Katie Kennedy
  • Event
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  • Hometown
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  • Junior
  • West Springfield
  • Springfield, Va.

Updated: February 19, 2017

2017 indoor: Was second in the 3,000-meter run and earned a new career-best time of 9:30.45 at the Music City Challenge - the sixth fastest time on Tech's all-time list ... Placed sixth in the 3,000-meter race with a personal-best time of 9:39.20 at the Camel City Invitational ... Came in third in the mile at the Hokie Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:49.85.

2016 outdoor: Missed much of the season with an illness … Member of the winning DMR team at the Colonial Relays … Ran a season-best time of 4:43.27 in the 1,500 at the Colonial Relays.

2016 indoor: Opened the season with a personal record of 2:51.86 in the 1,000 at the Virginia Tech Invite … Member of the winning DMR team at the Camel City Invite … Won the 800 at the Virginia Tech Challenge … Placed ninth in the DMR at the ACC Championships … Recorded a personal-best time of 4:51.35 in the mile at the ACC Championships.

2015 outdoor: Ran a time of 4:29.77 in the preliminaries of the 1,500 at the ACC Championships … Recorded a career-best time of 4:27.89 in the 1,500 at Virginia Challenge … Also had a career-best time of 17:35.57 in the 5,000 at the Raleigh Relays … Her time of 2:13.12 at the Virginia Challenge was her best 800 time of the season.

2015 indoor: Recorded a personal-best time of 4:55.68 in the mile at the Iowa State Classic ... Ran the mile at the ACC Championships ... Participated in the 1,000-meter event twice, both unattached ... Competed in the distance medley relay twice, including the ACC Championships, where the team placed fourth.

High school: Lettered both years of indoor and outdoor track and field, as well as cross country, at West Springfield under Chris Pellegrini … All-district and all-region selection during her junior indoor season in the 1,600 … All-district and all-state runner-up during her junior season in the 4x800-meter relay … National runner-up in her junior indoor season for the 800-meter leg of the distance medley relay … Regional and state champion in her junior outdoor season (4x800m) … Named all-district, all-region and all-state in the 1,600 for her junior outdoor season … Distance medley relay national champion for the 1,200-meter leg … Named all-district and all-region during her junior season of cross country … District, regional and state champion in the 4x800-meter relay during her senior indoor season … National champion for the 1,200-meter leg of the distance medley relay during her senior indoor season … District and regional champion, as well as national runner-up, for her senior outdoor season in the 4x800-meter relay … Penn Relays and national champion in the distance medley relay during her senior outdoor season.

Personal: Born Sept. 19, 1996 … Daughter of David and Veronica Kennedy … Has two siblings, Laila and Max … Majoring in public relations.

Kennedy's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

800m - 2:10.71, VT Challenge (2016)

1,000m - 2:49.38, VT Challenge (2017)

3,000m - 9:30.45, Music City Challenge (2017)

Mile - 4:49.85, Hokie Invitational (2017)

800m - 2:13.12, Virginia Challenge (2015)

1,500m - 4:27.89, Virginia Challenge (2015)

5,000m - 17:35.57, Raleigh Relays (2015)

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