Year Inducted: 2011
As a high school standout at Northmont High School in Englewood, Kristy became one of the
best cross country and track distance runners in Ohio high school history.
She was a seven time state champion... twice in cross country(1982,1984), with a 2nd place finish in 1983; and five times in track with three 1600 meter titles (1983-85) and two 3200 meter titles (1984-85). She set five Ohio high school state records.
Kristy placed 2nd in the 3000 meters at the Junior Olympics held in Vancouver, Canada in 1984 and also participated in the Kinney/Footlocker Cross Country National Championship that year. She was the USA TAC Junior Cross Country Champion in 1985.
She ran a 16:51 in cross country as a senior at the Greater Miami Valley Conference Championship and won the Purdue Boilermaker Track Invitational 5K in 1984 and 1985. She ran a 4:50 for 1600 meters and 10:16 for 3200 meters while at Northmont.
Kristy continued her winning ways at the University of Kentucky. She was a NCAA All-American in 1988 and a vital member of the NCAA National Champion Kentucky Cross Country team that same year. In 1989, she was the SEC Indoor Champion in the 5000 meters and the SEC Outdoor Track Champion in the 10,000 meter event.
Kristy is a three time winner of the prestigious Minster 10K (1985-87) and her time of 33:25 is still the 2nd fastest women’s time ever for that race. In 1985, she placed 3rd at the Dayton River Corridor Classic and then won the race in 1986. In 1986 and 1987, she won the Bluegrass 10K and her time of 34:44 is still the course record. In 1985, Kristy was the AAU Road 10K National Champion. Her PR’s include: 5K (16:21), 10K (33:25), half-marathon (1:15:20). In 1995, Kristy was inducted into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame.
She lives in Fairborn, Ohio with her husband Woody and their two dogs, Boomer and Buddy.