Katie Cooper
Katie Cooper


Plano, Ill.

High School:


2007: Competed in four races ... recorded personal-best 4K with a time of 16:37 (38th) at the Illini Challenge ... recorded best 5K at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a time of 20:25.48 (83rd) ... at the Bradley Classic 6K ran a 24:42 (135th).

At Plano HS: During her senior year, broke her own school record in the 800-meter dash (2:18.71) at the IHSA State meet ... was named team MVP all four years, and was team captain her senior year ... at the indoor and outdoor conference meets won both the 800-meters and set conference records in the 800 ... four-year all-conference and all-state selection ... qualified for the state meet all four years... was also a member of the cheerleading squad (three years) and basketball team (four years) ... basketball team captain her senior year.

Personal: Born 11/22/88 ... daughter of Jeff and Becky Cooper ... sister, Cara (22) is an ISU alum ... father, Jeff, played football at Millikin and is also the track and field coach at Plano HS ... majoring in marketing