At USC: Katherine Ellis begins her final season of running cross country at USC. 2008: Figured in the scoring for USC in four of the five meets in which she competed...helped USC win the CS Bakersfield Invitational on Oct. 17 with a career-best 5K time of 18:03.30...Had her career best 6K time of 22:14.75 to finish 72nd at the Pac-10 Championships. 2007: Competed for the first time on Oct. 6 at the Triton Invitational after missing the first three meets with a hamstring injury...She placed 25th (fifth among Trojans) with a time of 24:03.5... She ran a 5K personal best of 19:02 at the Titan Invitational to place sixth and second among USC runners...She then ran a 6K best time of 22:48.0 at the Pac-10 Championships on Oct. 27, good for 65th (fifth among Trojans)...Placed 139th at the NCAA West Regional with a time of 22:57.25 as USC's last scoring runner...She was one of USC's scoring runners in all four meets that she competed in...Ran 11:19.07 in the 3000m steeplechase at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet to place second...It was the seventh fastest steeplechase time in school history. 2006: Made steady progress throughout the 2006 season and was one of USC's top five finishers in all six meets...Was USC's fifth-place finisher in the season opener on Sept. 2 at Fullerton with a time of 20.44...Placed 12th overall and fourth among Trojans runners at the Pepperdine Invitational on Sept. 23, running the 6K course in 24.11...Was 12th overall and USC's second-place finisher at the UCSD Triton Classic on Oct. 7 in San Diego with a time of 24:20.4...Had a best 5K time of 19:10 to finish 25th at the CS Fullerton Invitational in the final regular season meet of the season...Ran at the Pac-10 Championships hosted by Stanford and placed 68th with a 6K personal best of 24:01.63...Also ran for the track team, specializing in the 3000m steeplechase...She placed fifth at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet with a then PR of 11:49 in the 3000m steeplechase...Has a season-best time of 10:51.47 in the 3000m run at the Trojan Relays on March 3.
High School: Ellis is a 2006 graduate of Columbia River High in Vancouver, Wash... Ran cross country and track and field at Columbia River High where her team won the 3A District 4 cross country championship twice...She was the 3A District 4 3200m champion four times and won the 1600m championship once...Her best cross country time as a senior was 18:53, her best 3200m time was 11:23 and best 1600m time was 5:20...Was a national merit scholar in high school.
Personal: Lists listening to music as a favorite pastime...Was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team in 2007 and 2008...Chose USC for its great academics and the friendly people...Is an electrical engineering major at USC.