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Kaylyn
Christopher
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Kingwood, W.Va.
Height: 5-6
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Distance

Biography

At West Virginia in 2012:
Indoor
  • Earned a career-best time of 1:37.48 in the 600-meter run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge, the team’s best time for the event during the year
  • Member of DMR foursome at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, assisting squad to 7th-place mark in 11:44.08
  • Helped the 4x800 relay to an 11th-place finish in 9:10.85 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Outdoor
  • Earned a career-best 9:47.86 in the 3,000-meter run for sixth place at the Penn Relays
  • Came in 14th in the 5,000-meter at the BIG EAST Championships in 17:15.44
At West Virginia in 2011:
  • Competed at the NCAA East Regional in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:36.04
  • Came in eighth place at BIG EAST in the 5,000-meter run in 16:43.65
  • Achieved eighth place at the Colonial Relays in the 800-meter run in 2:10.88
  • Competed at the Stanford Invitational in the 1,500-meter and 800-meter races
  • Finished in fourth at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational in the 800-meter with a time of 2:13.50
  • Member of 4x800 relay at BIG EAST, helping group to seventh place in 9:08.36
  • Earned second-best mark in school history in the 1,000-meter race at the Penn State Relays by finishing in 2:45
  • Came in fifth place at BIG EAST in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:27.16
  • Finished in first in the 3,000-meter race at the WVU State Farm Games
  • Competed at the GaREAT Invitational and Columbia Last Chance in the mile
At West Virginia in 2010:
  • Earned two All-America honors at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships, one in the mile (4:46.76) and one as a member of the 8th-place DMR team (11:16.39)
  • Posted a personal-best time of 4:25.7 in the 1,500-meter race to qualify for regionals at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet
  • Helped 4x800 relay team to post a school record and fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships after crossing the line with a time of 8:47.9
  • Finished third at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships as a member of the DMR team
  • Finished third as a part of the 4x800 relay team
  • Posted NCAA provisional time in the 3,000-meter race at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup after finishing in second (9:30.95)
  • Finished sixth in the 800-meter invitational race at the Penn State National Invitational with a time of 2:10.07
  • Finished first in the 800-meter run at the WVU State Farm Games
  • Helped the WVU DMR team to a second-place finish at the PSU Northeast Challenge (12:08.82)
  • Posted a BIG EAST qualifying time at the Sun Angel Classic with a 16th-place finished in the 1,500-meter race (4:27.39)
  • Took first place in the 3,000-meter run (9:51.85) at the James Madison Invitational
At West Virginia in 2009:
  • Competed on the DMR team that finished 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships
  • Member of the same DMR team (Christopher, Karly Hamric, Marie-Louise Asselin and Keri Bland) that broke school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 11:05.12
  • Posted a personal-best time of 3:47.51 in the 1,000-meter run at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships
  • Took 10th in the mile (4:48.14) at the Alex Wilson Invitational
  • Placed third (3:48.99) in the 1,000-meter race at the Penn State National Invitational
  • Finished first in the 1,000-meter run (2:52.82) at the Penn State Open
  • Redshirted the outdoor season
At West Virginia in 2008:
  • Finished 27th overall in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:33.31 at the NCAA Outdoor Regionals
  • Part of the DMR team with Marie-Louise Asselin, Karly Hamric and Keri Bland that set a then-outdoor school record with a time of 11:19.81 at Penn Relays
  • Ran the 1,500-meter in 4:27.38 to move into the top 10 BIG EAST times on April 19 at the WVU Invitational, an NCAA regional qualifying mark
  • Ran 2:13.32 in the 800-meter run at the WVU Invitational
  • Turned in a top performance in the 1,500-meter run to place third with a time of 4:34.88 at the Raleigh Relays
Prep:
  • McCoy Award Winner senior year at Preston High as state’s top track and field performer
  • Awarded Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year as a junior
  • Member of state champion track squad as a sophomore and senior
  • State champion and record holder in the 1,600-meter run as a sophomore, junior and senior
  • Won state championship and set record in 3,200-meter as a junior
  • Named all-state and finished third in the 4x400 relay as a junior
  • State champ and record holder in the 800-meter run as a junior and senior
  • Cross country state runner-up as a junior and senior
  • Earned fifth place and named all-state cross country as a sophomore
  • Took third place and earned all-state honors in the 800-meter run as a freshman and sophomore
  • Member of record setting, state champion 4x800 relay team as a freshman, sophomore and senior
Personal:
  • Daughter of William and Janet Christopher
  • One of five children
  • Birthday is April 10
  • Working on a master’s degree in secondary education
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism
  • CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
  • 2012 Capital One Academic All-District
  • 2012 Capital One/CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • BIG EAST Academic All-Star

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