Guineys enjoying impressive freshman seasons at BC

Middletown’s Cate Guiney, last year’s high school distance runner of the year for New Jersey, and her twin sister Maggie continue to have impressive freshman seasons at Boston College.

At the recent Big East Championships held in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., Cate Guiney finished 10th in both the 3,000 meters (9:38.94) and the 5,000 (17:27.5).

Maggie finished just behind Cate in 11th place in the 5,000 (17:31.80).

Both races were won by Villanova’s Carrie Tollefson (9:28.36 for the 3K and 16:04.05 for the 5K).

Last year at Middletown South, Cate Guiney won All-Groups state championships in cross country and 3,200 meters in both indoor and outdoor track.

She also ran the anchor leg on the Eagles’ indoor distance medley relay national championship team.

Maggie Guiney also was one of the top cross country and distance runners in the state and she ran the opening leg on South’s DM national championship team.