Cross Country
Caitlin Phillips - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Magnificat

Two-Time All-SEC – Cross Country
School Record Holder – 3,000 meter Steeplechase

2003: Outdoor – Ran a seasonal best 4:29.76 in the 1,500 meters in the preliminaries of the SEC Championships, where she advanced to the finals and placed seventh… Ran a seasonal best 16:51.75 in the 5,000 meters at the Cardinal Qualifier… Set the UK school record in the 3000m Steeplechase at the SEC Quad Meet. Indoor – Was the UK high point scorer at the SEC Championships with her third place finishes in the 3,000 and 5,000 meter races… Ran a personal best time of 9:36.51 for the 3,000 meters and 16:45.56 for the 5,000 meters at the SEC Championships… Anchored the Distance Medley Relay that finished in 4:49.7 (1,600 meters) at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

Fall 2002: Cross Country – Led UK to its highest finish in 12 years with a fourth-place showing at the SEC Championships to earn her second All-SEC award…Placed 18th at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships with a season-best 6k time of 20:51 to earn All-Region honors and advance to the NCAA Championships… Won the Woodford Country Trials for the third consecutive year… Ran a season-best 5k time of 17:07 to place fifth at the Auburn Invitational.

2002: Outdoor – Ran in both the 800 and 1,500 meters during the season, finishing seventh in the 800 at the Long Beach Classic…Won the 1,500 meters at the EKU Classic… Was a member of the distance-medley relay team that finished fifth at the Penn Relays. Indoor – Finished fourth in the 3,000 meters at the SEC East meet…Finished fifth in the mile at the Kentucky Invitational. Cross Country – Finished first at the Woodford County Trials, fourth at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational, second at the Cardinal Open and eighth at the SEC Championships, earning All-SEC honors.

2001: Outdoor – Steadily improved her 1,500 meters time during the year, running a personal best 4:27.76 at the Mt. Sac Relays… Moved up and ran the 3000 meters at Penn Relays, establishing a new personal best of 9:40.50… Finalist in the SEC Championships in the 1500m run, finishing 8th. Indoor – Finished seventh in the mile at the SEC Championships… Established a personal best in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 4:55.97… At the SEC Quad Meet, won the mile in a time of 4:58.87 and finished second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.09.

High School: Shaved six seconds off of her 800-meter time between her freshman and junior seasons, while cutting nearly 13 seconds from her 1,600-meter time by her senior year… Was named All-state four times in cross country and three times in track… Was a seven-time team MVP… and Magnificat Athlete of the Year… Also was a six time Academic All-Ohio.

Personal: Born July 13, 1982… Parents are Catherine and James Phillips… Major is art studio.

Personal Bests:
800 Meters: 2:14.10
1,500 Meters: 4:27.73
Mile: 4:55.97
3,000 Meters: 9:36.51
5,000 Meters: 16:45.56

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