ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Kailyn Kuzmuk
Kailyn Kuzmuk
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tinley Park, Ill.
High School: Victor J Andrews
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Kirkland

Personal Bests
1,500 meters – 4:35.50  
3,000 meters – 10:15.01
5,000 meters – 17:26.44  
XC 5k - 17:52.54
XC 6k - 21:21.5

2010-11
Was one of four Harvard top-ten finishers at the HYP Meet Sept. 24, placing ninth with a time of 18:18.28 ... Was the third Harvard runner to finish at Heps, placing 26th overall with a time of 18:06.9 ... Was the final Harvard scorer at NCAA Regionals, placing 111th overall wuth a time of 22:21.2.

2009-10
Finished fifth at the Iona Meet of Champions in 23:09.81 and helped the Crimson earn the team title … Finished second overall with a time of 17:52 at the Harvard/Yale meet, helping the Crimson to its biggest win over the Bulldogs since 2001 … Second among Harvard runners and 33rd overall at the NCAA Pre-National Invitational with a personal best time of 21:21.5 … Fifth among Harvard runners and 20th overall at the Heps Championships with a time of 18:10.6 ... Earned all-region honors ... First among Harvard runners and sixth overall at the NCAA Regionals with a time of 22:35, helping the team earn a fifth-place finish at the event ... Qualified for the NCAA National Cross Country Championship ... Placed 185th overall out of 254 runners at the NCAA Championships with a time of 21:55.4.

2008-09
Was the fourth Harvard runner and 15th overall at the H-Y dual ... Also competed at the Heptagonal Championship and in the open race at Pre-Nationals ... Rounded out the Crimson scoring at the NCAA Regional meet by placing 60th overall .. Finished 16th at the ECAC Championships ... Member of the third-place distance medley relay team at the ECAC Indoor Championships ... Finished ninth in the 3,000 meter run at the Indoor Heptagonal Championships ... Placed third in the mile run at the Battle of Beantown ... Finished sixth in the 3,000 meter run in the HYP meet ... Placed 10th in the 3,000 meter race (10:15.01) at the ECAC Championships … Finished 14th among collegiates and 27th overall in the 5,000 meters at the Penn Relays.

Personal
Four-time letterwinner in track and field and cross country ... Captained cross country team as a senior and track and field team as a junior and senior ... Earned MVP honors in cross country three-timed and track and field twice ... Named all-state in cross country as a junior and senior ... Conference champion in cross country in 2006 and 2007 ... Regional and sectional champion in cross country as a senior ... Earned all-state honors in the 3,200 meters as a junior and in the 4x800 meters and 1,600 meters as a senior ... Holds school records in the cross country (three miles), the 1,600 meters, the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays ... Four-time scholar-athlete ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction and National Merit Commended Scholar in 2007 ... Named to the I.H.S.A. All-State Academic team in 2008 ... Class valedictorian.