Katie Wasserman

1500m– 4:10.67 (2021)
Mile- 4:34.32 (2023)
3,000m– 8:49.65 (2023)
5,000m – 15:27.57 (2022)

Katie grew up in the small town of Spotswood, New Jersey, an hour’s drive from the heart of Manhattan. She played a variety of sports growing up, focusing mainly on soccer–a sport she played all the way through her senior year of high school. Despite only running half the year, she was a multiple time all-state performer–running a personal best of 4:55.58 in the mile. She then attended Columbia University in New York City where she majored in Neuroscience before moving on to graduate school at Notre Dame where she earned a degree in Global Health.

Katie joined HOKA NAZ Elite in October of 2021. She began her professional career at the Michigan Pro Ekiden in November, helping the team to a second place. She finished fourth at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships the following month. She kicked off her 2022 campaign with a win at the Baldy Castillo Invite over 3,000 meters. In June she ran a personal best at 5,000 meters (15:27.57) en route to an eighth place finish at the Portland Track Festival. She finished off the year leading the team to a third-place finish at the Club Cross Country Championships in December. She began her 2023 indoor season with a second place finish at the University of Nebraska Graduate Classic in the 3,000 meters. Two weeks later she set a huge personal best of 8:49.65 to finish third over 3,000 meters at the BU Terrier Classic, and a week after that she added a mile best of 4:34.32.

Katie attended Columbia University in New York City where she was a Heps champion in the mile run in 2019 and part of two Ivy League team cross country championships (2018 and 2019). She also qualified to compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships as a senior in 2020, though the meet was cancelled due to COVID-19. In 2021, as a graduate student at Notre Dame, she was second at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 5,000 meter run in a personal best of 15:28.68.