OXFORD, Miss. – Senior Katie Breathitt continues to leave her mark on Ole Miss cross country history as she will be the first woman to compete at the NCAA Championships, which take place Saturday.
The NCAA Championships will be held at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Lousiville, Ky., a course Breathitt is familiar with after participating in the Greater Louisville Classic on Sept. 29 where she led the Rebels with an impressive eighth-place finish.
“Katie is ready and excited to represent the Rebels at the NCAA Championships,” first-year head coach Brian O’Neal said. “This is a very exciting time for our women’s cross country program.”
The Lexington, Ky., native earned an at-large bid to the meet after finishing sixth overall at the South Regional in Tallahassee, Fla., running the 6K course with a personal-best time of 20:18.6. By finishing in the top 25 runners at the event, Breathitt earned all-regional honors.
Breathitt will represent one of four individual runners from the South Region in the 6K race starting at 11 a.m. CT. She will begin in starting box six alongside representatives from Wichita State, Loyola (Ill.) and Iowa.
The senior earned All-SEC second team honors for her performance at the SEC Championships on Oct. 16. She raced to a ninth-place finish and helped lead her team to the best SEC cross country finish in school history (4th).
Breathitt has been a dominant force for the women's team all season long. Earlier this year, she claimed the Commodore Classic title, which earned her SEC Runner of the Week.
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