Cross Country
Adam Kahleifeh - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Bardstown High School

Personal Bests
800M: 1:53.48 | 1,500M: 3:45.99 | Mile: 4:06.88| 3,000M: 8:02.94 | 5,000M: 14.03.48

SEC Silver Medalist – 2014 3k

2013-14 (Senior)
Outdoor – NCAA East Prelims qualifier in the 5k
Indoor – SEC Silver Medalist in the 3k running a PR 8:02.94, which ranks No. 6 on the UK all-time performers’ list.
Cross Country – Enjoyed a breakout year, leading UK at multiple meets … Finished in the top-20 at three meets … 8,000-meter season-best time 24:13.7 came at the home meet, Bluegrass Invitational … UK’s No. 2 finisher for much of the season, and led UK at the Bluegrass Invitational.

2012-13 (Junior)

Outdoor – Personal-record 1,500-meter time of 3:45.99 came at the IU Billy Hayes Invitational to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships … The UK men’s distance programs only member to make NCAA East Prelims in two events, both the 1,500m and 5k … 5K PR 14:12.84 came at Stanford Invitational … Season-best mile time 4:15.43 came at home meet Heart of the Bluegrass Classic.
Indoor – Competed in mile and 3,000 meters indvidually … Anchor of UK’s fourth-place distance medley relay team at SEC Championships … PR 3K 8:15.27 came at Tyson Invitational.
Cross Country – Top 8K time 24:37.80 came at NCAA Pre-Nationals in Louisville, Ky. … Finished as UK’s No. 2 finisher at Pre-Nationals … Posted 10K time of 31:53.00 at NCAA Southeast Regionals.

2011-12 (Sophomore)
Outdoor – Ran a then-personal-record 1,500-meter time of 3:50.14 at Polytan Invitational to finish seventh … Reached the finals of the SEC Championships at 1,500 meters … Top 2012 outdoor 800-meter time of 1:55.17 came at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle.
Indoor – Set two PRS during the 2012 indoor season … Personal-best 800-meter time of 1:53.48 came at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational … Also set a career-best 4:06.88 mile time at the prestigious UW Husky Classic in Seattle … Competed in the distance medley relay and the mile at the SEC Championships.
Cross Country – Posted a top-25 finish at the Belmont-VU Opener, running the 5K event in 16:10.92 … Ran the 8K at the Tennessee Invitational in 26:10.58 … Finishied 45th out of 240 at the Greater Louisville Classic, posting a time of 24:55.18 in the 8K … His time at the Greater Louisville Classic was the third-best of the season in the 8K for the Wildcats … Completed the 8K at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational in 25:50.78, placing 34th out of over 100 participants … Placed 23rd at the SEC Cross Country Championships after running the 8K in 25:03.26 … Ran the 10K in 32:00.5 at the NCAA Southeast Region Championship.

2010-11 (Freshman)
Outdoor – Had the third-fastest time on the team in the 1,500m run … Best time in the 1,500m run came at the Payton Jordan Invite. 
Indoor – Best time in the one-mile run came at the Husky Classic, along with two of his teammates … Ran a season-best time of 4:11.77 in the one-mile run. 
Cross Country – Finished the San Francisco Invitational with a time of 25:54, his best time of the season … Best finish of the year came at the San Francisco Invitational, crossing the line in 28th place overall … Finished in the top-five on the team in two races … Had three top-70 finishes for the year.

High School
800M state Champion – track (2010) … led team to the State Championship – Track (2006, 2008) … State runner-up in the 1600M (2008) cross country state runner-up (2010) … Academic all state (2008,2009).

Born on in Boston, MA … Son of Basim and Laurie Kahleifeh … Has one sister, (Sarah) and one brother (Zach) … Earned a combined 13 letters in high school, six in track and seven in cross country.

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