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Katie Class

Full name: Kathryn Helen "Katie" Class (-Marquard)
Gender: Female
Height: 13-9 (165 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: March 24, 1963 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Midway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Katie Class skated for the Midway Speedskating Club, and later attended Morehead State University. Class was on the US national team from 1980-88. Primarily a sprinter in her early career, she won one World Cup race, a 1,500 at Lake Placid in January 1987, and she was seventh at the 1987 World Sprints, her best international finish in a major tournament. Class competed at the World Sprints in 1983-84 and 1986-88 and the World Championships in 1986-88. As Katie Marquard she later became the Executive Director of USA Speedskating, a role she held for 16 years. She eventually settled in Westlake, Ohio, where she coached at a local club. Class-Marquard was inducted into the US Speedskating Hall of Fame as a contributor for her service to the sport.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.91 (1988); 1000 – 1:21.10 (1988); 1500 – 2:07.30 (1988); 3000 – 4:36.68 (1987); 5000 – 8:12.62 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 10
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 17
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 12
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 8
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 13

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 10 42.97 11.38
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 12 40.91 11.11

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 17 1:27.57 19.57 51.83
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 8 1:21.10 18.80 48.42

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 13 2:07.30 26.93 58.02 1:31.03
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