Cross Country
Sarah Michels - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school Assumption 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 for a personal best in the 10,000m (37:12.02) at the Raleigh Relays


  • Competed in three meets, the Jim Green Invite, McCravy Meet and Music City Challenge

Cross Country

  • Did not compete

2020-21 (Junior) 

  • Fifth place in the 5000m at the Weems Baskin Relays, 17:55.96
  • Came in ninth at the Kentucky Invitational in the 3000m, 10:34.30

2019-20 (Sophomore) 
Cross Country

  • Competed in two meets, including the SEC Championships
  • Ran the 3000m at the Jim Green Invitational

2018-19 (Freshman) 
Cross Country

  • Ran in six meets
  • Came in 14th place at the Bluegrass Invitational
  • Represented UK at the SEC Championships and NCAA Southeast Regionals


  • Saw action in four meets
  • Won the 5000m at the McCravy Memorial Meet, 17:40.12
  • Ran a personal-best 10:16.28 in the 3000m at the Clemson Invitational, finishing eighth


  • Tallied personal bests in the 1500m at the Kentucky Invitational, 4:57.62
  • Also a personal best in the 5000m at the Florida Relays, 17:19.55
  • Represented UK in the 10,000m at the SEC Championships

High School 

  • Kentucky Dream Mile competitor in 2017
  • Kentucky runner-up in the 3,200m in 2017
  • New Balance Indoor Nationals competitor in the 5k in 2017


  • Birthday: December 14
  • Parents: Rose and John Michels
  • Siblings: Justin and Nick
  • Major: Journalism and political science
  • Hobbies: Running, writing, hiking, reading and baking
  • Favorite sports teams: UK volleyball and Bowerman Track Club
  • Fun fact: Can name every country in the world on a map
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