LA CROSSE, Wis. – Freshman sprinter Hulerie McGuffie (Lynn, Mass.) closed out her impressive rookie season with All-American honors as the she finished in fourth place in the finals of the 400 meter dash Saturday afternoon at the Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
With her time of 55.73 seconds, which was the second fastest of her career, the Lynn native became the program's first All-American since the 1989 NCAA Indoor Championship. She is also the first Beacon to earn All-American honors in the 400 meter dash since Genesia Eddins '88, who still holds the NCAA Championship record in the event.
McGuffie, who became the first-ever member of the women's track and field program to be named the Little East Conference Indoor Rookie Field Athlete of the Year, became the first Beacon in over 20 years to compete in two different events at the national championship meet. On Thursday she competed in the 4x100 meter relay as well.