Jenna

Gasparrini

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Year: Junior
Hometown: Ridgefield, Conn.
High School: Immaculate

Bio

Career Honors:

2018 All-Patriot League Second Team – outdoor (10,000 meters)

2017-2018 All-Patriot League Second Team – indoor (5,000 meters)

Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2017-2018)

School Records:

5,000 meter run (outdoor) – 17:13.14 (Patriot League Outdoor Championships – 5/5/18)

5,000 meter run (indoor) – 16:52.28 (ECAC Indoor Championship – 3/4/18)

 2019 Outdoor (Junior):

  • Placed fourth at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships in the 5,000 meters, running a time of 17:21.13 (5/4).
  • Placed second in the 5,000 meters, running a time of 17:38.26, at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/20).

2018-2019 Indoor (Junior):

  • Placed sixth in the 3,000 meters, running a 10:02.68 at the Beantown Challenge (1/12).

2018 Outdoor (Sophomore):

  • Finished second in the 10,000 meters with a personal-best time of 36:05.40 to earn All-Patriot League second team honors at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships (5/4).
  • Placed third in the 5,000 meters, running a 17:13.14, at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships (5/4).
  • Won the 5,000 meters, running a 17:27.42, at the High Point VertKlasse (4/6).

2017-2018 Indoor (Sophomore):

  • Had a personal best in the 5,000 meters (16:52.28) at the ECAC Indoor Championships (3/2).
  • Finished second in the 5,000 meters (17.01.97) to earn All-Patriot League second team honors at the Patriot League Indoor Championships (2/17).
  • Placed fourth in the 3,000 meters, running a time of 9:58.67, at the Patriot League Indoor Championships (2/17).

Before Holy Cross:

  • A four-year member of the varsity cross country team under head coach Brian Hayes.
  • Served as captain junior and senior year.
  • Named Rookie of the Year (2012), Most improved (2013) and Most valuable (2015).
  • Qualified for All-conference and All-state (2013, 2015).
  • State Champions (2012, 2013, 2015).
  • Recorded a 5k PR (18:32) in 2015.
  • Also four-year member of the varsity track and field team.
  • Served as captain junior and senior year.
  • Named Most valuable (2015, 2016).
  • Qualified for All-conference, all-state (2015, 2016).
  • Recorded the 5k school record and PRs in 1600 (5:10), 3200 (10:58), 3000 (10:16), 5000 PR (17:50).
  • Served as Class treasurer and member of the Key Club, National Honors Society, Campus Ministry and Student Council.

Personal:

  • Daughter of John and Tehri.
  • Has four brothers (Drew, William, Matthew and Ben) and one sister (Kara).
  • Relatives who attended Holy Cross: Matthew (twin brother, 2020), Hugh Gallagher jr. (1986), Hugh Gallagher (1954), Edward Gallagher (1915), Msgr. Hugh
    Gallagher (1912).
  • Majoring in mathematics. 

Gasparrini's Top Performances:

Event Time Meet (Date)
3,000m (indoor) 9:56.28 John Thomas Terrier Classic (1/26/18)
5,000 (indoor) 16:52.28 ECAC Indoor Championships (3/2/18)
10,000m (outdoor) 36:05.40 Patriot League Championships (5/4/18)
1,500m (outdoor) 4:47.72 Black & Gold Invitational (3/31/18)
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