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Katie Swanson Athlete Profile

Katie Swanson

Position: Distance Height: 5-6 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2010-2013 Hometown: Farmington, UT Last School: Davis High School


  • Parents are Richard and Suzanne Swanson
  • Has three younger siblings
  • Enjoys waterskiing, snow skiing, arts and crafts, piano, family vacations, hiking, and swimming
  • Majoring in accounting

Before BYU

  • Two-year letterwinner in cross country at Davis HS in Kaysville, Utah
  • High honor roll with a 3.99 GPA in high school, completing several AP courses
  • Helped team to region and state championships in 2007 and 2008
  • Member of 2007 team that placed ninth overall at the Nike Team Nationals


 PERSONAL BESTS: 1500m- 4:47.02; 3000m- 10:15.74; 5000m- 17:23.92 

2010 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted the indoor/outdoor seasons

2011 | Freshman Year


  • Did not compete indoor


  • Opened season with a ninth place 1500m finish at the Robison Invitational (4:58.65)
  • Took fifth in the BYU Twilight Meet in the 1500m in 4:58.57

2012 | Sophomore Year


  • Finished fourth in the 3000m in 10:50.71 at the BYU Indoor Invitational 
  • Crossed the line in ninth in the 3000m (10:31.79) at the Cherry and Silver Invitational 
  • Ran a personal best time of 10:26.63 in the 3000m at the UW Invitational 


  • Placed first during the BYU Tri-Meet 1500m in 4:47.02
  • Took first in the Robison Invitational 5000m in 18:01.18
  • Finished second in the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational 5000m in 17:26.58
  • Came in second during the Utah Valley Invitational 1500m in 4:47.64

2013 | Junior Year


  • Began 2013 with a fifth-place finish in the 3,000m with a time of 10:17.13 at the Blue and Orange Opener
  • Finished ninth in the 3,000m with a time of 10:15.74 in the Cherry & Silver Invitational
  • Placed ninth in the 5,000m in 17:24.96 during the Armory Collegiate Invitational
  • During the MPSF Indoor Championships, finished 15th in the 5,000m with a time of 17:23.92


  • Finished 21st overall in the 5,000m with a time of 17:07.10 during the Mt. Sac Relays