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 Erin McGuirk
Erin McGuirk

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Greensboro, N.C.

High School:
Northern Guilford


10/14/2011

Women's Cross Country Earns Third-Place Finish

Senior Brittany Copeland Sets Program 6K Record

2011: Ran in four meets for the Pirates during initial season with the program ... Debuted at the Covered Bridge Open with a 20:11.8 time in the 5K to place 51st ... Ran season-best 5K two weeks later at the Wolfpack Invitational, clocking out in 19:02.2 to finish 26th ... Turned in highest placement of the year at the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational, coming in 12th with a time of 19:41.46 ... Ended the campaign with first 6K, at the Panorama Farms Invitational, completing the race in 24:24.1 to finish 61st.

High School: Earned Mid-State 3A Conference Runner-of-the-Year honors all four cross country seasons after winning the league championship every campaign ... Also claimed the conference's 1,600-meter title all four years while winning the 3,200-meter event the final three seasons ... Captained the cross country and track squads as a senior ... In cross country, finished seventh at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 3A State Championships during junior year before jumping up to fourth place as a senior ... Participated in the Foot Locker Cross Country South Regional Championship after final campaign ... Claimed second place in the 3,200-meter run and third in the 1,600 meters at the NCHSAA 3A state meet as a junior ... Ran for coaches David Willoughby, Thanh Ngo and Nick Liversedge ... Earned three letters on Northern Guilford's soccer team and was named the squad's most valuable player as a freshman.

Personal: Intended academic major is business marketing ... Full name is Erin Rebecca McGuirk ... Daughter of Bruce and Carmen McGuirk ... Hobbies include shopping and baking ... Born in San Francisco, Calif.

Career-Best Time

Distance Time Race (Date)
5K 19:02.2 Wolfpack Invitational (Sept. 16, 2011)
6K 24:24.10 Panorama Farms Invitational (Oct. 14, 2011)