Cross Country
Kaitlyn Lacy - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school Male High School 

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll – 2019, 2020, 2021
  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2020, 2021
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll – 2019

2021-22 (Senior) 


  • Ran her first 10,000m at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 34:55.36 becoming the sixth fastest in the event for UK all-time
  • Finished fifth in the 5,000m (16:30.05) at the Joe Walker Invitational


  • Ran in four meets, including SEC Championships
  • Earned a personal best with a fifth-place finish in the 3000m (9:37.26) at the McCravy meet

Cross Country

  • Placed 31st (21:05.3) in the women’s 6K at NCAA Southeast Regionals
  • Finished 27th (21:12.4) in the SEC Championships 6K, scoring points in Kentucky’s fourth place team finish
  • Ran for 104th (21:15.3) in the FSU Pre-Nationals 6K as one of UK’s scoring runners
  • Placed 60th (17:10.2) at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in the women’s blue 5K
  • Finished 13th in the Missouri Opener 5K (17:33.6)
  • Placed sixth in the Commodore Classic 5K, helping lead the women’s team to victory

2020-21 (Junior) 
Cross Country

  • Turned in her personal-best 6000m time of 21:05.3 at the SEC Championships, finishing 30th individually; helped UK to a fourth-place team finish, the Wildcats’ best since 2013
  • Came in ninth at the Commodore Classic at UK won the team title


  • Notched personal-best times for the mile (4:49.09) and 3000m (9:37.31) at the Music City Challenge


  • Fourth place in the 5000m at the Joe Walker Invitational, timing a personal-best 16:26.63
  • Personal-best 4:24.79 in the 1500m at the Rick Erdmann Twilight
  • Competed in the 5000m at the SEC Championships

2019-20 (Sophomore) 
Cross Country

  • Competed in four meets, with a best finish of 25th at the Panorama Farms Invitational
  • Placed 47th out of 258 runners at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships


  • Finished second in the mile run at the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Invitational
  • 13th in the mile at the SEC Championships

2018-19 (Freshman) 
Cross country

  • Ran at five meets
  • 5k season best was 17:35.20 at the Louisville Classic on Sept. 29
  • Ran a 6k time of 21:27.60 at the Penn State Nationals Open to be UK’s No. 2 finished

High School 

  • Three-time Kentucky State Champion
  • State Champion in Cross Country in 2017, and in the outdoor track 3,200m in 2017 and 2018, and bronze medalist in 2016
  • Silver Medalist in the Kentucky Outdoor Mile Championship three years running from her sophomore year in 2016 till her senior campaign in 2018
  • Fourth in the outdoor mile at Kentucky State Championship in 2014 and 2015
  • Winner of the Kentucky Dream Mile in 2017 with a PB 4:54.67, and runner-up in 2018
  • Nike Cross Nationals competitor as a senior in 2017
  • Bronze Medalist at Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional in 2017


  • Birthday: November 29
  • Parents: Todd and Kristen Lacy
  • Sibling: Taylor Lacy
  • Major: Marketing
  • Hobbies: Biking, hiking, yoga, reading and traveling
  • Favorite sports team: Louisville City
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