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Columbia Track and Field BIO
Abby McLaughlin
Player Profile:
Abby McLaughlin 2824262
Position: Distance
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Waldwick, N.J.
High School: Bergen County Academies

2017 NCAA East Prelim Qualifier, 10,000m

2016-17: (XC) Opened the season taking seventh at the Stony Brook Invitational, clocking a 19:56.1 over the 5K course during the Columbia team victory ... Ran 21:37.8 during the Paul Short Run over the 6K course ... Went 22:23.0 during the 6K at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational ... Took 52nd during Heps, clocking a 21:40.9 in the 6K ... Helped the Lions to a sixth place finish at the Northeast Regional when she went 21:41.5 in the 6K for 51st. (T&F) Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims during her first season on the track in the 10,000m run ... Ran 34:31.21 in the 10,000m during the Raleigh Relays for 11th place and a season best ... Finished ninth in the same race during Outdoor Heps at 35:35.48 ... Clocked a 34:59.50 in the 10,000m at the East Prelims, taking 26th in a crowded field of 48 ... Ran a season best 5,000m time of 16:39.99 at Indoor Heps, claiming seventh.

Personal: Former distance runner at Bergen County Academies … Captain of the team her final three seasons, earning nine letters throughout her career … Ran career bests of 5:10 in the 1 Mile and 10:51 in the 3,200m … A two-time first team all-county runner, and a first team all-league recipient all four years … The daughter of Susan and Robert McLaughlin, a former baseball player at Fordham … Will attend Columbia College.

Career Bests

1 Mile - 5:05.91
Dartmouth/Yale/Columbia - Jan. 20, 2017

3,000m - 9:47.79
Armory Track Invitational - Feb. 3, 2017

5,000m - 16:39.99
Ivy League Indoor Championships - Feb. 25, 2017

10,000m - 34:31.21
Raleigh Relays - March 24, 2017

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