Cross Country

Alex Katona
Alex Katona

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waterford, Mich.

High School:
Waterford Kettering

Height:
6-0

Position:
Cross Country/ Middle Distance

Major:
Undecided



Cross Country

2012
▪ Ran in six events
▪ Finished seventh at the IPFW Invitational with a time of 28:33.7 (Sept. 8)
▪ Ran season-best 26:38 in the 8K at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 12)

2011
Ran in two races
Finished 26th at Golden Grizzly Open with a time of 21.30.1 in 6K (Sept. 2)

2010
▪ Ran in three races
▪ Had a career best 8K time of 26:03.37 at the IPFW Invitational (Sept. 11)

Track and Field

2012 Indoor
▪ Earned Summit League Track and Field Athlete of the Week on Dec. 20
▪ Earned back-to-back first-place finishes in the 800-meter run at the Mastodon Opener (Dec. 3) and the GVSU Holiday Open (Dec. 16)
▪ Finished first in the 1-mile run at the Mastodon Opener with a time of 4:30.72 (Dec. 3)
▪ Ran a career-best 1:54.82 in the 800-meter run at the Mike Lints Alumni Open (Jan. 20)
▪ Earned seven top-eight finishes

2011 Outdoor
▪ Ran 1:56.93 in the 800 (Fifth fastest in OU history at the EMU Twilight Meet (April 23)
▪ Had three top 10 finishes
▪ Third leading scorer with 64.5 points

2011 Indoor
▪ Was seventh in the 800 at The Summit League Championship (Mar. 1)
▪ Ran the fourth fastest 800 (1:55.53) in school history at the Big Meet (Feb. 11)
▪ Runner-up in the mile at the Macomb Opener (Dec. 11)
▪ Fifth leading scorer with 53 points

High School
▪ Earned four letters for coach Frank Paddy
▪ Was a three-time all-region honoree and Division I state qualifier
▪ Placed 22nd in the state meet as a senior to earn all-state honors
▪ Lettered in soccer and track

Academic Achievements
▪ Scholar Athlete

Personal
Parents: Kimberly and James Katona
Siblings: Austin, Morgan
▪ Great-grandfather, Iggy Katona, is the winningest stock car driver in ARCA RE/MAX Series history

NCAA Horizon Nike Oakland University Varsity