Placed fifth with a time of 10:05.47 at the 2001 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 3,000 meter steeplechase last June ? Was third in the prelims (10:30.01) ? Last Season: Finished eighth at the Outdoor NCAA Championships in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a season-best time of 10:05.38 ? Earned All-American status ? Placed 12th during the prelims (10:16.66) ? Crowned ACC Champion in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a NCAA provsional time of 10:23.42 ? Also notched a NCAA Provisional mark at the Penn Relays with a second place finish in 10:20.01 ? Was fourth at the Outdoor ACC Championships in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:38.77 ? Posted a NCAA Provisional time of 16:22.87 in the 5,000 meters for a second place finish in teh Raleigh Relays ? Also had NC State?s top time in the 1,500 meters ?Finished second at UNCC with a season-best time of 4:30.30 ? Was 11th at the Tar Heel Invite in the 1,500 meters (4:34.60) ? Did not run during the indoor season.
2000: Was NC State?s top runner in the 1,500 and 3,000 meters ? Finished 13th at the Outdoor NCAA Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:36.71 ? Brought home a fourth place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:37.19 ? Also finished fifth at the ACCs in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 4:30.60 ? Finished first in the 1,500 meters at UNC Charlotte (4:35.06) ? Placed fourth at North Carolina in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:31.08 ? Was sixth at Stanford in the 3,000 meters with a mark of 9:30.27 ? Recorded two NCAA Provisional marks in the 3,000 meters on the year ? Also notched an NCAA Automatic mark with a 9:22:93 at Florida? Took home a 13th place finish at the indoor NCAA Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:33.37 ? Finished third in two separate events at the ACC Indoor Championships ? Was third in the mile with a season-best mark of 4:52.92 ? That time ranks as the sixth-best in school history ? Also third in the 3,000 meters at ACCs with a time of 9:39.40 ? Was first in the preliminaries of the ACCs in the mile (4:56.98) ? Recorded a second place finish in the mile at the Patriot Games ? Notched a NCAA Provisional time of 9:38.96 in the 3,000 meters at Butler.
1999: Had NCSU?s top mile time, a personal best 4:56.05 in the preliminaries of the indoor ACC Championships ? Finished fifth at indoor ACCs in the mile (4:57.16) ? Sixth in the 3,000 meters at indoor ACCs with a 10:03.81 ? NCAA provisional mark of 9:35.95 in the 3,000 meters at Notre Dame ? First in 3,000 meters at Kroger Invite ? Redshirted during outdoor season.
1998: Ran the mile in 4:58.60 at Virginia Tech ? Placed sixth in the mile at the Indoor ACCs with a time of 5:01.52 ? Finished fifth at the ACCs in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:06.41 ? Placed fourth the outdoor ACCs in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:35.28.
Prep: Ohio?s cross country state champion her senior and junior years ? Also won the mile at the state outdoor championships in 1995 ? Competed in the Foot Locker national cross country championships last fall, where she finished 29th ? Ran sixth at Foot Locker regionals ? Finished second in the Ohio Junior Meet of Champions ? Earned all-state recognition for cross country all four years she was at Woodridge High School ? Also earned all-state notice in track three years ? her sophomore, senior and junior years ? Helped her team win the Ohio state championship as a junior ? Her track team was the state?s runner-up in ?95 ? Excelled in the classroom, earning academic All-Ohio recognition in cross country and track three years ? Attended Woodridge High School, the same high school as three time NC State All-American Bob Henes ? Coached by Stan Stammen.
Personal: Majoring in middle school math and science education ? The daughter of Ron and Kathy Sabino ? Born January 23, 1979.
KATIE SABINO'S Collegiate Bests
Outdoor: 1,500 Meter 4:30.30; 3,000 Meter 9:27.74; 3,000 MeterSC 10:05.38; 5,000 Meter 16:22.87
Indoor: Mile 4:52.92; 3,000 Meter 9:22.00