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Kyle Merber
Position: Middle Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dix Hills, N.Y.
High School: Half Hollow Hills West
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Career Highlights

Personal Records: 1:49.74 800m … 3:35.59 1500m ... 3:58.52 indoor 1 mile ... 8:09.01 indoor 3000m ... 14:02.91 5000m.

2011-12: Earned First Team All Ivy (Indoor 1-mile and Medley Distance 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 2012 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 2012 Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships … competed in the prestigious Wanamaker Mile race at the 105th Millrose Games … ran the second sub-four minute indoor mile of his career (3:59.44) at the Columbia Last Chance Meet … earned All-Region honors for cross country … helped lead the men’s cross country team to its first-ever team appearance at the NCAA Championships … placed second at the 2011 Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships, earning first-team All Ivy League honors and leading Columbia 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: Did not compete due to injury

2009-10: Advanced to the 2010 NCAA National Championship finals of the outdoor 1500m run, finishing tenth overall … became only the second Ivy League athlete ever to break the four-minute mile indoors, as he ran the event in 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 2010 NCAA Outdoor Northeast Regional in both the 1500m and the 5000m … qualified for the 2010 NCAA National Indoor Championships in the men’s mile … 2010 Ivy League champion in the outdoor 1500m run, outdoor 4x800m relay, indoor 3000m run and the indoor distance medley relay ... holds the school and Ivy League record in the indoor mile (3:58.52) … earned All-Northeast Region honors in cross country, with his 15th place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regionals … helped lead the men’s cross country team to a 2009 Ivy League championship title, placing eighth overall, earning second-team All-Ivy League honors

2008-09: Qualified for the 2009 East Regionals in the 3000m steeplechase … member of the 2008-09 Ivy League indoor champion 4x800m relay squad … 2009 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 2008-09 Indoor Heptagonal championships, finishing seventh.

At Half Hollow Hills West: 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.

Personal: Philosophy Major