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Katie Fisher
Katie  Fisher

Hometown:
Uxbridge, Ont.

High School:
Uxbridge Secondary

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
02/16/1996

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

02/27/2017

Women's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (2/25/17)

Villanova wrapped up the BIG EAST Championships with a second place finish on February 25, 2017.

02/04/2017

Women's Track & Field at Villanova Invitational

Villanova hosted its final home meet of the indoor season, the Villanova Invitational, on February 4, 2017.

On Fisher: Strong and steady distance runner who has helped the team during cross country season and in the longer distance races on the track ... Five-time BIG EAST scorer in her career who should continue to make progress during the upcoming season ... Should be a regular contributor to the team in meets throughout the year.

2017 Outoor: Tallied a seventh place finish in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, where she crossed the finish line with a time of 18:13.03 ... Opened the outdoor season at the Penn Challenge and recorded times of 2:19.63 in the 800 meters and 4:37.40 in the 1500 meters.

2017 Indoor: Scored in the 5000 meters and registered a personal best time in the 3000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Tallied a sixth place finish in the 5000 meters with a time of 17:12.62 in her only race of the season at that distance ... Came in 11th in the 3000 meters at the conference meet with a personal best time of 9:42.35 ... Also set a new personal best during the season in the Mile when she posted a time of 4:54.57 at the FastTrack National Invitational ... Came in second in the 3000 meters (9:52.36) in her season debut at the Gotham Cup, and finished fifth at the Villanova Invitational (9:43.65).

2016 Cross Country: Earned Mid-Atlantic All-Region and second team All-BIG EAST honors for the first time in her career ... Raced six times during the season and was a scoring runner for the Wildcats in five of those races ... Began the season by running a personal best time of 17:14.0 over three miles at the Main Line Invitational, where she finished in seventh place overall ... Came in fourth on the team at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Placed 18th overall with a time of 21:58.5 at the conference meet and finished 23rd in 21:13.5 at the NCAA regional ... Posted a time of 21:38.9 at the NCAA Championships ... Tallied a personal best 6K time of 20:44 and came in 37th out of more than 400 runners at the Paul Short Run ... Was the Wildcats third finisher and came in 61st overall at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational (21:03.6).

2016 Outdoor: Came in ninth in the 10000 meters with a personal best time of 36:50.67 at the BIG EAST Championships, and also finished 10th in the 5000 meters with a time of 17:29.41 ... Registered a personal best time of 16:43.47 in the 5000 meters to finish 15th in the championship section on distance night at the Penn Relays ... In her first 5000 meters race of the season finished with a time of 17:31.32 in the championship section at the Colonial Relays ... Recorded a personal best time of 4:35.44 in the 1500 meters while running in the elite section of the event at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Competed in the 1500 meters at the season-opening Penn Challenge (4:40.56) and in the invitational section at the Sam Howell Invitational (4:41.61) ... Posted a time of 2:20.91 in the 800 meters and finished 10th at the Penn Challenge.

2015-16 Indoor: Scored in both the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished sixth in the 5000 meters with a personal best time of 16:54.60 and came in eighth in the 3000 meters in 9:54.97 ... Also registered personal best times in the 3000 meters and the Mile during the season ... Her top mark in the 3K of 9:49.12 came in a 10th place finish in the invitational section at the FastTrack National Invite ... Also ran the Mile in 5:04.42 at the Villanova Invitational ... Earned top-three finishes in each of her first three races of the season ... Was the runner-up in the 3000 meters at the Villanova Open with a time of 10:05.45 ... Finished third in the 3000 meters at the Great Dane Classic (9:54.45) ... Came in third in the invitational section of the 5000 meters at the Penn State National with a time of 17:08.48.

2015 Cross Country: Competed at six meets and came on strong during the second half of the season ... Was the fourth scoring runner for Villanova at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Championships ... Her time of 20:44.6 at the conference meet was a personal best and was good for a 25th place finish out of 92 runners ... Came in sixth on the team and 42nd overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional with a time of 22:05.2 ... Lowered her time to 21:36.3 and finished 198th at the national meet ... Ran twice on the course at Princeton during the Princeton Interregional Meet and the Princeton Invitational ... Was one of three Wildcats who competed in the latter meet and she placed 32nd overall with a time of 22:10.9 ... Came in 72nd (22:29.2) in her first race at Princeton ... Opened the season by finishing 23rd and posting a time of 17:45 over three miles at the Main Line Invitational.

2015 Outdoor: Established personal best times at both 3000 meters and 5000 meters ... Placed eighth in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 18:02.05 to score a team point ... Opened the outdoor season by placing 12th in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:06.24 at the Philadelphia College Classic.

2014-15 Indoor:
Did not compete at any meets.

2014 Cross Country: Competed in six races during the season ... Registered a season-best 6,000 meters time of 22:10 at the Paul Short Run, where she came in 156th overall and was the second Villanova finisher ... Came in seventh on the team at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Finished in 35th place overall at the conference meet and was 76th overall at the NCAA regional meet ... Finished the season by placing 30th overall and sixth on the team at the ECAC Championship ... Made her collegiate debut with an 18th place finish at the Main Line Invitational ... Finished in 56th place at the Princeton Invitational.

Uxbridge Secondary: Placed first in the LOSSA Cross Country Championship from 2011-13 ... Placed second in the 2012 OFSAA Cross Country Championship and third in the 2013 event ... Was a member of the Greater Uxbridge Road Runners from 2011-14 and placed first at the 2013 Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships Junior Women's 5K ... Placed seventh in the 2013 Canadian Cross Country Nationals Junior Women's 5K and qualified for Team Canada to compete at the North America Central America Caribbean Association (NACAC) in Trinidad an Tobago ... 2012-14 Grade 11 and 12 Female Athlete of the Year, MVP Senior Female Track and Field honoree and MVP Senior Girls Cross Country award winner ... 2011-12 Junior Girls Athlete of the Year, MVP Junior Female Track and Field honoree and MVP Junior Girls Cross Country award winner ... 2010-11 MVP Junior Female Track and Field honoree ... Member of the Honour Roll and Academic Achievement Pin honoree ... Also earned the 2014 Harvey Action Ltd. Senior Physical Education Award.

Personal: Born 2/16/96 in Toronto, Ont. ... Parents are Dan and Nancy Fisher ... Has a twin brother, Mitchell ... Double major in Environmental Studies and Geography with a minor in Global Health.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

800 Meters                    2:19.49                   High School
1500 Meters                   4:35.44                   2016 Larry Ellis Invitational
Mile                          4:54.57                   2017 FastTrack National Invitational
3000 Meters 9:42.35 2017 BIG EAST Championships
5000 Meters 16:53.47 2016 Penn Relays
10000 Meters 36:50.67 2016 BIG EAST Championships

PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)

3 Miles                       17:14                     2016 Main Line Invitational
5000 Meters 18:41.5 2014 ECAC Championship
6000 Meters 20:44 2016 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

All-Mid Atlantic Region                                 2016
All-BIG EAST (Second Team) 2016

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

USTFCCCA All-Academic Team                              2016-17
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

5000 Meters                   6th                       2016 Indoor, 2017 Indoor
5000 Meters 7th 2017 Outdoor
3000 Meters 8th 2016 Indoor
5000 Meters 8th 2015 Outdoor

Schedule