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Kyle Alcorn

Kyle Alcorn

Event: 3,000m steeplechase
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
PR: 8:20.86 (2012)
Born: 03/18/1985
Current Residence: Mesa, Ariz.
Hometown: Clovis, Calif.
High School: Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.) H.S. '03
College: Oregon '05; Arizona State '08
Coach: Self
Agent: Ray Flynn
Sponsor: Nike
Club:
USA Championships
2004 USA Junior champion (9:10.37)
Third three times at USA Outdoors – 2009 (8:34.65); 2011 (8:29.44); 2012 (8:22.17)
 
Collegiate Championships
2008 NCAA Outdoor champion (8:28.26)
2008 NCAA Indoor 3,000m champion (8:28.26)
 
About Kyle
Kyle Alcorn was a part of a young and talented group of men's steeplechasers who made Team USA for the recent London Olympic Games, which also included Donn Cabral and American record holder Evan Jager. It was Alcorn's second Olympic or World Championships team after also making the World Outdoor team in 2009. Always in the mix in steeplechase finals at the USA Outdoor Championships, Alcorn picked up a top three ranking in the U.S. from Track & Field News in 2011. Alcorn holds the second-fastest time in school history for Arizona State. A standout on both the track and in cross country at Buchanan High School (Clovis, Calif.), he also spent time on the water polo team. He graduated in the same high school class as Olympic teammate Bryshon Nellum who is in the 400m. His family includes a pair of brothers and majored in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on communication and business at Arizona State. He competed for the University of Oregon for two seasons before transferring to the Sun Devils.
Results
2012: 9th in Group B at Olympic Games heats (8:37.11); 3rd in DecaNation exhibition (8:52.76); 3rd at Olympic Trials (8:22.17); 1st at American Milers Club 1500m (3:40.28); 3rd at USATF High Performance (8:20.86); 1st at Payton Jordan Invite (8:26.66);
2011: 3rd at USA Outdoors (8:29.44); 2nd at Tempe Arizona State Invitational 5,000m (14:17.20); 6th at Prefontaine Classic (8:26.88)
2010: 6th at USA Outdoors (8:36.96); 7th at Gateshead (8:38.22); 1st at Payton Jordan Invitational (8:27.95)
2009: 3rd at USA Outdoors (8:34.65); 6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (8:34.02); dnf in opening round at World Champs
2008: NCAA steeple champ (8:28.26); NCAA Indoor 3,000m champion (8:28.26); 11th at Olympic Trials (8:47.30); Pac 10 5,000m (14:12.76) and steeplechase (8:43.81) champion
2007: 7th at NCAA Outdoors (8:35.71); 12th at USA Outdoors (8:48.34); 3rd in steeplechase (8:46.10) and 6th in 5,000m (14:16.15) at Pac 10 champs
2005: 9th in prelims at NCAA Outdoors (8:44.72); 7th at Pac 10 Outdoors
2004: U.S. Junior steeple champ (9:10.37); 5th in prelim at World Junior Champs
2003: 9th at USA Junior Champs (9:38.57)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012
: Outdoor bests -- 8:20.86 (No. 4 in the USA, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – 8:23.27 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 48 in the world)
2010: Outdoor bests – 8:27.95 (No. 4 in the USA)
2009: Outdoor bests – 8:34.02 (No. 5 in the USA)
2008: Outdoor bests – 8:21.46 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 37 in the world)
2007: Outdoor bests – 8:35.71 (No. 15 in the USA)
2006: Outdoor bests – 8:57.85
2005: Outdoor bests – 8:44.72
2004: Outdoor bests – 8:54.97
2003: Outdoor bests – 9:38.57
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