Katie Lynch
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    Katie Lynch

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Aurora, Colo.

    High School:
    Smoky Hill

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    5000m, 10000m

    SOPHOMORE (2008): Clocked the sixth-fastest 10,000-meter time in Academy history...the mark of 37:52.09 came at the Mountain West Conference Championships...that time is a new Sophomore Class record...first entered the program record book after a seventh-place finish (38:23.03) at the prestigious Drake Relays...that time was previously ranked ninth...posted the third-fastest 5000-meter time of the season (18:26.12) at the Willie Williams Classic...clocked the second fastest time on the team in the 5000-meter run...posted a time of 19:38.17 (adjusted for altitude) at the MWC Championships...also recorded the third-best 3000-meter time (10:56.09) at the Big 12/MWC Challenge...earned the team's Track Athlete of the Week award once during the outdoor season.

    FRESHMAN (2007): Did not compete in track and field...was a member of the Air Force women's soccer team...earned the squad's Rookie of the Year award.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Smoky Hill High School...competed in soccer...all-state and all-conference honoree...served as team captain...traveled with the Olympic Development Program.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Caitlin Marie Lynch...goes by Katie...born March 3, 1987...daughter of Brian and Diane Lynch...father is a Green Beret...has three older brothers, Tim, Mike and Danny...Tim is a captain in the Army, while Danny is in the ROTC...also has two cousins - Ryan (Green Beret) and Aris (Navy Seal) - that are in the military...majoring in behavioral sciences...future plans include becoming a nutritionist and personal trainer...served as LRC superintendent, Wing Athletic NCO and as a member of PEER...named top performer during recognition and best performer during Basic Cadet Training...selected as outstanding course performer as the superintendent of LRC...named to the `500 Club' during the AFT...attended the Academy's Prep School...named Most Athletic Female and Best in Character at the prep school...hobbies include camping, hiking, fishing, running, cooking, healthy living and hanging out with family and friends...member of the Air Force cross country team...was the Falcons' top finisher at the conference and regional meets...earned the team's Most Valuable Athlete award...member of the 2009 track and field leadership council.

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