Kate Bucknam  
Kate  Bucknam

RS Junior

Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:
Fayetteville HS




Gophers to Split Team for Four Meets

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


Gophers Take Home Three Titles in Arkansas

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


Gophers Head to Arkansas John McDonnell Invite

Minnesota is set to compete in Fayetteville, Ark., this Friday and Saturday


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

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.

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 (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)