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Katie Rodden
Katie  Rodden


Ardmore, Pa.

High School:
Archbishop Carroll




Rodden Receives Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship

Katie Rodden graduated from Penn State with a 4.0 GPA


Three Nittany Lions Named All-Academic

Three individuals, women's team named All-Academic by USTFCCCA


Cross Country/Track & Field Announces Team Awards

2014 cross country/track & field teams were honored last week


Women's Cross Country Finishes Fifth at Regionals

Freshman Jillian Hunsberger advances to the NCAA Cross Country Championships


Chikotas Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year

The Hellertown, Pa., native garners Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors


Received the 2015 Big Ten Postgraduate scholarship

On the National Scene... || 2014 Cross Country || Garnered all-region honors after finishing 24th (21:15) at the Mid-Atlantic Regional || 2013 Cross Country || Tallied a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships ... Finished 186th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships with her time of 21:55.9 || 2012 Cross Country || Made her first-career appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, finishing 159th overall, and 123rd in team scoring as the Nittany Lions' fifth runner ... Tied a season-best time at NCAAs, finishing the 6K course in 21:10 ... Came up just shy of all-region status at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, finishing 26th overall in 21:25 for 6,000-meters || 2011 Cross Country || Got some national experience as the alternate on the Lions' NCAA-qualifying squad

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2015 Indoor || Finished second in the unseeded section of 5,000-meter run with her season-best time of 17:32.63 || 2014 Cross Country || Was the third Nittany Lion to cross the finish line (33rd/21:02.8) || 2014 Outdoor || Ran a lifetime-best time of 35:04.12 in the 10,000-meter run to place 13th || 2013 Cross Country || Finished 22nd || 2013 Outdoor || Placed 11th in the 10,000-meters with a finishing time of 35:36.75 || 2013 Indoor || Finished 23rd in the 5K || 2012 Outdoor || Turned in a 23rd-place effort in her first appearance in the 10,000 || 2011 Cross Country || Was one of just two freshmen to compete on the Lions' conference squad, placing 75th overall with a finishing time of 22:04

On the Course... || 2014 Cross Country || Competed in five meets for the Nittany Lions ... At the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, Rodden helped Penn State secure the team title with her 11th-place finish (21:39.2) ... Placed 115th at the Notre Dame Invitational with her time of 17:42.0 ... Ran a time of 22:29.5 to finish 161st at the Pre-National Invitational ... USTFCCCA All-Academic || 2013 Cross Country || Began the season with a fifth-place finish at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Placed 63rd at Lehigh's Paul Short Run ... Finished 115th at the Pre-National Invitational || 2011 Cross Country || A member of the Penn State top seven in three competitions, making the travel squad for both the Roy Griak and Notre Dame Invitationals ... Placed seventh at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Finished 50th overall at the Penn State National

Around the Track... || 2015 Outdoor || Did not compete || 2015 Indoor || Competed in three meets during the indoor season … Posted a personal-best time of 4:59.48 en route to a 15th-place finish at the Penn State National Invitational || 2014 Outdoor || Only competed in three meets during the 2014 outdoor season ... Began the 2014 outdoor season with her 32nd-place finish in the 10,000-meter run (35:29.20) at the Stanford Invitational ... Placed 19th in the 5,000-meter run at the Penn Relays with her time of 17:22.94 || 2014 Indoor || Did not compete || 2013 Outdoor || Clocked a lifetime-best 35:21.43 for the 10K at the Bison Outdoor Classic, finishing fifth overall ... Placed 17th in the Penn Relays' 5K, thanks to a PR 16:56.26 || 2013 Indoor || Placed sixth in the 5K at the Penn State National ... Ran a PR 9:50.69 in the 3K at the SPIRE D-I Invitational || 2012 Outdoor || Placed 16th in the 5000 at the Bison Outdoor Classic, running a PR 17:35.68 || 2012 Indoor || Made three appearances during the indoor season ... Highest finish was fifth in the 3000 at the Nittany Lion Challenge, thanks to a PR 10:07.35

Before Penn State... || High School || Rodden was a two-time PIAA state qualifier as a senior, placing seventh in the 1600-meters and 14th in the 3200-meters ... Rodden, who also competed in both events at the PIAA Championships as a junior, recorded an impressive string of victories during the outdoor season, winning both distance events at the PCL Championships and again at the PIAA District 12 Championships ... Rodden is also a three-time state qualifier in cross country ... The Archbishop Carroll product has ran 5:01.74 for the 1600, and 10:54.01 in the 3200 as a prep || Personal || Daughter of Marylou and Tim Rodden ... Enrolled in the College of Health and Human Development

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
Mile 4:59.48 ***
3000m 9:50.69 ***
5000m 17:03.50 16:56.26
10000m *** 35:04.12


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