Katie Izzo
Katie Izzo
Height: 5-5
Year: RJr.
Hometown: Seal Beach, CA
High School: Los Alamitos HS
Events: Distance
Experience: 3Y

2018-19 -- Cross Country: Advanced to the NCAA Championships thanks to a 22nd-place 6k time of 20:14.5 at the Western qualifier in Sacramento on Nov. 9, earning All-Regional status ... at the National Finals in Madison, Wis. on Nov. 17, came in 82nd place, finishing the Badgers’ Zimmer Championship Course in 20:58.1 ... helped the Mustangs win a conference title for the third time in her career, as she took third place individually at the Big West Championships on Oct. 27 in Brea, covering Cal State Fullerton’s Carbon Canyon Park course in 21:26.7 (leading the squad to a trophy-clinching score of 33 points) ... made return to the course with a pair of 5k events: on Sept. 1 (taking 28th place at the Covert Classic, via 18:32.6) & Sept. 15 (sixth at UC Santa Barbara’s Lagoon Open, in 17:20.0) ... regular season then included two 6k outings: recording a 27th-place 21:50.5 at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 29 and a team-best 50th-place performance of 21:13.3 at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals Oct. 13 ... again made the Big West All-Academic Team, in addition to earning USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete recognition.

2017-18 -- While redshirting, earned Big West Conference Commissioner’s Highest Honors for academics.

2016-17 -- Track: Redshirted; earned Big West Commissioner’s Honors academically. Cross Country: Helped the Mustangs win a second consecutive conference championship, as Cal Poly won the Big West title with 27 points in Hawai’i on Oct. 29 ... was ninth individually at Kahuku Golf Course, running the 6k in 22:00.9 ... began the fall with a fifth-place 5k performance of 18:01.43 at the Lagoon Open around UCSB on Sept. 3, as Cal Poly won the Blue-Green Rivalry meet 19-44 ... in other 6k competition, came in 27th place at the UC Riverside Invitational on Sept. 17 (at 21:05.1), 15th at the Stanford Invite on Oct. 1 (21:21.7) and 116th at the Adidas Pre-Nats in Terre Haute, Ind. on Oct. 15 (21:36.2) ... also earned Big West All-Academic honors.

2015-16 -- Track: Won the Big West Conference championship in the 5,000 meters on May 14, with a time of 17:24.91 around Jack Rose Stadium in Long Beach on FOX Sports PT ... in fact, earned all-conference honors in two separate events on the same day, as two hours before winning the 5k, she was third in the 1,500-meter final at 4:22.96 ... won the seventh heat of the 1,500m at the 32nd Stanford Invitational on April 1, with a season-best time of 4:22.95, not only the 10th-fastest performance in school history but also an NCAA West Regional qualifier (as the No. 39 seed; went on to rise up 14 spots from her ranking on May 28 at Kansas, clocking a 25th-place 4:26.16 at the quarterfinals for the national championships) ... another 1,500m highlight came on March 26, when she broke the five-year-standing meet record at the Cal Poly ShareSLO Invitational, at 4:26.24 ... closed her freshman season as a member of the national USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. Cross Country: Began freshman year competing unattached at two meets, running the 5k in 18:40.24 at the Lagoon Open on Sept. 5, and then finishing with a runner-up time of 18:03.4 at the Cal Poly Invitational at Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 17 ... added a key ninth-place finish at the Big West Championships on Oct. 31, traversing UC Riverside’s 6k Ag/Ops Course in 20:59.84, helping to lead the Mustangs to the conference title with a score of 39 points.

Prep -- As a senior at Los Alamitos High School, took fourth place at the CIF State Track & Field Championships in the 3,200 meters, with a time of 10:21.67 ... her other PRs included 2:10.45 in the 800m (good for third at the 2015 Southern Section finals) and 4:55.27 for the 1,600m (finishing as the runner-up at the Orange County Championships) ... graduated owning Griffin program records in all three events ... also contributed to a 1,600m medley relay performance of 3:58.63, which not only won the Arcadia Invitational crown but ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time ... helped squad go 5-0 in dual competition through 2015 on the way to her second Sunset League team title ... in cross country season, her leading 3-mile time was 17:50.52, posted at the Woodbridge Classic ... was a Long Beach Press-Telegram All-Area honoree ... began her career at Catalina Foothills in Tucson (for whom she won the 2014 Arizona state 800m title at the Division 2 level and was chosen as the Arizona Daily Star Track Athlete of the Year) ... as a junior, earned Academic Scholar distinction, before receiving the Academic Award of Excellence (as well as the Los Alamitos Female Student-Athlete of the Year accolade) as a senior ... in addition to the running venue, chose Cal Poly because of the “beautiful location, its great business program and many family alumni.”

Personal -- Daughter of Marc and Ann (who also attended Cal Poly); has a brother, Douglas ... majors in Business.