2022 - 2023 KANSAS
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
KATELYN
RUPE
RUNNER
SALINA CENTRAL HS
SALINA, KANSAS
SOPHOMORE
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-4
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 17:13.84
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (INDIVIDUAL)
1ST
RIM ROCK CLASSIC
13TH
NIKE HEARTLAND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Katelyn Rupe made quite an impact in her first cross country season after previously playing tennis, building on her Class 5A track titles in the in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter events this spring to go unbeaten against Kansas competition last fall. Her success was highlighted by a masterful performance to win the state championship by more than a minute at Rim Rock Farm.”
Erik Boal
editor at DyeStat.com

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-4 sophomore raced to the Class 5A individual state championship this past season with a time of 17:13.84. Rupe also won the Rim Rock Classic and the state regional among her six victories. She also finished 13th at the Nike Heartland Regional Championships in South Dakota.

Academic Achievement


Rupe has maintained a weighted 4.04 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her junior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


A recipient of an award from the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, Rupe is also a member of the Future Health Professionals (HOSA) group, a student-led organization with a mission to promote career opportunities in the health industry and enhance the delivery of quality health care. She is also actively involved with her First Presbyterian Church youth group.