Cross Country

 Katy Achtien
Katy Achtien


Fishers, Ind.

High School:


Cally Macumber Wins SEC Championship

Oswald Finishes Third


Macumber, Oswald Finish Top-10 at Greater Louisville Classic

Women Finish Eighth, Men 12th.


Cross Country Men and Women Finish Second

Senior Luis Orta wins Belmont Opener for second straight year.


Orta Leads Men's Team to Top-Five Finish

Men's team finishes fourth, women finish seventh at Panorama Farms Invitational


Orta Earns Top-10 Finish at Greater Louisville Classic

UK men's cross country team finishes in eighth place out of 29 teams

Katy Achtien: Cross Country (Senior) - Competed in season-opener at the Belmont Opener 4K with a time of 16:24.70... Finished Greater Louisville 5K in 19:46.81 ... Ran in Greater Louisville meet for second consecutive year... Completed her final race as a Wildcat at the SEC Championship 6K in a time of 23:41.33.

2011-12 (Junior): Cross Country - Competed in all four regular season events for Kentucky ... Finished the 4K Belmont-VU Opener in 16:15.47 to open the season ... Ran a 5K in 19:30.58 at the Tennessee Invitational ... Ran the Greater Louisville Classic in 19:08.45 ... Competed in the Panorama Farms Invitational.

2010-11 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor: Ran the 800m at the VT Elite Meet, earning a season-best time in the race ... Best time in the one-mile run came at the Akron Invitational. Outdoor: Did not compete.

2009-10 (Freshman): Cross Country - Competed in four meets for the Wildcats ... Best performance came at the NCAA Southeast Regional where she finished seventh on the team recording a 6K time of 22:54 to finish 111th overall ... At SEC Championships finished eighth on the team on the 6K course with a finish of 24:03 ... Also finished as eighth Wildcat across the line at Old Timers Classic with 5K mark of 19:23.37.

High School:
First-Team All-State cross country selection as a senior, sophomore and freshman ... Named 2009 cross country/track Athlete of the Year at Cathedral in final year ... Four-time Indianapolis City Cross Country Champion from 2005-08 ... Holds school records in both the 4,000m and 5,000m runs ... Four-year MVP and letterwinner in both cross country and track ... Member of cross country team that finished 11th in the Indiana state championships as a junior ... Her cross country team placed sixth overall in the state and won sectional and regional championships as a freshman ... Coached by Mark Worrell and Matt Wire ... Graduated with honors ... Member of National Honor Society ... Volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Paws for a Cause and Habitat for Humanity.

Full name is Merrie Katelyn Achtien ... Born June 7, 1991 in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Parents are Chris and Melissa Achtien ... Has three siblings: two brothers Chris and Evan; one sister Lauren who played soccer at the University of Akron ... Major is nursing.

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