Katie Kennedy

  • Katie
  • Kennedy

  • Event
    Distance
  • Class
    Senior
  • High School/Other
    West Springfield
  • Hometown
    Springfield, Va.

Updated: May 30, 2017

2017 outdoor: Scored a top-20 finish in the 1,500-meter quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, recording a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 18.83 seconds ... Earned second-team All-ACC honors following her sixth-place finish in the 1,500 at the ACC Championships, finishing the race in 4:20.65 ... Also placed 13th in the 5,000 at the league meet, recording a lifetime-best time of 16:49.14 ... Ran the 1,500 at three different meets during the regular season ... Competed in the 800 at both the Virginia Challenge and the Hokie Twilight meet, finishing with a personal-best time of 2:10.71 at the Virginia Challenge ... Also was a member of the distance medley relay team at the Tennessee Relays, crossing the line in 11 minutes, 38.06 seconds for third place ... Made her outdoor debut at High Point's VertKlasse Meeting, placing second overall in the 5,000-meter race.

2017 indoor: Earned an 11th-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the ACC Championships, finishing in 9 minutes, 32.23 seconds … Also was a member of the distance medley relay team at the ACC Championships, placing eighth overall Placed second in the 1,000 with a career-best time of 2:49.38 at the Virginia Tech Challenge – good enough for ninth on Tech’s all-time list … Was second in the 3,000-meter run at the Music City Challenge, finishing with a career-best mark of 9:30.45 – the sixth-fastest time in program history … Placed sixth in the 3,000 meters at the Camel City Invitational ... Came in third in the mile at the Hokie Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:49.85 – the 10th-best time in school history.

2016 outdoor: 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: Redshirted.

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 1200-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 1200-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 - 2:10.71, Virginia Challenge (2017)

1,500m - 4:18.83, NCAA East Regionals (2017)

5,000m - 16:49.14, ACC Championships (2017)