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KATE BERNICKE - Women's Track & Field - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile



5k: 17:41.6

6k: 22:09.43



Placed 12th at 2019 Covered Bridge Open

Ran 6k cross country personal-best at 2019 Blazer Classic (22:09.5)

Established new personal-best marks over five different distances on the track in 2018



Cross Country: Did not participate at the Mountain Dew Invitational…finished 21st overall at the FSU Invitational with a 5k personal-best time (17:41.6)…finished 83rd overall at the UAB Blazer Classic (22:25.25).


Cross Country: Carried momentum from 2019 outdoor season to the trails for her best season to date…turned heads with a 12th-place finish – eighth on the team – at the Covered Bridge Open to start campaign…dipped under 18 minutes for the first time in her career at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, finishing the 5k in 17:54.3…established a new 6k cross country PB at the Blazer Classic, finishing in 22:09.5. Indoor: recorded personal-bests over two different events to begin the season…ran 9:51.70 3000m at the Vanderbilt Invitational…followed up with a 5:05.62 mile at the Bob Pollock Invitational…placed fourth in the 5000 at the Tiger Paw Invitational (17:32.26), her best time at that distance indoors.


Cross Country: Saw action in three meets and finished in the scoring five each time…placed 12th overall at the Bobcat Invitational in a 6k-best time of 23:18.5, helping the Noles to the team win. Indoor:  made her first career indoor appearance for the Noles at the Clemson Orange & Purple Elite, placing sixth in the 3000m (PB 10:17.37)…doubled at Bob Pollock Invitational in the 3000 and mile (PB 5:12.22). Outdoor: Established new personal-bests in the 1500 and 5000…was FSU Relays runner-up in 5000 (PB 17:05.41)…scored her first collegiate victory in the 1500 (PB 4:35.24) with a big kick finish at Crimson Tide Invitational…narrowly missed another 5000 PB at Bryan Clay Invitational, but that performance in California earned her a spot in the ACC Championships lineup…made her debut in the 10,000 at the conference meet and placed 15th (PB 36:56.67).


Cross Country: First-year Nole saw action at the FSU Invitational (20:16.0, 5k) and at the Crimson Classic (24:26.6, 6k). Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Competed in five meets, lining up four times in the 5000m run…improved in each of her first three 5000 efforts, highlighted by a personal-best 18:35.80 at the North Florida Invitational…also registered a 3000m PB (11:08.62) at the Tom Jones Memorial.


Helped Avon High team to 2014 Indiana state cross country runner-up finish…boasts personal-bests of 5:10.68 (1600), 11:03.18 (3200) and 18:33 for 5k in cross country…a three-time country champion and two-time sectional champion in the 3200…was fourth in 2014 New Balance Nationals freshman 3200….awarded 10 letters in high school between cross country, track & field and swimming…outstanding student who was an AP Scholar and member of the National Honor Society…daughter of Mark and Diane Bernicke…working on a double-major in political science and public relations…born March 11, 1999.