Get to know Gophers' redshirt junior Kate Bucknam
Minnesota won five individual event titles at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open Friday
Minnesota won the pole vault, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m at the Triton Invitational
The redshirt sophomore finished sixth in the 5,000m run
Minnesota is split at Hamline, Drake, Grand View, UC San Diego and Macalester this week
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 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.