Kate Bucknam  
Kate  Bucknam

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:
Fayetteville HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
11/05/1992

Experience:
1 Letter


05/08/2015

Gophers Win Three Titles at Eagle Open

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

04/29/2015

Musco Twilight Highlights Three-Meet Week

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

04/25/2015

Gophers Wrap Up Action at Drake Relays

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

04/21/2015

Gophers to Split Team for Four Meets

Minnesota will compete at Hamline, Drake, UC San Diego and Macalester this week

04/11/2015

Gophers Take Home Three Titles in Arkansas

Nicolle Murphy, Agnes Esser and Jamie Piepenburg won individual titles to lead the Gophers

Photo Gallery

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)