The 5-foot-1 senior won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:58.37 and the 3200-meter run in a meet-record 10:14.35 at the Division 1 championships this past season, leading the Blue Hawks to the state title as a team. The state’s two-time Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, Gaughan also placed second in the 800. She followed up with her third consecutive Meet of Champions title in the 3200, clocking a 10:15.5, and also became the first New Hampshire girls prep runner in history to break 10 minutes in the two-mile run, crossing the line in 9:59.40 at the Brooks PR Invitational.
Gaughan has maintained a 3.91 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at the University of Notre Dame this fall.
A member of the Outing Club at her school, Gaughan has volunteered extensively for St. Michael’s Parish Service Organization to benefit the needy.