"Running is my therapy. I don't know what I would do if I didn't run, maybe go crazy? My motto is 'Run Hungry. Taste Victory.'"
Always a competitor, sophomore Katharine Pavloff of Golden West has been running track and cross country for the last 7 years. While participating in other sports, Pavloff found that with the support of her teammates, she truly thrived individually in running. Being a deeply competitive athlete; running cross country, the 800 meter dash and the 4x400 in track gave her the chance to go head to head with competitors.
Pavloff is the no. 2 female runner for the Golden West Cross Country team and is also the team captain. She attributes much of her current inspiration to run from a former running Rustler, Heather Simpson, and hopes to inspire her team in the same way.
Pavloff was nominated to the 2013 All-State Academic Cross Country team and currently maintains a 3.91 cumulative GPA. Her future plans are to pursue a degree in Public Health either at the University of Hawaii at Manoa or UCI, as well as continue to participate in cross country and track.
Active in her church community, Pavloff spearheaded an international missions trip and organized a trip for the youth group to Nicaragua.