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Kristen Gillespie
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Overland Park, Kan.
High School: Shawnee Mission South HS/Oklahoma State
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Kristen Gillespie
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 09/03/2009

THREE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN
2010 AND 2011 ALL-SEC
SCHOOL RECORD HOLDER (DMR)
NATIONAL QUALIFIER
REGIONAL QUALIFIER
2011 USA CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTICIPANT
SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

2011: INDOOR: Gillespie began her season at the Virginia Tech Invitational where she clocked a personal-best 9:49.02 to finish in fourth place at 3,000 meters. At the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, she led off for the distance-medley relay team that crossed in first place with a school-record time of 11:02.45, also good for an NCAA automatic qualifying effort. She lowered her personal best in the mile at the Tyson Invitational with a 4:39.88 clocking in a first-place performance. At the SEC Championships, Gillespie earned Second-Team All-SEC with her runner-up finishes in the mile (4:46.14) and with the distance-medley relay (11:37.51). She went on to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in a ninth-place finish with the DMR that crossed in a time of 11:13.92. OUTDOOR: Running the anchor leg of the 4x1,500-meter relay, Gillespie helped Arkansas to a time of 18:11.51 and a first-place finish. At the Cardinal Invitational, she ran to a win with a time of 4:17.45 at 1,500 meters. She posted a personal-best time of 2:06.78 to win the 800 meters at the Arkansas Twilight. Navigating a fall, Gillespie recovered to finish just outside of scoring position in the 1,500 meters with 10th-place result at the SEC Championships. Gillespie qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary where she posted a time of 4:18.13 at 1,500 meters to qualify for the national meet. At the NCAA Championships, she had a personal-best performance in the prelims of the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:17.00. She went on to earn Second-Team All-America honors with her 11th-place showing in the event final. Gillespie continued her season at the USA Championships where she finished 26th (4:23.62) in the preliminary round of the 1,500 meters. For her work in the classroom, Gillespie earned spots on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

2010: INDOOR: Gillespie had three event wins during the first two weeks of the season. She ran to first place in the mile at the season-opening Arkansas Invitational. The following week, she captured the title in the 1,000 meters and as part of the distance-medley relay at the Virginia Tech Invitational. At the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Gillespie ran the anchor leg for the distance-medley relay team as the quartet broke the school record in a time of 11:06.56. She posted points in two events at the SEC Championships with a second-place finish with the DMR and a fourth-place performance in the mile. At the NCAA Championships, she earned her first All-America honor when the distance-medley relay team crossed in seventh place. OUTDOOR: At Texas Relays, Gillespie was the third leg of the first-place 4x800-meter relay team that posted a time of 8:35.18. She ran a personal-best 1,500-meter time of 4:22.56 at the Mt. SAC Relays, good for fifth place. With Gillespie as the anchor, the distance-medley relay team finished eighth at Penn Relays. At the SEC Championships, she ran to a fourth-place finish in the 1,500 meters with a clocking of 4:22.94. She closed out the season by advancing to the finals of the 1,500 meters at the NCAA West Prelim event in Austin.

AT OKLAHOMA STATE: Gillespie posted season bests of 1:26.46 in the 600 yards and 2:09.82 in the 800 meters. She was the lone true freshman to score for Oklahoma State at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, where she placed sixth in the 800 meters with a 2:11.60 and earned All-Big 12 honors. She was also part of the Cowgirl distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the Big 12 Championships with an NCAA provisional time of 11:30.34. Outdoors, she ran as part of Oklahoma State's 4x400-meter relay team at the John Jacobs Invitational and was part of the Cowgirls' 4x800-meter relay and distance medley team at the Texas Relays. She posted an 800-meter season-best time of 2:11.76 at the Beach Invitational. She also competed in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, running an 18:27.94 to take 25th.

AT SHAWNEE MISSION SOUTH HS: A 15-time state medalist, a three-time first-team All-Sunflower League selection, a four-time All-Metro, All-Sun, and All-Johnson County track team selection, Gillespie was named the Kansas City Star and All-Sun Country's Track Athlete of the Year in 2008. She finished seventh at the Kansas Cross Country Championships in 2007 and 10th in 2004. She was a two-time first-team All-Metro cross country selection, a two-time first-team All-Sun cross country selection, a two-time first-team All-Johnson County cross country selection and a three-time member of the all-state cross country team. She was Class 6A State Champion in the 800 meters in 2008 with a best time of 2:13.6 and was state runner-up in the 400 meters. Additionally, she was state runner-up as a member of the 4x800-meter relay and fourth place in the 4x400-meter relay her senior year. She anchored her 4x800-meter relay team to a state championship and set a Kansas state record for all classes with a 9:20 finish in 2007. Also at the 2007 state championships, she finished fourth in the 400 meters (57.40), third in the 800 meters (2:16.07) and was fifth in the 4x400-meter relay. She was also a three-year letterwinner and three-year starter for the basketball team. At Shawnee Mission South HS, she was an 11-time varsity letterwinner, a two-year member of the National Honor Society and was a 2008 Kansas City Star Scholar-Athlete.

PERSONAL: Born June 1, 1989, she is the daughter of Jim and Kathy Gillespie. Her twin brother, Scott, also runs for the Razorbacks and her older sister, Stephanie, played basketball at Cornell College. She is enrolled in the Sam M. Walton College of Business and is majoring in international business.


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