Cross Country

Kayla Spencer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Elmhurst, Ill.

High School:
York

Kayla Spencer

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2013)

Indoor-
1,000
: 2:56.97
Mile: 5:07.50

Outdoor-
800
: 2:15.98
1,500
: 4:35.29


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 ... Undecided on a major.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
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
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)
2012 - 62nd (23:14.93; sixth on MU)

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

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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