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Kieran Casey - Cross Country - University of New Mexico Lobos Athletics

Kieran Casey




Indianapolis, Ind.

Previous School

University of Indianapolis

2019 Indoors:
Saw action in five meets during the season… Ran a season-best 800-meter time of 2:09.37 which placed third on Feb. 2 at the New Mexico Classic … Registered a career-best mile time of 4:41.25 at the Washington Husky on Jan. 8.

2017 XC:
Competed at all six meets, the only Lobo to run for UNM at every meet … made her season debut at the Lobo Invitational, scoring via a ninth-place time of 18:48.80 … took 34th overall and fifth on the team at the Notre Dame Invitational, running 17:04.5 … 69th-place finisher (No. 6 on the team) at the Wisconsin Invitational, clocking in at 20:56.5 … UNM’s No. 8 at the Mountain West Championships, running 22:02.51 for 32nd … ran to 36th overall (sixth on the team) at the NCAA Mountain Regional (21:06.4) … placed 123rd overall (and seventh on the team) at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, running 20:54.21. 
2018 Indoors:
Saw action in five meets, including the NCAA Champion… Started the season off finishing third in the mile at the New Mexico Team Invitational running a 4:47.15*… Competed in both the mile and the Distance Relay Medley (DMR) at the Mountain West Championship, placed fourth in mile running a 4:43.97* and ran a 3:27.7 for the DMR (1200 meter-leg) helping her team place second with a 10:57.77* setting a UNM record … Ran a 3:24.43 in the DMR (1200 meter-leg) helping her team finish tenth in the NCAA Championship (11:13.21)
2018 Outdoors: Competed in five meets, including the NCAA Championship and the Mountain West Championships… Opened her season up with the 800 at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open placing third (2:12.28*)… Ran in the preliminary round of the Mountain West Championship placing seventh in the 1500 (4:37.44) and moved onto the next round placing sixth (4:27.51)… Clocked in at 4:32.00 in the 1500 at the preliminary round of the NCAA Championship

2016 XC: Saw action at four meets … opened at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 96th overall and eighth on the team with a time of 17:41.7 … ran the open race at the Wisconsin Invitational, taking 64th … finished eighth on the team and 42nd overall at the Mountain West Championships (21:51.80) … UNM’s No. 7 at the NCAA Mountain Regional, running 22:15.70 for 82nd 
2017 Indoors
: Competed unattached … ran 2:17.19 in the 800 and 4:56.56 in the mile during the season.
2017 Outdoors: Saw action at five meets, all in the 1500 …opened at the Sun Angel Classic, running a winning time of 4:33.01 … clocked in at 4:25.56 at the Bryan Clay Invitational … ran a season-best time of 4:25.23 at the Cardinal Classic, placing second in her section … scored at the Mountain West Championships, running 4:26.41* for eighth place … advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round, placing 27th with a time of 4:32.63.

Transfer from the University of Indianapolis … earned All-American honors in the indoor mile after placing fifth at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championships … added another All-American plaudit with a fifth-place finish in the 1500-meter run at the 2016 NCAA Championships … All-Great Lakes Valley Conference in cross country in 2016 … also named All-Region Cross Country … GLVC champion in the mile and 1500 in 2016 … owns the UIndy records in the mile (4:51.44), 1500 (4:24.99) and outdoor 5000 (17:11).

Competed in cross country, track and basketball at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis … conference champ in the 1600-meter run in 2011 … All-State Cross Country in 2010 … placed seventh to earn All-State honors in the1600 in 2012 … improved to fourth in the 1600 in 2014 to again earn All-State honors … All-Conference Cross Country four straight years from 2010-2014 … Marion County runner up in cross country in 2010 and 2011.

Full name is Kieran Anne Casey … born September 14 to Kathy & Kwang Casey … has three siblings: Kameron, Kandice and Kayden … brother Kameron competed in cross country and track & field at University of Indianapolis … lists baking, eating and napping as hobbies … favorite food is ice cream … favorite move is About Time. 


  • NCAA National Champion: 2017 (team)


  • All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2019 (DMR), 2018 (DMR)

* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol