Gardiner, N.Y./New Paltz (Hartford)
At Delaware: Cross Country - Second-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned one letter. 2011 Season: Appeared in six meets for Delaware • finished 59th at the UMES Lid-Lifter Invitational in 21:35 and was 135th at the Fordham Invitational in 21:37 • placed 41st in 25:25 at the Delaware Invitational and 116th in the the open race of the Paul Short Invitational • was 24th in 25:52 at the Blue & Gold Invitational and 153rd in 20:55 at the ECAC Championships. At Hartford: 2010 Season: Competed in all but one meet for the Hawks • finished eighth in 20:18.0 at the Hartford Riverfront Invitational, the third best time by a Hawks runner in the event • also placed 25th in 20:09.0 at the Ted Owen Invitational. 2009 Season: Competed in six meets for Hartford • was eighth in 20:36.7 at the Hartford Riverfront Invitational • also placed 28th in 20:08.0 at the Keene State Invitational, the fastest time by a Hawks runner in the meet.
Indoor Track & Field - Second-year member of the Blue Hens. 2011-12 Season: Ran the mile in 6:03.04 at the Gotham Cup and the 3,000 meters in 11:13.54 at the Collegiate Challenge. At Hartford: 2010-11 Season: Finished 11th in the 800 meters in 2:35.99 at the Wesleyan Invitational • was third in the 1000 meters in 3:23.77 at the Vermont Duals • placed 33rd in the mile in 5:43.53 at the Harvard Open. 2009-10 Season: Finished third in the 1000 meters in 3:13.49 and fourth in the mile in 5:29.37 at the Vermont Duals.
Outdoor Track & Field - Second-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned one letter. 2012 Season: Won the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Delaware Open • posted a time of 11:57.05 in the steeplechase at the CAA Championships, the fastest by a Blue Hen on the season • ran the 1,500 meters in 5:10.6 at the Navy Invitational and the 3,000 meters in 11:14.34 at the Penn Invitational • posted a time of 10:59.12 in the 5,000 meters at the VCU Invitational. At Hartford: 2011 Season: Ran the 400 meters in 2:34.15 at the Colonial Relays • finished the 1500 meters in 5:16.69 at the UConn Invitational • placed fourth in the UMass Pre-Conference race in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 12:26.80. 2010 Season: Ran the 800 meters in 2:35.77 and the 1500 meters in 5:13.75 at the UMass Spring Meet • finished the 5000 meters in 20:14.39 at the RPI Invitational • placed sixth in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 13:07.78 at the UConn Alumni Meet.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for the cross country, track & field, and nordic skiing teams at New Paltz High School • second team All-MHAL selection in cross country • led cross country team to a section title • section champion in the steeplechase • earned three state medals and was the 2009 section champion in nordic skiing • member of Junior National Mid-Atlantic Nordic Ski Team • honor roll and high honor roll student.
Personal: Kayla Marite Koonz • daughter of Edward and Bernadette Koonz • exercise science major at Delaware who aspires to go into the physical therapy field.