Gallagher Named A-10 Track Performer Of The Week
Fordham University senior Kerri Gallagher (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Bishop Kearney) earned her third Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Week honor on Monday, it was announced by the league office.
The senior runner earned her third A-10 Performer of the Week award this season.
Gallagher competed only once this week, but made it count at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, held at the Armory Track and Field Center.
Against runners from Connecticut, BYU, LSU, Tennessee, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgetown and Duke, she placed sixth overall in the women’s 800- meter championship run in a school record time of 2:07.61. She was bested only by Connecticut’s Heather Wilson, BYU’s Katie Palmer and Lacey Bleazard, LSU’s Brittany Hall, and Tennessee’s Chanelle Price.
Gallagher toppled Lauren Gubicza’s 1992 school record of 2:10.76, by over three seconds. The Belle Harbor native and the rest of the Fordham track and field teams will next be in action on February 11-12, as they compete at the Valentine’s Day Clas- sic, hosted by Boston University.