Kiersten Kirkland
Kiersten  Kirkland

Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly HS

Last College:




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Collegiate Bests
60 Meters:
8.09 (Jan. 17, 2009 at Kentucky Invitational - Lexington, Ky.)
200 Meters (Indoor): 26.36 (Jan. 10, 2009 at Indiana Open - Bloomington, Ind.)
200 Meters (Outdoor): 25.11 (April 24, 2010 at UCSD Triton Invitational - La Jolla, Calif.)
400 Meters (Indoor): 1:00.48 (Feb. 13, 2009 at Hoosier Hills Invitational - Bloomington, Ind.)
600 Meters (Indoor): 1:40.96 (Jan. 24, 2009 at Gene Edmonds Cup - West Lafayette, Ind.)
800 Meters (Indoor): 2:38.83 (Jan. 17, 2009 at Kentucky Invitational - Lexington, Ky.)
800 Meters (Outdoor): 2:26.75 (April 9, 2010 at Johnson/Joyner-Kersee Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif.)
60-Meter Hurdles: 8.72 (Feb. 25, 2011 at MW Championships - Albuquerque, N.M.)
100-Meter Hurdles: 14.13 (May 15, 2010 at MW Championships - Albuquerque, N.M.)
400-Meter Hurdles: 1:01.42 (March 27, 2010 at Cal/Nevada Championships - Los Angeles, Calif.)
Long Jump (Indoor): 16-10.00 (Jan. 29, 2010 at Mountain T's Invitational - Flagstaff, Ariz.)
Long Jump (Outdoor): 18-10.00 (April 4, 2009 at Mike Poehlein Invite - West Lafayette, Ind.)
High Jump (Outdoor): 5-01.00 (three times, last March 18, 2011 at Aztec Invitational - San Diego, Calif.)
Shot Put (Outdoor): 36-10.25 (April 24, 2010 at UCSD Invitational - La Jolla, Calif.)
Javelin Throw: 116-06 (May 1, 2010 at Steve Scott Invitational - Irvine, Calif.)
Heptathlon: 4,949 (April 9, 2010 at Johnson/Joyner-Kersee Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif.)

Mountain West Outdoor Championships
4th (14.13 - 100-Meter Hurdles) | 8th (1:59.36 - 400-Meter Hurdles)

Mountain West Indoor Championships
8th (8.88 - 60-Meter Hurdles)
2010: 10th (8.85 - 60-Meter Hurdles)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
13th (1:02.73 - 400-Meter Hurdles)

Outdoor Track and Field:
Did not compete during the 2012 outdoor season.

Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete during the 2012 indoor season.

Outdoor Track and Field:
Participated in three meets before an injury sidelined her for the season ... debuted with a runner-up finish of 14.52 in the 100-meter hurdles at the San Diego City Championships on March 6 ... competed in four events over the two-day Aztec Invitational on March 18-19 ... was third in the invitational 400-meter hurdles (1:01.44), fifth in the open high jump (5-01.00), sixth in the open shot put (35-09.25) and 12th in the invitational 100-meter hurdles (14.82) ... ended her season at the Cal/Nevada Championships (March 26-27), taking third in the 400 hurdles (1:01.63) and 10th in the 100 hurdles (14.43), and teaming up with three others for a seventh-place showing in the 4x400-meter relay (3:50.55).

Indoor Track and Field: Took eighth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.90 seconds at the Mountain West Championships on Feb. 26 ... the eighth-place came one day after she ran a personal-best time of 8.72 in the preliminary heat ... also ran in three other 60-meter hurdle races on the year ... went 9.18 at the New Mexico Invitational on Jan. 29 ... ran 8.82 in the preliminary heat on Feb. 11 at the Don Kirby Invitational and later ran a 8.86 in the final for a fifth-place finish.

Outdoor Track and Field:
Competed at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship West Preliminary Rounds in Austin Texas ... scored in every event she participated in at the MWC Championships - fourth in the 4x100-meter relay (46.00), fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.13 season-best), eighth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:59.36) and eighth in the 4x400-meter relay (3:49.21) ... was fourth in the shot put with a throw of 34-07.50 at the UCSD quad meet ... had an impressive two days on the Mesa taking first in the open 100-meter hurdles (14.71), first in the 400-meter hurdles (1:03.6), second in the long jump (18-03), and fourth in the high jump 5-01.00 at the Aztec Track and Field Classic ... won the heptathlon (4,949) at the Johnson/Joyner-Kersee invite on April 9 ... had times of 25.24 (200 meters), 2:26 (800 meters), 14.34 (100-meter hurdles) on the track and marks of 5-00.25 (high jump), 17-08.75 (long jump), 33-06.75 (shot put) and 110-10 (javelin) in the field events ... finished sixth in the javelin throw with a throw of 116-06 (season- best) at the Steve Scott Invitational ... competed in ten meets for the Aztecs.

Indoor Track and Field: Competed in both the 60-meter hurdles (10th) and the 4X400-meter relay at the MWC Championships ... the team ran a time of 3:49.63 (fourth).

2008-09 (at Louisville)
Outdoor Track and Field:
Competed for Louisville in 2009 as a freshman ... was 15th in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.73 in the preliminary heat at the BIG EAST Championships ... also was a member of the fifth-place 1,600-meter relay team in 3:50.83 ... had six other top-10 finishes on the season, including a win in the 400 hurdles (1:03.63) at the WKU Invitational on April 25 ... was third in the long jump in 18-10.00 at the Mike Poehlein Invite on April 4 ... the mark is still a personal best ... also had a top-five finish in the 100 hurdles (14.82) for third place at the Lyles/Wood Invite on April 18.

Indoor Track and Field: Competed in eight different events for the Cardinals ... was a member of the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:51.19) at the Indiana Open on Jan. 10 ... a member of two other top-10 relay teams, including a third-place showing in 4:01.18 at the SIU Fast Start Invite on Dec. 5 and a seventh-place finish in 3:47.60 on Feb. 7 ... took fifth in the 600 (1:40.96) at the Gene Edmonds Cup on Jan. 24 ... was sixth in back-to-back meets in the 60 hurdles at the SIU Fast Invite in 9.07 and the Kentucky Invitational (Jan. 17) in 9.37.

High School
Ran track and field at Long Beach Poly High School and John W. North High School ... two-time division champion in the 300 meters ... two-time athlete of the meet at the Hampton-Phillips Classic ... MVP at John W. North HS in 2007 after winning the coaches award in 2005 and 2006 ... personal bests in high school were 14.38 in the 100, 42.98 in the 300, 1:02.70 in the 400, 18-02.00 in the long jump and 4,664 in the heptathlon.

Kiersten Kirkland was born June 14, 1990 in Inglewood, Calif. ... daughter of Monica Kirkland and Gary Sumpter.

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