Men's Track & Field
Aaron Withrow - Men's Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • position Distance/XC
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Scott Depot, WV
  • High school Winfield High School
  • Major Finance 

Academic Accolades 

  • CSC Academic All-District – 2023
  • Academic All-District Team
  • SEC Fall Sports Academic Honor Roll – 2020
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll – 2020

2022-23 (Senior)


  • Set a personal best time of 29:40.09 in the 10000m to move 8th on the UK all-time performers list at the Stanford Invitational
  • Placed 13th in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:05.86 at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Placed 11th in the 10000 meters with a time of 30:37.21 at the SEC Outdoor Championships


  • Member of DMR team that placed 5th with a time of 10:15.34 at the Rod McCravy Memorial.
  • Set a career best in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:30.60 at the Husky Classic.
  • Placed 16th in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:43.71 at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Cross Country

  • Placed 6th and set a career best in the 5k with a time of 15:45.9 at the EKU tri-meet.
  • Placed 20th in the 8k with a time of 24:10.2 at the North Alabama Showcase.
  • Scored points in SEC Cross Country Championships with a 43rd place finish and time of 24:34.94.

2021-22 (Junior) 


  • Placed sixth in the 3000m (8:24.51) at the Jim Green Invitational

Cross Country

  • Scored for Kentucky at 58th place (30:52.1) in the men’s 10K at NCAA Southeast Regionals
  • Finished as the second-fastest Wildcat at SEC Championships at 34th place (24:42.3) in the men’s 8K
  • Competed in the FSU Pre-Nationals men’s Garnet 8K race
  • Ran in the men’s blue five mile at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational as one of UK’s top eight runners
  • Placed 10th in the Commodore Classic 8K with a time of 24:59.8
  • Finished 12th in the Missouri Opener 6K (18:10.9)

2020-21 (Sophomore) 
Cross Country

  • Competed in all four of the team’s meets, including the SEC Championships
  • Best finish was 17th at the Commodore Classic


  • Ran in four meets, including the SEC Championships
  • Best finish was fourth place in the 5000m in the South Carolina Invitational


  • Posted career bests in the 1500m at the Kentucky Invitational (3:56.21), 5000m at the Rick Erdmann Twilight (14:31.04), and the 10,000 at the SEC Championships (30:49.98)

2019-20 (Freshman) 

  • All-SEC Freshman Team
  • Placed 34th at SEC XC Championships (8K: 24:01.9)
  • Placed in the top-100 at NCAA SE XC Championships (10K: 32:03.2)

High School 

  • West Virginia Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year


  • Full name: Aaron Michael Withrow
  • Birthday: January 9
  • Parents: Angela and Clinton Withrow
  • Siblings: Rachael and Isaac Withrow
  • Major: Finance and accounting
  • Hobbies: Watching UFC fights, watching movies, reading and driving
  • Favorite athletes: Conor McGregor and Julian Alaphilippe
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