Katelyn Hayward
Katelyn  Hayward

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Victoria, British Columbia

High School:
Mt. Douglas Secondary

Event:
Distance

05/15/2016

T&F: UTA wins four individual titles, one relay at SBC meet

Maverick men finish fourth and women fifth at league championships.

05/14/2016

T&F: Hayward breaks school steeplechase record at SBC meet

Final day of the Sun Belt Conference Championships set for Sunday.

05/12/2016

T&F: Mavericks brace for Sun Belt Outdoor Championships

Meet set for Friday through Sunday in Lafayette, La.

03/26/2016

T&F: Great day at UTA as Bobby Lane Invitational returns

Alumni return to see strong performances from Maverick athletes.

02/06/2016

T&F: Sales steals show in College Station

Senior smashes school record in high jump; Henry sets women's mark in same event.

AS A SENIOR (2015-16): Was named to the South Central All-Region cross country team after finishing 19th at the regional meet in College Station with a 6k clocking of 20:36.1 ... Earned second-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors after an eighth-place showing at the league meet (18:21.2) ... Placed among the top five at the Longhorn Invitational and the Gerald Richey Invitational ... Took 11th place (20:54.5 in 6k) at the Texas A&M Invitational to give her five top-20 finishes in six meets ... Was the runner up in the mile run at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships to earn first-team all-league honors (4:57.18) ... Was second in the mile at the Texas A&M Team Invitational (5:04.57) ...  Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 3000m steeplechase, where she placed 42nd (11:05.96) ... Won the 1500m at the SBC Outdoor Championships with a time of 4:29.25 ... Was the runner up in the steeple at the league meet (10:29.89) ... Was second in the steeple at the Texas Relays (10:36.42).

AS A JUNIOR (2014-15): Named first-team All-SBC in cross country after placing fifth at the league meet with a 5k time of 17:16.5 ... Was the team's top finisher, helping the Mavericks to their first conference title since 2001 ... Placed 56th at the NCAA South Central Regional, finishing the 6k race in 21:54.4 ... Had top-10 finishes at the Bear Twilight Invitational and UTA Season Opener ... Placed sixth at the Sun Belt Conference Championships in the 3000 meters to score three points for the Mavericks ... Her 9:55.77 in the 3000m at the league meet ranks as the fourth-fastest time in school history ... Won the mile run at the adidas Classic (4:58.45) ... Sat out the 2015 outdoor season.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14): 
Earned third-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors in cross country ... Placed 14th at the Sun Belt Conference Championships with a 5k time of 18:44.5 ... Grabbed a top-10 finish (eighth) at the UTA Season Opener (18:37.6) ... Finished 70th at the NCAA South Central Regional in 22:40.7 ... Ran the mile in four indoor meets on the year ... Had a season-best time of 5:02.35 in an eighth-place showing at the Sun Belt Conference Championships ... Took fifth in the mile at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (5:04.49) ...Was the runner up in the 3000m steeplechase at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships with a time of 10:36.84 ... Set the school record in the steeplechase with her league meet time ... Placed fifth in the 1500 meters at the SBC Championships (4:39.01) ... Won the steeplechase (10:50.12) at the Bobcat Classic.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13): Participated in just two cross country meets on the year due to injury ... Placed 38th at the WAC Championships with a 5k time of 18:56.62 ... Began the campaign with a 16th-place finish at the UTA Season Opener (11:41.7) ... Named Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year during the indoor season ... Won the mile at the WAC Championships with a time of 4:55.48, which ranks as the third-fastest clocking in school history ... Also placed fourth in the 3000m (10:09.48) to score a total of 15 points for the Mavs at the league meet ... Finished third in the mile at Iowa State's Bill Bergan Invitational (4:55.50) ... 
Was the runner up in the steeplechase at the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, earning first-team all-league accolades ... Had a time of 10:45.90 at the WAC meet, finishing just .06 out of first place ... Finished 11th in the 3000m steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays with a clocking of 10:48.03.

PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON: Is a three-time Canadian Youth National 2000m steeplechase champion (2010, 2011, 2012) ... Owns the Canadian Youth Championships meet record in the 2000m steeplechase set in 2011 ... Had personal-best times of 6:44.34 in the 2000m steeplechase, 4:33.77 in the 1500 meters and 9:55.40 in the 3000 meters ... Placed fourth in the 1500 meters at the 2011 Canadian Youth Championships ... Placed 10th in the 2000m steeplechase at the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics ... Was a provincial triple gold medalist in 2009, winning the 1500m, 3000m and 1500m steeplechase ... Also won provincial double gold in 2010 (2000m steeplechase and 3000m) ... Was a double gold medalist in the provincial championships in 2012, winning the 2000 meter steeplechase and the 1500 meters ... Took the bronze medal in the steeplechase at the 2009 Canadian Youth Championships ... Finished 13th in the steeplechase at the France Youth World Championships.

PERSONAL: Full name is Katelyn Taylor Lindsay Hayward ... Is the daughter of Heather and Russ Hayward ... Is an education major ... Graduated with honors from Mount Douglas Secondary School ... Mother played basketball and volleyball at the University of Manitoba ... Was a national-level competitive swimmer before switching focus to track.

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