Hometown: Providence, RI
College: Stanford University
Specialties: 800m - 3,000m | XC
5k Road: 16:57
6k XC: 20:13
“No discomfort, no expansion.” - Nathan Pyle
Maddy Berkson joined New England Distance in the winter of 2019. A Providence native, Maddy was a standout student athlete at Classical High School in Providence capturing a total of 13 individual state championships, setting eight Rhode Island state records, as well as breaking a 27-year old New England 800 meter record, and led her Classical High teams to three state team titles. She was a high school All-American at 800 meters. Diversified over many event discipline, her best long jump of 19-1 was only three inches shy of a 28-year-old state record, and also holds a javelin best of 112-7.
In her time at Stanford, Maddy was an NCAA West Regional Qualifier all four outdoor seasons in which she competed. She ran personal bests in the 1500 and 3000, as well as anchoring a Distance Medley Relay team that finished second in 2016 MPSF Indoor Championships. She captured All-Pac 12 honors in the 1500 her senior year, as well as earning Pac 12, MPSF, and USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.