Cross Country

Tori Herman

  • position Distance/XC
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Hilton Head, S.C.
  • High school Hilton Head 

Career Accolades 

  • First-team All-American in the DMR
  • Second-team All-American in the 3000m
  • Member of fifth place DMR at 2022 NCAA Indoor Championships
  • SEC 3000m Silver Medalist (2022)
  • SEC DMR Bronze Medalist (2022)
  • Indoor SEC second team All-SEC (2022)
  • XC SEC second team All-SEC (2021)

2021-22 (Sophomore)


  • Earned a personal best in the 5,000m at the Joe Walker Invitational, ranking third all-time for UK
  • Ran in the 1500m at the Florida Relays


  • Ran in the fifth place DMR (11:02.41) at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham and in the 3000m
  • Earned a silver medal in the 3000m at SEC Championships with a personal best (9:00.60) and second fastest time in UKTF history, was a part of the bronze medal winning DMR at SEC Championships with the second fastest DMR in UKTF history (11:00.18)
  • Qualified for NCAA Championships in the 3000m and the DMR
  • Ran in the DMR at the JDL DMR Invitational with a school record time of 10:58.81 after conversion, qualifying for NCAA Championships
  • Made indoor season debut in the mile at the Jim Green Invitational, placing third with a time of 4:48.72 and ran in the winning DMR (11:22.68)
  • Placed second in both the 3000m and DMR at the McCravy

Cross Country

  • Placed 17th in the 6K with a personal best (19:44.4) at the NCAA Cross Country Championships
  • Finished third in the women’s 6K at NCAA Southeast Regionals, earning All-Region honors and automatically qualifying for an NCAA Championships to compete as an individual
  • Led the Cats to a fourth-place team finish by finishing fifth (20:13.2) with a personal best in the women’s 6K at SEC Championships
  • Ran for 22nd (20:16.1) at FSU Pre-Nationals in the 6K
  • Led the women’s team to an eighth-place finish at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational by placing 21st in the women’s blue 5K with a personal best time of 16:43.4
  • Won the Commodore Classic 5K (17:02.3), leading the Wildcats to a team win in her first meet of the season

2020-21 (Freshman) 
Cross Country

  • Ran in all four meets
  • Hit the scoring board in her first event, eighth place individually as UK won the team title at the Commodore Classic
  • Finished 19th at the SEC Championships, earning Freshman All-SEC honors


  • Second-team All-America for her 13th place finish in the mile run (4:42.09) at the NCAA Championships
  • Personal-best 4:39.52, ranking No. 3 in Kentucky history, while finishing eighth in the SEC Championships preliminary
  • Also finished eighth in the SEC finals, named Freshman All-SEC for being the top freshman finisher in that event


  • Placed 21st in the 1500m at NCAA Championships with a time of 4:19.56, earning honorable mention All-America honors
  • Broke the school record in the 1500m run with a time of 4:14.12 in the NCAA East Preliminaries; finished ninth at the Preliminaries, earning a slot at the NCAA Championships
  • Notched Freshman All-SEC honors by finishing in eighth place at the 1500m at the SEC Championships
  • Also had a personal-best 16:24.80 in the 5000m at the SEC Championships, rating No. 7 on the UK all-time list


  • Full name: Victoria Herman
  • Birthday: August 14
  • Parents: Tim and Megan Herman
  • Siblings: Kate, Luke and JT Herman
  • Major: Finance
  • Hobbies: Reading, hiking, baking, logic buzzles, and going for walks
  • Fun fact: She is a twin
  • Favorite sports teams: Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Blackhawks
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