Kate Bucknam  
Kate Bucknam

RS Junior

Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:
Fayetteville HS




Gophers Head to Meets at Nebraska, Notre Dame

Minnesota will compete at the Husker Invitational and the Meyo Invitational this week


Gophers Earn Three Titles at Jack Johnson Classic

Erin Hawkins, Devin Stanford and Jess Herauf won individual titles to lead Minnesota


Five Minutes with Kate Bucknam

Get to know Gophers' redshirt junior Kate Bucknam


Stanford Leads Gophers with Two Titles

Minnesota won five individual event titles at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open Friday


Gophers Win Four Titles at UC San Diego

Minnesota won the pole vault, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m at the Triton Invitational

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 (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Mile 5:03.61 Parents Day Open (2/16/13)
3,000m 10:05.13 Iowa State Classic (2/8/13)
Bucknam's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:44.89 Musco Twilight (5/3/14)
3,000m 10:03.25 Musco Twilight (4/20/13)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:50.31 Spec Towns Invite (4/12/14)