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Colin

Gallagher

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Year: Junior
Hometown: Haddonfield, N.J.
High School: Haddonfield Memorial

Bio

Event PR Meet Course Location Year
5k 15:33.5 TCNJ Blue/Gold Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2017
8k 25:47.6 Paul Short Open Goodman Campus Bethlehem, Pa. 2016


2017: Raced six times and scored in three meets... Opened season with collegiate-best 5k time of 15:33.5, good for 13th in a field of 74 as SJU's #3 runner... Followed up with an 8k time of 27:13.0 for 43rd in a field of 79 at the Rider Invitational... Finished as SJU's #3 runner at the Paul Short Run Brown race, crossing the 8k course in a season-best time of 25:56 for 105th in a field of 370... Won the Lafayette Leopard Invitational, crossing the 8k race in 26:52.5 to place first in a field of 47... Raced the Atlantic 10 Championship 8k, checking in with a time of 27:16.4 to place 81st in a field of 117 at SJU's #10 runner... Closed season in the open race of the IC4A Championship with a five-mile time of 27:24.6, good for 11th in a field of 50.

2016: Raced five times, including three 8k races... Made collegiate debut at the TCNJ Blue/Gold Invitational, running 16:13.00 for 5k... Placed 15th overall in a field of 62 to score as SJU's #3 finisher... Posted season-best 8k (25:47.6) in the open race of the Paul Short Run... Also raced the 8k at the Rider Invitational (25:55.7), placing 52nd in a field of 129, and at the Princeton Invitational (26:23.8)... Finished the season with a 66th-place finish at the IC4A Championship, running 28:32 for five miles.

High School/Personal: Led cross country squad to four Colonial Conference and South Jersey Group 2 Sectional titles, extending the program's dual-meet streak to 182 consecutive victories... Three-time All-Conference selection and 2015 All-South Jersey Second Team selection... Placed 48th individually at the 2015 Footlocker Cross Country Northeast Regionals as a senior captain... Helped cross country squad to back-to-back State Group 2 titles from 2013-14 and a runner-up finish in 2015... In South Jersey, cross country squad was ranked #1 in 2015 and #2 in 2014 and went undefeated over four-year span... 2016 New Jersey State Champion in the indoor 4x800m relay and runner-up outdoors... 2016 All-South Jersey Champion in the indoor and outdoor 4x800m relay... 2016 South Jersey Group 2 Sectional 3200m Champion... Ran 800m leg (1:59.34) of the DMR that placed fourth at the 2016 New Balance Indoor National Championships to earn All-American honors... Led indoor track squad to 2016 State and State Relays Group 1 Championship titles and back-to-back indoor and outdoor South Jersey Group 2 Sectional Championship titles from 2014-15... Led track squad to four-year record of 44-3... Turned in PRs in the mile (4:28), 3200m (9:41), and 5k (16:03) as a senior... Earned 10 varsity letters between cross country (4), indoor track (3), and outdoor track (3)... Recipient of the Dr. Samuel Platt Jr. Scholarship for leadership and performance in the sport of track and academic achievements... Father, Timothy, ran cross country for Haddon Township High School and The College of New Jersey and is now an elite-amateur IRONMAN triathlete... Uncle, Terry, ran track for Haddon Township High School and La Salle University... Uncle, Patrick, ran cross country for Haddon Township High School and The College of New Jersey... Grandfather, Thomas, was one of the top masters runners in the nation... Majoring in sports marketing.

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