Kling and Creel become the fourth and fifth Chants to earn prestigious award
Coastal Carolina was the only Big South team that earned the academic honor.
Of the 453 Coastal Carolina student-athletes, 256 posted a GPA of 3.0 or better for the fall 2012 semester
Women's 5K to begin at 10:30 a.m. | Men's 8k to begin at 11:30 a.m.
Cross Country: 2012 CCU Invitational (Sept. 1, 2012)
2012 - Big South Track and Field All-Academic Team ... Big South Cross Country All-Academic Team
2011 - All-Big South in 10,000m (Outdoor Track & Field)
2010 - 1500m Big South Champion (Outdoor Track & Field)... Cross Country All-Big South Team ... Cross Country Big South All-Academic Team
2009: All-Big South in cross country... Named to the 2009 All-Academic Team
Cross Country Personal Records
8K - 24:27 (2009 Paul Short Run)
2012 Cross Country: Helped the Chants to win the CCU Invitational by finishing fourth overall in 15:59 ... Ran a 25:45 8K to finish 24th overall at the Big South Preview ... Finished third for the Chants at the Charlotte Invitational (26:54), Big South Championship (27:12) and Southeast Regional (34:43) ... Named to the 2012 Big South Cross Country All-Academic Team ... Was named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2012 Outdoor Track & Field: Finished the season with Coastal's top 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m times ... Member of the 2012 Big South All-Academic Team ... Finished the 3,000m run in 8:39.54 at the CCU Invitational to place second ... Won the 3,000m at the Chanticleer Classic with a time of 8:53.29 ... Finished 19th with a season-best 5,000m time of 14:483.95 at the prestigious Penn Relays ... Posted a season-best 10,000m time of 31:37.54 to place 22nd at the Raleigh Relays .... Crossed the line in 32:42.39 to place 15th in the 10,000m run followed by a 14:57.09 in the 5,000m to place eighth at the 2012 Big South Championship meet ... Turned in a fourth-place effort of 15:07.60 in the 5,000m at the Shamrock Invitational ... Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2011 Cross Country: Redshirted season due to medical hardship.
2011 Outdoor Track & Field: Quailified for NCAA East Preliminary Round meet in the 10,000m... Earned All-Big South honors in the 10,000m by placing second with a time of 31:17.35... Turned in season-best time of 30:10.71 in the 10,000m at the adidas Raleigh Relays... Recorded two first place finishes on the season, winning the 3,000m at the Battle of the Beaches in 8:48.15 and the 5,000m at the Coastal Carolina Invitational in 14:5747... Held the Chanticleers' top time of the season in the 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m ... Named to the 2010-11 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2010 Cross Country: Earned All-Big South Conference Team honors by placing 7th in the 8k Big South Championship Meet in a time of 25:13.98... Named to the Big South Cross Country All-Academic team... Collected Big South Runner of the Week honors for the week of Oct. 27 after winning the 5k Mount Olive Invitational with a time of 15:10... Was Coastal Carolina's top runner throughout the season, placing in the top ten in six of seven meets... Led the Chants to a third place finish at the 6k Coastal Carolina Invitational placing fourth in 19:11.90... Kicked the season off with a second place finish in the 5k Gamecock Open crossing the finish line in 15:20.
2010 Outdoor Track & Field: Big South Champion in 1500m (3:52.47)...13th in the 5000m at Big South Championships... Competed in 1500m at Georgia Tech (3:52.48)...14:57.70 5000m good enough for 6th place finish at Duke Twilight... Ran personal-best 3:52.05 at Vertklasse Meeting...Ran 15:02.91 in 5000m run at Duke Invitational...Won 1500m at USC Weems Baskin... Set school record in 3000m run at CCU Invitational with third place 8:33.15...Won Shamrock Invitational 5000m running 14:30.98... Took second place in both 3000m and 1500m at Battle of the Beach VI ... Named to the 2009-10 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2009 Cross Country: Placed fifth at the Big South Championship (8k) and second on the team with a time of 25:56... Selected as the Big South Runner of the Week twice after winning the Gamecock Open with a 5k time of 15:19.39 and finishing 37th in the Paul Short Run 8k with a personal-best time of 24:27 and placing higher than any other Chanticleer in those races... Top finisher for the Chants in four races... Finished first for the Chanticleers and eighth overall at the Blue Ridge Open 8k with a time of 25:25.35... Finished first for the Chanticleers and 57th overall in the NCAA Southeast Regional (10k) with a time of 32:08.51...
2009 Outdoor Track & Field: Set school record and won the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:36.31 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational... Won the 1,500 meters and ran a personal-best in the Chanticleer Classic of 3:56.27... Finished sixth in the Big South Championship 10,000 meters with a time of 32:11.66, and 10th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:40.23... Ran a personal-best in the 5,000 metesr at the Penn Relays 14:31.32... Won the 3000-meter and 1500-meter events at the Battle of the Beaches...
2008 Cross Country: One of the top runners for the Chanticleers, finishing 12th at the Big South Championship with a time of 26:27.92... Ran a career-best 25:11 at the Brooks Paul Short Run... Finished second at the Gamecock Invitational (5k) with a time of 16:03.05... At the Coastal Carolina Invitational, crossed the line at 19:05.33 for a second-place finish... Ran 25:32 at the Blue Ridge Mountain Open placing 29th out of 210 runners...
High School: 2008 graduate of Louisville High School... Finished 11th in 2007 Ohio State High School Division I Cross Country Championship... Runner-up in 2007 District Cross Country Championship... 2008 Ohio State High School Championship Finalist in the 1600 meters... Holds personal bests of 4:22.76 (1600m), 9:44.60 (3200m), 15:43 (5k)...
Personal: Full Name: Kyle Adam Kling... Son of Christopher and Susan Kling... Majoring in marketing.