Bridget Houghton
Bridget Houghton
Height: 5-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Newtown Square, Pa.
High School: Cardinal O'Hara
Major: Occupational Therapy

Career Honors

3x Dean's List Honors 

 

Collegiate Personal Records: 21:42.0 (5K) | 23:22.9 (6K)

CACC Championship Performances

2016 - 44th

2017 - 29th

 

TFRRS Performance List

 

2017:

  • Closed out her career in style as for the first time this season she was the second Devil to cross, with a time of 27:09.8 at the NCAA East Regionals. Her 122nd place finish was her highest-ever in the Regionals, an 18-place improvement from her freshman year in 2014 (11/4)
  • Closed out her CACC career in style with a new collegiate personal record of 21:41.9 to place 29th at the CACC Championships, 15 positions ahead of her finish from the previous year (10/22)
  • Placed 20th at the Jack Saint Clair Memorial Championship with a time of 28:14.3 (10/7)
  • Finished the Paul Short Invitational in 28:10 (9/29)
  • Missed on her best finish of the season by one position as she crossed 15th at the Goldey-Beacom Fall Classic with a season-best time of 23:19.6 (9/22)
  • Improved on her time from the weekend before by over 20 seconds, as she navigated the Philadelphia Metro Cross Country Championships at Belmont Plateau in 23:22.9 to place 36th (9/9)
  • Finished Wilmington University Cross Country Invitational in 14th with respective time of 23:43.72 (9/2)

Prior to USciences: 

  • Four year runner at Cardinal O’Hara High School
  • Earned Honorable Mention All-Catholic League
  • Earned Coaches Award for cross country
  • Earned Cardinal O’Hara High School’s Principals Award for Academic Excellence
  • Member of the Respect Life Club

Personal: 

  • Oldest of three children of Joseph and Carolyn Houghton
  • Hass two cousins who were standout athletes at the University of the Sciences – Gene Willard ranks seventh on the Devils all-time men’s basketball scoring list with 1,667 points and earned All-CACC honors in each of his four years, while cousin Matt Willard was a two-time All-CACC cross country runner and has recorded three of the top five men’s 8,000-meter times in school history
  • Decided to attend USciences for their doctorate entry level occupational therapy program -  “I was given the opportunity to live my dream running competitively and to continue to work hard and improve each year.  Most importantly I value being part of a team.”
  • After graduation plans to find a job working in a hospital in both geriatrics and pediatrics