Track & Field
Andrea Halasek-Richardson - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Scott County

• 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championship Participant
• 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist – 3000m Steeplechase
• 2008 All-Mideast Regional Team – Steeplechase
• 2008 SEC Bronze Medalist – Steeplechase
• 2008 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team
• 2008 State Farm Scholar Athlete of the Month
• 2008 and 2007 SEC Good Works Team
• 2008 and 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2007 All-Southeast Region Cross Country
• 2007 All-SEC Second Team Cross Country
• 2007 NCAA Mideast Regional Participant – 3000m Steeplechase
• Varsity Record Holder – 3000m Steeplechase

2008-09 (Senior): Cross Country – Crossed NCAA finish line in 6K time of 22:10 as fourth UK scorer and 216th overall … At Southeast Regional, wrapped up 6K race in 34th overall, clocking in at 21:53 … Turned in a solid mark of 21:59 to place 34th at the SEC Championships … Scored in each meet of the season for the Cats.

2007-08 (Junior): Cross Country – Finished 23rd overall at Southeast Regional with a 6K time of 21:20 to earn All-Region honors … Led squad by crossing the line first for the Cats at SEC Championships with 6K mark of 21:25 good for 14th overall; earning her a spot on the women’s second team All-SEC. Indoor – Posted a personal best time in the 5000m run at the Husky Classic crossing the finish in 17:00.67 to pencil her name into the seventh position in the UK record books. … Set a personal record in the mile run at theMcCravy Memorial meet with a mark of 4:53.24 … At the Kentucky Invitational set a personal-best time in the 3000m run of 9:50.30. Outdoor – One of three UK women to score at theMideast Regional by placing eighth overall in the steeplechase with a time of 10:56.90, earning All-Mideast Regional Honors … At SEC Championships toppled the steeplechase record a second time with a personal-best pace of 10:35.76 and placed third overall … Broke own steeplechase varsity record set in 2007 with a time of 10:47.65 at the Stanford Invitational. Honors – Named to the Southeastern Conference Good Works Team for the second consecutive season for her dedication to community service …Member of USTFCCCA All-Academic team and ESPNTheMagazine’s Academic All-District Second Team.

2006-07 (Sophomore): Named to SEC Good Works Team for the 2007 season for her dedication to community service. Cross Country – Competed in each of Kentucky’s meets as a sophomore … Best finish came at the Greater Louisville Classic where she was in the top 20 with a squad-best 18th place finish and a 5K time of 18:25 … Finished in a personal-best 5K time of 18:08 at the Old Timer’s Classic to finish sixth overall …Was second on the team and 37th overall at the SEC Championships (21:42, 6K). Indoor – Ran a personal-best time of 5:05.67 in mile run atMcCravyMemorial … Posted personal-best mark of 10:11 in 3000m at Kentucky invitational. Outdoor – Picked
up a regional-qualifying mark and personal best in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:48.06 to finish seventh at SEC Outdoor Championships and earn her a trip to the NCAA Mideast Regional.

2005-06 (Freshman): Cross Country – Competed in each of the squads five meets during her freshman campaign…Helped key UK’s fourth-place finish at the SEC Championships with a strong 41st place showing at the conference meet (21:36, 6K) …Finished seventh at theWoodford Trials (12:10, 2-mile). Indoor – Competed in the mile and the 800 (2:24.12) for the Cats. Outdoor – Posted a personal best 4:50.90 in the 1,500 at the Yellow Jacket Invite…Held the Cats’ top 3,000m mark of the season.

High School: A three-time first team All-State honoree … second at the 2005 Kentucky High School Cross Country State Championships …third at the state meet in the 3,200 meters as a senior…Three-time Area 6 Cross Country Runner of the Year…Won four cross country races as a senior …Scott County High School record-holder for 5,000, 3,200 and 1,600 meters …Lettered four years on her high school track and cross country squads…Also competed in golf…Four-time academic all-state performer.

Personal: Full name is Andrea Nayle Halasek-Richardson…Born Feb. 15, 1987…Parents are Bob and Judy Halasek…Mother Judy is a UK grad … Has one brother, Trent (19) now a sophomore on the UK track and field team…Majoring in elementary education.

Personal Bests: 1,500 Meters – 4:38.70;Mile – 5:05.67 (indoor); 3000 Meters – 10:08.37; Steeplechase – 10:48.06.

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