Myra Naqvi, Donegal (Class of 2021)

Name: Myra Naqvi

School: Donegal High School

Graduation Year: 2021

DOB: 7/2003


Social Media:

Instagram: Mnaqviii

Milesplit Profile:


5k: 20:04- Gettysburg Invite 2020

1600: 5:43- Dickinson Indoor Track Meet 2020

800: 2:28.8- 2019 outdoor track season

400 split: 63

XC Highlights:

2018: 1st place team at Ben Bloser, Section Champs, Sportsmanship Award, 2nd place team at districts, raced at states as a team, second-team league all star

2019: League Medalist (17th place), District Medalist (20th place), MVP, first-team all star, 3rd place team finish at districts.

Track Highlights:

2018: Freshman 4×800 meter relay record, 8th place in 4×800 relay at leagues

2019: Battle for the Bridge 800 meter first place finish, “Jed Sweigart Award” recipient

Favorite Memories:

XC: 2018 District race in the pouring rain and freezing cold when we found out we placed second and earned our spot at states as a team!

Track: Winning the 800 at Battle for the Bridge

What do you enjoy the most about the sport of XC/TF?

I love the running community, and the way that you feel after each and every practice/run. We are all a family, and my teammates’ dedication to the sport inspires me to continue working towards my own goals. Also, I love how inclusive the sport of running is… all you need is a pair of shoes!

Academic Highlights:

Class President 9th-12th grade

Spanish Club

Key Club

Math Honors Society

National Honors Society

Favorite HS class to date and why?

I most enjoyed Spanish III. I have a passion for linguistics and foreign language, and in Spanish III our teacher helped us grow in both our speaking and listening skills, as well as immersed us in new Spanish culture every day. 

I am interested in the following college majors:

Public Health

Linguistics/Foreign Language

International Relations

Career Aspirations: Journalist, something in the medical field involving anatomy/physiology, I am not entirely sure to be honest… I know that I want to further my study of language and health and help my community in any way I can. 

I am looking for the following in a future college: I would love to be a student at a school that encourages students to study abroad, and places a priority on environmental conservation efforts. Additionally, I would love to be close to a city where I can network and explore.

My ideal college coach would be: I desire a coach that cares for every single one of their athletes. I want to feel motivated by their coaching style (and their criticism), and I want to run well for the sake of both me and my squad. I hope to run for a coach who prioritizes the health, both physical and mental, of their athletes. 

Most important factors I will consider when choosing a college: Price, Reasonable location (given the circumstances… if moving back and forth is going to become the new norm), If they have my intended major, and if I feel I can fit in and contribute to the team’s dynamic. 

Currently Interested in learning more about the following programs:

Johns Hopkins University

Dickinson College

Tufts University