Kathleen Van Heule-Romsa

Track, 1983-85

A Worland native and one of the greatest all-around athletes ever to compete for Wyoming, Kathy Van Heule-Romsa made a name for herself in the heptathlon. After transferring to Wyoming as a sophomore from Florida State, she was a three-time High Country Athletic Conference (HCAC) Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 1983, 1984 and 1985. Kathy was a back-to -back-to-back HCAC heptathlon champion during those years, and was also the HCAC 100-meter hurdles champion in 1985. During the 1984 conference championships she scored an amazing total of 46 points for the team, all while nursing an injured ankle. Kathy is the HCAC record holder in the heptathlon and holds UW records in the heptathlon and the mile medley relay. At one time she also held UW records in the 55-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles, high jump and the 100-meter dash. A two-time NCAA qualifier, Kathy received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Award and served as a UW assistant track coach for three years following her senior year.

Inducted September 25, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Three-time High Country Athletic Conference Track &Field Athlete of the Year
  • Holds Wyoming records in heptathlon and mile medley relay