Jackie Gallagher
Jackie  Gallagher


Belle Harbor, N.Y.

High School:
Bishop Kearney

Freshman (2016-17): Appeared in six meets last season … posted a top-10 finish at the NYIT Invite in September (20:59.30) … Ran a personal-best (20:26.40) in the 5K at the Metropolitan Championships in October to place in the top-35 … Competed at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Northeast Regional, posting a personal-best in the latter (24:23.90) … Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

Before St. John’s: A five year member of the Bishop Kearney track & field and cross country teams … was a four-year captain of her high school squads … ran the 800-meter, one mile, and 1,500-meter races in high school … is a three-time Brooklyn/Queens Indoor 1,500-meter Champion (2013, 2014, 2016) … is a one-time Brooklyn/Queens Indoor 800-meter Champion (2015) and a one-time Brooklyn/Queens Outdoor 1,500-meter Champion (2016) … chose St. John’s over Manhattan College, Fordham, Adelphi and Wagner.

Personal: Daughter of John and Patricia Gallagher … one of nine siblings in her family including twin sister Therese, who is a member of the St. John’s track & field team … plans to major in Biology at St. John’s … sister Kerri is a Nike sponsored track & field runner and alum of Fordham … likes to cook, draw and play soccer and basketball … plans to become a pediatrician … says a few prayers before each race … names her sister Kerri as the most influential person in her athletic career … favorite food is chicken parmesan … favorite professional athlete is Kerri Gallagher.


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