Women's Cross Country

Katie Coppin
Katie Coppin


Park Ridge, Ill.

High School:
Maine South




Marked up eighth fastest 6K time by an Illini and recorded the fifth fastest 6K Illinois Sophomore time at the NCAA Championships with 21:02 . . . NCAA performance set a new 6K personal best . . . Ran first ever 6k at Pre-Nationals, finishing 24th with 21:11 . . . Fourth scorer for the Illini and 18th overall finisher at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 21:44.94 . . . Earned All-Region Honors with her 21:39 finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional . . . Marked up second place finish at the Illini Challenge . . . Set a new personal best in the 5k with a time of 17:40 at the Notre Dame invite, placing 26th.

Clocked 15:44 for the Illini at the Redbird Classic and ran a time of 19:40 at the Illini Pack-It-Up Challenge ... Posted a season best 5,000m time of 19:17 at the Lakefront Invitational.

High School:
Cross country letterwinner all four years in high school... Won three varsity letters in track and one in basketball... Nominated to "Who's Who Among High School Athletes"... Team MVP in 2003... Indoor track record holder in the 1500m, 2 mile, and sprint medley... Holds second best time in school history on 2-mile run with a 15:41... Third best on 3-mile with 19:24.

Full given name is Kathleen Marie Coppin... Parents are David and Nancy Coppin... Majoring in Spanish... Notes her favorite athlete is Michael Jordan because of his undying determination and will to succeed... One of her hobbies is drawing and says her nicknames are "Copp," "Coppin State" and "Coppinator."

Personal Bests:

5km: 17:40
6km: 21:02
5,000m: 17:28
Mile (Indoor): 5:13