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Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Youngsville, N.C.
High School: Franklinton
Experience: High School


2017 Outdoor Track & Field
Recorded career-best times in the 800 meters (2:31.06) at the Aggie Invitational, 1,500 meters (5:21.02) at the Liberty Invitational, mile (5:49.54) at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational and the 5,000 meters (20:50.60) at the Weems Baskin Invitational ... ran a 1:09.94 in the 400 meters at the Bob Davidson Spring Kick-Off.

2017 Indoor Track & Field
Ran a career-best 1:10.73 in the 400 meters at the UNCG Early Bird Duals ... posted a career-best 2:35.18 in the 800 meters at the Virginia Tech Challenge ... also set career-best time in the 1,000 meters (3:29.18) at the Virginia Tech Invitational and the mile (5:42.56) at the JDL College Challenge.

2016 Cross Country

Did not run in 2016.

2016 Outdoor Track & Field
Ran twice in the 400-meter race, posting times of 1:09.76 at Coastal Carolina and 1:11.48 at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational … Ran twice at 800-meters with times of 2:34.87 at the Mountaineer Open and 2:37.76 at the Duke Invitational … Recorded a 5:35.77 time in the 1,500-meter race at the High Point VertKlasse.

2016 Indoor Track & Field
Recorded a time of 1:30.93 in the 500-meter event at the Virginia Tech Invitational … Posted a time of 2:41.68 in the 800-meter race at the UNCG Early Bird.

2015 Cross Country
Opened the season with a 17:50.00 in the 4,000-meter race at the Elon University Opener … Posted a time of 21:59.50 in the 5,000-meter race at the Wolfpack Invitational and a 23:04.85 at the Southern Conference Championships … Ran the 6,000-meter race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in a time of 26:32.80.

High School
Ran four years of cross country and track & field earning a pair of varsity letters at Franklinton High School in Franklinton, N.C. ... was named the team MVP, Rookie of the Year, All-Conference and All-County and earned the Coaches' Award in both cross country and track ... was twice named All-Conference and All-County ... helped the Red Rams to three consecutive conference titles ... was a student athletic trainer and manager for the football team at FHS

Kayla Elizabeth Wetherell ... daughter of Brad and Laura Wetherell ... has one younger sister, Sarah ... majoring in Kinesiology

Top Times
Cross Country
4k: 17:50.00 (Elon University Opener, 9/4/15)
5k: 21:59.50 (Wolfpack Invitational, 9/18/15)
6k: 26:32.80 (NCAA Pre-Nationals, 10/17/15)

Indoor Track & Field
400m: 1:10.73 (UNCG Early Bird Duals, 12/4/16)
500m: 1:30.93 (Virginia Tech Invitational, 1/15/16)

800m: 2:35.18 (Virginia Tech Challenge, 2/18/17)
Mile: 5:42.56 (JDL College Challenge, 2/9/17)

Outdoor Track & Field
400m: 1:09.76 (Coastal Carolina Invitational, 3/11/16)
800m: 2:31.06 (Aggie Invitational, 4/15/17)
1,500m: 5:21.02 (Liberty Invitational, 4/8/17)
Mile: 5:49.54 (UNCW Seahawk Invitational, 3/11/17)
5,000m: 20:50.60 (Weems Baskin Invitational, 3/25/17)

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