Kate Grace in 2018
|Born||October 24, 1988|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||122 lb (55 kg)|
|Event(s)||1500 metres 800 metres|
|College team||Yale Bulldogs|
|Coached by||Jerry Schumacher|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||1500 m: 4:03.59 800 m: 1:58.28|
Kate Grace (born October 24, 1988) is an American middle distance runner.
Kate Grace was a multiple time league champion at Marlborough School in Los Angeles. She won 2005, 2006 and 2007 CIF Southern Section Division IV 800 metres titles and placed 3rd at 800 meters CIF State Track and Field Championships in 2006, and set a high school personal best of 2:10.31 at Cerritos College in 2006 CIF California State Meet.
As a senior, Grace won 2006 CIF Southern Section Division IV Cross country running title, qualified to California Interscholastic Federation State Cross country running Championships, Grace led Marlborough to a team CIF State Cross country running Championship title, won CIF state cross country division four championships title in 18:24.
Attending Yale University, Grace broke four school records, won six Heps championships (one as a member of a relay team), and was four time NCAA Division I Track and Field and Cross country All-American.
Outdoor track and field
|2009||NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Fayetteville, Arkansas||17th||800 m||2:08.50|
|2010||NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Eugene, Oregon||7th||800 m||2:05.92|
|2011||NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Des Moines, Iowa||5th||800 m||2:04.22|
Indoor track and field
|2009||NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships||College Station, Texas||8th||800 m||2:07.77|
|2011||NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships||College Station, Texas||13th||Mile||4:43:07|
In January 2017, Grace announce she would now be a Nike sponsored athlete and wore the Nike kit for the first time in competition during the University of Washington Invitational. Kate Grace ran a personal best 4:22.93 Mile on February 11, 2017 at Millrose Games. Kate placed second in 1000 meters in 2:36.97 at 2017 Indoor muller Grand Prix at Birmingham behind Laura Muir. Kate Grace won the 800 meters in 2:01.25 at the 2017 Portland Twilight. Kate placed third in 1500 meters in 4:16.62 at 2017 Drake Relays behind Jennifer Simpson and Brenda Martinez. Kate placed 7th in the 1500 meters in 4:03.59 in Eugene at 2017 Prefontaine Classic on May 27. Grace placed second in a time of 4:06.95 in the 1500 meters final at 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Grace placed 23rd in the 1500 semifinal in a time of 4:16.70 of the 2017 World Championships. In September 2017, Grace join Coach Jerry Schumacher and Bowerman Track Club.
Kate Grace placed 5th in 4:22.7 at 2016 Fifth Avenue Mile. Grace improved her personal best time to 1:58.28 at Weltklasse Zürich of 2016 IAAF Diamond League in a fifth-place finish. Grace placed eighth in the final of Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres. Grace placed first in 800 m ahead of Team USA teammates Ajee' Wilson and Chrishuna Williams at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) and will represent United States at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Grace won 4:05.65 at 2016 Hoka One One Mid Distance Classic May 20 at Occidental College a week after running 2:00.05 in the Portland Rain 2016 Portland Twilight women 800 meters.
Kate Grace ran 4:06.75 in the 1500 meters at the 2016 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix - a time qualifier for Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Grace was second in the New York Armory Women's Mile Elite - New Balance Games 2016 after leading teammate Kim Conley for 1500 meters.
Kate Grace placed 11th in 1500 meters in the 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California. Kate Grace was part of Team USA setting an American and North American record in 2014 IAAF World Relays – Women's 4 × 1500 metres relay in 16:55.33. In 2014, Grace left New Jersey and Coach Gagliano for Bend, Oregon and Coach Fleshman.
While working with Coach Gags, Grace continued to improve her times on the track and won the 2013 USA road mile championship — her first national title. Grace won 2013 USA 1 Mile Road Championship Grand Blue Mile. Grace placed 4th in the 800 meters at 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
In 2012, Grace signed with an apparel sponsor in Oiselle, a woman-owned company. Grace was the first runner that Oiselle signed, but the company now boasts a full roster of professional runners, including Kara Goucher and Lauren Fleshman. Grace competed in the 800 and 1,500 meters at the 2012 Olympic Trials, but did not qualify for the final placing 20th in a time of 4:12.92.
After graduation in 2011, Grace joined the New Jersey-New York Track Club to train under legendary coach Frank “Gags” Gagliano.
