Monday, October 15, 2012

Runner Profile - Kerri Gallagher

Meet Kerri Gallagher

Born: Brooklyn, NY May 31, 1989

High School: Bishop Kearney, Brooklyn NY

College: Fordham University, Bronx NY

PRs: 800m - 2:06.7
1000m - 2:47
1500m - 4:16
5k (road) - 17:28
10k (road) - 34:24

Favorite Local Race: Clarendon Day 10k
Favorite Local Run: Georgetown Trails

Kerri's Story:
Although I started high school as a basketball player, I quickly
learned my place was on the Cross Country/Track team.  I started
running my Sophomore year and fell in love with the sport.  I was
lucky enough to be recruited by the track coach at Fordham University
and spent four years competing as a ram in the A10 Conference.

At Fordham I set one individual school record in the indoor 800m and
was a member of four school record relay teams.  I was A10 champion in
the 1000m and Mile indoors and 800m outdoors.  As a junior and senior
I qualified for the regionals in the 800m and 1500 respectively.

After graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics in 2011, I moved to D.C.
to work at Pacers Pentagon Row and train under American University
Cross Country coach Matt Centrowitz.  As part of his program and with
the Pacers New Balance team, I have seen great improvement and met a
number of amazing people.  I hope to qualify for the USA National
Championship this summer and look forward to the opportunity to
represent Pacers New Balance this coming year.

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