Junior runner returns to team after year off

By Caitlin Langley
October 9, 2003

Pete Kulick

Junior Jaclyn McGuckin has been running for the cross country team for the past three years. She ran her freshman year, making second team All Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, but then took off her sophomore year because she had mononucleosis.

The team this year only has three girls, so it technically cannot qualify as a team in the races, because they need five girls to run as a team, but the girls can run for Cabrini individually. When a runner runs for a school individually, if they place they win a trophy, but as a team, if they place they can win points for Cabrini and qualify in the PAC division. She said that the three girls are solid runners, but having five girls, they could then start to earn points for Cabrini.

Their goal this season is to “build up to some good wins.” McGuckin’s goal this season is “to get back into the swing of things.” This year’s season started on Saturday, Aug. 30.

McGuckin’s high school years were spent on the track as well. She found cross country when she was in eigth grade and fell in love with it and has been running ever since. Her freshman year she made second team All Catholic. She upped her performance sophomore year making first team All Catholic. She had to take a year off for “personal reason’s” but came back her senior year and made second team All Catholic.

Even though McGuckin has been running for around eight years, she is still very excited about running for Cabrini. She is anxious to get some more girls for the team. She has said that the team is “struggling to find some more girls.” McGuckin is still optimistic about the season but would like it better if they had more girls and if they could run as a team for Cabrini instead of individually.

Posted to the web by Stephanie Mangold

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