Kate Grace Departs Sacramento and NorCal Distance
Sacramento, CA - 28 August
The NorCal Distance Project would like to thank Kate Grace for her contributions to the training group over the course of the past two years. Our team remains proud to have played a role during an important period of Kate's career development, with her twenty five months in Sacramento comprising an injury-free cycle of training and competition that yielded notable results on both national and global levels.
During Grace's time with NorCal Distance, she achieved personal bests at the 800, 1500m and 3000m distances, while also securing a place among the fastest American women milers of all time. In 2016, she won the 800m title at the US Olympic Trials before advancing to the final in that event at the Rio Olympic Games. After a 2017 indoor campaign that saw her establish impressive marks, including a time of 4:22.93 at the Millrose Mile, Grace earned a berth on her second Team USA Track & Field Team, finishing as the runner up in the 1500m at the 2017 Outdoor Championships in front of a home crowd at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium.
After spending the first portion of her career with Seattle-based Oiselle, Grace now represents Nike as part of the Doyle Management Group athlete roster. With previous training environments also including the New Jersey New York Track Club and Oiselle's Project Little Wing, Grace will pursue future personal and professional goals in Portland, Oregon beginning in the fall of 2017.