Julie Gessler
Julie Gessler
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
High School: Institute of Notre Dame
Position: Distance

2015 Outdoor: Competed in three different distance events for the Retrievers during the spring... Ran a 2:33.21 in the 800m at the Big Dawg Invitational... At the same meet, she set a season best in the 1,500m run, crossing the tape in a time of 5:01.59... Set a new career best in the 5k at the Mason Spring Invitational, finishing the event in a time of 17:36.80.

2014-15 Indoor: Competed in the 3,000m and 5,000m runs during the indoor season... Recorded her season best time of 10:08.12 in the 3,000m at the America East Championships... Ran a time of 17:34.83 at the Terrapin Invitational, the best time in that event by any Retriever this year.

2014 Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000m run during the spring season for the Retrievers, placing 14th at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Vermont… Recorded a season-best 5k time of 18:12.41 at the Mason Spring Invitational… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2013-14 Indoor: Did not compete.

2013 Outdoor: Ran a career-best 10,000m time of 39:35.23 to finish 11th at the 2013 America East Outdoor Championships… Her time ranks tenth in the UMBC record book… Also competed in the 5,000m event during the season, posting a season-best time of 18:29.34 at the Big Dawg Invitational at UMBC Stadium.

2012-13 Indoor: Recorded a career-best time of 18:14.52 in the 5,000m run at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational… Her time ranks as the tenth-fastest in UMBC school history… Also competed in the 800m, one mile, and 3,000m events during the indoor season.

2012 Outdoor: Finished 13th in the 10,000m run at the America East Outdoor Championships... Ran a personal-best time of 39:35.97 in the event at the Duke Invitational to rank tenth in the UMBC record book... Named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2011-12 Indoor: Ran a season-best time of 19:09.89 in the 5,000m run at the Gotham Cup. 

Background: Was First Team All-IAAM B conference from 2007-2009… Selected to first team All-Baltimore City for Cross Country in 2008 and for Track in 2009… Named to First Team All-IAAM A conference in 2010… Helped lead her track team to three consecutive undefeated seasons in conference and winning the championship in 2007… Was also a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and named a Theresian scholar.

Personal: Daughter of Bobby and Peggy Gessler…Has three younger sisters Katie, Amy, and Becky… Majoring in biochemistry… Born July 14, 1993.