Katie Bacher
Katie Bacher
Height: 5-3
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Macungie, Pa.
High School: Emmaus
Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

2018: Google Cloud First Team Academic All-American... Google Cloud Academic All-District... USTFCCCA All-Region... NEWMAC All-Conference... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Competed in four events... Was second in the open race at the UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational in a time of 23:35.78... Placed fourth at the NEWMAC Championship in 19:18 and 27th at the NCAA Regional, crossing in 22:39.86... Finished 103rd at the NCAA Championship in a time of 22:34.3.

2017: USTFCCCA All-Region... NEWMAC All-Conference... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Google Cloud Second Team Academic All-American... Google Cloud Academic All-District... Placed fourth at the Purple Valley Classic in 22:17.8... Was eighth at the NEICAAA Championship in 21:44.85, fifth at the NEWMAC Championship in 18:31 and 16th at the NCAA Regional in a time of 21:39.9... Placed 111th at the NCAA Championship, running a time of 22:16.20.

2016: NEWMAC All-Conference... Finished 27th in her collegiate debut at the Purple Valley Classic in a time of 23:04.8... Was 80th at the NEICAAA Championship in 19:10.4, along with 36th at the Border Battle in 21:50.4... Finished ninth at the NEWMAC Championship in a time of 19:14, followed by a 54th-place outing at the NCAA Regional in 22:32.14... Capped the season by finishing 203rd at the NCAA Division III National Championship in a time of 22:39.7.

Off the Cross Country Trail: Majoring in electrical engineering and computer science with a minor in mechanical engineering... UROP in the Distributed Robotics Lab at CSAIL working on a modular, soft robotic arm... Teaching assistant for Electricity and Magnetism Physics class (8.02)... Interned at Schneider Electric.

High School: Ran cross country and track at Emmaus High School... Selected as Athlete of the Year by Emmaus High School... Inducted into the Lehigh Valley Athletic Hall of Fame as 2016 Big School Female Scholar-Athlete... Named Conference Track and Field Scholar-Athlete... League Cross Country MVP... Three-time Emmaus High School Cross Country MVP... Named Emmaus High School Track MVP... Voted "Players Player" by cross country teammates... Named to the Conference All-Star Team in every season she competed... Anchored the 4x800 team that earned an eighth-place medal at the 2016 PIAA Outdoor State Championships... Earned the fifth-place medal at the 2016 Pennsylvania Indoor State Championships with a time of 5:02... Finished 10th in the 1600 at the 2015 PIAA Outdoor State Championships... Placed third at the 2014 PIAA District 11 Championship in the 3200 and finished 16th at the Paul Short Cross Country Invitational in a time of 18:41 over the 5K distance... New Balance indoor national qualifier in the mile and outdoor qualifier in the 4x800... Three-time cross country state championship qualifier... Three-time outdoor state track qualifier... Two-time indoor track state qualifier.