Maryland Track & Field BIO
Catherine Voelpel


2016 Outdoor: Academic All-Big Ten...competed at nine events...ran the 400m, 800m and relay events...member of three first place 4x400 relay squads...took second in the 800 (2:14.30) and first in the 4x400 relay (3:46.91) at the Maryland Invitational (3/26)...ran season-best 56.41 in the 400 and helped sprint medley relay team to fourth place finish (3:54.92) at the Florida Relays (3/31-4/2)...4x400 relay team won event (3:53.93) at the Lou Onesty Invite (4/9)...helped 4x400 relay team to first place finish (3:47.35) at Kehoe Twilight (5/6)...posted season-best 2:11.46 in the 800 at the Big Ten Championships (5/13-15)...also helped 4x400 relay to a season-best 3:40.82 at B1Gs.   

2016 Indoor: Competed at six events...took third in the 500 (1:15.63) at the Penn State Relays (1/9)...member of first place 4x400 relay (3:44.44) and sixth in the 500 (1:14.89) at the Great Dane Classic (1/16)...third in the 600 (1:35.91) and 4x400 relay (3:56.01) at Terrapin Invitational (1/30)...finished second in the 500 (1:15.49) at the Armory Track Invitational (2/5-2/6)...finished 11th in both the 600 (1:32.39) and 4x400 (3:49.08) at SPIRE Invite (2/12-2/13)...member of fifth place 4x400 team (3:49.08) and took 10th in 600 (1:31.84) at Big Ten Championships (2/26-2/27).  

2015 Outdoor: Competed in two events…notched a 10th-place finish in the 400m (58.53) at the UTEP Springtime Invitational…took 12th in the Kehoe Twilight Meet in the 400m (58.52).

2015 Indoor: Competed in six events…nabbed a fourth-place finish in the 500m (1:17.15) in the Penn State Relays…finished sixth in the 600m (1:39.87) at the Terrapin Invitational…ran a season-best 1:16.12 in the Armory Track Invitational…placed seventh in the 600m at the Husker Invitational…was a member of the 1600-meter distance medley relay team at Navy’s Sweetheart Invitational…ran a season best 1:32.72 in the 600m at the Big Ten Championships. 

2014 Indoor: Season-best in the 500m at the Penn State Relays to finish fourth (1:16.18)...notched a fifth place finish in the 600m at the Terrapin Invitational with a time of 1:37.74, a season high...Season-high of 2:24.06 in the 800m at the Lions Invitational.

Before Maryland: Finished 2nd in Connecticut State Class MM Championships in the 400 (59.23)... PR of 56.52 in the 400 came with 3rd-place finish as a junior at New Englands meet... Graduated from Berlin HS with a 3.7 GPA... Other pre-Maryland PRs - 300m (43.47), 400m (56.52), 600m (1:44.44)

Personal: Majoring in animal science... Parents are Beverly and David Voelpel... Father played soccer and mother was on swimming team at Central Connecticut State University... Has an older brother, Mike.

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