Katarina Ratkowiak
Katarina  Ratkowiak


Yucca Valley, Calif.

High School:
Yucca Valley High School



(2010-11) Cross Country: Took 18th at the Nevada Chase Race (22:42) ... Also ran in the Bronco Invitational. Indoor Track & Field: Ran in two meets over the course of the season. Outdoor Track & Field: Competed twice.

(2009-10) Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete. Outdoor Track and Field: Did not compete. Cross Country: Ran in all six meets during the season ... Placed fourth at the 5K WAC Preview Open (20:23) ... Finished 17th at the 5K WAC Cross Country Championships (20:20) ... Finished 12th in her first meet with Nevada, the 4K Nevada Twilight Meet (16:20).

High School: Attended Yucca Valley High School in Yucca Valley, Calif. ... Lettered four years in track, three in cross country and one in soccer ... Was the cross country league MVP in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Named the track league MVP in 2008 and 2009 ... Top time include: 3200m (11:00 in 2008); 1600m (5:16 in 2008) and 3 mile (18:08 at Mt. SAC) ... Named to the All-State cross country reams and holds the cross country record for the 3200m.

Personal: Majoring in community health science ... Also recruited by Pepperdine University, CS Fullerton, New Mexico State University, Loyola Marymount and Cal Poly Pomona ... Likes spending time with her best friends, paining, listening to music and anything outdoors ... Chose Nevada because of the coach, the family atmosphere of the team and the ability to train at altitude ... Role model is Ryan Hall ... Has one sibling, Alixandria ... Daughter of John and Liza Ratkowiak ... Born in February of 1991.

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