Kate Grace
Kate Grace
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
High School: Marlborough School

Collegiate Bests
200m 25.56

400m 55.98
800m 2:03.41
1000m 2:52.36

1500m 4:20.66
Mile 4:39.52

2010-2011: Selected as Northeast Region Track Athlete of the Year...Earned Yale’s Nellie Pratt Elliot Award as top senior female student-athlete … Also won Yale track & field team’s James Stack ’61 Award as team MVP … Named All-American twice by placing 5th at NCAA Outdoor Championship in the 800m and 13th at NCAA Indoor Championship in the mile... Ran the fastest time at NCAA First Rounds in the 800m, setting a school record in the process (2:03.41)...Indoor Heps champion in the 800m... Set several meet records in the indoor season... Personal best and school record of 4:39.52 in the mile at HYP... Season best in the 800 of 2:05.37 at Heps...In outdoor track, set a school record of 4:20.66 with a first-place finish in the 1500m at ECACs...First in the 800m and 1500m at Heps (her third Ivy outdoor 800m championship)...Member of the distance medley relay team that broke the school record at the Penn Relays (8:44.78)...First in the 800m at the Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational...First in the 800m and 1500m at Harvard-Yale...First in the 1500m at the Princeton Sam Howell Invitational.

2009-2010: All-American in 800-meter run outdoors... Set school record in 800-meter run outdoors (2:04.22)...Ivy champ in the 800-meter run outdoors...On the 4x400m relay team that broke the outdoor school record at Heps.

2008-2009: Indoors, set school record in 800-meter run at NCAA Championships…Indoor All-American for finish at NCAA Championships in 800-meter run…Ivy League champion in 800-meter run…Outdoor Ivy League champion in 800-meter run…Ran fastest preliminary time at NCAA Northeast Regional Championships…Made it to semifinals at NCAA National Championships...Member of the 4x800m relay team that won Heps.

2007-2008: Overcame illness during the cross country season to place sixth at indoor Heps in the 400m with a collegiate best of 57.82...Competed on the DMR and 4x400 relay teams at indoor ECACs...Outdoors, placed second in the 800m at Heps...Ran a personal best of 2:06.12 in the 800m at the NCAA East Regional to place sixth and qualify for the NCAA National Championships.

High School: Captain of the cross country, track and soccer teams at Marlborough...Led the cross-country team to a win at the Cross-Country Division IV State Championship in 2006, where she was also the state champion...In track, had top-four finishes at the state meet in both 2006 and 2007, and ran personal bests of 55.6 in the 400m, 2:11 in the 800m, and 4:59 in the 1600m.

Personal: Environmental Studies Major…YSEC Environmental Education…FOOT leader…Saybrook College. 

I came to Yale for the diversity of people, ideas, and opportunities on campus. The passion that students exhibit for their individual pursuits inspires me.