Kirby Hale
Kirby Hale
Year: Junior
Hometown: Springfield, Ill.
High School: Springfield HS
Major: Kinesiology


Personal Bests:
5K: 18:19.17 (11/1/14)
6K: 22:42.1 (10/17/14) 

2014: Set a 5K PR at the Ohio Valley Conference championships, earning her a 21st place finish and the 14th fastest 5K at SIUE... tallied one top-ten finish at the SIUE Cross Country Challenge with a fourth place finish... ran the tenth fastest 6K at the Bradley Pink Classic with a time of 22:42.1.

2013: Steadily improved throughout season after missing the first two meets of the season ... Took 192nd at the NCAA Midwest Regional in a time of 23:47.8 ... Second fastest runner for the Cougars at the OVC Championships with a 19:33.01 5K.

2012: Ran the second-fastest 5K for a freshman at SIUE, posting a PR of 18:24.33...The time also ranks 15th on SIUE's all time fastest 5K list...Earned first collegiate victory at SIUE John Flamer Invite, posting a time of 19:24.00...Finished 29th (19:32.96) at the EIU Walt Crawford Open, her first race as a Cougar.

Prep: Four-time All-State cross country runner...Placed third at the 2010 and 2011 state track& field meet and led her team to a state championship in 2009 with a fourth-place finish...Posted personal best time of 17:19 at the state meet course at Detweiler Park in Peoria...Two-time conference Runner of the Year in 2008 and 2009...Regional champion in 2009 and a sectional champion in 2011.



Personal Bests
800 Meters: 2:18.33 (2/28/14)
1,000 Meters: 3:09.76 (1/18/13)
Mile: 5:26.45 (1/26/13)
3,000 Meters: 10:42.50 (2/22/13)
5,000 Meters: 19:06.47 (2/8/13)

800 Meters: 2:19.24 (4/19/14)
1,500 Meters: 4:41.94 (5/3/14)
3,000 Meters: 10:54.64 (3/22/14)

2014 Indoor: Notched a personal-best 800-meter time at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships in Nashville, Tenn. … Notched a season-best finish in the mile run at the Holiday Inn Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., finishing with a time of 5:41.10 …

2014 Outdoor: Notched a personal-best 800-meter run time during the preliminary rounds of the 2014 Ohio Valley Outdoor Championships in Edwardsville, Ill., finishing with a time of 2:13.93 … Finished eighth in the 800 at the OVC Outdoor Championships … Recorded a personal-best 1,500-meter time at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

2013 Indoor: Notched a personal-best 1,000-meter time at the Missouri Invitational in Columbia, Mo., finishing with a time of 3:09.76 … Notched a personal-best mark of 5:26.45 in the mile run at the Redbird Invite in Normal, Ill. … Notched a personal-best finish at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships in Charleston, Ill., finishing with a time of 10:42.50 … Recorded a personal best finish in the 5,000-meter run at the Big Meet Invitational in Allendale, Mich., registering a time of 19:06.47.

2013 Outdoor: Did not compete.