Minnesota has 21 All-Academic honorees, the most among NCAA Division I women's teams
The Gophers competed at the Meet of the Unsaintly on Saturday afternoon
Lauren Domski and Cassy Opitz won their events at the Grand View Viking Classic
Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend
Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota
Career Highlights: Ran on the 2011 distance medley relay that provisionally qualified for the NCAA national championships, with a split of 2:07 on the 800m leg four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran career-best times in the 800m (2:10.42), 1,000m (2:53.16) and mile (4:57.44) ran career-best 800m time of 2:10.42 in preliminaries at the Big Ten championships finished third in the 1,000m with a career-best 2:53.16 at Bill Bergan Invite finished 11th in the mile in a career-best 4:57.44 at Jack Johnson Classic ran 1,200m leg on Gophers' all-time fifth-best distance medley relay team that took second at Iowa State Classic (11:12.85) ran 1,200m leg on fourth-place distance medley relay team at Big Tens (11:23.50).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran three races ran a season-best 4:42.67 in the 1,500m for 10th place at Meet of the Unsaintly placed fourth in the 1,500m (4:43.82) at Grand View Viking Classic ran a season-best 2:14.68 in the 800m for sixth place at UW-La Crosse Open Academic All-Big Ten honoree USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: Led off the Gophers' fourth-place distance medley relay, which ran the then eighth-best time in school history, at the Big Ten Championships (11:17.94) ran a season-best 2:11.91 in the 800m at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 14th finished sixth in the 600-yard dash at the Iowa State Classic (1:23.30) finished second in the mile at the Bison Classic (5:05.54).
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished ninth in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships in prelims, ran the Gophers' fastest time of the season (4:27.43) led off the winning and school record-setting distance medley relay at the Drake Relays (11:06.47) also led off the fourth-place 4x800m relay took second in the 1,500m at UNLV took third in the 800m at Arkansas (2:11.89) Academic All-Big Ten honoree USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Took second at the Jack Johnson Classic 800m (2:14.31) ran the Northwest Open 1,200m in 3:41.74, placing third.
2012 Season - Outdoor: Ran on the seventh-place distance medley relay team at Drake posted a season-best time of 2:12.45 in the 800m at the Tommie Twilight finished fifth in the 800m at the Arkansas Invitational Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 500-yard dash at the Iowa State Classic and finished fifth (1:22.94) won the 600m (1:33.16) at the Minnesota Open won the 800m (2;12.14) at the Jack Johnson Classic competed in the Meyo Invitational in the 800m (2:13.07) ran a 2:13.12 in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships.
2011 Season - Outdoor: Competed at the Jim Click Shootout in the 800m and finished sixth (2:11.11) ran a 2:11.33 in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships took third in the 800m at the Bulls Invitational (2:13.04) competed at the Beach Invitational and finished in 2:13.06 ran a 2:13.32 at the Mt. Sac Open Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track seasons.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Onalaska High School high school coaches were Darren Shepardson and Nick Larson competed in two years in cross country one in track & field competed in the Wisconsin Division I Cross Country Championships placing 36th in 2007 and 29th as a senior in 2008 team was 2008 state runner-up helped Onalaska to 18th consecutive Mississippi Valley Conference cross country title (2008) two-time state track champion in 2009, her only season competing on the track won 800m (2:14.29) and ran third leg of champion 4x800m relay played three years of soccer three-time soccer letterwinner and an all-conference selection at forward scholar athlete.
Personal: Born November 19, 1990 given name is Katelynn majoring in sociology/political science daughter of Rodney and Diane Hill twin sister Jami ran cross country and track at Michigan has a younger sister, Dani enjoys water-skiing.
|Hill's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|600m||1:33.16||Minnesota Open (1/15/11)|
|800m||2:10.42||Big Ten Championships (2/28-3/1/14)|
|1,000m||2:53.16||Bill Bergan Invite (1/31-2/1/14)|
|Mile||4:57.44||Jack Johnson Classic (1/24-25/14)|
|Hill's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|800m||2:11.11||Jim Click Shootout (4/2/11)|
|1,500m||4:27.43||Big Ten Championships (5/11/13)|
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