Katie Wardsworth was hired as Oregon track and field's director of operations on Sept. 17, 2018.
Wardsworth will take a leading role in Oregon’s day-to-day track and field operations and travel coordination, among other duties.
Wardsworth joins the Ducks after completing her Masters of Education in intercollegiate athletic leadership at the University of Washington. Wardsworth, a hammer thrower, transferred to UW in 2018 for her final year of eligibility after spending two years at Washington State, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Wardsworth served as the Captain for the Washington State Cougars Track and Field Team. She spent time serving as the Assistant Coordinator of the Peer Academic Program helping at risk-student-athletes work with learning specialist and tutors to regain eligibility. She placed ninth in the hammer throw at the 2016 and 2018 Pac-12 Championship meets.
Wardsworth gained experience in operations upon transferring to Washington, where she served as a track and field operations intern for the Huskies. The Spokane Valley, Wash., native began her collegiate career at Idaho in 2014 before redshirting in 2015 and transferring to WSU.