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Katy-Ann McDonald Season 2018

London, England
High School
Putney HS

Career Records

2x Fall SEC Academic Honoree (2020, 2021)
2021 NCAA South Central All-Region Team

2021 LSWA Runner of the Year
2020 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 All-Region Performer (South Central Region)
2019 All-Louisiana Women’s Cross Country Team

2021 (SENIOR)
Second runner in program history to compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championships … top scorer for the Tigers in four of team’s meets: LSU Cross Country Invitational, Chile Pepper Festival, SEC Championships, and the NCAA South Central Regional … received gold in the 5k run at the LSU Cross Country Invitational with a readout of 17:56.8 … set personal best 5k time of 16:50.5 in a silver medal finish at the Chile Pepper Festival … finished sixth in the 6k run at the NCAA South Central Regional with a readout of 20:55.0 … her sixth place finish matched the best finish by an individual in program history at the regional meet … finished 163rd at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20:52.5 in the 6k.

2020 (JUNIOR)
Placed 12th in the 6k with a season best time of 20:33.8 to place 12th at the SEC Cross Country Championships … Awarded a spot on the All-SEC Second Team for her top 14 performance at the conference meet … Top two LSU finisher in each of the three meets she competed in during the season … Won the silver medal in the 5k Open event at the Florida State Invitational with a time of 17:36.4 … Crossed the finish line in fourth place with a time of 20:51.3 in the 6k at the Arturo Barrios Invitational.

LSU’s top finisher at all five meets she competed at … made her debut at the LSU Invitational and won the 5k race with a time of 17:24.4 to help LSU win team title … clocked 5k PR of 17:06.2 at the Joe Piane Invitational to place fourth … earned another top-10 finish at the Arturo Barrios Invitational with a 6k readout of 20:37.9 to take seventh … finished 14th at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 6k time of 21:21.7 … ran a 6k of 20:48.7 at the SEC Championships to take 17th.

Scored at all four meets for the Tigers that she competed at … top LSU finisher at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 6k time of 21:41.4 … finished 45th at the SEC Championships with a 6k time of 20:36.2 … earned an 82nd-place finish at the Joe Piane Invitational with a 5k time of 18:13.33 … checked in at 83rd place with a 6k time of 22:37.1 at the Arturo Barrios Invitational.

Prior to LSU

Katy-Ann has topped the United Kingdom rankings system for the 800m in most of her years of running since 2012 and showing further development and improvement as she moved through the age group … she won a number of competitions on a regional, country, national and international level … in 2018 she competed in the World Junior Championships competing for Great Britain  where she placed 2ndin the semi-final and ran her PR of 2:03.20 to excel in the World Junior final … she took third claiming the bronze medal at the 2018 England Athletics U20 Championships in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:05.80 … a week later she went on to claim a gold medal at the 2018 South of England U20 Championships in the 800 meter run with a readout of 2:06.56 … she garnered silver at the 2018 BMC Grand Prix in Loughborough in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:04.14 … in 2017 at the BMC Grand Prix she came forth and clocked a 2:05.48 in the 800 meter run … claimed gold in the 800 meter run (2:05.07) in 2016 England Athletics U17 championships … clocked a career best of 4:22.96 in the 1,500 meter run in 2015 at the BMC Grand Prix  … successfully won the 2016 800m race in the European Championships Club Cup Final in Spain which sees the best overall 800m runner in Europe … broke the U15 UK 800M record which had stood for 32 years … she helped her running club in England to win the annual Youth Development League Championships Final in 2018 … in all the competitions leading up to their success in the YDL Final, Katy-Ann contributed to the team by taking part in the 4x400m, the 800m, and more often than not the 1500m where she would usually come away with a top 2 score in all three events … Katy-Ann and her team won the UK Development U17/U20 League National Final for a second time in 2017 … after winning the London Schools Championships in 2016, this progressed her to take part in the English School’s Championships where she placed 2ndnationally … the previous year she placed 3rd at the English Schools Championships and later that year she won the England Athletics Championships … in 2014 she won the South of England Championships … she won the 2014 England Athletics U15/U17 Championships and the London Schools Championships making her 3 times national champion in one year … she came 4that the English Schools Championships in her first year of participating in it in 2013 … that same year she won the U17 Inter County Match competing against 3 years older athletes … placed 1st in the Manchester International in the 800m race where she represented England Seniors … claimed gold at Welsh International 1500m in 2016.

Cross Country
In her cross country career she came 1st at the English National Championships, and then came 2nd at the English Schools Championships in 2013 … she won the McCaine UK Cross Challenge Series in 2013 … she claimed gold at the SIAB Schools International Competition, against selected runners from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales … she dominated and won claiming Gold medal in the London Mini Marathon in 2013 and 2015 and came 3rd with a bronze medal in 2017 … she placed 7that the English Schools Cup Final, 2ndin the National Youth Athlete Relays and 2ndat the Surrey County Championships in 2014 … in 2015 she came 1stat the London Schools Championships and 3rdat the London Youth Games … she came 26thin the European Cross Country Trials in 2016 against girls 4 years older than her … in 2017 she placed 16that the English National Championships.

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