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Kat Bouton

Class: Senior Position: Distance Height: 5-5 Previous School: Flower Mound High School Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
800 - 2:18.00
1,000 - 3:12.82 (Indoor)
1,500 - 4:50.52
Mile - 5:11.99 (Indoor)
3K - 10:37.64 (Indoor)
3K SC - 11:12.06
5K - 18:01.04

Career
• Graduated from Liberty ranked No. 3 in the indoor women's distance medley relay (11:54.02) and No. 5 in the outdoor women's steeplechase (11:12.06) in program history

2017 Outdoor Track & Field (Sr.)
• CoSIDA Academic All-America second team honoree
• CoSIDA Academic All-District selection
• Big South All-Academic Team member
• Finished seventh in the Big South steeplechase (season-best 11:49.81) and 12th in the 5K
• Achieved 800 (2:18.00) and 1,500 (4:50.52) personal bests at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier on Senior Day
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2016-17 Indoor Track & Field (Sr.)
• Anchored the Lady Flames to third place in the Big South distance medley relay and finished 11th in the 5K (season-best 18:19.68)

2016 Cross Country (Sr.)
• Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• Made the Big South All-Academic Team
• Finished a career-best 16th (No. 7 Lady Flame) at the Big South meet, helping the Lady Flames win the conference title
• Lowered her cross country 5K personal best to 18:52.3 at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic
• Closed out her collegiate cross country career with a 157th-place finish (No. 5 Lady Flame) at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship

2016 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Finished fourth in both the steeplechase (personal-best 11:12.06) and 5K at the Big South meet
• Her steeplechase time from the Big South Championship ranks No. 5 all-time at Liberty
• Dropped her 5K personal best to 18:01.04 at the Winthrop Invitational

2015-16 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Came in eighth in the Big South 3K (personal-best 10:37.64) and 10th in the mile (personal-best 5:11.99)
• Clocked a time of 5:03.12 for the 1,600-meter anchor leg of the Lady Flames' 13th-place distance medley relay team at the ECAC meet. Liberty's time of 11:54.02 ranks No. 2 in Liberty and Big South history.

2015 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Big South All-Academic Team member
• Clocked season-best 5K time of 19:01.30 for 25th place (No. 8 Lady Flame) at the Big South Championship
• Finished 197th at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship
• Improved 6K personal best to 22:37.9 at the Pre-Nationals black race
• 20th-place finisher at the Upstate Invitational/Big South Preview

2015 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Ran a personal-best steeplechase time of 11:39.58 for seventh place at the Big South meet and seventh on Liberty's all-time list
• Season also included personal-best clockings in the 800 (2:20.08 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier) and 1,500 (4:53.09 at the Campbell Invitational)

2014-15 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Placed eighth in the Big South mile in a personal-best 5:14.20
• Ran the 1,600-meter anchor leg for the Lady Flames' third-place distance medley relay squad at the Big South meet

2014 Cross Country (So.)
• Closed her sophomore season with personal-best times in the 5K (19:20.55 at Big South) and 6K (22:55.7 at NCAA Division I Southeast Regional)
• Liberty's No. 5 runner at the Big South Championship for the second straight season, finishing 23rd overall for the runner-up Lady Flames
• Ran fourth for the Lady Flames at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships, finishing 63 places better than the previous season in 149th
• One of Liberty's top six finishers in all seven of her races

2014 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Ran 12:01.21 for her steeplechase debut at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, marking the Lady Flames' fastest time of the season
• Came in 12th in the Big South steeplechase final

2013-14 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Ran the mile at the Big South meet, placing 22nd
• Season-best mile time of 5:23.02 came at the Liberty Quad

2013 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Liberty's fifth scorer at the Big South Championship, placing 29th overall
• Served as the Lady Flames' No. 6 runner at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, recording a 212th-place finish
• Season-best 5K time of 19:38.8 came at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• One of four Liberty freshmen to race at the ISU Pre-National Invitational

Prep
• Graduated from Flower Mound High School
• As a senior, was part of Flower Mound's third-place distance medley relay team at the Texas Relays
• In 2011, helped the Lady Jaguars place a program-best third at the 2011 Texas UIL Class 5A State Cross Country Championship
• Owns an 800-meter personal-best time of 2:20.20, which qualified her for the UIL Region I-5A meet in 2011
• Other personal-best marks include 5:23 for the 1,600, 11:45 for the 3,200 and 19:37 for the 5K

Personal
• Daughter of Kenneth and Christine Bouton
• Cousin of Liberty assistant track & field/cross country coach Rebekah Ricksecker
• Birthday is July 7
• Major is Teaching English as a Second Language