Track & Field

Ryan Kaestner

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Racine, Wis.

High School:
Horlick

Event:
XC/Distance

Experience:
SO/SO

Ryan Kaestner

Personal Bests (as of June 2014):

Indoor-
Mile:4:36.49
3,000:9:19.98
5,000: 16:07.20

Outdoor-
1,500
:4:31.46
3,000
:9:08.26
5,000:16:38.26
10,000: 33:18.28


2013-14:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters during his freshman indoor season...Notched a season-best time of 4:36.49 running the mile at the UNI Jennett Invitational (Feb. 1) ... Finished ninth with a personal-best time of 9:19.98 in the 3k at the UWM Triangular (Jan.17) ... Recorded a 5k time of 16:07.20 at the Grand Valley State Big Meet (Feb. 14).
Outdoor (Fr.): Ran the 1,500- through 10,000-meter runs during his rookie outdoor campaign ... Competed twice in the 10k with a top time of 33:18.28 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 29).
Cross Country (Fr.):Kaestner competed in the first five meets of his freshman season ... Recorded a personal-best 8k time of 26:27 at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 18) to place 138th overall as Marquette's 11th runner ... Recorded his highest team placement as MU's No. 8 runner (64th overall) at the Lucian Rosa Invitational (Oct. 12) in a time of 26:42.2.

High School: Kaestner earned three letters in both cross country and track at Horlick High School... Named team captain his senior year (2012-13)... Was a 2011 and 2012 state qualifier in cross country... Earned first team all-conference in cross country for the 2011 and 2012 seasons... Was a three-time All-Racine County First Team honoree ... Selected in 2011 and 2012 as a Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All-State runner... Third-fastest 5k cross country runner in Horlick school history... Qualified for state in the 3,200 meter-race his junior year... Earned 2012 All-Racine County Second Team honors in track and field... School record holder for the distance medley relay... Holds personal-best marks with 1:59 in the 800, 4:23 in the 1,600, 9:28 in 3,200 and 16:00 in cross country (5k)... Winner of the Sonja Henning Award for best student-athlete at Horlick... Five-time first team all-conference athlete.

Personal: Kaestner was born in Racine, Wis., to Andrew and Jeanine Kaestner... Has a younger brother, Joshua... His father competed in the 1988 Olympics in the 50k race walk ... Kaestner graduated third in his class at Horlick ... Majorsin mathematics.


Championships History:

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championships (8k)
2013 - N/A

NCAA Great Lakes Championships (10k)
2013 - N/A

2013 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/6 - Badger Classic (6k)
20:10
36 / 12
4 of 7
9/20 - National Catholic Invitational (5k)
27:03
7 / JV
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10/5- Greater Louisville Classic (8k)
26:48.80
54 / Blue
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10/12 - Lucian Rosa Invitational (8k) 26:42.2 64 / 8 2 of 25
10/18 - Bradley Classic (8k)
26:27*
138 / 11
3 of 24
11/2- BIG EAST (8k)
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11/15 - NCAA Great Lakes (10k) - - -
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