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Kaitlyn                            Gillespie
Kaitlyn
Gillespie
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Height: 5-2
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Distance

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013
  • Did not compete
 
At West Virginia in 2012
  • Ran a Big East-qualifying 17:24.01 in the 5,000-meter run for second place at the WVU State Farm Games
  • Finished sixth in the 5,000 meter at the Big East Championships in a team-best 16:42.41 for the event
  • 2012 Capital One Academic All-District
  • 2012 Capital One/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American
At West Virginia in 2011
  • Came in 20th place at the NCAA East Regional in the 10,000 meters with a personal-best time of 34:10.60
  • Finished fourth in the 10,000-meter race in 34:10.91 at the Big East Championships
  • Achieved fifth place at the Jesse Owens Classic with a time of 4:31.01 in the 1,500-meter race
  • At Big East indoor championships, came in fifth place in the 5,000-meter run in 16:15.12
  • Arrived in third place in the mile run with a time of 4:46 at the Penn State Relays
  • Came in fifth place in the 5,000-meter run at the WVU State Farm Games
  • Finished first in the 1,000-meter race in 2:54 at the Doug Raymond Invitational
  • Also a member of 4x800 relay team, helping foursome to seventh place at the Big East Indoor Championships in 9:08.36
At West Virginia in 2010
  • Redshirted
Prep
  • Captain of the cross country team at Cuyahoga Falls Christian Academy
  • State champion in the 1,600, 3,200 meters in 2008
  • Cross country team also won the 2008 state championship
  • 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 East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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