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Kelly Spady
Kelly Spady

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mukilteo, Wash.

High School:
Kamiak

Event:
Distances

Experience:
2V

2009-10: The strongest season of his career started with a victory at the season-opening Sundodger Invitational in 23-minutes, 55-seconds over the 8k course at Lincoln Park ... was the leading Husky across the line at four meets, including the NCAA Championships, where he finished a career-best 65th in 30:35, as the men placed 18th as a team ... earned his first career All-Pac-10 honor with a team-leading 10th-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships in a time of 23:25 ... also was the top UW finisher when the Huskies took the title at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing ninth overall ... picked up his second-straight All-West Region honor with a 20th-place finish at the Regional meet as UW finished fourth ... finished 32nd at Pre-Nationals as the men finished fifth in the Blue Race ... did not compete in final track season.

2008-09: Made season-debut late in the year at the Pac-10 Championships and was a key piece in boosting the men into the NCAA Championships ... was the second Husky finisher at each of the three postseason meets, starting with a 15th-place finish at Pac-10's in 23:58 ... earned All-West Region honors for his 24th-place showing at the Regional meet, where he covered the 10,000-meters in 29:48 ... finished 86th overall, second among Huskies, in his first NCAA Championships appearance as UW placed 18th ... (Track): Placed 19th in the 5,000-meters at the Pac-10 Championships, running 14:49.80 ... fifth in the 3,000-meters at the UW-WSU dual in 8:22.47 ... ran 3:53.04 for 1,500m at the Ken Shannon Invite, placing sixth ... ran just three times indoors, with his best 5k of the year coming at the UW Winter Preview, which he won in 14:21.72.

2007-08: Had a breakthrough sophomore season, running in UW's top three at every varsity race including leading the team at West Regionals with a 31st-place finish ... came just six seconds short of earning All-Region honors ... top Husky finisher at Dellinger Invite, placing 21st in season-best 23:57 ... opened with a No. 5 finish (2nd UW) at the Sundodger ... also ran third for the Huskies at Pre-Nationals and the Pac-10 Championships, finishing 37th at the conference meet ... competed just once indoors, running 4:11.74 in the mile at the UW Last Chance meet ... ran a full slate outdoors, and competed in both the 1500m and 5000m at Pac-10's ... 1st in the 1500m at the UW Outdoor Preview in 3:55.84 ... took 7th in the 5K at the Pepsi Team Invite ... finished 6th in the 3000m at the WSU.

2006-07: Ran with UW's top-seven at each of the first two meets of the year ... was the No. 2 UW finisher, in 11th overall, at Sundodger, and was Washington's No. 7 finisher at the Dellinger Invite ... also ran in the open race at Pre-Nationals, placing 103rd overall ... clocked 8K cross country best of 24:26 at Sundodger ... UW's top performer in 3000m indoors, running a season-best 8:07.69 at the MPSF Championships for 10th place ... placed 11th at the Pac-10 Championships in the 5000m with a time of 14:35.93 ... also competed in the 1500m and 3000m outdoors and the DMR and mile indoors ... 4:09.56 mile time at Last Chance Qualifier was a new PR.

2005-06: Redshirted the 2005 cross country season to preserve a year of eligibility ... competed twice unattached ... would have been UW's No. 7 runner at the Sundodger Invitational, placing 28th in unofficial collegiate debut ... also ran unattached at Willamette, placing 57th ... competed indoors in the mile and 3000m ... placed 14th in the 3K at the MPSF Championships ... clocked a season mile best of 4:11.42 at the Husky Classic.

High School and Personal: Parents are Sheri Henderson and Bob Spady ... has three younger siblings ... the 2004 state 4A cross country champion ... time of 15:24 on the 5000m course was third-fastest in meet history ... ran 10th at state in 2003, and 12th in 2002 ... placed 13th at at the 2004 Foot Locker Cross Country Regionals in Walnut, Calif. ... finished sixth in prestigious Border Clash event in 2004 ... swept league and district titles in 2004 after finishing second and third, respectively, in previous season ... led team to top-10 state finishes in 2003 and 2004 ... earned 4A State All-Star honors as senior ... ran fourth in 3200m at state in 2005, and 13th in 2004 ... captained the cross country squad in 2004 ... interested in studying physical therapy.

Major Meets
2006 MPSF TF - 14th, 3000m
2007 MPSF TF - 10th, 3000m
2007 Pac-10 TF - 11th, 5000m
2007 Pac-10 XC - 37th (3rd UW)
2007 Regional XC - 31st (1st UW)
2008 Pac-10 TF - 16th, 1500m; 23rd, 5000m
2008 Pac-10 XC - 16th (2nd UW)
2008 Regional XC - 26th (2nd UW)
2008 NCAA XC - 86th (2nd UW)
2009 Pac-10 TF - 19th, 5000m
2009 Pac-10 XC - 10th (1st UW)
2009 Regional XC - 20th (2nd UW)
2009 NCAA XC - 65th (1st UW)

Collegiate Best Marks
1500m.......3:50.68
Mile.......4:09.56
3000m.......8:07.69
5000m.......14:17.04i / 14:24.03

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