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Top Sports Stories 2016: Tuthill ends Mercy career in style

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The list of school records Meg Tuthill owns following her brilliant track and field career at Bishop McGann-Mercy could fill up a page on their own.

A standout runner who competed all three seasons in her high school career, Tuthill saved her best for last as a senior this past year. She was one of the top middle distance runners in Suffolk County for both indoor and outdoor track, helping lead her team to a share of the league title in the spring.

At the small school county championship meet in February she was the champion in the 1,500, winning a packed race that featured several other elite runners like Shoreham-Wading River’s Katherine Lee. She followed that up with a victory in the 1,000 at the state qualifier meet, running 2:55.26. She placed fifth overall in the event at the state championships.

Her spring track season featured just as much success. At the division championships she competed in three events, placing second in the 800, third in the 1,500 and first as the anchor of the 4 x 800 relay. She went on to win the 800 at the state qualifier meet, placed second in the 1,500 and again ran on the 4 x 800 relay that finished third, earning a trip to states in every event.

She earned all-state honors at the spring state championships and ran on the 4 x 800 relay at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, where she and her teammates finished ninth.

Tuthill now competes for Dartmouth University.

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