ATHLETE – Kodiak High School

Kristy Klinnert was an incredibly talented runner who made history during her four years at Kodiak High School. Kristy was an unbeaten cross-country runner from her freshman year to her senior year. She was the Alaska State Cross-Country Running Champion from 1983-1987. She also participated and distinguished her self in track and field. She set and still holds the State record in the two-mile. For two years in a row, she won the State Championship in the mile and 3200. In 1986, Kristi was named the Alaska Sports Person of the Year. Kristi continued her running career at Northern Arizona University. She was a three time All American in Division I crosscountry. She still holds the conference and school record for the 10K. Kristi qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon and in the 10K. She won a bronze medal in the World University Games in 1995 in the marathon.

Kristy is a math teacher in the Anchorage School District at Central Middle School. She coaches cross-country running and track and field. She volunteers with Team Alaska and the Run for Women. Recently, Kristy has learned to swim and bike and has become competitive in the triathlon competition in Alaska. She is also a new mom; a totally different challenge.