Erin Regan Breaks School Record for Track


At the MSTCA Speed Classic on Dec. 23, Erin Regan finishes the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.60 seconds to break the school record.

Megan Brigham, Staff Writer

Senior track captain, Erin Regan, broke her second school record on Jan. 3 in the 55 meter dash, running a time of 7.54 seconds. Previously, on Dec. 23, Regan broke the 55 meter dash second school record of 7.61 with a 55 meter dash time of 7.60 seconds.

“I was really excited that I broke my own record because I knew when I broke it at first, I didn’t want to settle. I wanted to keep working hard to keep breaking it,” Regan said.

This indoor season marks the second season that Regan has participated in indoor track. In her first 55 meter dash of this season, Regan ran a time of 7.65, missing the record mark by 0.05 seconds.

“[Breaking the record] has been a goal of hers all season, and to finally do it was amazing,” girls sprint coach, Corey Coogan said.

Before Regan broke the 55 meter dash record, Lindsay Cordopatri held the record from 2016. Both sprinters participated alongside each other during Regan’s freshman and sophomore years.

“I ran with Lindsey when I was an underclassman, and we ran in the 4×100 together,” Regan said. “I was so excited [breaking her record] because we always used to compete with each other, and I felt really accomplished.”

Regan broke her first school record as a freshman: she was the anchor member of the 4×100 relay team, and the relay ran a record time of 51.07 seconds. Regan broke this record alongside Cordopatri who was also a member of the 4×100 relay.

“I didn’t know how cool it was to set a school record at the time, but seeing my name under school records in the halls is pretty special,” Regan said.

In her junior outdoor season, Regan was named a Bay State All Star and was the leading scorer for the girls track and field program for the outdoor season of her junior and sophomore year.

“She has been a great leader this season and is a driving force to a lot of the team’s success,” Coogan said.

Despite both of her school records being running events, Regan also excels at the triple jump event. In her junior outdoor season, she placed first in four out of the five dual meets of the season.

During the same season, Regan placed first in the BSC Championship League Meet with her triple jump personal record (PR) of 36’7.5. She also placed seventh at the competitive MIAA Division II Championship, jumping 36’2, which qualified her to compete at the MIAA All State Championship.

Teammates and coaches anticipate that Regan will to continue her success and leadership as a runner as she finishes her indoor season and enters her outdoor season in the coming months.

“She came into the season determined to break the record, and I think she’ll continue to break it as the season goes on,” junior Kelly O’ Meara said. “She’s a great role model and always pushes me and other sprinters to get better.”