Katie Guikema
Katie Guikema

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Byron Center, Mich.

High School:
South Christian

Event:
Jumps


07/11/2012

Fifty-Nine Spartans Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Honorees earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2011-12 academic year.

05/31/2012

2012 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

102 Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

05/03/2012

MSU Track & Field Wraps-up Regular Season with Len Paddock Invitational

The Invitational is the last outdoor meet prior to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships next weekend.

04/29/2012

Spartans Win Eleven Events at Lyle Bennett Open

Alicia Evans and Jarred Gambrell earn dual victories, Daniels and Duda notch personal bests.

04/19/2012

Polytan, Al Owens Classic on tap for this weekend

The Spartan Track & Field team hits the road this weekend with members of the squad traveling to the Polytan Invitational and the Al Owens Classic.

Personal Bests
• Long Jump - 5.82m (19-1)
• Triple Jump - 10.18m (33-4)
• 200m - 26.60m

2010-11:
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR:
Posted a personal-best mark of 5.56m in the long jump, placing third at the Indiana University Outdoor Invitational ... Recorded a third-place finish distance of 5.60m in the long jump at the Lyle Bennett Open ... Competed in the long jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, setting a distance of 5.63m.
INDOOR: Placed fourth in the long jump at the Notre Dame Invitational, recording a distance of 5.28m ... Also ran a personal-best time of 26.60 in the 200m at the Notre Dame Invitational.

2009-10:
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Long jumped 5.52m (18-1 ½) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Had a season-best long jump of 5.82m (19-1 ¼) at the Spartan Invitational.
INDOOR: Long jumped 5.40m (17-8 ¾) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships and 5.51m (18-1) at the Kentucky Track & Field Invitational.

2008-09:
OUTDOOR: Competed in the long jump ... Recorded a season-best distance of 5.62m (18-5 ¼) at the Joe Hilton Invite ... Tallied six of the Spartans-top-10 long jumps on the year including a jump of 5.47m (17-11 ½) at the Big Ten Championships.
INDOOR: Competed in the long jump at seven meets, including the Big Ten Championships where she leaped 5.41m (17-9) ... Set her personal-record at the MSU Open when she leaped 5.69m (18-8) ... Set marks of 5.52m (18-1 ½) and 5.51m (18-1) at the Indiana Invite and Grand Valley Big Meet, respectively.

High School:
Three-time Michigan state champion in the long jump, twice at the outdoor championships and once indoors ... Four-year letterwinner in cross country and three-year letterwinner in track & field ... Two-time all-conference in cross country (2006-07) ... Three-time all-conference in track and field (2005-07) ... Placed fifth in the long jump during her sophomore year, and was state champion in her junior season ... Two-time all-state selection in the long jump in 2006-07, and a member of the 1,600m relay team that also earned all-state honors both years ... Cross country team took second place in the state her sophomore year ... Helped her team earn academic all-state status.

Personal:
Daughter of Curt and Amy Guikema ... Plans to major in special education ... Born Feb. 12, 1990.