Caitlin started her collegiate cross country career as one of USC's top five runners. Running a personal best of 19:31 at the Great American Cross Country Festival last season, Caitlin is expected to be among the Gamecocks' top runners again this year. While in high school, Caitlin lettered in cross country and track at Seaford High School for four years. She placed third at the state meet in cross country, was named Academic All-Conference three years, first team All-Conference for four years and third team All-State for three years. Caitlin was also named Kiwanis Athlete of the Season for cross country. Caitlin's team was also undefeated in the conference. Caitlin was born July 6, 1986 and is the daughter of Karen and Michael McGroerty.