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KYLE ALCORN
Event: 3,000m steeplechase
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
PR: 8:21.46 (2008)
Born: March 18, 1985
Current Residence: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.) HS ‘03
College: Oregon ’05; Arizona State ‘08
Coach: Self
Agent: Ray Flynn
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 3rd at 2009 USA Outdoor Champs; 2008 NCAA steeple champion; 2004 USA Junior champion

After finishing 11th in the men’s steeplechase at the 2008 Olympic Trials, Alcorn posted his best ever finish at a USA Outdoor Championships when he placed third in 2009, which earned a spot on the Team USA roster for the World Outdoor Championships in Berlin. Alcorn saw his first action at Arizona State University during the 2006 cross country season. He earned his first All-America honor by placing seventh in the 3,000m steeplechase with the second-fastest time in school history (8:35.71)... ranks eighth outdoors in the 5,000m run (13:55.17)... ranks third in the indoor 3,000m run (7:58.82) and fourth in the indoor 5,000m run (14:03.78). During the 2007 outdoor season, Alcorn earned his first All-America honor by placing seventh in the 3,000m steeplechase... his time of 8:35.71 ranks as the second-fastest in school history... placed third in the Pac-10 and sixth in the West Region... won the Double Dual... scored in the 5,000m run at the Pac-10 meet... regionally qualified in the 1,500m, steeplechase and 5,000m runs. While at the University of Oregon, Alcorn competed for the Ducks for two seasons... helped team win the 2005 Pac-10 Track and Field crown, finishing seventh in the steeplechase... finished eighth in the steeplechase on a regional level before placing 16th at the NCAA Championships with a personal-best time of 8:44.72... ran a 4:03.98 mile, the fastest on the team... ranked second in the steeple, third in the 1,500m and fourth in the 5,000m for UO... ran in the Top 5 of the cross country team, finishing 22nd overall at the 2005 Pac-10 meet... member of the Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention team in 2005...also won the 2004 USA Junior Championship title in the steeplechase before placing 16th at the World Junior Championships. A 2003 graduate of Buchanan High School (Clovis, Calif.), in cross country, he finished second at the CIF state meet as a senior and seventh as a junior... also secured cross country crowns in the regional and conference races as a senior... also a standout on the track, capturing the CIF title in the 3,200m run as a junior... took second as a senior... as a junior, added titles in both the 1,600m and 3,200m events at the conference and Valley level before repeating in the 3,200m at both events as a senior... captured the 1,600m at the Valley meet as a senior as well... earned four varsity letters on the track while adding a pair in cross country and one in water polo.

2009: 3rd at USA Outdoors (8:34.65)...3rd at USA Outdoors (8:34.65)...6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (8:34.02)...dnf in opening round at World Champs...best of 8:34.02.
2008: NCAA steeple champ (8:28.26)...11th at Olympic Trials (8:47.30)...Pac 10 5,000m champ...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 8:21.46, 14:12.76.
2007: 7th at NCAA Outdoors (8:35.71)...12th at USA Outdoors (8:48.34)...3rd in steeple, 6th at 5,000m at Pac 10 champs...bests of 8:35.71, 13:55.17.
2006: Best of 8:57.85.
2005: 9th in prelims at NCAA Outdoors (8:44.72)...7th at Pac 10 Outdoors...best of 8:44.72
2004: U.S. Junior steeple champ (9:10.37)...5th in prelim at World Junior Champs...best of 8:54.97.
2003: 9th at USA Junior Champs (9:38.57)...best of 9:38.57.
 

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