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    Katie Perkins
    Katie Perkins

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Traverse City, Mich.

    High School:
    Traverse City Central



    04/22/2012

    Wildcats Thrive on the Track at Indiana, DePaul

    Huth, Oliver notch first-place 5K finishes

    10/20/2011

    Northwestern Set for Friday's Illini Open

    Wildcats have one week remaining for Big Ten Championships preparation

    2011: Participated in five events as a sophomore ... Posted a season-best 5K time of 19:48 at the Forester Invite and nearly matched that at the Illini Open, crossing in 19:49 ... Ran a time of 19:58 and was ninth among NU finishers in the B division of the Notre Dame Invitational.

    2010: Competed in five meets as a freshman, recording a season-best 5K time of 18:42 at the Illini Open where she placed seventh among NU runners ... Posted a time of 22:44 in her only 6K race, the Bradley Classic, which was good for sixth among Wildcats.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and outdoor track as well as Nordic skiing ... Named Division I all-state in cross country during her sophomore and junior years after finishing as an all-state track performer in the 3,200-meter race during her freshman season ... Top runner on cross country team that competed in team state championship junior year ... Contributor to high school newspaper.

    Personal: Born Mary Katherine Perkins ... Daughter of Maureen and Dr. Philip L. Perkins ... Chose Northwestern over Iowa and Oberlin College ... Family hosted an exchange student from Norway during her senior year of high school ... Planning to major in communications.