Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
Kate Van Buskirk
Junior: Duke’s third runner and 26th overall at the 2008 ACC Cross Country Championships, running the 6,000m in 21:37.6 … Duke’s fourth runner and 31st overall of 222 runners at the Roy Griak Invitational, clocking 22:14.2 … competed unattached during outdoor track, lowering her personal best in the 1,500m to 4:20.61 at the UNC Invite … redshirted the track seasons.
Sophomore: Earned All-ACC honors with 12th-place finish at ACC Cross Country Championships ... earned second All-Southeast Region honors with 16th place finish at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships ... finished 67th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... placed fifth at the Murray Keatinge Cross Country Invitational ... redshirted in track.
Freshman: Finished 18th at the Southeast Regional Cross Country Championship and was a scorer at the NCAA National meet … won the 1,000m at the Virginia Tech Opener … lead leg on the indoor 2007 DMR team that set the No. 2 all-time Duke record, won the ACC championship title and competed in the indoor NCAA national meet … won the UNC Invite at 1,500m … earned All-ACC honors with third-place finish in the 1,500m at the outdoor ACC meet while setting a personal best and qualifying for the NCAA Regionals with a time of 4:25.78 … ran on the school record-setting 4x800m at the Penn Relays with a 2:07.8 split … led off the 4x1,500m relay with a 4:23 split at the Penn Relays that was good for the second-fastest mark in Duke history … led off the DMR at the Penn Relays that set the third-best school mark … named most valuable freshman for cross country, indoors and outdoors.
Prep: Canadian Junior national champion in 2004 for the 800m and in 2005 for XC ... finished 45th in 2006 World XC Championships ... placed fifth in the 800m at 2005 Pan-American Junior Championships ... 2006 provincial champion and 1,500m champion at the NACAC XC Championships ... also won in cross country in 2005 and in the 800m in 2004 ... Brampton Amateur Athlete of the Year in 2004 ... four-time high school athlete of the year.