Events: Anything from the 400m hurdles to cross country to the marathon
Hometown: Olympia, WA
College/University Competed for: Pacific Lutheran University
· 1986 PLU Woman of the Year in Sports award 1986
· 2000 Marathon Olympic trials
· 2004 Marathon Olympic trials
· 2005 Inducted into the PLU hall of fame
· NAIA runner up 400m hurdles
· 1st woman to break 60 seconds in the 400m hurdles in Washington State
· Holds 2K steeple chase world record W45
· Holds 400m hurdle national record W45
· Multiple National Championships as a master in club cross country (individual and team) and track.
Volunteer work: I put on monthly fun runs at my local elementary school, timer at local high school meets, local all-comers meets, and keynote speaker at "Woman and Girls in Sports" conferences and local Rotary club.
Personal Info: Karen grew up in Lacey, WA and teaches physical education at the same school she attended. She is married to Mike Steen, and has three children: Kyle, Mariah and Jakob. Karen runs so she can eat many desserts.