Kelly  Russo
Kelly Russo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Norwalk, CT

High School:
Our Lady of Mercy Lauralton Hall

10/21/2016

Cross Country at CCSU Mini Meet

For Some This is the End of the Cross Country Season

07/18/2016

Record 160 Saints Named to MAAC Academic Honor Roll

Nearly Half of Siena's 333 Student Athletes Maintained Cumulative GPA's of 3.20 or Better

07/16/2015

Record Number of Saints Named to MAAC Academic Honor Roll

154 Student Athletes Honored For Maintaining Cumulative GPA's of 3.20 or Better

07/21/2014

Record Number of Saints Named to MAAC Academic Honor Roll

Siena Boasts School Record 147 Honorees

09/28/2015

Cross Country Rider Invitational (9/19/15)

Cross Country Rider Invitational (9/19/15)

09/24/2014

Monmouth Invitational (9/20/14)

Monmouth Invitational (9/20/14)

11/13/2013

2013 MAAC Cross Country Championships

2013 MAAC Cross Country Championships

10/14/2013

Meet of Champions (9/21/13)

Meet of Champions (9/21/13)

AS A JUNIOR:
  • Finished 28th in the mile at the MAAC Indoor Championship
  • Competed in the 1500m at the MAAC Outdoor Championship

AS A SOPHOMORE:
  • Recorded personal best 28:02.5 in the 6K race at Paul Short Run (10/4)
  • Recorded personal best 22:00.04 in the 5K race at the James Earley Invite (10/11)
  • Named to MAAC All-Academic Team
AS A FRESHMAN:
  • Ran the Trinity College Bantam Invitational in 19:27
  • Completed the Br. Doyle Meet of Champions with a time of 29:18.27
  • Ran the James Earley with a time of 22:08.51
  • Finished the UAlbany Invitational in 23:44.8
  • Participated in the ECAC/IC4A Championships with a final time of 4:41.5

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Attended Academy of Our Lady of Mercy Lauralton Hall
  • Captain in XC and track and field, 20:57 5km personal best
  • Distance Most Improved Award
  • State qualifier for the 1600m in 2012

PERSONAL:
  • Daughter of Stephen and Sheila Russo
  • Has two sisters, Lindsey and Christy
  • Has a pet bird, frogs, a guinea pig and a pet duck named Quacky
  • Father has finished 10 marathons

GETTING TO KNOW KELLY RUSSO:

    Nickname: Kell
    Favorite Athlete: Shalane Flanagan
    The thing I like most about Siena is: The endless amounts of opportunities for getting involved and giving back to the community
    My favorite TV show is: How I Met Your Mother
    My favorite artist (musician) is: Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor aka Lorde
    My superstitions are: I have to wear my racing spikes the night before a race for good luck
    My favorite professional sports team is: New York Yankees
    Another sport I like to follow at Siena is: Men's Basketball
    My favorite food is: Ice cream
    If I could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?...Why? Neil Patrick Harris because he is Legen...... wait for it....... Dary! Legendary!
    My favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
    My favorite spot on campus is: The quad
    If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Australia

    RUSSO'S CAREER RESULTS

    PERSONAL BEST TIMES
    800m: 2:46.76 (2015)
    1500m: 5:20.43 (2015)
    Mile: 5:50.20 (2016)
    3000m: 11:36.84 (2016)
    5000m: 21:10.37 (2014)
    5km XC: 21:22.7 (Saratoga State Park, 2015)
    6km XC: 27:31.7 (Rosedale Park, 2015)