Women's Cross Country

Kate Tysse
Kate Tysse


Oak Forest, Ill.

High School:
Oak Forest HS



2008 - Sophomore: Started the season with a 4K time of 15:10.97 at the Illini Challenge, placing second for the Orange and Blue...Placed sixth overall and second for the Illini at the Bradley Open...Placed fourth for Illinois and 10th overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships...Raced at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5K time of 18:46...Competed in the open race at the Pre-Nationals meet...Placed fourth for Illinois at the Illini Open with a 5K time of 19:06.

2007 - Freshman: Finished 52nd overall in the Pre-Nationals open race with a time of 22:42...Came in 16th overall in the Notre Dame open race, clocking a 19:12...Ran a 5K time of 18:25 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships.

Finished seventh in the 1,600m at the 2006 Illinois state track and field meet...Holds the school record in the mile at 5:02 and is a part of the record-holding 4x800m relay...All-Conference in track for four years in the 1,600m and 800m...All-Conference in cross country for four years...Finished 26th at the 2005 state cross country meet.

Full name is Kate Marie Tysse...Daughter of Pat and Bill Tysse...Born March 29, 1989...Sister, Carolyn, also runs for the Illini...Has four siblings, Adam, Ben, Carolyn and Eric...Biggest thrill in sports is winning...Most influenced by cross country coach Mike McGarry because although confined to a wheelchair, he still gave her the inspiration to run...Majoring in elementary education.

Personal Bests:

4K: 15:10.97
5K: 18:25
6K: 22:42