Katie Hill
Katie Hill


Onalaska, Wis.

High School:
Onalaska HS




Gophers Lead NCAA with 21 USTFCCCA Honorees

Minnesota has 21 All-Academic honorees, the most among NCAA Division I women's teams


Osterdyk Wins Shot Put at Hamline

The Gophers competed at the Meet of the Unsaintly on Saturday afternoon


Domski, Opitz Win Titles in Iowa

Lauren Domski and Cassy Opitz won their events at the Grand View Viking Classic


Gophers Set for Carleton Relays

Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend


Gophers in Fifth Place After B1G Day One

Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota

Career Highlights: Ran on the 2011 distance medley relay that provisionally qualified for the NCAA national championships, with a split of 2:07 on the 800m leg • four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree • two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran career-best times in the 800m (2:10.42), 1,000m (2:53.16) and mile (4:57.44) • ran career-best 800m time of 2:10.42 in preliminaries at the Big Ten championships • finished third in the 1,000m with a career-best 2:53.16 at Bill Bergan Invite • finished 11th in the mile in a career-best 4:57.44 at Jack Johnson Classic • ran 1,200m leg on Gophers' all-time fifth-best distance medley relay team that took second at Iowa State Classic (11:12.85) • ran 1,200m leg on fourth-place distance medley relay team at Big Tens (11:23.50).

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran three races • ran a season-best 4:42.67 in the 1,500m for 10th place at Meet of the Unsaintly • placed fourth in the 1,500m (4:43.82) at Grand View Viking Classic • ran a season-best 2:14.68 in the 800m for sixth place at UW-La Crosse Open • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Led off the Gophers' fourth-place distance medley relay, which ran the then eighth-best time in school history, at the Big Ten Championships (11:17.94) • ran a season-best 2:11.91 in the 800m at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 14th • finished sixth in the 600-yard dash at the Iowa State Classic (1:23.30) • finished second in the mile at the Bison Classic (5:05.54).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished ninth in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships • in prelims, ran the Gophers' fastest time of the season (4:27.43) • led off the winning and school record-setting distance medley relay at the Drake Relays (11:06.47) • also led off the fourth-place 4x800m relay • took second in the 1,500m at UNLV • took third in the 800m at Arkansas (2:11.89) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Took second at the Jack Johnson Classic 800m (2:14.31) • ran the Northwest Open 1,200m in 3:41.74, placing third.

2012 Season - Outdoor: Ran on the seventh-place distance medley relay team at Drake • posted a season-best time of 2:12.45 in the 800m at the Tommie Twilight • finished fifth in the 800m at the Arkansas Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 500-yard dash at the Iowa State Classic and finished fifth (1:22.94) • won the 600m (1:33.16) at the Minnesota Open • won the 800m (2;12.14) at the Jack Johnson Classic • competed in the Meyo Invitational in the 800m (2:13.07) • ran a 2:13.12 in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships.

2011 Season - Outdoor: Competed at the Jim Click Shootout in the 800m and finished sixth (2:11.11) • ran a 2:11.33 in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships • took third in the 800m at the Bulls Invitational (2:13.04) • competed at the Beach Invitational and finished in 2:13.06 • ran a 2:13.32 at the Mt. Sac Open • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track seasons.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Onalaska High School • high school coaches were Darren Shepardson and Nick Larson • competed in two years in cross country one in track & field • competed in the Wisconsin Division I Cross Country Championships placing 36th in 2007 and 29th as a senior in 2008 • team was 2008 state runner-up • helped Onalaska to 18th consecutive Mississippi Valley Conference cross country title (2008) • two-time state track champion in 2009, her only season competing on the track • won 800m (2:14.29) and ran third leg of champion 4x800m relay • played three years of soccer • three-time soccer letterwinner and an all-conference selection at forward • scholar athlete.

Personal: Born November 19, 1990 • given name is Katelynn • majoring in sociology/political science • daughter of Rodney and Diane Hill • twin sister Jami ran cross country and track at Michigan • has a younger sister, Dani • enjoys water-skiing.

Hill's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
600m 1:33.16 Minnesota Open (1/15/11)
800m 2:10.42 Big Ten Championships (2/28-3/1/14)
1,000m 2:53.16 Bill Bergan Invite (1/31-2/1/14)
Mile 4:57.44 Jack Johnson Classic (1/24-25/14)
Hill's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
800m 2:11.11 Jim Click Shootout (4/2/11)
1,500m 4:27.43 Big Ten Championships (5/11/13)


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