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Exeter's Jackie Gaughan qualifies for cross country nationals

November 26. 2017 1:43AM

Exeter's Jackie Gaughan is shown winning the Girls' Large School race at the Manchester Invitational at Derryfield Park in September 2016. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER FILE PHOTO)

Exeter High School senior Jackie Gaughan finished third Saturday in the Foot Locker Northeast Qualifier at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y.

Gaughan's time was 17 minutes, 54.7 seconds, seven seconds behind winner Marlee Starliper of Wellsville, Pa. Gaughan's third-place finish qualifies her for the Foot Locker Nationals on Dec. 9 in San Diego.

Milford senior Rebecca Durham finished 12th (18:45.9). Nashua North's Maxwell Ireland was the top New Hampshire boys' finisher (30th, 16:30.6).

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