Mary Kate Hays
Distance runner Mary Kate Hays represented Louisiana Tech
Six athletes set personal records
Hadnot, Francis continue to excel among national competition
LA Tech athletes continue to excel in the classroom
Hayes garners five of Tech's 13 All-Louisiana honors
2013: Ran 11:18.91 in the 3,000m at the Howie Ryan Invitational (1/25-26) to finish 30th ... Opened the outdoor season by running 11:25.43 at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/16), finishing second ... Ran a personal-best time of 20:24.64 in the 5,000m at the Victor Lopez Invitational (3/22-23), placing 19th ... Finished 15th in the 1,500m at the SFA Invitational (4/6) with a time of 5:19.65 ... Ran a personal best time of 11:13.08 in the 3k to finish fifth at the Southeastern Invitational (4/19).
2012: Ran 2:34.48 to place 36th in the 800m and ran 5:46.30 to finish 22nd in the mile at the UAB Blazer Invitational (1/12) ... Finished sixth in the 5k with a time of 20:15.67 at the AState Invitational (1/27) ... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/24-25), finished 27th in the 3,000m with a time of 11:50.67 and ran the anchor leg of the distance medley relay that finished seventh with a time of 13:35.21 ... Opened the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics (3/17) with a seventh place finish in the 5,000m, running 20:26.98 ... Ran 11:39.80 in the 3k at the Jim Mize Invitational (4/7) to finish third ... Placed 10th in the steeplechase at the Mississippi Open (4/14) with a time of 13:05.42 ... Ran 11:14.87 in the 3k to finish second at the Southeastern Invitational (4/20) ... Placed fourth in the 1,500m at the Golden Eagle Classic (4/28) after running 5:02.07.
2011: Ran the anchor leg of the distance medley relay that was disqualified at the WAC Championships (2/24-26) for an illegal baton ... Opened the outdoor season at the LSU Relays (3/25), running 5:21.72 in the 1,500m to finish 13th ... Ran 5:21.16 to finish fourth in the 1,500m and ran 11:36.62 to place third in the 3,000m at the Jim Mize Invitational (4/1-2) ... Ran the 3,000m steeplechase in 12:53.36 at the Northwestern State Invitational (4/16), finishing eighth ... Placed 10th in the 1,500m at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) with a timeof 5:43.90.
High School: Graduated from The Dunham School in 2010 ... Lettered in track, basketball and volleyball ... Also played club soccer ... Broke two school records in the mile and two mile at her high school ... Coached by Tim Jorgenson.
Personal: Mary Kate Hays ... Daughter of Clayton and Anne Hays ... Born Feb. 25, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Has two siblings ... Chose Louisiana Tech over LSU, Mississippi College and Millsaps ... Majoring in early childhood education.