished 10th at the Bates Invitational 5k…61st out of 284 at the Williams College Purple Valley Classic…competed in the NEICAAA Cross Country Championships…was 13th in the 6k race at the Connecticut College Cross Country Invitational…competed in the NESCAC Championships and in the NCAA Championships.

2016(Freshman): 69th at the USATF New England Championship.

Before Tufts: Was on the cross country, track and soccer teams at Medway High School...was a member of the varsity cross country team for three years and served as a captain for one year...was an AP Scholar with honor.

Personal: Daughter of Gretchen and Douglas...has one sibling, Grace (17).