| Kyle Merber
Dix Hills, N.Y.
Half Hollow Hills West
|Height / Weight:|
6-1 / 143
Two-Time NCAA Qualifier (Track and Field at Columbia)
Nine-Time Ivy League Champion (Track and Field at Columbia)
2013 All-Big 12 (Track and Field)
2012 All-South Central Region (Cross Country)
Two-Time All-Northeast Region (Cross Country at Columbia)
Two-Time All-Ivy League (Cross Country at Columbia)
Earned All-Big 12 honors and reached the school's all-time performers list in each of his three events ... ran the final leg of the second place (9:42.61) distance medley relay unit at the Big 12 Championships ... clocked a mile time of 4:02.49 (No. 10 on UT all-time performers list) which was 17th at the Husky Classic ... was sixth at the Razorback Team Invitational in the 800m personal-best of 1:50.25 (No. 11 on the UT all-time performers chart) ... finished the 1,000m in a personal best 2:25.70 to place third at the Arkansas Dual Meet ... that time was 12th on the Longhorns all-time performers chart.
Cross Country (Senior):
Participated in four meets, including the NCAA Championships where he finished third on the team (98th overall) to help the Longhorns post a ninth-place showing ... placed ninth overall (third among UT competitors) to help propel the team to first place at the NCAA South Central Regional ... earned all-region honors by finishing among the top 25 ... finished the 10K race in 30:23.8 ... also helped lead the team to a second-place showing in the Big 12 Championships by finishing 18th (24:27.4) in the 8K race.
2011-12 (AT COLUMBIA)
Indoor/Outdoor (Redshirt Junior):
Earned first team All-Ivy League (indoor mile and distance medley relay) ... ran a 3:35.59 1,500m time that set new American collegiate, Ivy League and Columbia record and ranked as second-fastest collegiate mark all-time, second-fastest in the U.S. (all levels) in 2012 and 15th-fastest in the world (all levels) ... won titles in the 1,500m run and the 4x800m relay at the Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Championships ... ran third leg of 4x800m Ivy League Outdoor champion relay that set new conference record with time of 7:20.53 ... won titles in the mile and the distance medley relay at the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships ... competed in the prestigious Wanamaker Mile race at the 105th Millrose Games ... ran the second sub-4:00 indoor mile of his career (3:59.44) at the Columbia Last Chance Meet ... helped lead the men's cross country team to its first-ever team appearance at the NCAA Championships ... helped the Lions finish third at the NCAA Northeast Cross Country Regionals ... finished 20th to earn all-region honors ... placed second at the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships ... earned first-team All Ivy League honors after leading the Lions to a second-place team showing ... named to Academic All-Ivy League team for track & field ... received Connie S. Maniatty Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete Award.
2010-11 (AT COLUMBIA)
Did not compete due to injury.
2009-10 (AT COLUMBIA)
Advanced to 1500-meter finals at the NCAA Outdoor Championship, finishing 10th overall ... became only the second Ivy League athlete ever to break the 4:00-mile indoors (3:58.52) ... set a new Ivy League record in the event, and was the seventh fastest mile time in the nation at the time ... qualified for the NCAA Northeast Regional in both the 1,500m and the 5,000m ... qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile ... Ivy League champion in the outdoor 1,500m run, outdoor 4x800m relay, indoor 3,000m run and the distance medley relay ... holds the school and Ivy League record in the indoor mile (3:58.52) ... finished 15th at the NCAA Northeast Cross Country Regionals ... earned all-region honors ... helped lead the men's cross country team to an Ivy League championship by placing eighth overall and earning second-team All-Ivy League honors.
2008-09 (AT COLUMBIA)
Qualified for the NCAA East Regionals in the 3,000m steeplechase ... member of the Ivy League indoor champion 4x800m relay squad ... Outdoor Heptagonal Championship finalist in the 1500m run, finishing third overall ... member of the school-record holding outdoor 4x800 relay team (7:21.27) ... finalist in the mile at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal championships, finishing seventh.
2008 Indoor All-American in the mile ... 2008 Outdoor All-American in the sprint medley relay ... five time all-state honoree for cross country and track ... 2007 NYS Class A State Champion ... 2008 NYS Indoor 1600m state champion ... 2008 NYS outdoor 1600m state champion.
Born in Long Island, New York ... parents are Victoria and Mitchell Merber ... has two brothers, Adam and Casey ... graduated from Columbia with a Bachelor degree of Arts in Philosophy ... enrolled in the graduate advertising program ... member of the Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.
800 Meters - 1:50.25, Razorback Team Invitational (1/26/13)
1,000 Meters - 2:25.70, Arkansas Dual Meet (1/11/13)
Mile - 3:58.52#
3,000 Meters - 8:09.01#
800 Meters - 1:49.74#
1,500 Meters - 3:35.59#
5,000 Meters - 14:02.91#
# at Princeton
BIG 12 SCORING
2013: Distance Medley Relay - 2nd (9:42.61)
2013: 1,500 Meters - 5th (3:47.52)
Note: Bios updated after the 2013 indoor season; career bests are current