Thursday December 07, 2017
Katherine Cook, a senior at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, earned her first career All-America honor November 18, finishing 16th among 279 individuals overall at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Elsah, Illinois. Cook covered the six-kilometer course at Principia College’s North Farm Course in 21:07.4. She was fourth among runners from the New England Region, just as she finished fourth at NCAA Regionals the week prior. The team captain’s top-40 placement makes her the program’s fifth All-American and the first since Kathryn Moore ‘07 in 2006.
While Bates was not invited to the meet as a team, Cook, a South Burlington High School 2014 graduate, finished off one of the best individual seasons in program history in style. Earlier this season, she won the Maine state championship, finished fourth at the NESCAC Championships to earn First Team All-NESCAC honors, and finished fourth at New England Regionals to win her second career cross country All-New England award.
Cook joins Moore, Adelia Myrick ‘99, Kristy Gould ‘93 and Rebecca Watt ‘85 in the ranks of Bates women’s cross country All-Americans.