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Katie Russo

Class: Senior
Height: 5-8

Previous School: Fort Myers H.S.

Hometown: Fort Myers, Fla.

Cross Country Personal Bests
5K: 18:23.37
Oct. 12, 2012 – Royal Cross Country Challenge
Charlotte, N.C.

6K: 23:13
Oct. 1, 2010 - Brooks Paul Short Run
Bethlehem, Pa.

Big South Cross Country Championship (5K)
2010 (Blacksburg, Va.): 28th place, 19:21.26
2011 (Conway, S.C.): 25th place, 18:57
2012 (Rock Hill, S.C.): 35th place, 19:20.10
2013 (Buena Vista, Va.): 31st place, 19:47.12

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (6K)
2011 (Louisville, Ky.): 197th place, 23:57.1
2013 (Earlysville, Va.): 162nd place, 23:15.5

Top Track Times at Liberty
800: 2:24.15
1,000: 3:07.70
1,500: 4:55.18
Mile: 5:14.20

2013 Outdoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Placed 15th in the Big South 1,500 prelims
• Top 1,500-meter time of the season was 5:02.27, at the Raleigh Relays

2012-13 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Came in 13th in the Big South mile final
• Improved her 1,000-meter personal best to 3:07.70 at the Liberty Open

2012 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Finished 35th overall and eighth on the team at the Big South meet
• Dropped her cross country 5K best time to 18:23.37 at the Royal Cross Country Challenge

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Came in 12th in the Big South mile
• Her time of 5:14.20 in the Big South mile final was a season best
• Ran the 1,200-meter leadoff leg for the Lady Flames' Big South runner-up distance medley relay quartet

2011 Cross Country (So.)
• Clocked a cross country 5K season-best time of 18:57 for 25th place overall and fifth on the team at the Big South meet
• Ran a 6K personal-best time of 23:57.1 at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship for 197th place
• Came in sixth at the season-opening Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Placed 14th in the 1,500 at the Big South Championship
• Clocked a season-best 1,500-meter time of 4:55.18 at the Raleigh Relays

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Led off for Liberty's Big South-winning distance medley relay team
• Helped the Lady Flames win the 4 x 800 relay at the Liberty Open

2010 Cross Country (Fr.)
• The top freshman on Liberty's Big South champion cross country team
• Placed 28th overall (eighth among the Lady Flames and eighth among conference freshmen) at the Big South meet
• Made her collegiate debut at the Virginia Tech Cross Country Relay, teaming up with Rod'Esther Castor for fourth place
• Served as Liberty's No. 6 runner at both the Brooks Paul Short Run and Pre-Nationals

• Graduated from Fort Myers High School
• Finished second in the 4 x 800 relay (where she was joined by sister Courtney) and fourth in the 1,600 at the 2010 Florida Class A state meet
• Came in third in the 1,600 state final as a junior
• Personal-best times included 2:18 (800), 5:02 (1,600) and 18:13 (5K)

• Daughter of Greg and Marcy Russo
• Younger sister Courtney is a sophomore on the Liberty cross country and track & field teams
• English major
• Birthday is Dec. 8