Track & Field

Tori Herman

  • position Distance/XC
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Hilton Head, S.C.
  • High school Hilton Head

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Career Accolades 

  • First-team All-American in the DMR (2022) 
  • Second-team All-American in the 3000m (2022) 
  • Honorable mention All-American in the 1500m (2021) 
  • SEC 3000m Silver Medalist (2022) 
  • SEC DMR Bronze Medalist (2022) 
  • Indoor SEC second team All-SEC (2022) 
  • XC SEC second team All-SEC (2021) 

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll (2022) 
  • SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll (2021) 

2021-22 (Sophomore) 

Outdoor 

  • Tied own 1500m personal best and school record (4:14.12) at the Kentucky Invitational 
  • Earned a personal best in the 5,000m (15:52.95) at the Joe Walker Invitational, ranking third all-time for UK 
  • Competed in the 1500m and 5,000m at NCAA East Prelims 
  • Ran in the 1500m at the Florida Relays 

Indoor 

  • Ran in the fifth place DMR (11:02.41) at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham and in the 3000m 
  • Earned a silver medal in the 3000m at SEC Championships with a personal best (9:00.60) and second fastest time in UKTF history, was a part of the bronze medal winning DMR at SEC Championships with the second fastest DMR in UKTF history (11:00.18) 
  • Qualified for NCAA Championships in the 3000m and the DMR  
  • Ran in the DMR at the JDL DMR Invitational with a school record time of 10:58.81 after conversion, qualifying for NCAA Championships 
  • Made indoor season debut in the mile at the Jim Green Invitational, placing third with a time of 4:48.72 and ran in the winning DMR (11:22.68) 
  • Placed second in both the 3000m and DMR at the McCravy 

Cross Country 

  • Placed 17th in the 6K with a personal best (19:44.4) at the NCAA Cross Country Championships 
  • Finished third in the women’s 6K at NCAA Southeast Regionals, earning All-Region honors and automatically qualifying for an NCAA Championships to compete as an individual 
  • Led the Cats to a fourth-place team finish by finishing fifth (20:13.2) with a personal best in the women’s 6K at SEC Championships 
  • Ran for 22nd (20:16.1) at FSU Pre-Nationals in the 6K 
  • Led the women’s team to an eighth-place finish at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational by placing 21st in the women’s blue 5K with a personal best time of 16:43.4 
  • Won the Commodore Classic 5K (17:02.3), leading the Wildcats to a team win in her first meet of the season 

2020-21 (Freshman)
Cross Country 

  • Ran in all four meets 
  • Hit the scoring board in her first event, eighth place individually as UK won the team title at the Commodore Classic 
  • Finished 19th at the SEC Championships, earning Freshman All-SEC honors 

 Indoor 

  • Second-team All-America for her 13th place finish in the mile run (4:42.09) at the NCAA Championships 
  • Personal-best 4:39.52, ranking No. 3 in Kentucky history, while finishing eighth in the SEC Championships preliminary 
  • Also finished eighth in the SEC finals, named Freshman All-SEC for being the top freshman finisher in that event 

 Outdoor 

  • Placed 21st in the 1500m at NCAA Championships with a time of 4:19.56, earning honorable mention All-America honors 
  • Broke the school record in the 1500m run with a time of 4:14.12 in the NCAA East Preliminaries; finished ninth at the Preliminaries, earning a slot at the NCAA Championships 
  • Notched Freshman All-SEC honors by finishing in eighth place at the 1500m at the SEC Championships 
  • Also had a personal-best 16:24.80 in the 5000m at the SEC Championships, rating No. 7 on the UK all-time list 

Personal 

  • Full name: Victoria Herman 
  • Birthday: August 14 
  • Parents: Tim and Megan Herman 
  • Siblings: Kate, Luke and JT Herman 
  • Major: Finance  
  • Hobbies: Reading, hiking, baking, logic buzzles, and going for walks 
  • Fun fact: She is a twin 
  • Favorite sports teams: Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Blackhawks 
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