Cross Country

 Andrea Halasek
Andrea Halasek


Georgetown, Ky.

High School:
Scott County

  • Varsity Record - Steeplechase
  • 2008 All-Mideast Region - Steeplechase
  • 2008 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
  • 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team
  • 2008 and 2007 SEC Good Works Team
  • 2008 and 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2007 All-Southeast Region - Cross Country
  • 2007 All-SEC Second Team - Cross Country
  • 2007 Mideast Region Participant- Steeplechase

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 the McCravy 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 the Mideast 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 ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District Second Team.

2006-07 (Sophomore): Named to the Southeastern Conference 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 at McCravy Memorial ... Posted personal-best mark of 10:11 in 3000m at Kentucky invitational. Outdoor - Picked up a regional-qualifying mark and personal best in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:48.06 to finish seventh at SEC Outdoor Championships and earn a trip to the NCAA Mideast Regional.

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 the Woodford 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 ... Placed second at the 2005 Kentucky High School Cross Country State Championships ... Placed 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 ... Owns the Scott County High School record 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 in high school ... Four-time academic all-state performer.

Personal: Full name is Andrea Nayle Halasek ... Born Feb. 15, 1987 ... Parents are Bob and Judy Halasek ... Mother Judy is a UK grad ... Has one brother, Trent (19) planning to join the UK track and field team ... Major is elementary education.

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