Kaitlyn Arnold
Kaitlyn Arnold
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Jackson, Mich.
High School: Northwest
Major: IPHS/Chemistry

College Career

  • 6K Personal Best- 21:05


  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • One of 29 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients for Fall 2016. 
  • NCAA Elite 90 Award winner at 2016 NCAA III Women's Cross Country Championship.
  • U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association Division III All-Academic award winner.
  • Placed 67th at NCAA III Championships with a time of 21:44. 
  • Named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III All-Great Lakes Region Team. 
  • Finished sixth at NCAA III Great Lakes Regionals with a 21:48 mark.
  • Named to All-MIAA First Team after placing second at MIAA Championships (21:57) and MIAA Jamboree (21:25).
  • Won four of her eight races, capturing first at the Calvin Invitational, LSSU Yanni Invitational, Lansing Community College Invitational and the Oberlin Inter Regional Rumble. 
  • Posted a school-record time of 21:05 at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble. 


  • First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American. 
  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association Division III Academic Individual award winner.
  • Placed 32nd at NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Championships (23:00), earning all-region honors.
  • Finished fifth at MIAA Championships (22:32.7) to receive All-MIAA First Team accolades.
  • Competed in all seven races, leading Alma in every outing.
  • Set the school record for the 6000k with a 21:49 at the Inter-Regional Rumble.
  • Alma College President's Cup recipient.


  • Third Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American.
  • U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association Division III All-Academic award winner.
  • Placed 68th at the NCAA Division III Championships (22:57).
  • Qualified for the NCAA meet after placing sixth at the NCAA III Regionals with a season-best time of 21:54, earning all-region recognition.  
  • Finished fourth at the MIAA Championships (22:06) to earn All-MIAA First Team honors.
  • Alma College President's Cup recipient.
  • Dean's List.


  • Finished 12th at the MIAA Championships with a season-best time of 22:52, earning All-MIAA Second Team honors.
  • Named MIAA Runner of the Week in third week of season. 
  • Alma College President's Cup recipient.

High School: Eight State Championship appearances in cross country and track ... All-State in 3200 meter relay; 7th in 2011, 5th in 2013, holds school record ... Team was conference champions in 2009 ... state qualifiers in 2009 and 2012 ... four year All-Conference, four year All-Region and four year state qualifier ... All-State dream team ... team most valuable player in 2011 and 2012 ... School record holder in 800m run ... Was Valedictorian ... Volunteered as a Counselor-In-Training and Sailing Instructor at Camp Daggett in Petoskey for three summers ... Volunteered at middle school cross country and track meets and refereed for elementary basketball program

Community Service: Camp Daggett volunteer... Alma Middle School after school program volunteer... participated in alternative break in Washington, D.C. helping in soup kitchens and food pantries 

Personal: Also participates in Track & Field at Alma College... Grandfather Richard Arnold played football at Michigan State and cousin Benjamin Randle played collegiately at Central Michigan ... chose Alma College to challenge herself academically and best prepare herself for secondary education ... Enjoys running, biking, and anything outdoors.