Cross Country
Colin Heenan - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Liverpool

• 2009 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2010-11: Cross Country (Junior) – Raced in all six cross country races during the 2010 season … Earned three top-50 finishes … Had the third-best time on the team in four races … Had his best time of the year at the Greater Louisville Invitational, crossing the finish line at the 8K race in 25:09.66. Indoor (RS Junior) – Ran at the Kentucky Invitational … Had his best time in the 3,000m run come at the Kentucky Invitational. Outdoor (Senior) Did not compete.

2009-10: Cross Country (Sophomore) – Placed fourth on the team and 46th overall at Greater Louisville Classic with an 8K mark of 25:07.61 … At NCAA Southeast Regional, finished fourth on the team and 104th overall with a 10K time of 32:57. Indoor (Junior) – Did not compete. Outdoor (Junior) – At the UCF Black and Gold Challenge ran a season-best time of 4:05.38 to finish eighth in the 1,500m run … Ran a personal-best 5,000m in 14:56.24 at the Florida Relays.

2008-09: Cross Country (RS Freshman) – Named SEC Male Athlete of the Week and Freshman of the Week after placing first on the team and seventh overall with an 8K time of 25:25 at the Wildcats’ opener in Memphis … At Notre Dame Invitational, came across the line in second on the team and 62nd overall with a five-mile time of 24:42 … Placed in the team’s top five in four of six meets, including a first-place finish on the team in the season opener … Placed 94th overall at Southeast Regional with 10K time of 33:09 … At SEC Championships, finished 8K course in 26:12. Indoor (Sophomore) – Competed in the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m runs … Ran personal-best 5K mark at Penn State, clocking in at 15:10.05. Outdoor (Sophomore) – Competed in the 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m runs.

2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country – Did not compete. Indoor – Did not compete. Outdoor – Ran personal-best time in 10,000m of 32:39.23 at Sea Ray Relays … At Jesse Owens Track Classic, ran personal-best 5,000m as a Wildcat in a time of 15:28.54.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Liverpool High School … A three-time state qualifier in cross country and a two-time state qualifier in indoor track … Finished third at the New York State Federation meet in 2005 as junior … Was 14th at the Footlocker Northeast Meet in 2005 in junior year … Coached by Tracy Vannatta … A member of the National Honor Society … Earned academic varsity letter.

Personal: Full name is Colin Jack Heenan … Born Dec. 30, 1988 … Parents are Michael and Kathryn Heenan … Father competed in crew at Jacksonville University as an undergraduate … Has two siblings, Jeff and Brigid … Brigid is also a cross country and track athlete at SUNY-Geneseo … Major is history.

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