Katie MacDonald
Katie MacDonald
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ocklawaha, Fla.
High School: Lake Weir HS
Events: XC/Distance
Major: Pre-Medicine / Chemistry

2017-18: Cross Country: Competed in two cross country events... Posted a 27th place finish at the Tusculum Open (Sep. 1) in her collegiate debut with a 5K time of 23:53.7... Logged a season-best time of 22:34.19 at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational where she placed 32nd... Track: Also competed on the TU track & field team where she competed in the mile, 800m, DMR and the 4x400 relay... PR Indoor Mile time of 6:04.27 at the Wake Forest Inv... 800m PR of 2:31.08 at the Terrier Relays.

2016: Did not run.

High School: Graduated from Lake Weir HS in Ocala, Fla... Lettered four years each in cross country, track & field, and soccer... Coached by Wes Fray (cross country, track, weightlifting) and Stacie Menadier (soccer)... All-County and All-State... Team MVP in cross country, soccer and track & field... District championship her sophomore year... Set the school record for the mile in her freshman and senior seasons.

Personal: Full name is Kaitlyn MacDonald... Born Mar. 5, 1997 in Ocala, Fla... Daughter of Rachel MacDonald... Siblings: Jordan MacDonald (23) and Lillian Hackney (2)... Majoring in pre-medicine and Chemistry with a minor in biology... Future plans: Become a surgical oncologist... Hobbies: Skateboarding and going to the beach... Community service: Nettie Day, Angel Tree and Clothes Donation; Orientation Leader... Favorite class at Tusculum: Physics (Dr. Pearson)... Favorite midnight snack: Nachos and Cheese or Salsa; Favorite movies: "Good Will Hunting" or "Dead Poets Society"; Favorite musical artist: Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin... Favorite song: "Day Lily" by Movements; Favorite sports teams: New Orleans Saints, Boston Celtics, Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Bucaneers; Katie can't imagine a week without: Music and drawing; Most thrilling moment in sports: Having her small finger completely spin and breaking while playing goalie; Favorite Tusculum moment: Making friends on campus; Advice to kids: "Keep going even when someone says you can't"; Favorite food: Corn beef and cabbage; Favorite colors: All; Favorite sport other than cross country and track: Soccer; Person Katie most admries: Her great grandmother; Most famous person Katie has ever met: Sen. John McCain; What people don't know about Katie: She can swallow a sword; When she was a kid, Katie tried to be like: A 1960's child/teen.