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Kathryn Fanning
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Kathryn Fanning 725690
Position: Mid-Distance
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Manlius, N.Y.
High School: Fayetteville-Manlius

Fanning's TFRRS Profile

Personal Best Marks
800-meter: 2:10.62
1,000-meter: 2:46.70 - Indoor School Record
1,500-meter: 4:22.83 - Outdoor School Record
Mile: 4:43.23 - Indoor School Record
3,000-meters: 10:34.45


Named track captain before the indoor season.

Cross Country
Season Bests
5K: 18:50.7
6K: 21:47.4

Fanning earned a seventh place finish in the first meet of the season, where she ran her fastest 5K. In her next race, she finished sixth overall, helping the Danes earn first place out of 20 teams at Iona’s Br. Doyle Meet of Champions. She ran her fastest 6K at Lehigh’s Paul Short Invitational.


Season Bests
800-meters: 2:10.62
1,500-meters: 4:22.83

Fanning earned four first place finishes during the season. She placed first in the 800 in the Spring Break Classic, the 1,500 at the UCF Invitational and the UConn Women’s Home Meet, and the 4x8 relay at the America East Outdoor Championships, where she also placed fourth in the 1,500. Her time at UConn established a new school record for 1,500 meters. Before conference championships, she was a member of the 4x8 team that competed at the Penn Relays. She repeated her conference workload at ECAC Championships, taking seventh in the 1,500 and sixth in the 4x8. She Fanning ended her season competing in the 1,500 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.

Season Bests
1,000-meters: 2:46.70
One Mile: 4:43.23

Fanning closed out her season with a strong performance at ECAC Championships, where she won the mile and placed third in the 4x8 relay. She was a member of the third place finishing distance medley relay team that competed at the Millrose Games. At the America East Indoor Championships, she earned two first-place finishes, winning the mile and the 1,000. Her fastest 1,000 came at the UAlbany Great Dane Classic, where she won event and broke her own school record. In total, Fanning recorded 10 top-three individual and relay finishes on the season, including six victories.

Cross Country
Season Bests
5K: 17:44.9
6K: 21:35.9

Fanning competed in four meets during the cross country season. She placed ninth in the Pre-Conference meet at New Hampshire. In the next mee, the UAlbany XC Invitational, she placed third with her fastest 5K of the year. She finished the season running at the Northeast Regional Championships, recording her season-best 6K.


Season Bests
800-meters: 2:14.37
1,500-meters: 4:29.39

Fanning opened the season at the Miami Hurricane Invitational, recording a first-place finish in the 1,500 and a fifth-place finish in the 800. She earned another victory in the 1,500 at the UCF Invitational. She ran her fastest 1,500 of the year at Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invitational. At Penn Relays, she competed on both the distance medley and 4x8 relay teams. She was a member of the winning 4x8 relay team at the America East Outdoor Championships, where she also finished sixth overall in the 1,500. She concluded her season by doubling up in the 1,500 and the 4x8 at ECAC Championships, where she finished 12th and fifth respectively.

Season Bests
800-meters: 2:22.06
1,000-meters: 2:49.33
One Mile: 4:51.88

At the end of the season, Fanning was once again awarded America East All-Academic Honors. She established new school records in the 1,000 at the Great Dane Classic and in the mile at the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge. Fanning nearly matched her school record mile time at America East Indoor Championships, missing the mark by four one-hundredths of a second in a sixth-place effort. At conference championships, she earned two additional second-place finishes in the 1,000 and the 4x8 relay. She went on to finish fourth overall in the 1,000 at ECAC Championships to conclude the season.

Cross Country
Season Bests
4K: 14:21.8
5K: 17:44.85
6K: 22:33.36

Fanning earned America East All-Academic honors at the end of her sophomore cross country campaign. She was named America East Performer of the Week after earning top-five finishes in each of her first two meets. She finished in the top two in each of UAlbany’s six meets, including four times finishing first overall on the team. She ran her best 5K at the America East Championship race, finishing 13th overall. She opened the season with an individual victory at the Monmouth XC Kick-Off, where she ran her best 4K of the year. Fanning’s best 6K came at Iona’s Meet of Champions, where she finished fourth overall.


Season Bests
800-meters: 2:14.69
1,500-meters: 4:34.02

Fanning opened the season with a then career-best in the 800, running 2:14.69 at the Mayaguez Spring Classic. She was a member of the fifth-place finishing distance medley relay team at the Florida Relays, and a member of the ninth-place distance medley and 12th place 4x8 relays at the Texas Relays. She ran at Penn Relays on the victorious 1,600 sprint medley relay. At the America East Outdoor Championships, she earned an individual eighth-place finish in the 1,500 to go along with her fourth-place finish in the 4x8. She competed one last time on the 4x8 at the ECAC Championships to close the season.

Season Bests
800-meters: 2:16.08
1,000-meters: 2:52.86
One Mile: 5:06.28

For her efforts on the season, Fanning earned an America East All-Conference selection. Her season opened with a third-place finish in the distance medley relay and an eighth-place finish in the 1,500 at the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge. She won the 1,000 at the UAlbany Great Dane Classic in the very next meet, and was a member of the third-place finishing 4x8 relay team at the Millrose Games. Her distance medley relay finished second overall at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where she also ran her fastest 800 of the season. She earned a third-place finish in the 1,000 at the NYRR meet at the Armory in New York City. At the America East Indoor Championships, Fanning finished first in the 1,000, and ran on the winning 4x8 and runner-up distance medley relay teams. Her season ended at ECAC Championships, where she finished ninth overall in the 1,000 and ran on the 15th place finishing distance medley relay.

Cross Country
Season Bests
4K: 14:20.0
5K: 18:10.80
6K: 23:05.31

Fanning finished second overall in her first meet at UAlbany, running her best 4K at the Monmouth XC Kick-Off. Except for the last meet of the season, ECAC Championships, where she placed fifth on the team, Fanning finished no lower than third among UAlbany athletes in every race. She finished 16th overall at both America East and ECAC Championships, with her best 5K coming at America East Championships.

High School:
Personal Bests
400-meters: 1:02.82
600-meters: 1:40.05
800-meters: 2:15.42
1,000-meters: 3:03.96
1,500-meters: 4:44.09
3,000-meters: 10:21
4K (XC): 15:32.31
5K (XC): 19:45.40

Fanning was a four-year letter-winner in track and field at Fayetteville-Manlius High School where she also played soccer for three years. She was national champion in the 4x8 relay at Nike Indoor Nationals. The Syracuse Post Standard named her to the All-Central New York team. As a senior, she helped her team win its fourth straight national championship in cross country at Nike Cross Nationals. Her team also won the Section III Class AA cross country championship by finishing eight runners in the top 10, including Fanning’s 10th place finish. Fanning was also an All-League selection in high school.


Kathryn Fanning was born on October 7, 1992 to Dale and Ellen Fanning. She has one sister, Jillian, and is majoring in biology.

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