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Katie Adams
Katie Adams

Katie Adams

R-Sr | 5-5 | Marengo, Ill. / Marengo HS/Iowa

Redshirt Junior (2016)
Adams finished 24th overall at the Cowboy Duals (Sept. 1) with a time of 11:14.50 … Continued her junior campaign among Arkansas’ top five at the Missouri Southern Stampede (Sept. 17) … Adams was the third finisher for the Razorbacks in Joplin, Mo. completing the 5K course in 18:24.19 … In her last outing of the season, the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 1), she clocked an 18:09.40, good enough for 17th best time for Arkansas and 56th overall.

At Iowa
Earned three varsity letters while at the University of Iowa … Top runner for the Hawkeyes at the Big Ten Cross Country Championships sophomore year placing 50th overall … Finished 6th overall at the Illinois State Invitational in 2015 … All-Big Ten Academic performer and received the Big Ten Distinguished scholar award in 2014-2015 season.

High School
Four-year letter winner in cross country at Marengo High School in Marengo, Illinois … Four-time all-conference and NW Herald Cross Country first team selection … NW Herald Cross Country Runner of the Year as a senior … Three time all-state selection in cross country … Three-time cross country conference champion … Finished ninth at the state cross country meet as a sophomore, seventh as a junior, and seventh as a senior … Nike Cross Regionals All-Midwest Region senior year … Two-time all-conference selection in track … 2012 and 2013 1,600 meter state champion … State runner-up in the 1,600 meters sophomore year and 3,200 meters junior year … 1,600 meters conference champion freshman year … Three-time 3,200 meters conference champion … Holds the school record in the 1600 and 3200 meters … Holds personal bests of 17:03 in the three-mile, 10:53 in the 3200m and 5:01 in the 1600m.

Personal
Born on June 25, 1995 … Daughter of Scott and Lori Adams … Has two siblings, Blaine and Elizabeth … Cousin, Frank Wainright, played for the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens … Great-grandfather was the 1934 Big Ten Wrestling Champion for the University of Illinois … Grandfather played football for the University of Illinois … Illinois State Scholar … Graduated sixth in her class of 198 … National Honors Society Member … Majoring in kinesiology.

Personal-Best Time

5K: 17:47.30 (Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational 10/3/14)

6K: 21:21.40 (Big Ten Conference Championship 11/2/14)