The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials continue through July 1
Kasey Hill is in her first season as an assistant coach at Kansas State after serving in a volunteer basis the year prior. Hill came to Manhattan following a stint as a volunteer coach at Harvard for one year working with the combined events athletes.
Hill brings with her to the staff a strong resume of success in competition graduating from Boston College. She is a two-time All-American for the Golden Eagles competing in the pentathlon and heptathlon. Hill finished eighth in the pentathlon at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championship. Hill claimed fourth in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championship during her senior season as well. She was named team captain and also was recognized as one of Boston College's top student-athlete receiving the Eagle of the Year Award.
Hill is expected to work with the sprints, jumps and combined event student-athletes as well as handle various administrative tasks within the program.
While serving in her volunteer position at K-State, Hill also was training with head coach Cliff Rovelto in his post-collegiate program. Professionally, Hill has represented Team USA in a number of meets, including the 2010 Thorpe Cup where she finished sixth to help Team USA defeat Germany in a combined events competition. At the 2010 USATF Championships this summer she claimed fourth. She also participated in the 2008 USA Olympic Trials.
"I am very excited to be a part of the Kansas State coaching staff," Hill said. "Having spent the past year training under coach Rovelto, the track and field program here is something I've come to truly believe in. I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to contribute to the program."
Hill is a native of Montgomery, Vt., and earned her bachelor's of science degree in marketing and operations management from Boston College. She is a certified personal trainer serving in that capacity in Boston before coming to K-State.