Katie Class

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKathryn Helen "Katie"•Class (-Marquard)
Used nameKatie•Class
Born24 March 1963 in Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsMidway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
NOC United States


Katie Class skated for the Midway Speedskating Club, and later attended Morehead State University. Class was on the US national team from 1980-88. Primarily a sprinter in her early career, she won one World Cup race, a 1,500 at Lake Placid in January 1987, and she was seventh at the 1987 World Sprints, her best international finish in a major tournament. Class competed at the World Sprints in 1983-84 and 1986-88 and the World Championships in 1986-88. As Katie Marquard she later became the Executive Director of USA Speedskating, a role she held for 16 years. She eventually settled in Westlake, Ohio, where she coached at a local club. Class-Marquard was inducted into the US Speedskating Hall of Fame as a contributor for her service to the sport.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.91 (1988); 1000 – 1:21.10 (1988); 1500 – 2:07.30 (1988); 3000 – 4:36.68 (1987); 5000 – 8:12.62 (1987).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Katie Class
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 10
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 17
1988 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Katie Class
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 12
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 8
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 13