Colleen Quigley

Birthday: 11/20/92 Mile PR: 4:19.2 (road) - 2018
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:03.02 - 2018
High School: Nerinx Hall HS (MO) '11
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
College: Florida State '15
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA

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Colleen Quigley, in 2023, transitioned into the triathlon (swim, bike, run).

She established herself as a world class steeplechase and Mile athlete. On July 31, 2020 at the Portland Intrasquad Meet IV, she led off her BTC team (also Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer & Shelby Houlihan) to 4 x 1500m relay world record clocking of 16:27.02, a 4:06.75 average per runner.

In 2019, the Missouri native finished runner-up in the Wanamaker Mile, clocking 4:22.86, #9 indoor all-time woman, #4 U.S. all-time & her track PR, and in late February, Colleen captured her first national crown to upset two-time defending champion Shelby Houlihan for the USA Indoor Mile title, 4:29.47 to 4:29.92.

In February 2018, she won the famed indoor Wanamaker Mile, edging Kate Grace, 4:30.05 to 4:30.08. After some injury downtime, the 2016 Rio Olympian returned to racing action in the summer and recorded a 3000m steeplechase PR of 9:10.27 (#3 U.S. all-time). She closed her season with a runner-up finish at the 5th Avenue Mile, clocking a personal best of 4:19.2.

While attending Florida State, Quigley, a 9-time NCAA All-American, won the 2015 NCAA 3000m steeplechase title.

FUN FACT: Her older brother Dan Quigley has run a sub-4 minute Mile (3:59.59 indoors in 2014).

FUN FACT II: Colleen has modeled since age 13, but running became her #1 priority.



The Best Mile Moments of 2019

December 20, 2019

Longstanding indoor and outdoor Mile world records broken; Herrera & Kampf BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions and more BBTM Effect!

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

The Bring Back the Mile campaign was launched in January 2012 to elevate & celebrate the storied distance, and over the past 8...

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U.S. Indoor Mile Champion Colleen Quigley Powers Up with Homemade Meals

March 13, 2019

When she’s not running, the Rio Olympian loves spending time in her kitchen.

By Hailey Middlebrook, Runner's World

Though we’re barely three months into 2019, Colleen Quigley, a 2016 Olympian in the 3000 meter steeplechase, is already hitting her stride. Earlier in February, the 26-year-old...

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Quigley Upsets Houlihan for USA Indoor Mile Title

February 23, 2019

“My tactic was not to wait until the last 100 as I didn’t stand a chance.”


NEW YORK — What a way to win your first national title.

Shelby Houlihan has spent the past two years destroying anyone who dared cross her path at a national championship, winning eight straight titles...

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Colleen Quigley to Defend Women’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile Title

January 24, 2019

Two-time world indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia also joins stacked men’s Wanamaker Mile field; live broadcast Saturday, February 9 on NBC


NEW YORK — U.S. Olympian Colleen Quigley will return to The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center on Saturday, February 9 to defend...

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Colleen Quigley Shares Her Super Productive Morning Routine

September 20, 2018

My favorite part is the habit tracker, where I keep a record of all the habits...

By Hailey Middlebrook, Runner's World

For most of us, just getting up in the morning can be a hurdle. But because Colleen Quigley takes real hurdles in stride, it’s no surprise that her morning routine is a...

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Simpson Earns Record-Extending 7th Win at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

September 09, 2018

Wightman men’s champion; a record-tying 17 women sub-4:30; also an event record 7,704 finishers across 22 heats in world’s longest running road Mile; $30,000 prize purse awarded


NEW YORK — The USA’s Jenny Simpson raced to her record-extending 7th win and Great Britain’s Jake...

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O’Hare, Quigley win close Wanamaker Mile races

February 04, 2018

First-time champions at historic indoor race hold off challengers to claim trophies

By Athletics Weekly

Chris O’Hare won the prestigious Wanamaker Mile at the 111th NYRR Millrose Games, becoming the first British man since John Whetton in 1965 to claim victory in the race.

Clocking 3:54.14,...

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