Mar 23rd, 2017
Katie Burnett is a U.S. Team member and currently holds the U.S. 50k Race Walk Record. After graduating high school in Arizona, she went from the race walk being “just another event” to her sport of choice. Katie got her start race walking the summer after 7th grade when she joined a club track team. Early success in the event convinced her to stick with it while pursuing other sports and events until she went to college to throw NCAA Division I javelin. Deciding that the school wasn’t a good fit, she transferred to William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. WPU is in the NAIA, which offers the race walk as a track and field event, so she returned to race walking. This change set her on the path that led to 6 NAIA All-American honors in the walk and 1 in the javelin. After college she continued to compete, moving up from the 3k and 5k at the college level to the 20k. For more conversations from the world of women's sports visit us at www.wispsports.com, join us on social media @WiSP Sports and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.