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Kiera Bothwell

Cross Country/Distance
Position
Junior
Class
Springfield, Va.
Hometown
West Springfield
High School

All-ACC
2019 Outdoor:
3000 steeplechase

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2020 Outdoor
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 Indoor Season
• Competed in the 3000m at the ACC Championships
• Helped the DMR team to an eighth-place finish at the ACC Championships
• Captured a career-best time of 4:54.52 in the mile at the Navy Invitational II
• Ran a career-best 3000m time of 9:36.56 at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational
• Finished first in the DMR at the Virginia Tech Invitational
• Placed second in the mile at the Navy Invitational II

2019 Cross Country 
• Placed in the top 45 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships and the ACC Championships
• Was the Cavaliers’ third finisher at the regional championship and second runner at the conference championship
• Finished as the Cavaliers’ No. 2 at all three regular-season competitions
• Ran a career-best 5k time at the Cavalier Classic, recording a time of 17:59.1

2019 Outdoor 
• Placed fourth at the ACC Championships in the 3000m steeplechase, earning second-team All-ACC honors
• Career-best time of 10:30.29 in the 3000m steeplechase at the ACC Championships ranks eight all-time in UVA history
• Placed third at the William and Mary Triangular in the 5000m with a time of 17:13.06
• Finished third in the 1500m against Maryland Pitt and West Virginia with a time of 4:37.65
• Recognized to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019 Indoor 
• Finished 12th at the ACC Championships in the DMR
• Placed first in the mile at the Liberty Flames Invite, running a time of 4:58.35

2018 Cross Country 
• Finished 49th at the NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:10.4
• Placed 46th at the ACC Championships
• Was the team’s fourth-fastest runner at the Southeast Regional Championships and third fastest at the ACC Championships

2018 Outdoor 
• Finished 13th in the steeplechase at the ACC Championships with a season-best time of 10:55.59
• Recorded a season-best time of 1500m at the Fred Hardy Invitational
• Recognized to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018 Indoor 
• Ran a time of 5:04.7 at the Boston David Hemery Valentine Invitational in the mile.
• Competed in three meets during the season, Liberty Kickoff, Michigan Power 5 Invitational and David Hemery Valentine Invitational

2017 Cross Country 
• Finished 80th in the ACC Cross Country Championships
• Ran a time of 22:04.9 in the 6k at ACCs

Background
• Received all-state cross country team honors from 2013-16, while recording an all-state individual finish in 2016
• Named an All-Run Washington Team selection and honorable mentions all-met in 2016
• Captured the 2013 Indoor New Balance National DMR championship
• Captured the indoor 4x800m state championship in 2014 and earned all-state honors for the event from 2014-17
• Named all-state in the indoor 1600m (2017), outdoor 4x800m (2014-17) and 3200m (2017)
• Recognized as an All-American in the 4xmile (2017)

Personal
• Daughter of Heather Shult, Stuart Bothwell, Sam Shult and Slava Bothwell
• Has two brothers, Corey and Patrick