Don’t let the blonde hair and sweet smile fool you — Katelyn Fairchild is a fierce competitor. Its in her blood. She is the sixth of seven Fairchild children, all student athletes and children of two former college athletes. One might say she was destined for athletic greatness.
Greatness is exactly what she has already accomplished in her 18 years. Katelyn lead her Andale High School team to 3 State Champion Titles in Track and Field (Covid canceled her opportunity to claim four) and will continue her family legacy and become the sixth Fairchild College Student Athlete. This Fall she is headed to Texas A & M to Throw Javelin for the Aggies.
Before she heads to College Station this fall Katelyn will head to Eugene, Oregon to participate in the Olympic Trials. After finishing her stellar high school career she was invited to compete among our country’s most talented athletes. She will be one of two 18 yr old’s competing to qualify to represent the red white and blue in Tokyo. Trials begin Friday and she will need to meet the mark to advance to Saturday and beyond.
Regardless of when her time in Eugene ends – she doesn’t plan to slow down at all. If she doesn’t qualify to compete in Tokyo she will stay in Eugene and compete in Nationals for Outdoor High School Track and Field. From there she will come back to Kansas and finish up prep and training then head to Texas A & M to begin her college career as a student athlete.
Katelyn is certainly making Kansans proud…and really has just started making a splash! Keep your eyes on her as she continues to compete and represent her family and state so beautifully. Watch her trials live on Friday June 25th at nbcolympics.com