Cross Country Bio

Kaitlyn Alessi
Senior ('17)
Harbor Springs, MI
Harbor Springs High School
Major: Biology
Minors: Spanish, Chemistry

As a senior (2016): Competed in six of the team's seven races... was a top-five finisher for the team on five occasions... tallied a 5k personal record time of 20:13.5 at the Calvin Invitational... had a season-best 6k time of 24:22.5 at the MIAA Jamboree... was the second Belle to cross the finish line at the Lousiville Classic... was the team's fifth finisher at the NCAA Regional race

As a junior (2015): Finished in the top five for the Belles in three races... posted a 5k personal record time of 20:20.0 at the Calvin Invitational... added a 6k PR at the Benedictine Invitational with a 24:06.4 while finishing second for the team... was one of the seven team members to compete in the NCAA Regional race

As a sophomore (2014): Was among the top five finishers for the team in four races... set consecutive PRs at the MIAA Jamboree (25:20.0) and the Benedictine Invitational (24:14.29)... finished third among Saint Mary's runners at the NCAA Regional race

As a freshman (2013): Consistently cut time throughout the season... shaved more than a minute off of her 6k time from the beginning of the year (26:46.0) to the MIAA Championship race (25:26.0)... one of seven members of the team to run in the NCAA Regional race

Academic High School Honors: Honor Roll, Perfect Attendence Award, Third in Class, Jim Gillespie Volunteer Award, Michigan Student Service Award

Athletic High School Honors: Cross Country Honors Coaches' Award (2011 and 2012), 5K Top 10 Record Holder (8th), Track and Field Most Improved (2011), Cross Country Captain (2011-2013)

Other High School Activities: Volunteer at Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, Youth Group, American Red Cross Blood Drive Volunteer, Middle and High School Tutoring, Farmer's Market Volunteer