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Gabriella Karas

Cross Country/Distance
Position
Senior
Class
Louisville, Ky.
Hometown
Martha Layne Collins
High School

All-Southeast Region 
2019

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2020 Cross Country 
• Ran a career-best time of 17:12.7 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational to finish sixth at the meet
• Was the second Cavalier to finish the race at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• Finished fifth at the Virginia Invite, crossing the finish line second for the Cavaliers
• Placed 15th at the Wolfpack Invite

2020 Outdoor
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 Indoor 
• Did not compete

2019 Cross Country 
• Earned her first All-Southeast Region honor with a 25th-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships
• Led the Cavaliers at the regional championships
• Was the top Cavalier runner at the ACC Championships, finishing 30th

2019 Outdoor
• Did not compete

2019 Indoor
• Did not compete

2018 Cross Country 
• Did not compete

2018 Outdoor
• Competed at the Fred Hardy Invitational and the Virginia Quad meet
• Recorded a time of 17:22.65 in the 5000m run at the Fred Hardy Invitational, finishing second in the event
• Captured a time of 4:45.43 in the 1500m run at the Virginia Quad

2018 Indoor 
• Did not compete

Background
• Named the 2016 Midway University Student-Athlete of the Year
• Recognized as the MLCH Student-Athlete of the Year
• Holds the triple distance record in class 2A history
• Recorded the 2A state record holder in the 800m
• Holds the all-class state record in the 5k and the 1600m
• Was a four-time state champion in the 1600m, a four-time state champion in cross country, a two-time state champion in the 3200 mile and a two-time state champion in the 800m
• Recognized as a Top 15 All-American
• Named Kentucky Runner of the Year twice, the 2015 Kentucky Gatorade Runner of the Year and MLCH Most Valuable Runner of the Year four times

Personal 
• Daughter of Donna Karas
• Has two brothers, Anthony and Michael, and two sisters, Angela and Caterina
• Sister, Caterina, runs cross country at Xavier