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Steen named GNAC Female Athlete of the Week

Western Washington University’s Katelyn Steen has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Cross Country Female Athlete of the Week for Sept. 14-20.

Steen, a senior from Sammamish where she graduated from Eastlake High School, began her season by finishing eighth in the invitational division at the University of Washington Sundodger meet with a six-kilometer time of 21:12. She finished in back of five athletes from NCAA Division I schools and two from Canada’s Trinity Western.

Steen’s time was better than all but one athlete competing in the open division.

Last year, Steen earned All-America honors by placing 34th at the NCAA Division II National Championships.