Katherine Gallaher
Katherine  Gallaher


Yorba Linda, Calif.

High School:
Esperanza HS '15


Nutrition Science


Women second, Men sixth at Big West Championships

Kirkegaard earns all-conference honors, finishing 10th to pace the Aggie women


Aggies leave the Mainland for Big West Championships

UC Davis men and women look to improve on third-place finishes at last year's meet


Leung, Ceja pace Aggies in a pair of Saturday meets

Leung leads the way at Pre-Nationals, while Ceja posts his third top-10 finish of the season


Aggies split squads between Pre-Nationals, Santa Clara

UC Davis women get a sneek peek at this year's NCAA Championships course, while the men head to the Bay Arena for the Bronco Invitational


Aggies finish fifth at Capital Cross Challenge

Kirkegaard eighth, Ceja 12th to lead the Aggies for the second straight race

2016: Competed in three meets as a sophomore... Finished with a season-best 6K time of 21:32.9 at the Capital Cross Challenge in Sacramento, crossing the line in 37th... Posted her best finish of the season at the Big West Conference Championships in Honolulu, ending the day in 25th place with a time of 23:01.0 to help the Aggies finish second as a team... Also posted a time of 24:04.9 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind.

2015: Made her Aggie debut by competing in five meets, including a spot in the lineup at the Big West Conference Championships... Opened the year with an eighth-place finish at the Aggie Open with a 4K time of 14:53... Posted a season-best 6K time of 22:17 at the Doc Adams Open on Nov. 7... Finished the conference championships with a time of 22:32.74 to help the Aggies to a third-place finish... Crossed in a time of 22:43.6 to help UC Davis finish second at the UC Riverside Invitational, and posted a time of 22:38.4 in her third straight start to help the Aggies finish third at the Stanford Invitational.

Helped the Aztecs to the Century League title in 2013... Second-team All-Orange County and first-team All-Century League selection as a senior in 2014... Finished seventh at the CIF Southern Section Division III finals as a senior with a time of 17:56... Led the team to a third-place finish at the CIF state meet as a senior... Named Esperanza's Female Athlete of the Year as a senior... Finished second in the 1600m at the Century League finals as a senior with a time of 5:08 and was a member of the school record-setting 4x1600m squad that year... First-team All-CIF Southern Section Division III as a senior, helping her team to a second-place finish... Advanced to the CIF state meet as a junior, helping her team to a sixth-place finish... Ran a personal best three-mile time of 17:47 in her final prep season.

Parents are Patrick and Georgia... Has an older sister, Patricia... Lists her proudest personal accomplishment as breaking 18 minutes at the CIF finals on the Mt. SAC course... If she could play any other sport at UC Davis, it would be soccer... Lists Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick as her sports hero, and either Jane Goodall or Gandhi as her non-sports hero.


4K 14:53 9/5/15 Aggie Open
5K -- -- --
6K 21:32.9 10/1/16 Capital Cross Challenge