2008 NCAA Cross Country Championship Participant
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
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.