Manhattan College staffers, student share cross country championship titles

Posted: Updated:
RIVERDALE -

Two staff members and a student at Manhattan College all have something in common—they're all cross country champions and two of them even went to the same high school but are decades apart in age.

Manhattan College hall of famer John Lovett was a part of the 1973 team who won the Manhattan College's first NCAA national championship. He took a coaching position at Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn for 18 years where he coached Kerri Gallagher.

Gallagher, now the head coach at Manhattan College, lead a hall of fame career at Fordham University winning four conference titles and representing the United States at the 2015 World Championships.

She brought on her former high school coach and mentor as an assistant track coach at Manhattan College and now together, Gallagher and Lovett have found a new protégé—also a former student at Bishop Kearney High School.  

Lisa Fajardo transferred to Kearney after Bishop Ford High School shutdown.

Under Gallagher's leadership she has won the Van Cortland Park Cross Country Course—an achievement all three runners now share.   

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Police: 3 dead in Castle Hill shooting

    Police: 3 dead in Castle Hill shooting

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:03:54 GMT
    A suspect walked up to two men and a woman standing outside a stationary store on Castle Hill Avenue and fatally shot them Thursday, police say.A suspect walked up to two men and a woman standing outside a stationary store on Castle Hill Avenue and fatally shot them Thursday, police say.

    A suspect walked up to two men and a woman standing outside a stationary store on Castle Hill Avenue and fatally shot them Thursday, police say.

    A suspect walked up to two men and a woman standing outside a stationary store on Castle Hill Avenue and fatally shot them Thursday, police say.

  • Students march against child sex abuse

    Students march against child sex abuse

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:24:02 GMT
    Nearly 1,000 students from schools across the Bronx marched to Yankee Stadium Thursday to bring awareness to the issue of child sex abuse.Nearly 1,000 students from schools across the Bronx marched to Yankee Stadium Thursday to bring awareness to the issue of child sex abuse.
    Nearly 1,000 students from schools across the Bronx marched to Yankee Stadium Thursday to bring awareness to the issue of child sex abuse.Nearly 1,000 students from schools across the Bronx marched to Yankee Stadium Thursday to bring awareness to the issue of child sex abuse.

    Nearly 1,000 students from schools across the Bronx marched to Yankee Stadium Thursday to bring awareness to the issue of child sex abuse.

    Nearly 1,000 students from schools across the Bronx marched to Yankee Stadium Thursday to bring awareness to the issue of child sex abuse.

  • News 12's 20th Anniversary: Bronx Pride

    News 12's 20th Anniversary: Bronx Pride

    News 12's Asha McKenzie talked to some Bronx residents who are truly proud of their borough.
  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards

    2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards

    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.
    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

  • KTUphoria rocks Jones Beach

    KTUphoria rocks Jones Beach

    Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys and others were at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16, for KTU's KTUphoria.

    Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys and others were at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16, for KTU's KTUphoria.

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Photos

    2018 FIFA World Cup Photos

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."