FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013: Competed in three meets, including the conference championships...finished 41st at the Mountain West Championships in a time of 25:47.05...ran a career-best 8K of 25:18.00 to place 28th in the open section of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational...also competed in the 5K Colorado State Open, finishing 52nd with a time of 15:59.2.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lowell Senior High School...placed fifth at the Indiana High School State Cross Country Championships in 2012...conference champion...also won the sectional and regional cross country championship meets...placed 28th at the Footlocker Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships as a senior...finished first in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter races at the conference track and field championships...two-time state qualifier in the 3200-meter run (junior year, senior year)...won high school talent show two years in a row for dancing, the first for a duo and the second for interpretive dance.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kyle Francis Eller...nickname is "Frosh"...son of Dean and Melanie Eller...father retired from the Air Force with the rank of major...has two sisters, Kayla and Maria...also has one brother, Ben, who is currently serving in the Air Force...majoring in civil engineering...future plans include becoming an engineer or the head coach of the Cleveland Browns...served as an Athletic Clerk...hobbies include "dancing, yo-yoing, mooing and sloth wrestling"...completed Jump and Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the summer...member of Cadet Squadron 12.
COACH COLE ON KYLE: "Kyle made a strong commitment to his training over the summer and that investment will pay off over the course of his career. Kyle is definitely someone who can contribute significantly to the team this year and will be one of our training leaders in the future."