Name: Cade McLaughlin
School: Berks Catholic
Graduation Year: 2021
Social media information:
Strava – Cade McLaughlin
Instagram – @_cademac_
Twitter – @cad3mac1199
Milesplit profile: https://pa.milesplit.com/athletes/7329584/stats
800m split – 2:12 – 4/23/19 (sophomore season) – dropped 22 seconds from freshman season (2:34)
1600m – 4:58 – 5/3/19 (sophomore season)
3200m – 10:54 – 6/11/19 (sophomore season)
5k XC – 18:09 – 10/26/19 (junior season)
5k Road – 17:26 – 3/8/20 (junior season) https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20-reading-shiver-5k-march-res.pdf
Favorite XC/TF memory to date: Cheering on James when he qualified for XC districts in his senior year.
What do you enjoy most about the sport of XC and/or TF: Getting out of the sport what I put into it and seeing myself become engrossed into the culture of the sport over time.
Favorite HS class to date and why: Modern American History Honors has been my favorite class in high school so far because I really enjoy the curriculum and the fun atmosphere of the class
I am interested in the following college major(s):
– Sports Management
– Recreational Management
– Athletic Director
– Cross country/Track coach
– Working for a running brand
My ideal college coach would be: A coach that is willing to help me develop as a runner and a person to get the most out of me during my time in college.
Currently interested in the following colleges:
– Seton Hill
– Coastal Carolina
– Robert Morris
– Penn State
Other information about me: I came into high school not really caring about running competitively, rather doing it as it was something that I was just ok at while I focused on playing soccer. I didn’t run cross country my freshman year as my soccer schedule didn’t allow it and an injury ridden track season made my season more or less nonexistent. As sophomore year rolled around, double sporting in the fall became realistic as the soccer schedule and cross country schedule allowed it; so I took the challenge. I had a decent year in both sports, earning my varsity letter in both. More importantly, I was excited for the track season for probably the first time since 7th grade. I ran off and on in the winter and had a decent start to the season. I found myself setting new PRs at almost every meet or invitational. Towards the end of the season I broke 5 in the mile which really kick started my interest in the sport. I did the majority of my runs during the summer while still playing soccer and was ready to get my junior fall sports season going. Soccer became frustrating as we had a very disappointing season; so I took to running. I slowly dropped my times as I started committing myself more to running rather than soccer and found myself sticking with our top guys and joined them in our new goal of breaking 18 in the 5k. The end of the season was growing closer and closer and it seemed certain that districts would be our last hope. Sadly, I zoned out and ran 18:09 as I watched my teammates come through at 17:58 and 17:59. I was upset and frustrated with myself. I took my two weeks off and asked myself what I really wanted to do in college. After lots of thinking I came to the conclusion I wanted to run. So as training for this track season started up, I was the first to get the ball rolling. I drastically increased my mileage and fitness and tied my mile PR in our time trial on the the first day of the season and smashed my sub 18 goal during a road 5k. My goals for the rest of high school are to break our school’s 5k (16:56) and mile (4:37) records.