Kate Bucknam
Kate  Bucknam

RS Junior

Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:
Fayetteville HS



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Bucknam Recognized for Sportsmanship Award

Gophers alum Kate Bucknam was honored at the men's basketball game over the weekend


Bucknam Receives Sportsmanship Award

Gopherrs alum Kate Bucknam is one of four 2014-15 NCAA Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Awards recipients


Gophers Win Three Titles at Eagle Open

Taylor Mikkalson, Katie Murgic and Lyndsey Thorpe won events to lead the Gophers Friday


Musco Twilight Highlights Three-Meet Week

The Gophers will compete at St. Thomas, Hamline and Iowa this week


Gophers Wrap Up Action at Drake Relays

Kaila Urick placed second in the 3,000m steeple chase to lead the Gophers Saturday


W. Track Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.


Kate Bucknam

Photos of women's track and field student athlete Kate Bucknam.

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2015 Season -Indoor: Ran two races • placed fourth in a career-best 4:56.67 in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic • placed 14th in the 3,000m (10:27.47) at the Minnesota Open.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree • ran seven races with three appearances each in the 1,500m and 3,000m steeplechase • set career-best times in all three events • ran the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championship and placed 11th in 10:43.76 • placed ninth in the 800m in a career-best 2:25.24 at the Jaguar Challenge • placed 16th in the 1,500m run in a career-best 4:37.93 at the John McDonnell Invite • took second in the 3,000m steeplechase in career-best 10:41.65 at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open.

2014 Season - Indoor: Did not compete during the indoor season.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races • ran a career-best 4:44.89 for 11th place in the 1,500m at the Musco Twilight • won the 3,000m steeplechase in a career-best 10:50.31 at Spec Towns Invite • ran the 3,000m steeplechase at the Drake Relays (10:56.95) • finished second in 3,000m steeplechase at UW-La Crosse (10:57.35).

2013 Season - Indoor: Ran season-best mile at the Parents Day Open, finishing fifth (5:03.61) • competed in the 3,000m at the Bison Classic (10:32.29).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Won the 3,000m steeplechase at the Meet of the Unsaintly • best steeplechase time was 10:55.63 at the Alabama Invitational • ran the 3,000m at the Musco Twilight (10:03.25).

2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Ark. • high school coach was Michelle Fyfe • cross country team placed third in the state in her junior year and fourth during her senior year • also participated in track & field and golf • team won state championships in both golf and track her senior year • two-time all-state runner • part of the school record 4x800m relay team at the state championships • National Honor Society and academic honor roll member.

Personal: Born November 5, 1992 • majoring in kinesiology • daughter of Chris and Cindy Bucknam • father is the head track and field coach at the University of Arkansas • has one older brother named Eric.

Bucknam's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Mile 4:56.67 Jack Johnson Classic (1/30/15)
3,000m 10:05.13 Iowa State Classic (2/8/13)
Bucknam's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:25.24 Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)
1,500m 4:37.93 John McDonnell Invite (4/11/15)
3,000m 10:03.25 Musco Twilight (4/20/13)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:41.65 UW-La Crosse Eagle Open (5/8/15)


Five More Gophers Advance

Five More Gophers Advance

5/25/2018 - W. Track & Field

Emma Spagnola, Emerald Egwim, Titania Markland, Agnes Esser, and Madeline Strandemo secured NCAA Championship berths on day two of the NCAA West Prelim.

Four Gophers Advance to NCAA Finals

Four Gophers Advance to NCAA Finals

5/25/2018 - W. Track & Field

Four Gophers punched their tickets to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on day one of the NCAA West Prelim.

Going Pro: Emerald Egwim

Going Pro: Emerald Egwim

5/23/2018 - W. Track & Field

Women's track student-athlete Emerald Egwim has been preparing for life after athletics even before she ran for the Golden Gophers.

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