Kerri Gallagher

Birthday: 05/31/89 Mile PR: 4:26.18 (indoors) - 2016
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:03.56 - 2015
High School: Bishop Kearney
Hometown: Belle Harbor, NY
College: Fordham University '11
Current Residence: Arlington, VA

Kerri Gallagher finished runner-up behind Shannon Rowbury at the 2016 NYRR Wanamaker Mile in a personal record 4:26.18 (#7 U.S. woman all-time indoors). In 2015, she won the Penn Relays Mile in a then PR of 4:34.42 and later in June at the USA Outdoor Championships, she finished a strong third in the USA 1500 meters (4:15.81) behind World Championship medalists, Olympians and veterans Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury. Gallagher later that summer qualified for the Beijing Worlds with a 4:03.56 PR clocking in the 1500 meters.

At the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, she finished a surprising 5th in the 1500 meters.

While at Fordham, Gallagher set a school record in the 800 meters and competed in the NCAA East Regionals in the 800 meters. Some time after graduating, Kerri joined coach Matt Centrowitz, Sr., in Washington, DC.

FUN FACT: Kerri is the oldest of nine Gallagher children.

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News

Gallagher Linked to Olympic Gold Medalist Centrowitz Jr.

September 15, 2016

“My coach Matt Centrowitz is probably one of the best in the country and is really great at developing athletes, and teaching you not just how to be a better runner, but also what it takes to really learn the sport and understand it."

By RikkiLynn Shields, The Manhattan Quadrangle

Kerri...

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Chasing the Dream: Runner Sets Her Sights on the Olympic Trials

December 04, 2015

As long as I can rise to each challenge, I’ll see how high I can go.

By Ryan Stellabotte, Fordham News

Kerri Gallagher, FCRH ’11, figured her track career was finished in late May 2011. She’d been a star runner at Fordham, but the Belle Harbor, New York, native wasn’t among the nation’s...

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Kerri Gallagher: From Brooklyn to Beijing

August 21, 2015

Gallagher is grateful for all the support she has received as she gets ready for the biggest race of her life; 1500m prelims will be broadcast on the NBC networks at 11:15 p.m EST.

By Patrick McCormack, Brooklyn Daily

Kerri Gallagher is preparing for the biggest race of her career.

The...

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Beijing bound Gallagher gave up Wall Street for Olympic dream

August 15, 2015

“That was an important year [2012] for me in learning how tough it can be but how rewarding as well even when you do come up short.”

By Debbie McGoldrick, IrishCentral.com

It takes lots of guts to give up a new career at one of the country’s largest financial institutions in pursuit of an...

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Kerri Gallagher: From Running Dropout to World Championships Team Member

July 24, 2015

At this level of racing, it takes time to work on each aspect of the 1500.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

“Who’s Kerri Gallagher?”

More than a few track fans asked that after the 26-year-old finished third in the women’s 1500 at the USATF Outdoor Championships in June behind two-time...

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Meet Kerri Gallagher, Team USA’s newest member

July 09, 2015

At the Lignano Meeting, rising Mile star smashed her personal record, running 4:03.56 for the win. Three seconds faster than the "A" standard and five seconds shaved from her PR.

By Meg Bellino, FloTrack

Many were expecting Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury to take over the women’s 1500m...

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Gallagher Has Sights on World Championships Qualifier

July 08, 2015

With the work I’ve done this spring, I am confident that I have that time in me. Now I just have to make it happen.

By Patrick McCormack, Brooklyn Daily

Kerri Gallagher exceeded her own expectations at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, moving her closer to putting her name among...

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