Player Profiles



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

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013-14 in Track
  • Did not compete
At West Virginia in 2013 in Cross Country 
  • Did not compete
At West Virginia in 2012-13 in Track
  • 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 2012 in Cross Country 
  • Medical redshirt
  • 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Cross Country First Team
At West Virginia in 2011-12 in Track
  • 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 2011 in Cross Country 
  • 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 2010-11 in Track
  • Redshirted
At West Virginia in 2010 in Cross Country 
  • 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 in Cross Country 
  • 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
  • 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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