Track & Field

Kayla Spencer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Elmhurst, Ill.

High School:
York

Position:
XC/Distance

Experience:
JR/JR

Kayla Spencer

05/02/2013

Marquette Track and Field Heads to BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

MU will compete Friday-Sunday at Rutgers

04/26/2013

Koeck and Schuh Shatter Marquette Records at Benedictine Twilight

Koeck and Schuh with huge PRs in Illinois

04/24/2013

Track and Field Heads to Lisle, Ill., for Benedictine Twilight

MU has final tune-up for BIG EAST Championships

04/20/2013

Jack Hackett Leads Marquette in Day Two Out West

MU competed at Bryan Clay Invite and Mt. SAC Relays

04/17/2013

Golden Eagles Flock to Six Track & Field Meets Across the Country

Track and field to compete Thursday-Sunday

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2014)

Indoor-
1,000
: 2:50.21 (MU Record)
Mile:4:51.91 (No. 6 all-time at MU)
3,000: 10:00.92

Outdoor-
800
: 2:14.14
1,500
: 4:29.97 (No. 6 all-time at MU)
5,000: 17:19.60


2013-14:
Marquette Women's Track & Field Most Improved
All-BIG EAST (indoor and outdoor 4x800-meter relays)
BIG EAST All-Academic
Outdoor (So.): Ran in the 800-, 1,500- and 5,000-meter races... Her PR in the 1,500 of 4:29.97 at the Bryan Clay Invitational (April 18) was the sixth-best mark in MU history ... A week prior, Spencer placed first in the 1,500 at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 12) and took home a victory at the Gregory Invitational (May 16) ... Spencer also set a PR of 17:19.60 in the 5,000 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational(May 3) to give her a second-place finish... Placed 11th at the BIG EAT Outdoor Championships (May 11) in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:34.49.
Indoor (So.)
: Competed in the 1,000 meters, mile and 3,000 meters during the 2013-14 indoor campaign... Recorded a personal record and school record in the 1,000 meters at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22) with a time of 2:50.21, which earned her a fifth-place finish.... Finished sixth place in the mile at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 14) with a time of 4:51.91, which placed her sixth on the program's all-time list and stands as her personal best... Earned a second-place finish and recorded a personal best in the 3,000-meter race at the UNI Jennett Invitational (Feb. 1) with a time of 10:00.92.
Cross Country (So.): Spencer ran in Marquette's top six at all seven meets as a sophomore ... Ran a personal-best 5k of 18:15.1 at the National Catholic Invitational (Sept. 20) to place third on the squad and 19th overall ... Notched a top 6k time of 21:48 at the Bradley Classic on Oct. 18 to finish fifth on MU (29th overall) ... Was the squad's fourth runner (34th overall) in a time of 22:27 at the BIG EAST Championships (Nov. 2) ... Marquette's sixth runner in a time of 22:45 (114th overall) at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships (Nov. 15).

2012-13:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the 1,000 meters and the mile over the course of the 2012-13 indoor campaign... Set a new personal-best and qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 1) with a time of 2:56.97 in the 1,000 meter-run... Placed second at the Badger Classic (Jan. 12) with a time of 3:01.54 in the 1,000 meters... Finished 18th at the BIG EAST indoor meet in the 1,000 with a time of 3:01.01 ...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the 800 meters, 1,500 meters, and the 5,000 meters during the 2013 outdoor campaign... Posted a new personal best in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.98 at The Beach Invitational (April. 26)... Qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 1,500 meters by setting a new personal-best with a ninth-place finish at the Bryan Clay Invitational (April 19) in a time of 4:35.29... Placed 19th at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 4) in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:38.45... Finished third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:53.76 at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 13), setting a new personal-best mark...2013 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country (Fr.):Participated in four meets during her freshman season ... Ran a personal best 5k at the Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29) with a time of 19:04.97, coming in 73rd place in the blue division... At the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships (Oct. 26), ran a 23:14.93 time in the 6k for a 62nd-place finish (sixth for Marquette)... Inked a personal-best 6k time of 22:06 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9) to achieve 89th place (second for Marquette) ...2012 XC Performance List.

High School: Spencer earned four letters in cross country and three in track and field during her time at York High School ... Served as captain of both squads during her senior year ... All-state performer on the track in the 3,200-meter run as a sophomore (second place in 9:10) and junior ... Also all-state in cross country as a senior with a three mile PR of 17:26 ... Holds personal bests of 2:18 in the 800 and 5:10 in the 1,600 ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Spencer was born in Downers Grove, Ill., and is the older of two children to Pan and Andy Spencer ... Has a younger brother, Nolan ... Majors in Spanish language and culture.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2014-
1,000-meter run: 5th (2:50.21 - MU Record)
4x800-meter relay: 3rd (8:20.47; anchor leg w/McClure,Ethier and Alison Parker)
2013-
1,000-meter run: 18th (3:01.01)
4x800-meter relay: 10th (9:05.60; anchor leg w/Hanson, Ethier and Tolan)
DMR: 8th (11:50.37; 1,200-meter leg w/Kemmerer, McClure, and Hanson)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
2014-
1,500-meter run: 11th (4:34.49)
4x800-meter relay: 3rd (8:55.75; third leg w/McClure,Alison Parker and Ethier)
2013-
1,500-meter run
: 19th (4:38.45)
4x800-meter run: 12th (9:19.81; anchor leg w/Hanson, Ethier and McClure)

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Cross Country Championships (6k)
2013 - 24th (22:27; fourth on MU)
2012 - 62nd (23:14.93; sixth on MU)

NCAA Great Lakes Regional (6k)
2013 - 114th (22:45; sixth on MU)
2012 - 89th (22:06; second on MU)

2013 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/6 - Badger Classic(6k)
14:30
10 / 3
4 of 7
9/20 - National Catholic Invitational (5k)
18:15.1*
19 / 3
3 of 11
10/5- Greater Louisville Classic (5k)
18:21.35
60 / 2
9 of 20
10/12 - Lucien Rosa Invitational (5k) 18:27.3 20 / 4 2 of 25
10/18 - Bradley Classic (6k)
21:48*
29 / 5
3 of 24
11/2- BIG EAST (6k)
22:27
34 / 4
6 of 10
11/15 - NCAA Great Lakes (6k) 22:45 114 / 6 14 of 33
2012 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/7 - NIU Huskie Open (5k)
-
-
-
9/14 - National Catholic Invite (5k)
-
-
-
9/29 - Greater Louisville Classic (5k)
19:04.97
73 / Blue
-
10/12 - Bradley Classic (6k)
22:17
50 / 5
5 of 23
10/26 - BIG EAST (6k)
23:14.93
62 / 6
7 of 15
11/9 - NCAA Great Lakes (6k) 22:06 89 / 2 16 of 32
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