Kelsey Schrader

R-Jr | 5-3 | Dekalb, Ill. | Dekalb HS


  • 2015 All-Region
  • 2015 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2014 All-SEC freshman team
  • United States Junior World Cross Country Team Selection

Redshirt Junior (2017)
Did not compete.

Junior (2016)
The Riverside Invitational was Schrader’s only meet of the season where she ran 20:51.40 over the 6K course good for a fifth-best time for the Razorbacks and a 17th best overall.

Sophomore (2015)
Arkansas’ top finisher at the Cowboy Preview (Sept. 1) … Raced to fifth place overall good for the top finisher spot against Tulsa and Oklahoma in a time of 10:36.7 at the season opener … Posted a seventh place finish at the UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 12) … Earned the fourth spot for Arkansas with a time of 20:55.30 … Competed in the Chile Pepper Festival posting an eighth place finish (Oct. 3) … Crossed the line with a time of 16:45.20 good for a fifth place finish for Arkansas … Finished 46th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (Oct. 16) … She posted a time of 20:28.70 to earn a fourth place finish for the Razorbacks … Raced at the SEC Championships (Oct. 30) setting a personal record on the 6K course with a time of 20:21.90 … The personal record led her to a 13th place finish overall and sixth for Arkansas … Schrader posted a fifth place finish for the Razorbacks at College Station, Texas in the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 13) … She crossed the line in a time of 20:25.80 leading her to a 14th place finish overall on the 6K course … Schrader capped off her season at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 21) finishing 111th … She ran to a time of 20:56.50 placing fourth for Arkansas.

Freshman (2014)
Clocked a 22:17.00 to take fifth place and earn a spot on the United States Junior World Cross Country Team at the 2015 United States Junior World Cross Country Team Trials … All-SEC freshman team … Competed in seven of the eight races … Placed inside Arkansas’ top five once … Earned six of top 15 finishes … Picked up a 14th-place finish in her Razorback debut with at the Hurricane Cross Country Classic (Aug. 30) where she had a two-mile time of 11:31 … Placed seventh at the adidas/UCI Invitational with a 5K time of 17:51.50 … Posted a 5K time of 17:15.70 at the Missouri Southern Stampede (Sept. 20) to finish ninth … Placed 15th at the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 4) where she ran a personal-best 5K time of 16:55.90 … Competed in the Open Race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 17) and earned a top 10 finish (8th) by running 21:15.00 on the 6K course … Named to the All-SEC freshman team after her 19th-place finish at the SEC Championship (Oct. 31) setting a personal-best 6K time of 20:42.76 … Ended her first year with a 154th-place finish at the NCAA Championship (Nov. 22) where she finished the 6K course in 21:35.70.

High School
A four-year letterwinner in cross country at Dekalb High School in Dekalb, Ill. … Two-time Illinois All-State selection as a sophomore … Finished second at the state cross country championship as a sophomore, 10th as a junior and fourth as a senior … Three-time conference champion and four-time all-conference selection … Two-time N x N All-Midwest Region … Holds the school record in the 4×800-meter relay … Holds personal-best of 16:54 in the three-mile, 10:59 in the 3,200m and 5:05 in the 1,600m.

Born on Jan. 13, 1996 in Rockford, Ill. … Daughter of Brian and Kolleen Schrader … Has two older siblings, Ashley and Nick … Father played basketball at Judson University and her brother Nick runs cross country and track at Southern Illinois University … Majoring in marketing.

2015 Meet-By-Meet Results

Date Meet Distance Overall Team Scoring Arkansas Finish Time
9/1 Cowboy Preview 3K 5th 1st, 1st, 5th 1st 10:36.7
9/12 UC Riverside Invitational 6K 7th 7th 4th 20:55.30
10/3 Chile Pepper Festival 5K 8th 6th 5th 16:45.20
10/16 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 6K 46th 46th 4th 20:28.70
10/30 SEC Championships 6K 13th 13th 6th 20:21.90
11/13 NCAA South Central Regional 6K 14th 14th 5th 20:25.80
11/21 NCAA Championships 6K 111th 78th 4th 20:56.50


TFRRS Profile

Personal-Best Times

  • Two-Mile: 11:31.00 (Hurricane XC Festival 8/30/14)
  • 3K: 10:36.70 (Cowboy Preview 9/1/15)
  • 5K: 16:45.20 (Chile Pepper Festival 10/3/15)
  • 6K: 20:21.90 (SEC Championship 10/30/15)