Track & Field
Michelle McKinney - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Eaton, Ohio
  • High school Eaton Community Schools

PRs – 800m: 2:10.32 | 1,500m: 4:22.14 | Mile: 4:47.61

  • SEC Honor Roll – 2017

2017-18 (Senior)
Cross Country – Ran at six meets … UK’s No. 3 finisher at NCAA Southeast Preliminary Championships and SEC Championships … Placed 57th at NCAA Southeast Regionals with a 6k time of 21:54.90 … Finished 31st at the SEC Championships in 21:31.90 … 6k season-best was 21:24.60 at the Wisconsin Invitational … 5k season best was 17:35.00 to finish 57th at the Greater Louisville Classic

2016-17 (Junior)
Outdoor – Scored her first individual-event SEC points placing eighth in the 1,500m final … Ran a 1,500m PR 4:22.14 in the SEC prelims … Won the mile at the Jessee Owens Classic … Won the 1,500m at the Texas Invitational … Ran the anchor leg of UK’s winning sprint medley relay at Florida Relays
Indoor – Scored on Uk’s fifth-place DMR at SEC Championships … Ran a mile PR 4:47.61 to place 10th at Iowa State Classic
Cross Country – Competed at three meets, including Kentucky’s second-place finish at the Crimson Classic.

2015-16 (Sophomore)
Outdoor – Competed at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, placing 23rd in the 1,500m with a PR time 4:44.26.
Indoor – Part of UK’s eighth-place DMR at SECs, earning a point … Won the mile at the Tyson Invitational running 4:55.77 … Placed 26th in the 800m at SECs.
Cross Country – Placed 102nd at the SEC Championships, running a 6k time of 22:17.40 … 6k season best 22:07.60 came at Pre-Nationals in Louisville … Competed at five meets.

2014-15 (Freshman)
Outdoor – Won the 1,500m at the UTSA Challenge … Placed 55th in the 800m at the Florida Relays.
Indoor – Placed 23rd in the 800m at SECs in Nutter Field House … Part of UK’s DMR team at SECs.
Cross Country – Placed 124th at NCAA Southeast Regionals, and 74th at SECs … Competed at six meets.

Prior to UK
Joins the Wildcats looking to add depth to the UK middle distance ranks … Posted the third-best half-mile in Ohio during the 2013 season, 2:11.33, a time which was 20th best by class of 2014 members … Her top 800m time won her the 2013 Ohio Division II State Championship and she also competed at New Balance Outdoor Nationals last season … Won 12 track and cross country races in her last two seasons of high school.

National Honors Society member in high school … Graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA …Parents are Rick and Debbie McKinney … Has a brother, Rick … Majoring in Human Nutrition

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