Katie Sanders
Katie Sanders
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rochester, NY
High School: Spencerport
Position: Distance

2011-12: Earned the Coaches Award for cross country. Raced in five cross country competitions, winning the UB Stampede Invitational in 18:57 for 5K. Placed 48th at the MAC Cross Country Championships in a season-best 6K time of 22:46.1. Placed 14th in the 10,000m (season-best 38:52.13) at the MAC Outdoor Championships. Posted UB’s fastest outdoor 5,000m time of 18:12.82 at Cornell Big Red Invitational. Set top indoor 5,000m mark of 18:12.99 at the SPIRE Division I Invitational.

2010-11: Raced in five cross country meets. Finished 67th at the MAC Cross Country Championships in 23:10.2 for 6K. Finished 10th in the 10,000m (37:51.00) at the MAC Outdoor Championships and set top 10,000m mark of 37:23.35 at the Bucknell Bison Classic. Placed 16th in the 5,000m (season-best 18:12.19) at the MAC Indoor Championships. 

2009-10: Named Top Newcomer for cross country. Raced in seven cross country meets, finishing 47th at the MAC Cross Country Championships (24:23.6). Set top 5K time of 19:19 at the UB Stampede Invitational and top 6K time of 22:49 at the Paul Short Invitational. Finished 18th in the 5,000m (18:10.92) at the MAC Outdoor Championships. Set top 5,000m outdoor mark of 17:43.15 at the Bucknell Bison Classic. Placed 26th in the 3,000m (10:50.25) at the MAC Indoor Championships.

High School: Captained two seasons, lettering for coach Seth Blodgett at Spencerport High School. Earned all-county honors two seasons and earned All-Section V honors. Set steeplechase record for the Rangers.

Personal: Born August 14, 1991. Daughter of Walter and Deborah Sanders. Has one brother (Walter). Favorite athlete is Olympic miler and former Kansas congressman Jim Ryun. Favorite food is ice cream cake. Majoring in international marketing.