M-W alumna earns first place, represents U.S. in international race

on July 9, 2019

M-W alumna Katie Munks competed for the United States in the U23 NACAC (North American, Central American, and Caribbean Athletics Association) in an event held July 5-7 in Mexico. Munks placed 1st for the United States team, winning the Women’s 10,000 meter race with a time of 37:03.63.

The 2016  Monroe-Woodbury graduate was a high school All-American, now attending Penn State University. Munks ran the #2 all time fastest 10k in Penn State history this past spring. She is also a 3x NCAA qualifier, 3x All Regional, All Academic, and All Big Ten in Cross Country.

“Katie has always excelled on the big stage, so it came as no surprise to me that she was selected to represent the United States team in the 10K. Even after the excitement of winning the gold medal and traveling across the continent this past week, Katie still made it back to the Girls Cross Country camp, inspiring younger girls to perform at their best. We are so lucky to have her as a part of our school district and community!” said Chris Goodwin, M-W girls varsity cross country coach.

Katie Munks wins first place for the United States team.

M-W alumna Katie Munks celebrates her first place win for the United States.