Katie Morrical
Katie Morrical

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Grabill, Ind.

High School:
Leo HS

Height:
5-4½

Birthdate:
09/09/1987




CAREER BESTS
Cross Country
5K CC	17:18.41
6K CC	20:56.25

Track & Field 5,000-meter run 17:08.31 10,000-meter run 36:12.88

2008: Was one of the Boilermakers' top-two finishers in all six varsity races over the season, topping the lineup twice; finished second overall at the Great American Legends (9/5) with a time of 18:24.51; took fourth overall at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/19) with a 5K time of 18:05.00, leading the Boilermakers to their second straight state title; posted a career-best 5K time of 17:18.41 at the Auburn Tiger Invitational (10/4), helping the team to a fifth-place showing; clocked the third-fastest 6K time in school history at the Pre-National Invitational, crossing the line 24th in the White race at 20:58.20; ran a 6K time of 22:04.00 to take 40th at the Big Ten Championships (11/2); finished first on the team at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Invitational (11/15), placing 29th with a time of 22:02.30.

2007: Clocked some of the top times in school history, setting a Purdue Varsity Cross Country Course 5K school record with her time of 17:39.20 at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/14), also Purdue's seventh-fastest in Indiana Intercollegiates history; posted Purdue's second-fastest 6K time and the Boilermakers' fastest 6K time in Big Ten Championships history, completing Ohio State's course in 20:56.30 (10/28).

2006: Finished as the Boilermakers first or second runner in all seven meets, claiming the top spot in three of seven races, (Illinois, Indiana and Notre Dame Invitationals); placed in the individual top-10 at Illinois (9/1), Indiana (9/9) and the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/16), taking fourth, ninth and seventh, respectively; placed seventh in the outdoor 3K at the 2007 Penn Relays with a time of 9:45.

High School: Earned four letters in cross country at Leo Jr./Sr. High School; was an all-conference performer all four years; named squad's Rookie of the Year as a freshman; won individual conference championship as a junior; established home course and 4K school records during junior year; honored as team MVP as a junior; served as team captain during senior year.

Personal: Kathryn Elizabeth Morrical was born on Sept. 9, 1987, in Fort Wayne, Ind.; is the daughter of Tom and Chris Morrical.