With success comes new opportunities. A bittersweet moment for us as Kerri Gallagher moves on to the next level with a new sponsor that will support her toward her future dreams.
She stormed into our consciousness as a poised and fierce racer, a gracious interviewee, and our favorite underdog. It seems like it has been forever since Kerri joined our team but in actuality it's been a year. She gained fitness and momentum last fall and winter racing at the Armory Invite, Millrose Games, The Grand Blue Mile, and really started lighting the track up at the Penn Relays with a win in the Olympic Development Mile.
In the 1500 meters she progressed steadily through outdoor season from a 4:18 in April to a 4:08 in June at the prelims of the US Championship and finishing 3rd place. In Europe her fire continued to burn stronger with a 4:03 in Lignano, Italy to secure her spot at the World Championship. Underdog no more!
With several of our Haute Volée athletes when their success takes them to the next level sometimes that means we have to say goodbye. What a journey you have been on and will continue to have this year. We are so thrilled for you as you embark on your next chapter, and we will always be proud to be a part of your story. We are your fans for life. #headupwingsout
“This past year it has been an honor and a privilege to run with the amazing group of women of Oiselle. Every race I ran this year I was blown away by the incredible presence and support from teammates all over the country. Through all the ups and downs this year, the positivity and encouragement never ceased. Seeing the Oiselle cheering contingent after finishing 3rd at USAs is the moment that sums up my experience perfectly. Oiselle brings a sincere joy to this sport. This team believes in athletes and celebrates their stories. I look forward to cheering on the amazing accomplishments that are sure to come and will take the enthusiasm and spirit I was so lucky to be a part of with me as I begin a new chapter of my career!"