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Kate Kanetzky
Position: Distance
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Buda, Texas
High School: Jack C. Hays HS

 BEFORE MARYLAND - Transferred to Maryland from the Air Force Academy.

 

From Air Force Academy...

SENIOR (2013) - Four-time Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete selection... Went 36:06.15 in the 10,000 at the Drake Relays... Mark ranked 3rd all-time at Air Force... Best 5,000 time of the year was 17:47:45 at the Stanford Invitational.

JUNIOR (2012): Placed 10th in the 10,000-meter run at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships with a time of 37:32.68 (adjusted for altitude)...competed in the 1500-meter in two meets...finished fourth at the Front Range Classic with a season-best time of 4:52.88a...also competed in the 5000-meter run twice...clocked a season-best mark of 18:24.50a at the Air Force Relays...missed beginning of outdoor season and all of indoor season while recovering from shoulder surgery...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.

SOPHOMORE (2011): Moved into fourth on the Academy's 10,000-meter run all-time list...recorded a career-best time of 36:44.94 at the Mt. SAC Relays...that time is also a Sophomore Class Record...became just the second Falcon in over a decade to record a top-five time in the 10K record book...that time was a personal improvement of over two minutes...also recorded the ninth-fastest outdoor 5000-meter time in Academy history (17:33.32) at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival...also competed in the 1500-meter run during the outdoor season...clocked a career-best 4:48.97 in that event at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational...posted a season-best indoor 5000-meter time of 17:08.74 at the Nebraska adidas Classic...recorded a career-best mile time of 5:18.63 (adjusted for altitude) to take second at the Air Force Invitational...also won that race at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team (second team)...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN (2010): Moved into the program's top-10 on two events...debuted in ninth on the program's indoor 5000-meter list...clocked a career-best time of 17:56.48 at the adidas Classic...also competed in the mile during the indoor season...placed third in that event (5:20.21, adjusted for altitude) at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...clocked the 10th-fastest 10,000-meter time in Academy history at 38:48.57 (adjusted for altitude)...recorded that time at the Mountain West Conference Championships...was the Falcons' only competitor at that distance...placed fifth in the 5000-meter run at the Military Championships with a career-best time of 5:02.15...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Jack C. Hays High School...placed 27th at the Texas state cross country championships...won the district title in the two-mile race during the track season...also served as captain of the soccer team...earned academic all-state honors in cross country...graduated seventh in class...AP Scholar.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kate Lyn Kanetzky...daughter of Don and Marty Kanetzky...has two older siblings, Dakota and Case...majoed in geospatial science...future plans include becoming a C-17 pilot...working towards getting a pilot's license...has soloed...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters...earned Best Base Cadre for Combat Survival Training...served as an Element Leader and Element NCO...spent the summer working as a Philmont Ranger and participating in the Powered Flight Program...also served as Academic Squadron Commander......hobbies include hiking, camping, stargazing, swimming, tubing, skiing, playing soccer, watching movies and watching lightning storms...helped the Falcons' cross country team to their best regional finish since 2005.

 


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