2015 (Sophomore): Finished in the top-20 of the 500m at the Army 5 Way, taking 13th in 1:31.23… Ran the 600m at the Terrapin Invitational in a time of 1:56.46 (24th)… Closed out the indoor season with a 15th-place finish in the 800m, with a time of 2:33.52… Crossed the 800m-finish line in 2:36.30 at Loyola’s home meet, taking 35th overall… Ran in her first 400m event at the Lehigh Games, finishing 23rd in 1:07.99.
2014 (Freshmen): Set back-to-back PRs at the Terrapin Invitational with a time of 1.48.65 in the 600m, and a week later set another PR in the 500m with a time of 1:29.07 at the Patriot Games... At the Navy Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness another PR was set in the 800m, running a time of 2:29.62... 4x800m relay team took first with a time of 10:02.91 at the 2014 UD Classic Track & Field Meet... Running a time of 2:31.09 at the 2014 Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championships, she placed among the top-35 finishers in the 800m.
Before Loyola: Was co-captain of the Archbishop Spalding High School squad that won the cross country private school state championship title in 2011, as well as the IAAM conference titles in 2011 and 2012... Won the conference championship in the 4x800 indoor (2012), 4x800 outdoor (2011)... Member of the IAAM Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track All-Star teams... Named cross country Footlocker All-Northeast Regional Third team in 2011... Was the Anne Arundel All-County indoor and outdoor track 4x800 anchor in 2012... Qualified and ran in the indoor and outdoor New Balance Nationals (2011, 2012), Penn Relays (2011, 2012), and cross country Footlocker Regional Championships (2010, 2011).
Personal: Caitlyn Birdie McGuinness... Daughter of Barbara and Bill McGuinness... Has one brother, Connor... Was a member of the National Honor Soceity and honor roll... Graduated in the top-five percent of her class with AP scholar honors... Majoring in mathematical sciences with a specialization in applied mathematics and a minor in economics.
500m: 1:29.07 (Patriot Games, 2/1/14)
600m: 1:48.65 (Terrapin Invitational, 1/18/14)
800m: 2:29.62 (Navy Sweetheart Meet, 2/11/14)
400m: 1:07.99 (Lehigh Games, 4/25/15)
800m: 2:29.62 (Hopkins Loyola Invitational, 4/12/14)
1,500m: 5:29.64 (Philadelphia College Classic, 3/19/16)