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Kaitlyn                            Gillespie
Kaitlyn
Gillespie
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Height: 5-2
Sport: Women's Cross Country

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013
  • Did not compete
At West Virginia in 2012
  • Medical redshirt
  • 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Cross Country First Team
At West Virginia in 2011
  • Achieved All-America honors with a 27th-place mark at the NCAA Championship in 20:17 (6k)
  • Came in seventh place at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional in 21:46 (6k), earning all-region honors
  • Earned All-Big East honors with seventh-place finish at the Big East Championship in 20:14 (6k)
  • Came in second place at the Penn State National in 20:53 (6k)
  • Arrived in second place at the Toledo Bubble Buster Invitational in 13:18 (4k)
  • 2011 USTFCCCA Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic
At West Virginia in 2010
  • Earned All-America honors following her 34th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 20:46 (6k)
  • Achieved All-Mid-Atlantic Region accolades with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional in 20:31 (6k)
  • Earned All-Big East honors with a 10th-place mark at the Big East Championships with a 6k time of 21:17
  • Finished 17th at the Penn State National with a 6k time of 21:13
  • Came in first place at the Big East Preview in 18:28
  • Achieved her second first-place finish of the season at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5K time of 17:24
At Cedarville in 2009
  • NCCAA and NAIA All-American
  • Placed sixth at the NAIA Championships
  • Named conference female athlete of the week four times
  • Named team's Most Valuable Runner
  • Took first place at the Shawnee State Invitational, the DePauw/Rose-Hulman Invitational, the Aquinas Invitational, the American Conference Championship and the NCCAA Championship
Prep
  • Captain of the cross country team at Cuyahoga Falls Christian Academy
  • 2008 state champion in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter races
  • Member of 2008 state championship team
  • Dapper Dan Club of Akron honoree
Personal
  • Daughter of Jim and Diane Gillespie
  • Has one brother and a sister
  • Birthday is June 28
  • Majoring in exercise physiology
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List

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