Kansas Jayhawks

Catherine Liggett

Height 5'6''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Parker, Colo.
High School Legend


Career Highlights
2019 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2018 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2018 Track & Field Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2017 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the Rim Rock Collegiate 6K (10/5) and clocked a time of 23:44.5 … Ran in her second race of the season for the Jayhawks, and was the team’s third runner, at the Pre-National Invitational (10/19), where she crossed the finish line in 22:13.9 to place 185th among a field of 252 of some of the best runners in the nation in the Women’s 6K Blue Race … Crossed the finish line at the Big 12 Championship (11/2) in a time of 22:11.5, which placed her 44th individually, while the women’s team ran to a sixth-place finish … Second finisher for the Kansas women at the NCAA Division I Midwest Region Cross Country Championships (11/15), running the 6K course in 22:20.4, which earned her 85th place overall … The women’s team finished in 17th place in a field of 33 teams.

2019 OUTDOOR (So.)
Recorded a personal-best time in the 5,000-meter run at the Mike Fanelli Track Classic (3/28-3/30), clocking in at 16:55.61 … Posted a third place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:29.17 at the Battle on the Bayou (4/6) … Finished first in the unseeded 800-meter run with a time of 2:14.65 and finished second in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:30.72 at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20) … Recorded a personal-best time of 4:25.62 in the 1,500-meter run to finish fourth and become the No. 10 performer in KU history at the National Relay Championships (4/26-4/27).

2019 INDOOR (So.)
Opened the season with a personal-best time of 9:55.60 in the 3,000-meter run at the Power Five Invitational (2/1-2/2) … Ran a personal-best time of 9:42.45 in the 3,000-meter run at the ISU Classic (2/8-2/9) … A member of the distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23), clocking in with a time of 11:45.73.

Won the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) women’s 5K race with a time of 18:44.0 … Finished 11th overall at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) in the women’s 6K with a time of 22:12.4 … Finished in 199th at the Pre-National Invitational (10/13) with a 6K time of 22:53.66 … Placed 52nd at the Big 12 Championship (10/26) with a time of 22:03.5.

Earned Academic All-Big 12 Honors … One of the Jayhawks’ top finishers at the Bob Timmons Dual Classic (9/2) where she finished the 5K in 18:29.4 landing her in fourth place overall … Posted an 18th-place finish after completing the 6K in 23:16.8 at the Rim Rock Farm Collegiate Classic (9/30) … Placed 81st at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship (10/28) with a 6K time of 23:09.2 … Placed 169th at the NCAA Midwest Region Championships (11/10), completing the 6K loop in 22:30.1.

Utilized redshirt season.

Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track for coach Roger Miller at Legend High School … Claimed third place in the 800 meters at the 2014 5A Colorado State Track & Field Championships with a time of 2:13.69 … Achieved a personal-best time and finished fifth in the 1,600 meters at the 2014 5A Colorado State Track & Field Championships with a time of 5:01.65 … Third-place finisher in the 5K at the 2015 Colorado State Cross Country Championships with a time of 18:24.60 … 2015 Continental League Champion in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11:27.12 … Named to the cross country Continental All-League Team from 2013-15 and all-state in 2015 … Broke the school record in the 5K (17:59), 3,200 meters (11:07), 1,600 meters (5:01), 800 meters (2:13) and the 400-meter split (:57) … Voted 2014 Legend High School Female Athlete of the Year … Team MVP in cross country all four seasons … Graduated as valedictorian … Named to honor roll all four years.

Daughter of Jeff and Kathleen Liggett … Has one sibling, Tyler … Her father, Jeff, also attended KU … Majoring in microbiology … Aspires to attend medical school and become a pediatrician.