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Kara Ormond Athlete Profile

Kara Ormond

Kara Ormond
Position: Distance Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 1997-2000 Hometown: Orem, UT


  • Majoring in community health
  • Appeared in Who's Who on the junior college and high school level

Before BYU

  • State champion in cross country for Orem High where she was MVP
  • All state

Other College

  • NJCAA cross country champion in 1996 while at Ricks College
  • Second in the 3,000 and 5,000 at nationals for Ricks
  • Four-time All-American on the junior college level

1997 | Redshirt Year

redshirted the cross country season

1998 | Freshman Year

fourth in the WAC outdoor 5000m in 17:26.44...eighth at the USA Track and Field Championships 3000m steeplechase in New Orleans...fifth at the Fresno Invitational and 10th at the Mountain West Classic...ran a season-best 17:39, finishing in sixth place at the BYU Autumn Classic...eighth at the WAC Championships...completed a one, two, three BYU finish with her third-place performance at the NCAA District meet...ran in the NCAA Championship meet, finishing 57th..

1999 | Sophomore Year

second in the indoor 5000m at the WAC Championships ...automatic NCAA qualifier in the 5000m (16:15)...WAC champion in the outdoor 5000m...recorded a 12th-place finish in the outdoor 5000m at the NCAA Championships...took fifth in the 3000m steeplechase at the USA Nationals in Eugene, Ore...earned All-American status in cross country with a 16th-place finish at the NCAA championships in Bloomington...finished sixth at the district meet in a season-best 17:07...took second at the MWC championships...1st team All-MWC and academic All-MWC.