USA National Championships
|2013||USA 1 Mile Championships||Des Moines, Iowa||1st||Mile||4:43.02|
Track and Field
|2012||US Olympic Trials||Eugene, Oregon||20th||800 m||2:04.28|
|2013||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Des Moines, Iowa||4th||800 m||2:00.10|
|2014||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Sacramento, California||11th||1500 m||4:18.97|
|USA Indoor Track and Field Championships||Albuquerque, New Mexico||19th||1500 m||4:36.46|
|2016||US Olympic Trials||Eugene, Oregon||1st||800 m||1:59.10|
|2017||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Sacramento, California||2nd||1500 m||4:06.95|
|2018||USA Indoor Track and Field Championships||Albuquerque, New Mexico||10th||1500 m||4:26.70|
|USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Des Moines, Iowa||3rd||1500 m||4:07.04|
|Outdoor track||800 m||1:58.28||September 1, 2016||Letzigrund, Zürich, Switzerland|
|1500 m||4:03.59||May 27, 2017||Eugene, Oregon|
|Indoor track||800 m||2:02.29||January 28, 2017||Dempsey Indoor Track, Seattle, Washington|
|1500 m||4:04.86||February 11, 2017||Millrose Games New York, New York|
|Mile||4:22.93||February 11, 2017||Millrose Games New York, New York|
|3000 m||8:47.26||January 14, 2017||Dempsey Indoor Track, Seattle, Washington|
|Road||Mile||4:22.7||September 3, 2016||New York Road Runners New York, New York|
- 2006 CIF state track championships
- Marlborough School track and field 800 meter success over the last 12 years
- Picture of Marlborough School Senior Kate Grace November 18, 2006 winning CIF SS XC title
- 2006 CIF State Cross Country Championships Athletic.net. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
- "Endurance sports - Olympic medal a driving factor for Kate Grace". Espn.go.com. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
- "Kate Grace". Yale Bulldogs. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
- "Kate Grace". TFRRS. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
- 2009 Women's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Retrieved February 15, 2018
- 2009 Women's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships 800 m prelim results. Flash Results. Retrieved February 15, 2018
- 2010 Women's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Retrieved November 1, 2015
- 2011 Women's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Retrieved November 1, 2015
- 2009 Women's Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships. Retrieved February 15, 2018
- Kate Grace TFRRS profile. Retrieved November 1, 2015
- Dutch, Taylor (2017-01-28). "Kate Grace Signs With Nike". FloTrack. FloSports, Inc. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
- 1000 METRES WOMEN MÜLLER INDOOR GRAND PRIX BIRMINGHAM GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. BIRMINGHAM (BARCLAYCARD), GBR, GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 18 FEB 2017 Published by IAAF. Retrieved by May 29, 2017.
- 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee DATE: 04/26 - 04/29/17 LOCATION: Drake Stadium - Des Moines, IA Women's 1500 Meters Special Hy-Vee. Retrieved by May 29, 2017
- After Breakthrough Year, Grace Looks For More - RRW Published by Race Results Weekly - http://preclassic.runnerspace.com/. Retrieved by May 29, 2017.
- 1500 METRES WOMEN PREFONTAINE CLASSIC UNITED STATES EUGENE (HAYWARD FIELD), OR, UNITED STATES 27 MAY 2017 Published by IAAF. Retrieved by May 29, 2017.
- New Balance 5th Avenue Mile Professional Women nyrrc.org. Retrieved by September 3, 2016.
- IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE Zürich (SUI) 31 August - 1 September 2016 Results 800m Women http://zurich.diamondleague.com/. Retrieved by September 1, 2016.
- 2016 RESULTS - HOKA ONE ONE MIDDLE DISTANCE CLASSIC
- Women's Mile Elite - New Balance Games 2016 recap
- Women's Mile Elite - New Balance Games 2016 video
- New Balance Games 2016 elite results
- "Kate Grace '11 to Compete in USA Track and Field Championships". Yale Bulldogs. 2014-06-26. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
- "2014 USA Track & Field Championships : Women 100m". Usatf.org. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
- "oiselle haute volée | kate grace | Oiselle Running Apparel for Women". Oiselle.com. 1988-10-24. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
- 2013 USA 1 Mile Road Championships results. Retrieved on November 1, 2015
- "USA Track & Field - 2012 Olympic Trials 800 m Results - Full". Usatf.org. June 23, 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
- "USA Track & Field - 2012 Olympic Trials 1500 m Results - Full". Usatf.org. June 29, 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
- "2013 USA Track & Field - Results - Full". Usatf.org. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
- "2014 USATF Championships". Usatf.org. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
- "USA Track & Field - 2014 Indoor USA Track & Field - Visa Championship Series". Usatf.org. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
- "USA Track & Field - 2017 USATF Championships at Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, California". Usatf.org. June 25, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
- "USA Track & Field - 2018 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships 1500 m Results - Full". Usatf.org. February 18, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
- "USA Track & Field - 2018 US Track and Field Championships 1500 m Results - Full". Usatf.org. June 29, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.