Gallagher Sisters Set Bishop Kearney's X-country Records
Bishop Kearney High School's Gallagher Sisters- Kerri and Mary (Belle Harbor) - closed out the high school cross country season with two new school records for the varsity and sophomore 5000 meters. They achieved the mark at the Foot Locker Northeast Cross Country Championship.
Congratulations to team captain, Kerri (The Rockaway Glider) Gallagher on her school record breaking performance. Kerri ran the 5000 meters race in a blazing time of 20 minutes 15 seconds at the footlocker cross country northeast regional championship held at Van Cortlandt Park. Kerri had qualified to compete in the seeded section against the elite runners on the east coast from Maine to Florida.
The top ten finishers in this race will represent this section of the country in the national championship in two weeks. Although Kerri didn't qualify for the national championship, she was pushed to a new school record over the hilly course at Van Cortlandt breaking the old record by 20 seconds.
This is an outstanding accomplishment and a tremendous finish to an exemplary cross country career at Bishop Kearney. some of Kerri's accomplishments this year included (Brooklyn champion 2 years in a row, Brooklyn/ Queens champion 2 years two years in a row, 7th place in city championships, 87th place state championship, member of the CHSAA all-star 1st team, Brooklyn team champions and Brooklyn/Queens champions team).
Thanks Kerri for being a great team leader and making Bishop Kearney and rockaway proud.
Mary (The Rockaway Breeze) Gallagher followed in her sister's footsteps when she ran in the sophomore section of the foot locker championships. Mary was determined to break her big sister's sophomore record for the 5000 meter race. She eclipsed the record by 7 seconds as she breezed to the finish line in a time of 20 minutes 43 seconds. Kerri was at the finish line congratulating her sister for the great effort.
Congratulations to Mary for making the second team CHSAA all-star team for her eighth place finish in the city championships race.