9, 10, 11, 12
9, 10, 11, 12
Class of 2002
The most decorated female sprinter in CCHS history, Katie Fulton was the 2001 Massachusetts and New En- gland State Champion in the 100 meter and was also a DCL All-Star in field hockey, earning her female Athlete of the Year at graduation in 2002.
Katie grew up in West Concord, one of three athletic Fulton children. She attended Thoreau and Sanborn, and arrived at CCHS in the fall of 1998, playing freshman field hockey for CCHS graduate Bev Barton. She went on to letter three times on varsity in that sport, making up for her self-admitted lack of stick skills with speed and athleticism that separated her from the pack. She was part of several Patriot teams that were DCL contend- ers and state tournament participants under Coach Bob Murphy, and Fulton earned DCL All-Star honors as a senior in 2001.
Skip O’Connor Track at Emerson Playground was where Fulton truly flourished, as she tore up the DCL and Massachusetts in her four-year running career. Competing in events that included the 100m, 200m, long jump, 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay, and sprint medley relay, Fulton went on to hold CCHS career records in five different events. A two-time team captain and MVP, Fulton helped the Patriots to the 2001 DCL team title as a junior, and capped her remarkable junior spring by winning the Massachusetts and New England State Champi- onships in the 100m. For her efforts, Fulton earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors that spring.
As a senior, Fulton won DCL Championships in three events (100m, 200m, long jump), capping her career as one of the greatest sprinters in the long and illustrious history of the league. A three-time All-Scholastic by the MetroWest Daily News and Lowell Sun, Fulton was a three-time participant in the Outdoor National Track and Field Championships and was also a three-time qualifier for the Adidas Outdoor National Track and Field Championships in the 100m.
“My time as an athlete at CCHS was an incredible and memorable part of my life, and the memories and friend- ships formed in those years have stayed with me,” says Fulton. “From bus rides to psych tapes to holding start- ing blocks for teammates and lots of maroon and gold glitter and nail polish, the entire experience was amazing. I had irreplaceable support from coaches that had a positive influence on all elements of my life then - revisiting the time reminds me of the huge impact that they had and their amazing level of patience and dedication. Hanna Bruno, especially, was a wonderful mentor to me.”
Following CCHS, Fulton took her talents to Williams College, where she continued on as a three-season athlete for the Ephs. Katie played four years of field hockey on teams that won a pair of NESCAC titles and made four consecutive NCAA appearances. She also ran indoor and outdoor track, earning All-American honors three times in outdoor track and two times indoors. She won a total of eight NE DIII sprint and relay titles and broke the school 200M at the 2006 Outdoor NCAAs clocking a time of 24.12. She graduated as a multiple school record-holder at Williams.
Katie and her husband, Eric, reside in West Concord with their young daughter, MJ. She is a Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Northeastern University.