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Mason Cathey
  • Senior
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Bishop Kenny High School
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll - 2003

Has two career Top 10 finishes and one career win on the track ... Owns personal bests of 19:00.99 (5K), 22:24.70 (6K), 2:12.55 (i800m), 10:39.23 (i3,000), 4:30.66 (o1,500m) and 10:42.82 (3,000m steeple) ... Ran for the U.S. Junior National team in the 2001 US vs. Great Britain meet.

2002: Competed in five of six meets and scored in three ... Set career-best 6K time (22:24.70) with a 16th place finish at the Gator Invitational.

2001: Competed in three races ... Set a new career-best 5K time of 19:00.99 at the Disney Classic.

2000: Appeared in six meets with two Top 10 finishes ... Timed in at 23:08.35 for a 12th place finish at the Gator Invitational, her first 6k race ... Finished sixth for the second consecutive race at the Tennessee Invitational with a time of 19:10.56 ... Finished sixth overall and fourth for Florida in her first collegiate race with a time of 19:15.42 at the Nike Twi-Light Invitational.

Track Highlights: Earned her first collegiate win in the 3,000m at the Florida Relays, clocking a time of 10:53.66 ... Took sixth in the steeplechase at the 2003 SEC Championships ... Finished fourth at the SEC Championships with a school-record time of 10:42.82 in the steeplechase, beating the former school record by over 40 seconds ... Also part of the distance medley relay team that took third at SEC Championships ... Took second in the 1,500m at the 2001 USATF Junior Nationals to qualify for the US Junior National team ... First female Florida athlete to run the 3,000m steeplechase and took seventh at SECs in that event in 2001.

Prep: State cross country champion in 2000 and runner-up in 1999 ... Finalist in the Foot Locker competition in 2000 ... Bishop Kenny's Cross Country team MVP in 1999 and 2000 ... Florida Times-Union Runner of the Year as a junior and a senior ... Times-Union Athlete of the Year as a sophomore and a junior ... Won state championships in the 800 as a freshman, sophomore and junior and the 1,600 as a junior ... Collected state titles in the pole vault (sophomore) and as a member of the 4x800 relay her freshman, sophomore and junior years ... Lettered three years as a member of the basketball team and received her high school's Scholar Athlete Award.


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