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    Kelsey Kane     
     
      Kelsey Kane
Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
West

Height:
5-5

Event:
XC/Distance

Year (XC/In/Out):
Sr./Sr./Sr.

PERSONAL RECORDS
CROSS COUNTRY
4K: 15:10.10 (2012)
5K: 18:04.50 (2012)
6K: 21:15.7 (2012)

INDOORS
Mile: 4:50.22 (2013)
3000m: 9:56.08 (2013)

OUTDOORS
800m: 2:11.43 (2013)
1500m: 4:26.50 (2014)
3000m: 10:07.19 (2013)
5000m: 17:44.03 (2012)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Named to the 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Won the 2011-12 Cross Country Lady Vol Most Improved Athlete Award

2014 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Placed 15th in mile run at SEC Indoors
  • Season high of 10:06.17 in 3000m at Kentucky (1/25)
  • 11th place finish at VT in 1000m (1/18)
Outdoors
  • Earned 18t in 1500m at SEC Championships
  • 1500m personal best at Florida Relays finishing in 4:26.50
  • Top 800m time of 2:14.51 came at Tennessee Relays 4/12/14

2013 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Placed 71st overall at South Regionals with a mark of 21:36.46
  • Finished 3rd for the Lady Vols at the SEC Championships
  • Ran a season best 5k time of 18.09.40 to finish 4th for the Lady Vols at the Crimson Classic

2013 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Improved her mile career best to 4:50.22 at the SEC Championships, where she finished sixth in her heat in the preliminary round
  • Placed 12th in the 3000m at the Tyson Invitational, finishing in 10:08.26
  • Finished the mile in 4:54.59 to place eighth in the College division at the Armory Invitational
  • Dropped her personal record in the mile at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, finishing in 4:53.73 and placing second
  • Ran the 1000m at the Virginia Tech Invitational, placing 6th in a career best time of 2:54.76...Placed 3rd in the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 11:47.72
  • Earned a personal best time of 9:56.08 in the 3000m at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing 7th...Ran the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 12:03.74 to finish in 7th place
Outdoors
  • SEC Championship time of 4:36.43 in 1500m
  • 800m personal best of 2:11.43 at Sea Ray Relays
  • Third overall and career time of 4:27.95 at Florida Relays in 1500m
  • MSU Conference Challenge finish of 10:07.19 for third and best time of career

2012 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Finished the cross country season second on the team, 49th overall and demonstrated consistent improvement throughout the season with yet another personal record (21:15.7) at the 6K NCAA South Regionals
  • Earned her fifth consecutive personal record of the cross country season at the 6K Cross Country Championships, finishing in 21:48.51 to place 50th overall and second on the team
  • Continued her 2012 trend of consistent improvement, earning a new personal best time at the 4K Belmont Opener, finishing twelfth overall and second on the team in 15:10.10
  • Earned a then-personal best time at the 6K Commodore Classic, finishing 36th overall and second for the team in 22:29.67
  • Dropped her 6K career best to 22:20, finishing second on the team and 126th overall at the Brooks Paul Short Run
  • Scored second for the team and 11th overall at the 5K Crimson Classic, finishing in a new personal best time of 18:04.50

2012 TRACK & FIELD
Honors
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll member
Indoors
  • Ran in the prelims of the SEC Indoor Championships, lowering her mile PR to 4:57.36
  • Hit 4:57.47 in a third-place mile effort in the Gold Division at the Akron Invitational
  • Ran 5:01.24 to place 12th at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge
  • Established an indoor 3000m PR that bettered her outdoor mark, crossing the line in 10:17.10 at the Auburn Invitational
Outdoors
  • Turned in then-PRs in the 800m (2:20.37) and 1500m (4:44.33) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Improved those to 2:16.90 and 4:39.53 to place 11th and fifth, respectively, at the Tennessee Challenge
  • Logged a time of 10:08.38 in the 3000m to place sixth in the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual
  • Improved her 3K PR to 10:07.42 in the Championship section at the Penn Relays
  • Logged a 1500m PR of 4:33.93 in the Showcase section at the Sea Ray Relays
  • Earned a 5000m PR of 17:44.03 at the SEC Outdoor Championships and ran the 1500m in 4:34.40 during the prelims

2011 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Having never been in the top five for Tennessee prior to this season, she was a factor in UT's top five in five of six meets in 2011
  • Ran third for the Big Orange at the NCAA South Regional, clocking a 6K personal best of 22:48.6 to finish 92nd
  • Was out of the top five at the SEC Championships, but she recorded a then-6K PR of 22:53.00, ran sixth for the Lady Vols and placed 70th overall
  • Posted a career-best 5K readout of 18:48.85 to run fourth for Tennessee and 43rd overall at the Crimson Classic
  • Filled the No. 4 slot and wound up 246th overall in a then-6K career-best 23:23 at the Brooks Paul Short Run
  • Ran fifth for J.J. Clark and placed 12th overall in 19:30.44 on the 5K trail at the Tennessee Invitational
  • Made her first scoring appearance for the Lady Vols in the Belmont-VU Opener, finishing 42nd overall and third for UT with a career-best time of 15:34.57
  • Recipient of the Lady Vol Most Improved Athlete Award

2011 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Saw her initial collegiate action, posting a career-best of 5:21.67 in the mile at the Kentucky Invitational
Outdoors
  • Competed in the SEC Outdoor Championships and registered a 1500m PR of 4:47.63 in the prelims
  • Second-best effort of 4:50.42 came at the UCF Invitational
  • Produced a 3000m career best of 10:55.97 to finish sixth at the UT-UCLA Dual

2010 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Competed in her first SEC Championship meet, placing 96th in 24:28.20
  • Made season debut at two-mile Front Runner Invitational, finishing 36th in 12:29 marking her first cross country race since September 2009

2010 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Did not compete
Outdoors
  • Did not compete

2009 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Made one appearance as a redshirt freshman
  • Placed seventh for Tennessee and was 66th overall at the Belmont-VU Opener in 16:52.92

2009 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Redshirted
Outdoors
  • Redshirted

2008 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Redshirted during her first season at Tennessee

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Ran track four years and cross country for three at Knoxville's West High School
  • Helped the Rebels claim state track & field team titles in 2006 and 2008
  • Earned all-state accolades all four seasons on the oval and her final three years in cross country
  • Posted Class AAA state cross country finishes of eighth as a senior, 10th as a junior and fifth as a sophomore
  • Charted a 5K PR of 18:57 in finishing 72nd at the 2007 Foot Locker South Regional Cross Country Championships in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Was all-state in track in the 800m, mile, 3,200m and 4x800m relay in each of her final three seasons
  • Named Knoxville Interscholastic League Outstanding Distance Runner in April 2008 after claiming victory in both the 1,600m and 3,200m
  • Prep PRs include 18:57 for 5K and 19:25.52 for three miles in cross country, and 5:10.15 for 1,600m, 5:15.63 for the mile, 11:20.36 for 3,200m and 2:21.37 for 800m on the oval

PERSONAL
  • Born Aug. 17, 1990, in Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Majoring in journalism and electronic media
  • Parents are Missy (Alston) Kane Bemiller and Jim Bemiller
  • Has a sister, Gracie
  • Mother is a Lady Vol Hall of Famer, TV personality, 1984 U.S. Olympic distance runner and the coach of UT's 1990 SEC Cross Country Championship team
  • Stepfather is a UT professor and a former UT men's vault coach who coached 2004 U.S. Olympic gold medalist Tim Mack among others
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