Track & Field
DeAnna Martin - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • position Distance/XC
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Valley Stream, NY
  • High school Valley Stream South 

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll – 2020 
  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2021, 2022 

2021-22 (Junior) 


  • Personal best 800m (2:05.28) came at Kentucky Invitational 
  • Ran in the 800m at NCAA East Prelims and in the SEC Championships final 
  • Earned personal best in the 1500m (4:27.10) at the Joe Walker Invitational  
  • Competed in seven of eight total outdoor meets 


  • Finished second in the 1000m (2:50.84) at the Cardinal Classic 
  • Placed second in the 800m (2:09.28) at the Jim Green Invitational 
  • Finished fourth in the 1000m (2:47.80) at the Vanderbilt Invitational, earning a personal best and landing on the fifth fastest 1000m in program history, competed in the 800m and 4x400m 
  • Ran the 800m in 2:05.55 at the Music City Challenge, becoming the second fastest 800m runner for UK all-time 
  • Qualified for NCAA Championships in the DMR 

Cross Country 

  • Competed in first cross country meet at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in the women’s open 5K 

2020-21 (Sophomore)

  • Notched personal best at her final indoors race, 2:12.35 in the 800m at the Music City Challenge 
  • Part of fifth-place finishes in the 4×400 relay at the McCravy-Green and South Carolina Invitationals 


  • Tallied a personal-best 4:33.43 in the 1500m at the Joe Walker Invitational 

 2019-20 (Freshman) 

  • Competed in seven meets 
  • Helped score for the Wildcats at the SEC Championships; part of a distance medley relay that came in eighth place 

High School 

  • 2019 New York State public school champion in the 1500m 
  • Honor roll student  


  • Birthday: October 30 
  • Parents: Roy Martin and Daisy Castillo 
  • Sibling: Stacey Martin 
  • Major: Business marketing and management 
  • Hobbies: Painting and drawing 
  • Fun fact: Loves chocolate 
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