Cross Country
Patrick Schaefer - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Louisville, KY
  • High school St. Xavier 
Academic Accolades 

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll – 2020

2021-22 (Senior)

  • Did not compete

2020-21 (Junior) 
Cross Country

  • Ran in three meets, including the SEC Championships
  • Best finish was 32nd at the “Live at Lou” Classic

2018-19 (Freshman) 

  • Ran in the 3k and 5k at the SEC Championships
  • Ran a 3k PB 8:30.38 to place seventh at Jim Green Invitational
  • Ran a 5k PB 14:52.21 at the Iowa State Classic

Cross country

  • 8k PB 23:34.10 at the SEC Championships, to be UK’s No. 2 finisher, 18th overall to earn a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team
  • UK’s last scorer in 83rd (31:59.20) in the 10k NCAA Southeast Regional

High School 

  • One of the top XC runner in Kentucky
  • New Balance Nationals competitor in the two-mile
  • Fourth in the Kentucky dream mile
  • Sixth in the Kentucky 1,600m final


  • Birthday: March 20
  • Parents: Chris and Michelle Schaefer
  • Sibling: Samantha Schaefer
  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Hobbies: Swimming, biking, being outdoors
  • Favorite sports team: Kentucky Wildcats
  • Fun fact: Wants to do triathlons after college
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