The Navy women traveled to Franklin Field in Philadelphia for the 115th running of the famed Penn Relays.
The Navy women's track & field program unveiled its newest crown jewel as it kicked off the 2008-09 indoor season by hosting American, Mount St. Mary's and Towson in the first-ever track meet at the Wesley A. Brown Field House.
Coach Criste on Berkey:
"Katie can contribute from virtually anywhere in our lineup. She is constantly raising her performance level and we expect her to once again score major points for us this season in the jumps."
2007-08: Team's top jumper ... tallied 21 top-five efforts on the year ... took fifth in the pentathlon at the league championship with 3,034 total points ... also in that meet, she finished ninth in the high jump and 12th in the triple jump ... scored points against Army for the second-straight year, bringing home runner-up honors in the triple jump and third-place laurels in the high jump ... her second-place leap of 11.38 meters against the Black Knights was the team's best performance in the event during the indoor campaign ... racked up a team-best point total of 3,038 in the pentathlon, winning the event against Loyola ... finished fifth in the triple jump and seventh in the high jump and 12th in the long jump at the outdoor league meet ... her fifth-place effort in the triple jump stood as the Mids' best effort on the season ... also produced season-best distances in the high jump (1.61m) and long jump (5.44m) ... scored big versus the Black Knights in the jumps, picking up points in all three events, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the high jump.
2006-07: Saw action in the high jump, long jump, triple jump and pentathlon ... totaled 16 top-five performances on the year ... ranked among the top-five triple jumpers in seven of her 10 competitions ... placed second in both the indoor (37'8-1/2") and outdoor (38'9-1/2") Star Meets against Army ... placed second in the event during the outdoor season in the Navy Invitational ... also placed second in the high jump during that meet ... significantly contributed at the Patriot League Championship, scoring in five of the six events she participated in ... at the indoor championship, she finished fifth in the high jump (5'1") and sixth in the pentathlon (3,172 pts.) ... during the outdoor championship, she ranked third in the high jump (5'3"), fourth in the long jump (18'2-1/2") and fourth in the triple jump (38'2-1/4").
2005-06: Primarily competed in the high and long jumps during her rookie year ... racked up six top-five performances ... won the high jump in her first-collegiate outdoor meet at the Point Loma Invitational (4'11-3/4") ... would also finish fifth in the long jump during that meet (15'6-1/4") ... would finish fourth in the high jump against Army during the outdoor Star Meet (4'11-3/4") ... opened her collegiate indoor career with a third-place height in Navy's Four-Team Meet (5'1") ... matched that clearance later in the indoor slate against Army in the Star Meet.
High School / Personal: A 2005 graduate of Horizon Honors High School in Phoenix, Ariz. ... lettered in track, softball and cheer ... two-time state champion in the 300-meter hurdles ... twice captured the regional title in the 100-meter hurdles ... also crowned regional champion in the long jump and high jump ... captained the cheer team for two years ... president of the National Honor Society during her senior year ... full name is Kathryn Maureen Berkey ... daughter of Dan and Nancy Berkey ... born August 6, 1987, in Lafayette, Ind. ... majoring in applied mathematics ... a strong student academically, she has earned Dean's List mention four times ... has been named to the Commandant's List all six semesters.
Berkey's Career Honors:
2008 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
2007 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
Berkey in Navy's Record Books:
Pentathlon - Indoor (3,172 pts. - 3rd)
Triple Jump - Outdoor (38'9-1/2" - 7th)
Berkey's Career-Best Marks Event Mark Meet Date High Jump (I) 5'5" (1.65m) Loyola (Md.) Feb. 2, 2008 Long Jump (I) 17'5-1/4" (5.31m) at Patriot League Champ. Feb. 16, 2007 Triple Jump (I) 37'8" (11.48m) at Army (Star Meet) Feb. 3, 2007 Pentathlon (I) 3,172 pts. at Patriot League Champ. Feb. 16, 2007 High Jump (O) 5'3-1/4" (1.61m) at Penn Relays April 24, 2008 Long Jump (O) 18'2-1/2"(5.55m) at Patriot League Champ. May 4, 2007 Triple Jump (O) 37'8"(11.82m) Army (Star Meet) April 14, 2007