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 Kayla Contreras

2017 Cross Country
Opened the season with a 20:26.40 in the 5,000 meters at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational… Ran a season-best 20:20.00 in the 5,000 meters for 71st place at the SoCon Championships… Had a season-high 24:35.64 in the 6,000 meters for 27th place at the Pirate XC Invitational… Ended the year with a 25:20.80 in the 6,000 meters at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

High School
Attended Tahoma Senior High School in Covington, Washington... a four-time letterwinner... named an all-league honoree all four years... competed in the Oregon vs. Washington Border Clash during freshman and sophomore seasons... holds the school freshman record in the 5,000 meters (18:38) and the three miles (18:39)... also holds school sophomore records in the 5,000 meters (18:19) and 3 miles (19:05)... school record holder in the 5,000 meters (18:19)... finished 15th in the state as a freshman and 8th overall as a sophomore.

Personal
Daughter of James and Heather Contreras... has one brother and sister, Jacob and Taylor... father played hockey at the University of Colorado... mother played basketball at New Mexico Junior College... brother Jacob competed in Track at Western Oregon University.


Top Times
Cross Country
5,000m: 20:26.40 (Joe Piane Invitational, 9/29/17)
6,000m: 24:35.64 (Pirate XC Invitational, 10/13/17)

Height: 5'4"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Ravensdale, Wash.
High School: Tahoma
Experience: High School