Kate Bucknam  
Kate Bucknam

RS Junior

Cedar Falls, Iowa

High School:
Fayetteville HS


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2013 • Sophomore Season: Raced in four meets • posted a season-best 6K time of 22:18 as the Gophers' sixth runner (33rd overall) at the open race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • was the 11th Gopher at two meets, coming in 13th overall at the SDSU Classic 5K (18:13.94) and 90th overall at the Griak Invitational (22:27.8) • posted a time of 23:41.4 at the Oz Memorial to open the season.

2012 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Finished fourth on the team (32nd overall) in the Wisconsin adidas open race with a season-best time of 21:39 • finished second overall (first on the team) at the Blugold Invite in 21:47.46 • also finished second (and second on the team) at both Jack's Run (22:41.79) and Rocky's Run (22:50) • competed in six races overall • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.

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.