UNCG Cross Country BIO
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 Katherine Link

2016 Cross Country
Opened the season with a time of 15:06.00 at the Elon Invitational in the 4,000-meter run … Finished seventh at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 17:14.78 in the 5,000-meter run … Tallied a time of 17:43.00 at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational and a 17:59.00 at the adidas XC Challenge … Recorded the top time of the year for the Spartans in the 6,000-meter race at 21:46.10 at the NCAA Southeast Regional … Notched a time of 21:54.00 in the same race at the Princeton Invitational.

2016 Outdoor Track
Qualified for the 2016 NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 10,000-meter after winning the Wolfpack Last Chance race with a time of  35:03.21 … Posted a time of 36:21.95 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round … Ran the 5,000-meter distance three times, including a season-best 16:55.93 at the Duke Invitational … Recorded times of 17:29.10 (Raleigh Relays) and 17:31.75 (Southern Conference Championships) … Tallied the Spartans’ top time in the 800-meter distance with a time of 2:19.02 at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational.

2016 Indoor Track
Ran the 3,000-meter distance twice, posting the top two teams for the Spartans … Turned in a time of 10:17.38 at the High Point Team Challenge and a 10:18.95 at the Southern Conference Championships … Posted a time of 5:42.02 in the mile race at the UNCG Early Bird 7-Way.

2015 Cross Country
Started the season with a 18:03.90 time on the 5,000-meter course at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational … Placed 11th at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 19:06.01 at 5,000-meters … Posted a time of 22:10.20 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in the 6,000-meter run … Followed that up with a 23:03.70 in the NCAA Southeast Regional at the same distance.

2015 Outdoor Track
Did not participate in any events

2015 Indoor Track
Posted a personal-best 2:18.55 in the UNCG Spartan Team Challenge in the 800-meter race (Jan. 25)…ran the one mile race in 5:07.85 at the Hilton Garden Invitational (Jan. 30-31)… Ran the 3,000-meter race in 10:20.50 at the Buccaneer Invitational (Feb. 6)…posted a final time of 17:25.99 in the 5,000-meter race on the second day of the SoCon Indoor Championships (Feb. 28)

2014 Cross Country
Clocked a 18:22.35 at the SoCon Championships (Oct. 31) for her best 5k time of her career... Finished 119th overall at the NCAA Southeast Regional (Nov. 14) for her best career 6,000m crossing the line in 22:26.9

2014 Outdoor Track

Named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and the spring Academic All-Conference Team … Set a personal-best in the 800-meter race at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational (March 14) with a time of 2:20.99 … Added a top time of 4:38.52 in the 1,500-meter race at the Joe Hilton Invitational (April 12) … Ran the 5,000-meter race at the Raleigh Relays (March 28) and turned in a time of 17.52.20 … Posted a career-best time of 36:54.93 in the 10,000-meter race at the SoCon Championships (April 26).

2014 Outdoor Track
Named to the SoCon Academic All-Conference Team … Posted a career-best time of 5:06.95 in the mile run at the UCS Invitational (Feb. 14) … Tallied a personal-best time of 10:15.22 in the 3,000-meter race at the Hokie Invitational (Jan. 24) … Notched a career-best time of 18:08.37 in the 5,000-meter race at the SoCon Championships (March 1).

2013 Cross Country
Named to the fall SoCon Academic All-Conference Team … Posted a career-best time of 18:43.70 in the 5,000-meter distance at the Panorama Farms Invitational (Sept. 28) … Tallied a personal-best time of 22:23.20 on the 6,000-meter course at the NCAA Regional (Nov. 15).

2013 Outdoor Track
Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team in the 5,000-meter distance with a personal-best time of 18:05.90 at the SoCon Championships (April 20-21) … Posted a personal-best time of 4:48.52 in the 1,500-meter race at the HighPoint VertKlasse Meet (March 22-23) … Tallied a time of 10:36.95 in the 3,000-meter distance at the Wake Forest Open (March15-16).

2013 Indoor Track
Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team in the mile distance when she posted a personal-best time of 5:15.20 at the SoCon Championships (Feb. 23-24) … Added a personal-record time of 10:36.52 in the 3,000-meter distance at the Hokie Invitational (Jan. 25-26), the Spartans’ second-fastest time of the year … Part of the distance medley relay team that a facility record at the JDL Fast Track during the Hilton Garden Invitational (Feb. 2) with a time of 12:14.22, winning by over 23 seconds … Added a time of 2:31.68 in the 800-meter race at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational (Feb. 8-9).

2012 Cross Country
Did not run. 

High School
Attended Avon Lake High School in Avon Lake, Ohio… participated in cross country and track from 2009-12 ...state qualifier in track in 2011 and 2012 … held the school records for the mile and 3200 meters … was MVP in track and cross country.

Personal
Katherine Jo Link … born in Avon Lake, Ohio… daughter of Mark and Sarah Link … has a brother, Matt … majoring in international business.

Top Performances
Cross Country
4k: 15:06.00 (Elon Invitational, 9/1/16)
5k: 17:14.78 (SoCon Championships, 10/29/16)
6k: 21:46.10 (NCAA Southeast Regionals, 11/11/16)

Indoor
800m: 2:18.55 (UNCG Spartan Team Challenge, 1/25/15)
Mile: 5:06.95 (UCS Invitational, 2/14/14) 
3000m: 10:15.22 (Hokie Invitational, 1/24/14)
5000m: 17:25.99 (Southern Conference Championship, 2/28/15) 

Outdoor
800m: 2:19.02 (UNCW Seahawk Invitational, 3/12/16)
Mile: 5:00.81 (Joe Hilton Invitational, 4/12/14)
1,500m: 4:38.52 (Joe Hilton Invitational, 4/12/14)
3,000m: 10:36.95 (Wake Forest Open, 3/15/13) 
5,000m: 16:55.93 (Duke Invitational, 4/22/16)
10,000m: 35:03.21 (Wolfpak Last Chance, 5/6/16)

Year: Graduate
Hometown: Avon Lake, Ohio
High School: Avon Lake
Experience: 1 Letter
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