Cross Country

Kelly Russo  
Kelly Russo

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Norwalk, Conn.

High School:
Our Lady of Mercy Lauralton Hall


RUSSO'S CAREER RESULTS

PERSONAL BEST TIMES
5000m: 21:10.37 (2014)
5km XC: 22:08.5 (Westfield State, 2013)
6km XC: 29:18.3 (VanCortlandt Park, 2013)

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, 20 (University of Massachusetts -Amherst), Christy, 14
  • 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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