Track & Field

KatePowers

  • position Throws
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Hopkinton, Mass.
  • High school Hopkinton

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Personal Bests

Indoor

WT – 68’3″/20.80m

Outdoor

HT – 215’7″/65.72m

DT – 159’2″/48.51m

In The Record Book:

  • Holds the freshman record and ranks 5th all-time in the indoor weight throw with a throw of 68’3″/20.80m set in 2024
  • Holds the freshman record and ranks 3rd all-time in the outdoor hammer throw with a throw of 215’7″/65.72m set in 2024

Career Accolades 

  • SEC Women’s Freshman Of The Week – 4/28/24

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2024

2023-24 (Freshman)

Outdoor

  • Won the hammer throw with a freshman record throw of 207’6″/63.26m at the USF Alumni Invitational
  • Placed 7th in the discus throw with a mark of 159’2″/48.51m at the USF Alumni Invitational
  • Placed 5th in the hammer throw with a mark of 194’10″/59.39m at the Battle on the Bayou
  • Placed 13th in the discus throw with a mark of 157’7″/48.03m at the Battle on the Bayou
  • Placed 5th in the hammer throw with a mark of 207’0″/63.10m at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational
  • Won the hammer throw and improved her freshman record in the hammer throw to 210’2″/64.05m at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Placed 2nd in the hammer throw and improved her freshman record to 211’1″/64.34m at the Drake Relays
  • Placed 4th in the discus throw with a mark of 157’10″/48.11m at the Drake Relays
  • Placed 4th in the hammer throw with a mark of 207’7″/63.27m at the SEC Outdoor Championships
  • Placed 21st in the discus throw with a mark of 144’2″/43.95m at the SEC Outdoor Championships
  • Advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships after throwing a mark of 209’10″/63.97m at the NCAA East First Rounds
  • Placed 9th in the hammer throw with a personal best throw of 215’7″/65.72m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
  • Finished 20th in the hammer throw first round with a throw of 206’7″/62.98m at the U.S. Olympic Trials

Indoor

  • Placed 2nd in the weight throw with a mark of 61’8.25″/18.80m at the Indiana Early Bird meet
  • Placed 2nd in the weight throw with a personal best and freshman record mark of 65’0″/19.81m at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet
  • Placed 5th in the weight throw with a mark of 64’3.75″/19.60m at the Vanderbilt Invitational
  • Placed 8th in the weight throw with a personal best and freshman record mark of 65’8.25″/20.02m at the Razorback Invitational
  • Placed 6th in the weight throw with a joint personal best and joint freshman record mark of 65’8.25″/20.02m at the Tiger Paw Classic
  • Placed 5th in the weight throw with a personal best and freshman record mark of 68’3″/20.80m at the SEC Indoor Championships

High School 

  • Won the Discus championship at the Bay State Games in July 2023
  • Won the Discus and Hammer championship at the USATF New England Open in July 2023
  • 2022 New Balance of USATF indoor All-American in weight throw 
  • 2022 USATF champion in weight throw 
  • Hopkinton High School record holder in discus, hammer and weight throw 
  • Massachusetts state record holder in hammer and weight throw 
  • 2021 Milrose Games champion in weight throw 
  • Massachusetts Division 2 volleyball champion and Player of the Year 
  • 2021 & 2022 Bay State Games champion in discus and hammer (2022) 
  • 2022 USATF New England discus champion 

Personal 

  • Birthday: October 14 
  • Parents: John and Ann Powers 
  • Siblings: Sarah, Ben and Garrett Powers 
  • Major: Exploratory Studies in Health Sciences 
  • Hobbies: Traveling, working out, cooking, listening to music 
  • Favorite team: Boston Celtics 
  • Fun facts: Loves pizza, moose tracks ice cream and Grey’s Anatomy 
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