Gallagher selected as October Athlete of the Month

Bridget Gallagher, 13, of Westfield has been named the USATF Indiana Athlete of the Month for October 2017.

Gallagher, a 7th grader at Our Lady of Mount Carmel who runs for the Northside Saints, competed in, and won, three (3) Hoosier Cross Country Grand Prix events in October.  Competing in the 13-14 division she won the Bloomington Classic on October 15, the Noblesville Classic on October 22, and the Columbus Classic on November 29.  In each of the races she ran 15 minutes or faster on the 4 km courses.  In Bloomington she ran 15:00, then ran 14:43 in Noblesville, and ended the month running 14:53 in Columbus.

On September 30, Gallagher won the Indiana Middle School Championships covering the 3 km course at Northview Church in Carmel in 10:36.  The time established a new meet record; breaking the previous record by 1 second set in 2015 by Zoe Duffus.  

Over the weekend she won the USATF Indiana Association Junior Olympic Championships running 14:29 for 4 km.

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