Dartmouth resident competing for a spot on the Olympic marathon team

Jan 6, 2020

Dartmouth’s Molly Rouillard has run in the Boston Marathon, made her mark on high school and collegiate athletics, and is now gearing up for a new challenge: The Olympics.

Rouillard has qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the Marathon trials. According to Bridgewater State University, her alma mater, she qualified at the December 8 California International Marathon in Sacramento, California. She posted a personal best time of 2:44.50, averaging a 6.17-mile pace.

She will head to Atlanta, GA to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials on February 29. Trials will be held during America’s Marathon Weekend.

Rouillard’s athletic career includes a long list of marathons and accomplishments. She has competed in eight marathons since 2014, including the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon in 2015 and 2018, and the 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon in PA.

She was on the Dartmouth High School track and cross country teams.

In her collegiate career at Bridgewater State University, she was a nine-time MASCAC All-Academic Team selection. She was also chosen as both the Bridgewater State and Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2013 and was selected to the 2013 Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-District One Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

She competed in cross country and track and field, and still holds the Bears’ indoor records in the 3,000-meter run (10:19.00), the mile (4:53.72) and the 5,000-meter run (17:22.23), as well as the school outdoor marks in the 1,500-meter run (4:27.18), the 5,000-meter run (16:55.72) and the 10,000-meter run (35:49.99). She graduated from Bridgewater State in 2013.