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Catherine Odell
 Catherine Odell
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Enid, Okla.

High School:
Enid

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
01/27/1985

• 2007 NCAA All-American (Distance Medley Relay)
• 2007 All-Big 12 Conference (DMR)
• 2006 Big 12 Distance Medley Relay Champion
• 2006 All-Big 12 Conference (1000, DMR)
• 2005 All-Big 12 Conference (1500)
• 2004 All-Big 12 Conference (1500)
• 2004 All-Big 12 Conference (1000, DMR)

Personal: Daughter of Cynthia and Brian Odell ... Born Jan. 27, 1985 ... Has an older brother, Justin, and a younger brother, Stephen, and sister, Kimberly ... English education major ... 2007 Academic All-Big 12 First Team member.

2006-2007: (Cross Country) Placed 16th at the season-opening Hurricane Festival (Sept. 2), running the two-mile course in 12:46 ... Finished 83rd of 288 (23:03) at the Roy Griak Invitational (Sept. 23) ... Placed 103rd (21:43) of 245 at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational Blue Race (Oct. 14) ... Finished 25th (22:17) at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 27). (Indoor) Earned All-America honors after running the opening leg of the distance medley relay that placed sixth overall at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 9) ... Placed first in the 800-meter run (2:16.35) at the J.D. Martin Invitational (Feb. 3) ... Finished second in the 800 (2:15.52) at the Sooner Open (Feb. 17) ... Finished ninth in the 1,000-meter run at the Big 12 Indoor (Feb. 23) ... Ran the opening leg on the DMR that placed second overall at the Big 12 Indoor (Feb. 23). (Outdoor) Opened the season at the John Jacobs Invitational (April 14), running 4:41.15 in the 1500 ... Clocked 4:37.65 at the John McDonnell Invitational (April 21) ... Placed 14th in the 1500 (4:38.20) at the Big 12 Championship (May 13).

2005-2006: (Cross Country) Redshirted. (Indoor) Ran the opening leg (1,200 meters) of the women's distance medley relay that placed ninth at the NCAA Championships ... Placed third in the 1,000-meter run (2:53.17) at the Big 12 meet (Feb. 25) ... Ran the opening leg of the Big 12 championship-winning DMR ... On the DMR that broke the school record at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 3) with a run of 11:14.63 ... The squad also ran faster than the NCAA provisional qualifying standard for the first time in program history ... Finished second (top collegian) in the 800 at the season-opening Arkanas Invitational (Jan. 13) in 2:12.56 ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection. (Outdoor) Redshirted.

2004-2005: (Cross Country) Was a top runner for OU all season ... Placed ninth in her first race of the season at the Southern Stampede ... Tied her career best 5K of 18:02 at the race ... Placed 85th at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Won the Red River Relays with teammate Aja Clark ... Placed 49th at the Chile Pepper Invitational ... Came in 31st at the Big 12 Championships ... Finished the season placing 50th at the NCAA Midwest Regional where she set a new career best in the 6K, running a 21:58.48 ... Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team. (Indoor) Posted an 11th-place run (9:47.91) in the 3000 at the Big 12 meet ... Also placed 12th in the 1,000 (2:57.22) at the Big 12 meet ... Ran the mile three times with a best performance of 4:56.33 at the NCAA qualifier. (Outdoor) Won her first race of the season at Stanford, finishing the 5000 in 17:06.2 ... Posted a regional qualifying time with a fifth-place run in the 800 (2:09.75) at the Michael Johnson Invitational ... Placed seventh (4:33.84) at the Big 12 meet in the 1500 meters ... Ran third at the Midwest Regional in a career best 4:23.74 ... Placed 23rd (4:26.29) at the NCAA championships ... Ran the first leg on the school record-breaking (11:22.47) DMR.

2003-2004: (Cross Country) Another young Sooner who had a successful cross country season ... Ran in seven meets for OU ... One of OU's top three finishers every time she ran ... Established her career best in the two mile at the Hurricane Invitational ... Finished third with a 12:35 ... Posted career best marks in the 5,000 meters in three consecutive meets ... Finished 13th at the Murray Keatinge Invitational with an 18:02.90 ... Stood as her season best in a 5K race ... Finished 56th at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship ... Covered the 6K course in 24:07.4 ...Was 32nd at NCAA Midwest Regional ... Established a career best in the 6K at that meet with a 22:36 ... Performances helped Sooner women to an all-time best team finish in the Big 12 and the best regional finish since 1993. (Indoor) Finished third in the 1,000 at the Big 12 meet with a career best of 2:49.83 ... Had her career best in the mile at the Iowa State Qualifier, finishing fifth in 4:48.87 ... Member of the school-record setting DMR ... Ran the opening leg for the quartet that ran 11:30.53 ... Ran the anchor leg of the DMR that finished fifth at the Big 12 Championships. (Outdoor) Finished seventh in the 1500 at the Big 12 Championships ... Posted a 4:27.61, a regional qualifying mark ... Also qualified for the regional in the steeplechase ... Finished 10th at regionals in the steeplechase ... Ran the opening leg of the DMR that set a school record at the Texas Relays, finishing fifth in 11:31.14.

High School: Named to the all-state cross country team as a senior ... Named Northwest Athlete of the Year while competing for Enid High School ... Ended prep career as the school record holder in the 800, mile and two mile ... Lettered four years in track and field and two years in cross country ... Also lettered in soccer, swimming and volleyball three times ... Mmber of the National Honor Society ... Graduated with Distinction and Honors.

Other: Competed for the Jenks America Track Club ... Won 2002 AAU national cross country team title ... Won USATF national title as a member of 4x800-meter relay ... Won the Great Southwest title as a member of the 4x800-meter relay ... Individual runner-up at the AAU national cross country championship ... Named to the U.S. Track Coaches Association All-Academic team as a true freshman ... Multiple Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.


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