Katherine Ward
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    Katherine Ward

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    State College, Pa.

    High School:
    State College

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    5000m, 10000m

    05/17/2011

    MWC Championships

    Action photos from the MWC Championships on May 11-14 (photos by Steve Nowland)

    05/15/2011

    MWC Championships - Day 4

    Action photos from the MWC Championships on May 14 (photos by Valerie Perkin)

    05/13/2011

    MWC Championships - Day 3

    Action photos from the MWC Championships on May 13 (photos by Valerie Perkin)

    02/10/2011

    adidas Classic

    Action photos from the adidas Classic on Saturday, Jan. 22 (photos by Col Martin France)

    Team captain ...

    JUNIOR (2010): Led the team in the 5000-meter run during both the indoor and outdoor seasons...clocked a season-high, team-leading 17:54.15 at the Military Championships...placed fourth at that meet...ran a 17:55.04 (adjusted for altitude) at the New Mexico Classic...led the team in the 3000-meter run during the indoor season...clocked a career-best 10:19.02a at the Mountain West Conference Championships...competed in the 1500-meter run during the outdoor season...posted a season-best 4:52.93a in that distance to finish fifth at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational...also ran in the 800-meter run (2:34.77a) at that meet...also claimed a top-five finish in the 3000-meter run (10:35.54) at the Front Range Classic.

    SOPHOMORE (2009): Recorded the seventh-fastest indoor 5000-meter time in Academy history...clocked a time of 17:51.21 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational...earned the team's Track Athlete of the Week award following that meet...that was the best time on the team...also competed in the 3000-meter run during the indoor season...clocked a time of 10:39.54 (adjusted for altitude)...that time was ranked second on the team...also paced the team in the 5000-meter run during the outdoor season...clocked a time of 17:50.62 at the Mt. SAC Relays...competed in the 1500-meter run, recording a time of 4:43.94 at the Arizona State Invitational.

    FRESHMAN (2008): Recorded the ninth-best 10,000-meter time in Academy history...clocked a time of 38:23.47 at the prestigious Drake Relays...also competed in the 5000-meter run...posted a season-best time of 18:16.84 at the Willie Williams Classic...led the team in the 5000-meter run (18:31.49-adjusted for altitude) during the indoor season...clocked the second-fastest time of the season in the 3000-meter run (10:43.99a) at the Don Barrett Air Force Open...earned the team's Track Athlete of the Week award once during the outdoor season...earned the team's Newcomer of the Week award once during the indoor season.

    HIGH SCHOOL: State College Area High School...three-time champion at the district cross country championships...won the 1600- and 3200-meter races as a sophomore and junior...also ran a leg of the winning 4x800-meter relay both years...competed for a track club during senior year...earned All-America honors in the indoor 5000-meter run...named a High Honor Student all four years...graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

    PERSONAL: Daughter of Kelly and Karen Ward...nicknames are "Warden" and "Big Kat"...has younger twin brothers, Kyle and Kendall, who are both freshman at West Point...both parents graduated from Army...majoring in legal studies...served as Academics Officer...future plans include working in the Intelligence field...enjoys reading, writing, salsa dancing, sleeping, eating ice cream and learning to dance hip-hop...member of the Air Force cross country team...team captain in 2010...member of Cadet Squadron 36.

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