Cross Country

AlexJustus

  • position Distance/XC
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Maineville, Ohio
  • High school Kings High School
  • Major Finance

https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/7891472/Kentucky/Alex_Justus.html 

Personal Bests:

Cross Country:

5K – 15:59.0

6K – 18:48.6

8K – 24:42.5

5 Mile – 26:21.1

Indoor:

800 – 1:50.32

1000 – 2:24.17

Outdoor:

800 – 1:48.78

1500 – 3:48.19

In The Record Book:

  • Ranks 4th in the indoor 1,000 meter run with a time of 2:24.17 set in 2023

Academic Accolades 

  • CSC Academic All-District – 2023
  • SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll – 2022

2023-24 (Junior)

Cross Country

  • Placed 37th with a personal best time of 24:42.5 in the 8k at the Southern Showcase
  • Placed 111th with a time of 25:43.5 in the 8k at the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational
  • Placed 73rd with a time of 25:13.6 in the 8k at the Crimson Classic
  • Placed 77th with a time of 25:23.7 in the 8k at the SEC Championships

Indoor

  • Member of 4x400m relay that placed 16th with a time of 3:16.46 at the Razorback Invitational
  • Placed 27th in the 800m with a time of 1:51.59 at the Razorback Invitational
  • Won the 800m with a time of 1:51.30 at the Tiger Paw Invitational
  • Member of Distance Medley Relay that placed 7th with a time of 9:47.50 at the SEC Indoor Championships

Outdoor

  • Placed 2nd in the 800m with a time of 1:51.06 at the USF Alumni Invitational
  • Placed 2nd in his section of the 1500m with a time of 3:52.08 at the Stanford Invitational
  • Placed 18th in the 800m with a time of 1:49.11 at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational
  • Won with a personal best time of 1:48.78 in the 800m at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Member of 4×800 and sprint medley relays that placed 3rd with times of 7:32.98 and 3:18.10 at the Drake Relays

2022-23 (Sophomore)

Outdoor

  • Placed 5th in the 1,500 meters with a personal best time of 3:50.28 at the UCF Black & Gold Invite
  • Set a time of 1:51.07 in the 800m at the Stanford Invitational
  • Set a personal best time of 3:48.19 in the 1500m at the Stanford Invitational
  • Placed 23rd with a time of 1:50.25 in the 800m at the Tom Jones Memorial
  • Member of 4×400 relay team that placed 17th with a time of 3:12.39 at the Tom Jones Memorial
  • Placed 10th in the 800m with a time of 1:50.45 at the Jim Green Invitational

Indoor

  • Member of DMR team that placed 2nd at Rod McCravy Memorial (10:02.36).
  • Had a career best 2:24.17 in the 1000 meters at the Vanderbilt Invitational where he placed 2nd.
  • Scored points for the Wildcats in the DMR at the SEC Championships after a 5th place finish (9:42.50).

Cross Country

  • Had a career best 15:59.0 in the 5k of the EKU tri-meet.
  • Had a career best 24:43.1 in the 8k of the North Alabama Showcase.

2021-22 (Freshman) 

Outdoor 

  • Ran second 800m personal best of the season at SEC Championships (1:49.70) 
  • Placed second in the 800m at the Kentucky Invitational 
  • Finished third in the 800m at the Black and Gold Invite 

Indoor 

  • Placed third in the 1000m (2:27.88) and ran in the mile at the Vanderbilt Invitational 
  • Ran in the seventh place DMR at SEC Championships 

Cross Country 

  • Ran in the men’s open 8K at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational 
  • Finished first among UK true freshmen and in the top 30 in the Missouri Opener 6K (18:48.6) 

High School 

  • National Merit Scholar 
  • New Balance All American in the 4x800m 
  • Indoor state champion in the 800m and 4x800m 
  • Outdoor state runner up in the 800m 

Personal 

    • Birthday: February 16 
    • Parents: Ginger and Rob Justus 
    • Sibling: Zack Justus 
    • Major: Biology: Pre-Med 
    • Hobbies: Playing and watching sports, watching movies and playing video games 
    • Favorite sports teams: Cleveland Browns, any UK team 
    • Fun fact: Lived in Germany for three years 
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