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Kayla Hale
Position: Distance
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: Indialantic, Fla.
High School: Holy Trinity Episcopal
Kayla Hale Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 07/11/2013

Honors: Cross Country All-Southeast Region (2009)...Outdoor All-East (10,000m - 2012)...USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic (2009)...USTFCCCA Track & Field All-Academic (2010)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2010-12)

2012-13: Ran twice during the fall … covered 5K in a personal-best time of 18:04.01 to finish 108th at the Greater Louisville Classic...Indoors, placed 14th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:17.49 at the ACC Indoor Championships…Outdoors, placed 14th in the 10,000 with time of 36:26.34 at the ACC Outdoor Championships…finished second in the Sally Meyerhoff 3,000 at the Duke Invitational, crossing the line in 10:00.61.

2011-12: Did not compete during the fall...indoors, competed once in the 3,000m at the New Balance Collegiate, running a time of 9:59.08 to finish 15th in the college division...outdoors, had her highest finish of the year at the ECAC Championships, taking sixth in the 10,000m with a time of 35:51.74...finished 11th in the same event at the ACC Championships...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: Ran at the ACC Championships during the fall, covering 6K in 22:07.1 to help the Blue Devils finish third...did not compete during the indoor season...outdoors, placed 11th in the 10K at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a season-best 36:22.16...also came in ninth in the same event at the ECAC Championships, clocking 36:42.10.

2009-10: During the cross country season, placed 25th at the ACC Championships in 21:16.3 over 6K...earned all-region honors at the NCAA Southeast Regional, where she finished 21st after running 21:20.81 for 6K...at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., placed 90th with a season-best 21:13.2 for 6K...indoors, came in fifth in the 3,000m at the Hokie Invite on Jan. 22...finished sixth in the 5,000m at the ACC Championships, clocking 16:53.21...outdoors, ran 16:38.37 for 5,000m to take seventh place at the Stanford Invitational...covered 10,000m in 35:26.74 to finish sixth at the ACC Championships in Clemson, S.C.

Prior to Duke: Four-time Florida state champion in the 3,200m... four-time cross country state champion...two-time 1,600m state champion...2008 and 2009 Nike Indoor National two-mile All-America...2007, 2008 and 2009 Footlocker finalist...2007 4x800m state champion...Commended National Merit Scholar...member of the Spanish Honor Society and the National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of James and Sue Hale...born June 30, 1991...has an older brother, Steven...a psychology major with a minor in religion.

Cross Country PRs
5K- 18:04.01 (9/29/2012)
6K- 21:13.2 (11/23/2009)

Indoor PRs
3,000m- 9:48.97 (1/22/2010)
5,000m- 16:53.21 (2/26/2010)

Outdoor PRs
1,500m- 4:39.72 (3/20/2010)
5,000m- 16:38.37 (3/26/2010)
10,000m- 35:26.74 (4/16/2010)

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