Katie Purcell
Katie Purcell

Player Profile

Coraopolis, Pa.

High School:
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart


2005 CROSS COUNTRY - Competed in all seven races... came in 23rd overall at the Great Meadows Invitational... finished 49th in 21:45.30 at the prestigious Paul Short Invitational... ran to a 44th-place finish at the ACC Championships... placed 37th overall with a time of 21:46.30 at NCAA Regionals... earned All-East for her 20th-place finish at the ECAC meet.

2005 OUTDOOR TRACK - Placed sixth in the 1,500 meters at the Morgan State Legacy meet, finishing in 5:02.05... her season-best time in the 3,000 came at the James Madison Invitational where she placed sixth at 10:30.03... in the 5,000 meters, her fastest time of the season, 18:16.64, placed her fourth at the Navy Invitational... second-best time of 18:20.24 in the 5,000 came at the ACC Championships and was good for 27th place.

2005 INDOOR TRACK - Competed in the mile, and the 1,000, 3,000 and 5,000 meter races... third in the 1,000 at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a time of 3:08.08... season-best mile of 5:15.98 came at the Maryland Invitational and gave her a sixth-place finish... her time of 10:41.39 in the 3,000 at the Delaware Invitational was good for a first-place finish... season-best time of 10:21.76 came at the Virginia Tech Invitational... had the team's third-best time in the 5,000 meters, finishing in 17:52.62 at the Penn State National Open.

2004 CROSS COUNTRY - Ran to three top-10 finishes and proved to be one of Maryland's most consistent runners at the end of the year... finished 10th at the Mount St. Mary's Duals, seventh at the JMU Invitational and sixth at the ACC Pre-Meet... finished second on the team and 44th overall at the NCAA Regional in State College, Pa... finished 50th at the ACC Championships and 71st at the Penn State Invitational.

2004 INDOOR TRACK - Ran the mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters... season-best mile came at the Patriot Games when she ran 5:32.60 to finish 13th overall... posted her best 3,000-meter time (11:01.77) in finishing seventh at the Collegiate Open... finished 11th in the 5,000 meters at the Penn State Invitational, running 19:20.92 - the team's third-best 5,000 time of the season.

2003 INDOOR TRACK - Set team's best 5,000-meter time of 18:03.87 at the Meyo Invitational, finishing fifth... took third in the mile at the Terrapin Invitational.

BEFORE MARYLAND - Ran varsity cross country and track at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Coraopolis, Pa... was captain of the cross country team in 2001, as well as the MVP... was also MVP of her track team in 2001... in 2002, named the Most Valuable Female Athlete... part of school record-holding relays in the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800... current school record holder in the 800, 1600, 3,200 and shot put... named to the All-State team in 2002... was the state champion in the 3,200 in 2002 (10:48)... also won district titles at 1,600 and 3,200 meters.

PERSONAL - Daughter of Nancy and Ray Riesmeyer, and Gerald Purcell... has three brothers, Mike, Charles and Jeff... cousin Mark Eaton plays hockey for the Nashville Predators... favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine... majoring in dietetics.