Katherine Fafian
Katherine Fafian
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
High School: Notre Dame Academy
Events: Throws
Major: Occupational Therapy
  • Two-year letter winner who has recorded six top-10 finishes

Sophomore Season (2019-20) (Outdoor season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

  • Competed in the weight throw in five meets during the indoor season for the Royals
  • Finished sixth in the event at the Landmark Conference Indoor Championships with a personal-best mark of 11.89m

Freshman Season (2018-19)

  • Competed in nine meets during her first season at Scranton
  • Recorded season-best marks in the shot put (8.29m) and weight throw (8.75m) at the Landmark Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 23 to place 13th and 16th in the events, respectively
  • Posted a season-best mark of 28.26 meters in the hammer throw at the Landmark Conference Outdoor Championships on May 4-5 to finish 15th while also bringing home a 12th place result in the discus
  • Also had a personal record in the discus at the Coach P Invitational on Apr. 12-13 with a mark of 24.48 meters
  • Totaled five top-10 finishes on the season including a pair of seventh place results in the hammer throw

Personal Best Marks

Event   Meet (Date) Mark
Shot Put Landmark Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 23, 2019) 8.29m
Discus Coach P Invitational (Apr. 12-13, 2019) 24.48m
Hammer Landmark Conference Outdoor Championships (May 4-5, 2019) 28.26m
Weight Throw Landmark Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 29, 2020) 11.89m


Awards & Honors

  • Landmark Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll (2020)
  • Landmark Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll (2020)

High School/Personal

  • Prepped at Notre Dame Academy, earning three varsity letters in track and four in swimming
  • Won the discus competition at the 2018 NY and BQ CHSAA sectional championships
  • Helped team win Indoor/Outdoor State Island championships (2016-2018).
  • Her squad was also 2016-2018 CHSAA NYC/sectional indoor and outdoor champions
  • Is the daughter of Deborah and John Fafian. Her mother graduated from Hofstra University while her father is a University of Pennsylvania graduate.
  • Also has a sister, Maria, who swam at Fairleigh Dickinson University