University of Miami Athletics

AJ Ricketts

position

Cross Country

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Pensacola, Fla.

High School

Pensacola Catholic

2015 Outdoor: Competed in the 1500m at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Ran the 5000m at the Hurricane Invitational

2014 Cross Country: Opened season competing in 5000m (16:59.5)  at FAU Invitational … Led the Hurricane men and placed fifth in the men’s 8000m (27.10.27) at the USF Invitational … Posted a time of 27:39.01 at the Mountain Dew Invitational 8K … Completed The Paul Short 8K Run with  a time of 27:28 … Placed 15th in the men’s 5K (18:08.89) at the Westminster Academy Invitational. Ran in the ACC Championships and posted a time of 27:46.4

2013 Cross Country: Competed in six races for the Hurricanes, including the NCAA Regional Championships

2013 Outdoor: Set personal best in 3000m, running 9:38.23 at Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Ran 5000m in personal-best 16:36.80 at Hurricane Invitational.

2013 Indoor: Did not compete.

2012 Cross Country: Opened season with 29:04.19 at USF Bulls Cross Country Invitational … Ran 28:05.48 at Mountain Dew Invitational … Competed in Paul Short Run and finished with time of 27:36 … Ended season with time of 27:25 at UCF Black & Gold Invitational … Participated in ACC Championship 8k and ran time of 27:34.8 …Wrapped up the post-season with a time of 34:22 at NCAA Regional Championships.

2011 Cross Country: Ran season-best time of 22:58.10 at FGCU Invitational.

High School: Competed in 3200m and cross country at Pensacola Catholic HS… Led cross country team to 2008 and 2009 district championships … District champion in 3200m in 2010 … Named to 2010 Pensacola News Journal All-Area second-team in cross country and Scholar Athlete … Won Pensacola Catholic High School’s Wendy’s High School Heisman Award … Recorded personal bests of 10:10 in 3200m and 16:50 in 5000m.

Personal: Broadcast journalism and sport administration double-major … Plans to be college basketball play-by-play man, or college cross country coach … Son of Mike and Sandy Ricketts … Likes to play basketball and soccer … Competed in four-mile race in Central Park at midnight on New Year’s Eve … Sports director at WVUM 90.5 sports radio