Mavericks distance crews ready for Western Athletic Conference
AT UT ARLINGTON Cross Country Highlights: 2013
Earned third-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors.
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.
Participated in just two 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).
Indoor Highlights: 2014
Ran the mile in four 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 named Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year.
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).
Outdoor Highlights: 2014
Was the runner up in the 3000m steeplechase at the Sun Belt 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.
Was the runner up in the steeplechase at the Western Athletic Conference 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 school-record 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.
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.