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Abby

McLaughlin

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Year Sophomore
Hometown Waldwick, N.J.
High School Bergen County Academies
School: CC
Birthdate April 08, 1998

Bio

2017 Ivy League Cross Country Heps Champion
2017 NCAA East Prelim Qualifier, 10,000m

2017-18: (XC) Helped the Lions to a team title at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, finishing in 37th place at 22:17 ... Helped the Lions to a team title at the Princeton Invitational, taking 47th in 22:42 ... Finished in 14th at the Columbia XC Invite in 22:54 during another team victory. (ITF) Took third in the 5,000m during the BU Valentine Invitational in a career best 16:27.73 ... Ran a season best 9:45.73 in the 3,000m during the Columbia Challenge.

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 - 9:45.73
Dr. Sanders Invitational Columbia Challenge - Jan. 26, 2018 

5,000m - 16:27.73
Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational - Feb. 9, 2018 

10,000m - 33:53.19
Stanford Invitational - Mar. 30, 2018

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Columbia Top 5: Week of October 23-29, 2017