Cross Country
Kelli Walsh - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Centerville, Ohio
  • High school Centerville High School 

Academic Accolades 

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

2021-22 (Senior) 


  • Ran personal best in the 5,000m (17:14.96) at the Music City Challenge
  • Competed three meets

Cross Country

  • Ran her fastest 6K time of the season in SEC Championships (22:07.0)
  • Ran for 50th (22:10.6) in the FSU Pre-Nationals 6K open race
  • Led the Kentucky women in the women’s open 5K with a 22nd place finish (18:04.0) at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational
  • Finished in the top 30 at the Missouri Opener
  • Placed 25th (18:08.4) at the Commodore Classic 5K for her best finish of the season

2020-21 (Junior) 
Cross Country

  • Competed in three meets
  • Best finish of 24th place at the Commodore Classic as UK won the team title


  • Ran the 3000m at the McCravy-Green Invitational


  • Notched a personal-best 17:15.13 in the 5000m at the Rick Erdmann Twilight

2019-20 (Sophomore) 
Cross Country

  • Competed in four meets, with a best finish of 12th at the Miami Opener
  • Represented UK at the SEC Championships


  • Competed in five meets
  • Personal best mile run of 5:12.37 at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Came in third in the 3000m at the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Invitational, 10:12.21

2018-19 (Freshman) 

  • Ran at four meets three times in the 3k with a season best 10:03.29 to place fourth at the McCravy Memorial
  • Ran a 5k best 17:33.63 at the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 9

Cross Country

  • UK’s No. 3 finisher, 55th overall in 20:46.75 at the SEC Championship on Oct. 26
  • UK’s No. 5 finisher, 72nd overall, in a PB 21:30.20 (6k) at the NCAA Southeast Regional
  • 5k season best was 18:11.80 at the Louisville Classic on Sept. 29

High School 

  • 2016 Ohio Indoor 2-mile bronze medalist
  • New Balance Outdoor Nationals competitor in 2015 and 2017 in the two-mile
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