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    Katherine Rack
    Katherine Rack
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Oak Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Oak Park and River Forest

    Event:
    XC - Distance

    Birthdate:
    09/22/1991

    I/O Eligibility:
    SO/SO

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    Cross Country
    2010 XC - Freshman
    Did not compete.

    High School
    Earned All-State and all-conference cross country honors in 2006 and 2007 ... Finished fifth at the Illinois state cross country meet in 2007 as a sophomore and placed 10th at the meet in 2006 as a freshman ... Earned All-State and all-conference track honors in the 1,600m and 3,200m in 2007 and 2008 ... Placed eighth in the 1,600m and 3,200m at the 2008 Illinois state track meet ... Finished ninth in the 1,600m and 3,200m at the 2007 Illinois state track meet ... Earned four varsity letters from cross country and three from track ... Four-year all-academic honoree, Illinois State Scholar, and member of the Cum Laud Honors Society.

    Personal
    Full name is Katherine Anne Rack ... Daughter of Tim and Anne Rack ... Born Sept. 22, 1991 in Buffalo, N.Y. ... Sister, Alison, runs cross country and track at Loyola University at Chicago ... Hobbies include playing piano, cycling and traveling ... Her sister has most influenced her athletic career because she inspired her to start running and has always supported her ... Her biggest thrill in sports was winning a Christmas tree after finishing in first place at the Marmion Invite during her sophomore year ... Majoring in biology and hopes to participate in Doctors Without Borders after graduation.

    Updated January 2011

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