Kaitlyn Spees
Kaitlyn Spees
Year: JR
Hometown: Oakland
High School: Bishop O'Dowd
Previous College: Scripps
Major: Biology

Personal bests: 6K - 22:53.7 (UCR 12); 5K - 19:06 (UCR 12)

Kaitlyn Spees (aka: Speezer) may be the only person who has ever braved the glacial lakes around South Lake Tahoe to go snorkeling. She denies having spied any lake monsters. Spees is a sophomore at Scripps, where she's studying biology. She runs because "it's calm and quiet and nice." Her 6k P.R. is 22:53 and her 5k P.R. is 19:06.  Her favorite runs are the trails at home in Oakland: "it's all quiet little trails, it's all redwoods...bay trees...eucalyptus...it's like you're the only person on earth." Spees enjoys reading Shakespeare, eating cookies, and making exquisite pieces of jewelry. "I like beadwork, mostly small glass beads." Her spirit animal could be a deer, or a mouse, or a hybrid thereof... "There are these tiny little deer called muntjacs. Maybe I could be one of those."