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Loyola Cross Country and Track sign three

July 2, 2009

Loyola head cross country and track coach Andy Canegitta signed his final three recruits, Parker Carignan, Lauren Fincher and Galen Westerfield, for the 2009 recruiting class.

Parker Carignan, who attended Loyola last year, graduated from Perham High in Perham, Minn. He ran the 4x800 in track and also ran cross country where his team won back-to-back state titles in 2006 and 2007. Carignan, who was a member of the National Honor Society, is studying math at Loyola.

Lauren Fincher comes to Loyola from Lawrenceville, Ga., where she attended Brookwood High. She lettered two years in track in the hurdles and high jump as well as lettering two years in basketball for the Broncos. A two-time scholar athlete, Fincher will study mass communication at Loyola.

Galen Westerfield attended Milpitas High in Milpitas, Calif., where he ran cross country and track for the Trojans. He lettered two years in track where he ran the one mile and the 800 meter. In cross country, he lettered four years and was named most-improved. At Milpitas, he was a four-time scholar athlete and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. He plans to major in English at Loyola.

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