Holy Trinity Alum to Represent USA
This past November, Holy Trinity alumnus Katie DiCamillo (class of 2005) won the USATF New England Cross Country Championship—completing the 6K course in a time of 20:51. She won the race by more than 16 seconds.
“I felt really strong throughout the race,” DiCamillo said. “For the first mile, I sat back with the leaders and eventually, I started to pull away. At that point, I decided to run on my own for the rest of the race. I love cross country, so I was very excited that I won the NE championship.”
With the win, DiCamillo earned the right to fly to Ireland and compete for Team USA in the 4K Armagh road event on Thursday February 10th and the Ras na hEireann International Cross Country race on February 13th. She is excited about this opportunity to race internationally.
“I hope to gain experience of running internationally. I would like to be competitive with the lead group of runners,” DiCamillo said. “I have never been outside of the United States before, so I am excited to see a new country.”
DiCamillo had a great running career at Holy Trinity, culminating when she ran in Footlocker Cross Country Nationals her senior year and finished 18th. She also won three-straight CHSAA cross country titles from 2002-04.
DiCamillo left Trinity with 10 school records. In outdoor: 1500m, 3000m and 2 mile. In indoor: the 1500m, one mile, 3000m and 2 mile and in cross country she also had the Sunken Meadow 2.5 mile, the Van Cortland 2.5 and the Sunken Meadow 5k records. She also held the Van Cortland Park 2.5 mile record.
“Running at Holy Trinity opened up a ton of doors for me.” DiCamillo said. “Because I had a great coach and a strong support system, I was able to take my running to the next level. I was able to be competitive on both the national and state level. Like other sports teams, it taught me valuable lessons, such as working with others and managing my time to balance both school work and sports. “
Coach Jim Muller enjoyed being a part of Katie’s career.
“Katie was a freshman my first year at Trinity, so in a way, we grew up together, I as a coach and she as a runner,” Muller said.
Always a good runner, Katie burst on to the national level with a 14:29, 4th place finish at Manhattan College her senior year.
“I am very proud and excited to hear that Katie will be representing the USA,” Muller said. “I expect that she will continue to do great things.”