Kathryn Ritter  
Kathryn Ritter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mukwonago, Wis.

High School:
Mukwonago HS

Position:
Distance

Experience:
High School


07/10/2013

Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.

05/29/2013

Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

04/16/2013

Gophers' Academic Success Recognized at Golden Goldys

Three Academic Top Five winners and the Outstanding Academic Team came from the track/cross country program.

04/15/2013

Seventh Annual Golden Goldys Handed Out at TCF Bank Stadium

Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics

02/20/2013

Minnesota Travels to Geneva, Ohio, for Big Ten Championships

The Golden Gophers will look to increase their scoring total from last year.

Career Highlights:2010 NCAA Preliminary competitor in the 1,500m and finished with a personal best time of 4:28.62.

2013 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 800 meters at the Big Ten Championships • posted her season-best 800m time of 2:15.18 at the Meyo Invitational • best mile time of 4:57.63 came at the Iowa State Classic • ran the 3,000m at the Bison Classic (10:20.58) • led off a distance medley relay team at the Meyo Invitational. Outdoor: Finished eighth in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 4:43.89 at the Meet of the Unsaintly • Academic All-Big Ten with a 4.0 GPA.

2012 Season - Indoor: Led off the distance medley relay at the Big Ten Championships • also competed in the 800 meters at the Big Ten Championships, running 2:12.13 in the preliminary round • ran the mile in 4:59.70 to place eighth at the Jack Johnson Classic • took fourth in the 1,000m at the Meyo Invitational (2:51.57) • won the 1,200m (3:38.83) at the Northwest Open. Outdoor: Ran a season-best 1,500-meter time of 4:27.82 in prelims at the Big Ten Championships • that time was the fastest by a Gopher this season • finished 11th in the finals • won the 800m at the Aztec Invitational (2:11.75) • fourth in the 800m at the Bulldog Invitational • also ran the 1,500m at the Arkansas Invitational (seventh) and Aztec Invitational (11th) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season Outdoor:competed at the Mt. SAC Open in the 1,500 meters and finished with a time of 4:31.53• ran to a fourth place finish (4:39.19) at the Bulls invitational.

2010 Season - Indoor:Competed in four meets • placed eighth in the 800 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best time of 2:10.80 • ran the mile in 5:02.75 at the Jack Johnson Classic.Outdoor:NCAA Preliminary competitor in the 1,500 meters • ran a time of 4:33.61 in the NCAA First Round • clocked a season-best time of 4:28.62 in Big Ten prelim • placed second in the event in the Musco Twilight • competed in seven meets • top time in 800 meters was 2:11.51 at Tommie Twilight meet • ran on school-record sprint medley relay (3:54.99) at the Drake Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • varsity letterwinner.

2009 Season:Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School:A 2008 graduate of Mukwonago High School • high school coaches were Mike Furlong and Craig Huelsman • three-time all-state performer on the track • ran the anchor leg for the 2008 Wisconsin Division 1 champion 4x800-meter relay • placed third in 800 meters at state in 2007 with a school-record time of 2:14.25 • finished eighth as a senior • three-time Classic 8 Conference champion in the 800 meters • all-conference selection in cross country as a junior and senior • lettered four times in track, twice in both cross country and tennis • a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal:Born March 5, 1990 • majoring in Biology, Society & Environment and Genetics Cell Biology & Development • daughter of Wolfgang and Carolyn Ritter • has an older sister, Megan, and a younger brother, Steven • enjoys baking and playing the piano.


CAREER BESTS
Event Time
Meet
800m, Indoor 2:10.80 Big Ten (2/28/10)
800m, Outdoor 2:11.51 Tommie Twilight (5/5/10)
1,500m, Outdoor 4:27.82 Big Ten (5/12/12)
Mile, Indoor 4:55.12 ISU Classic (2/10/12)