Cross Country
Walter Luttrell - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Dayton Christian

2012-2013: Cross Country (Senior) – Finished 23rd at the 8K SEC Championship with a personal-best time of 24:33.32 … Posted second-best time on Kentucky in both the SEC Championships and 10K NCAA Regional … Improved time in each 8K race this season … Ran the final race of his career in an impressive 31:43.45 at the NCAA Regional.

2011-12 : Cross Country (Junior)Finished fourth at the Tennessee Cross Country Invitational, completing the 8K event in 25:32.51 … Placed 55th out of 240 at the Greater Louisville Classic after running a 25:00.15 … Posted a time of 25:43.76 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational, placing 32nd out of over 100 participants … Placed 35th at the SEC Cross Country Championship with a time of 25:24.00 in the 8K run … Completed the 10K at the NCAA Southeast Region Championship in 32:29.8.

2010-11: Cross Country (Sophomore) – Finished the San Francisco Invitational with a top-two time on the team, and fifth overall … Crossed the finish line at the Iona College Meet of Champions with a top-five team time … Closed out each race in the top 88 … Competed in three of the cross country team’s six meets. Indoor (Sophomore) – The only Wildcat to compete in the 5,000m run, Luttrell’s best time came at the VT Elite Meet … Had the second best time on the team in the 3,000m run, crossing the finish line at the Husky Classic with a time of 8:13.41 … Ran for the Wildcats in the one-mile run. Outdoor (Sophomore) – Ran in the 5,000m during the outdoor season where his best time came at the Sea Ray Relays.

2009-10: Cross Country (Sophomore) – Did not compete. Indoor (RS Freshman) – Had the third fastest time on the team in both the 3,000m and 5,000m runs during the indoor season … Claimed Kentucky’s only win of the day in the 5,000-meter run at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet improving his previous personal best by 19 seconds … At the Tyson Invitational took second place with a season-best time of 8:22.36 in the 3,000m run. Outdoor (RS Freshman) – Finished 12th in the 5,000m run at the Pepsi Florida Relays with a season-best time of 14:49.09 … At the UCF Black and Gold Challenge finished 10th with a time of 4:08.74 in the 1,500m run.

2008-09 (Freshman): Cross Country – Ran in five meets for the Wildcats this season … Best result was at Notre Dame Invitational running the five-mile course in 26:10 to place seventh on the team. Indoor – Did not compete. Outdoor – Did not compete.

High School: Midwest Meet of Champions 3,200 champion as senior … Ohio Division 3 3200m State Champion as a senior and junior … Ohio Division 3 individual state cross country champion senior year, twin brother John was second … Sixth place finish in 5,000m at USA Track and Field Junior Nationals … Huntington Bank Runner of the Year for senior season of cross country … Member of Ohio Division 3 State Championship Track and Field Team as a junior … Coached by Larry Myers … Played soccer all four years and basketball as a freshman and sophomore.

Personal: Full name is Walter Luttrell … Born June 19, 1989 in Nashville … Parents are Gary and Amy Luttrell … Twin brother John is a Wildcat teammate … Has older brother James and sister Esther … Father, grandfather and sister all attended UK … Father Gary ran track and field and cross country at Kentucky … Major is undecided.

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