Cross Country:(Sophomore Year) Towson's second place finisher in five of the eight meets ... cross the finish line first for the Tigers in the CAA Meet when she posted her personal 6K best with a 22:59.60, good for a 29th overall ... overall finish was a 6th place in the Towson Invitational. (Freshman Year) Placed among Towson's top five in five of the eight meets ... ran a steady fourth and fifth ... top performance was a fourth place overall in the Cappy Anderson where she posted a personal best 18:30.98 for a 5K ... it was her only sub-19:00 5K of the season ... clocked a 23:57 for her best 6K time at the Paul Short Invitational.
Personal Records: 5K: 18:30.98 (Cappy Anderson 2011) 6K: 22:59 (CAA Meet 2012)
Track (Freshman Year) Competed in the 800, 1000, 1500 and mile ... clocked the second fastest time in program history in the 1000 with a 2:56.83 at the indoor Armory Collegiate ... that proved to be Towson's best 1000 time of the year ... top mile time was 5:17.31 at the Gulden Invitational that places her just outside Towson's top 10 ... won the 1000 at the Princeton Indoor Invitational in a time of 3:01.39 ... outdoor specialty was the 1500 ... she finished 10th in the CAA's with a time of 4:41.57 to place 4th on Towson's all-time list ... that was the best 1500 time for a Tiger all season ... teamed with Desiree Vaughn, Kiera Joyner and Evan Campbell for a school record 4:08.83 in the 1600 sprint medley relay at the Johns Hopkins/Loyola meet.
Background/Personal: Ran cross country and track at Weston High School in Connecticut ... top 5K time was 19:00.36 when she finished second in the 2010 Southwest Conference championships ... ran sixth at the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference state championship meet ... helped Weston continue its track dominance, leading the Trojans to a sixth straight SWC title in both indoor and outdoor track ... her personal records included a 2:18.62 in the 800, a 5:12.2 in the mile, a 1:40.06 in the 600 and a 3:02.82 in the 1000 ... her most memorable experience was taking second place in the sprint medley relay at the New Balance National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Greensboro, N.C. with a time of 4:12.68 that also broke the Weston school record ... named the All Area MVP for indoor track ... recognized as the scholar athlete in cross country, indoor and outdoor track ... the SWC champion in the 600, 800 and 1600 in both her junior and senior years ... lists a namesake, Kara Goucher, and Lolo Jones as the people she admires the most ... hobbies are drawing and writing ... favorite video game is Assassin's Creed Brotherhood ... listens to IAMX ... has one younger sister ... her mother attended Sacred Heart University ... intends to major in graphic design ... born March 24, 1993 in Miami, Fla. ... daughter of Todd and Sandy Bucaro.