Cross Country/Track


Kelly Russo  
Kelly  Russo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Norwalk, CT

High School:
Our Lady of Mercy Lauralton Hall


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)

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
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