Katie Izzo - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Katie Izzo

Sr/Jr | 5-5 | Distance | Seal Beach, Calif. | Los Alamitos HS/Cal Poly SLO

Junior (2020)
Indoors: SEC Indoor Runner of the Year, as voted on by the conference head coaches … Double gold medalist during SEC Indoor Championships, winning the 3,000m and 5,000m to score 20 points in the meet … Claimed the 5,000m SEC title in a meet record of 15:48.34 to break the previous mark of 15:53.34 set in 1990 by Kentucky’s Valerie McGovern … Won the 3,000m SEC title in 9:09.02, the second-fastest winning time in conference history … Opened the indoor season in December, placing second in the 5,000m to red-shirt teammate Taylor Werner at Boston University with a career best time of 15:13.09 … Izzo’s time broke the Arkansas school record of 15:46.89 set in 2000 by Amy Yoder Begley and ranks second on the all-time collegiate list with the No. 2 performance, trailing only the 15:12.22 collegiate record set in 2015 by Emily Sisson of Providence … When combining indoor and outdoor marks on the all-time collegiate 5,000m list, Izzo ranks No. 8 with the No. 9 performance, and among American collegians she is No. 5 with the No. 6 performance … Finished second in the mile (4:39.64) at Arkansas Invitational … Anchored the distance medley relay with a 4:36.65 1,600m split to a runner-up finish at Razorback Invitational to a time of 10:57.08, which ranks No. 3 on the Arkansas all-time list … Also finished fourth in the mile (4:37.47) … Set pair of career best times in Husky Classic, finishing fourth in the 3,000m with an 8:55.67, which ranks No. 2 on the Arkansas all-time list, and fifth in the mile with a 4:35.03, which ranks No. 8 on the Razorback all-time list.

At Cal Poly
Red-shirt Junior (2017-18) While red-shirting, earned Big West Conference Commissioner’s Highest Honors for academics.

Sophomore (2016-17) Track: Red-shirted; earned Big West Commissioner’s Honors academically. Cross Country: Helped the Mustangs win a second consecutive conference championship, as Cal Poly won the Big West title with 27 points in Hawai’i on Oct. 29 … was ninth individually at Kahuku Golf Course, running the 6k in 22:00.9 … began the fall with a fifth-place 5k performance of 18:01.43 at the Lagoon Open around UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 3, as Cal Poly won the Blue-Green Rivalry meet 19-44 … in other 6k competition, came in 27th place at the UC Riverside Invitational on Sept. 17 (at 21:05.1), 15th at the Stanford Invite on Oct. 1 (21:21.7) and 116th at the Adidas Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind. on Oct. 15 (21:36.2) … also earned Big West All-Academic honors.

Freshman (2015-16) Track: Won the Big West Conference championship in the 5,000 meters on May 14, with a time of 17:24.91 around Jack Rose Stadium in Long Beach on FOX Sports PT … in fact, earned all-conference honors in two separate events on the same day, as two hours before winning the 5k, she was third in the 1,500-meter final at 4:22.96 … won the seventh heat of the 1,500m at the 32nd Stanford Invitational on April 1, with a season-best time of 4:22.95, not only the 10th-fastest performance in school history but also an NCAA West Regional qualifier (as the No. 39 seed; went on to rise up 14 spots from her ranking on May 28 at Kansas, clocking a 25th-place 4:26.16 at the quarterfinals for the national championships) ... another 1,500m highlight came on March 26, when she broke the five-year-standing meet record at the Cal Poly ShareSLO Invitational, at 4:26.24 … closed her freshman season as a member of the national USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. Cross Country: Began freshman year competing unattached at two meets, running the 5k in 18:40.24 at the Lagoon Open on Sept. 5, and then finishing with a runner-up time of 18:03.4 at the Cal Poly Invitational at Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 17 … added a key ninth-place finish at the Big West Championships on Oct. 31, traversing UC Riverside’s 6k Ag/Ops Course in 20:59.84, helping to lead the Mustangs to the conference title with a score of 39 points.

High School
As a senior at Los Alamitos High School, took fourth place at the CIF State Track & Field Championships in the 3,200 meters, with a time of 10:21.67 … her other PRs included 2:10.45 in the 800m (good for third at the 2015 Southern Section finals) and 4:55.27 for the 1,600m (finishing as the runner-up at the Orange County Championships) … graduated owning Griffin program records in all three events … also contributed to a 1,600m medley relay performance of 3:58.63, which not only won the Arcadia Invitational crown but ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time … helped squad go 5-0 in dual competition through 2015 on the way to her second Sunset League team title … in cross country season, her leading 3-mile time was 17:50.52, posted at the Woodbridge Classic … was a Long Beach Press-Telegram All-Area honoree … began her career at Catalina Foothills in Tucson (for whom she won the 2014 Arizona state 800m title at the Division 2 level and was chosen as the Arizona Daily Star Track Athlete of the Year) … as a junior, earned Academic Scholar distinction, before receiving the Academic Award of Excellence (as well as the Los Alamitos Female Student-Athlete of the Year accolade) as a senior … in addition to the running venue, chose Cal Poly because of the “beautiful location, its great business program and many family alumni.”

Personal — Daughter of Marc and Ann (who attended Cal Poly); has a brother, Douglas … majors in Business.