Biography:

Catherine Watkins only realized that she had the potential to compete at the 2015 Pan Am Games in the fall of 2014 when coach Richard Lee told her he thought she could do it. The mother of two was named to the team after an outstanding start to the season, having won the Eugene Marathon and the Masters Houston Marathon. In 2014 she finished second in the Masters division of the Canadian 10km Championships while placing 10th overall. She was the 2014 Canadian Masters 5km Champion.