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Kyle Dekker
  Kyle Dekker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

High School:
Grand River

Height:
5-10

Event:
Distance

Experience:
12L


Personal Bests Cross Country: 8K: 24:08, 10K: 30:56
Indoor: One-mile: 4:10.12, 3,000m: 8:10.66, 5,000m: 14:40.29
Outdoor: 800m: 1:57.61, 1,500m: 3:50.39, 5,000m: 14:13.96

Tulsa: A 12-time letterwinner . . . an eight-time all-Conference USA selection . . . named first-team all-Co-USA in cross country in 2008 and '09 . . . a second-team all-C-USA selection in the indoor 5,000m during junior season . . . earned third-team all-C-USA honors in the outdoor 5,000m and 10,000m as a junior, and in the outdoor 10,000m during senior season . . . named third-team all-C-USA in cross country as a sophomore and freshman.

2009-10: (Cross Country) Ran in four meets . . . named first-team all-Conference USA after finishing fifth at the conference championship meet with a time of 24:46, marking his highest C-USA finish ever . . . turned in a season-best time of 24:43 in the 8K course at the Notre Dame Invitational . . . was Tulsa's fourth-best finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 32:20 in the 10K race . . . (Indoor) Participated in four meets . . . finished fourth in the 3,000m at the C-USA Championship with a time of 8:24.55 . . . also placed fourth in the 5,000m at the conference championship meet with a time of 14:58.14 . . . ran a season-best time of 8:17.23 in the 3,000m at the Tyson Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Ran in three meets . . . finished third in the 10,000m at the C-USA Championship with a time of 31:49.94, earning third-team all-conference honors . . . placed fourth in the 5,000m at the conference meet with a season-best time of 14:39.34 . . . posted a time of 3:57.02 in the 1,500m at the John Jacobs Invitational.

2008-09: (Cross Country) Ran in five meets . . . named first-team all-Conference USA after finishing in sixth place at the conference championship meet with a time of 24:22 . . . earned All-Midwest Region honors after a 23rd-place finish in 31:54 . . . was Tulsa's fourth-best finisher at the NCAA Championships with a time of 30:59 in the 10K course . . . (Indoor) Ran in three meets . . . finished second in the 5,000m at the Conference USA Championships with a personal-best time of 14:40.29 . . . placed fifth in the 3,000m at the conference meet in 8:31.71. . . set a personal-best in the mile-run at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 4:10.12 . . . turned in a personal record in the 3,000m (8:10.66) at the Husky Classic . . . (Outdoor) Participated in five events . . . placed third in the 5,000m and the 10,000m at the C-USA Championships . . . set a personal-best in the 1,500m at the Tom Botts Invitational with a time of 3:50.39 . . . posted a season-best mark of 14:20.43 in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays.

2007-08: (Cross Country) Participated in six meets . . . was Tulsa's fourth finisher at the NCAA Championships with a time of 31:51 . . . posted a 26th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional in a time of 30:56 in the 10K race . . . earned third-team all-C-USA accolades after finishing 15th at the C-USA Championships with a time of 26:46 . . . ran a personal-record time of 24:08 at Pre-Nationals finishing 48th... was TU's top-finisher at the Southern Stampede, finishing sixth with a time of 24:26 . . . (Indoor) Ran in three meets . . . finished fourth in the 3,000m and 5,000m at the Conference USA Championships . . . set a previous personal-best in the 5,000m with a time of 14:45.37 at the C-USA meet . . . (Outdoor) Participated in five events . . . set a personal-best in the 1,500m with an altitude-adjusted time of 3:53.42 at the C-USA Championships, finishing seventh . . . placed seventh in the 5,000m at the conference championships . . . set a new personal-record and ran the second-fastest time in school history in the 5,000m (14:13.96) at the Mt. Sac Relays.

2006-07: (Cross Country) Competed in five meets . . . collected a 42nd-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 32:08 in the 10K race . . . earned third-team all-C-USA accolades after finishing 12th at the C-USA Championships with a time of 26:02 . . . ran a personal-best in the 8K at Pre-Nationals with a time of 25:37 . . . (Indoor) Competed in five meets . . . posted the fourth-best time in school history in the 5,000m with a time of 14:46.62 at the C-USA Championships . . . ran a personal-record time of 8:23.11 in the 3,000m at the Razorback Invitational . . . posted a time of 4:17.13 in the one-mile at the Missouri Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Participated in seven meets . . . was a member of the 4x1,600m relay team that posted a time of 16:57.93 at the Drake Relays, the fastest time in TU history . . . moved into third-place on Tulsa's all-time 5,000m list with a time of 14:32.80 at the Stanford Invitational . . . ran a personal-record time of 1:57.61 in the 800m at the Wichita State Invitational . . . tallied a time of 3:57.41 in the 1,500m at the Oklahoma Invitational.

High School: Was a three-time provincial high school bronze medalist in the 3000m at Grand River High School . . . won the silver medal in the 1500m . . . was a bronze medalist in the national junior meet in the 5000m . . . was a two-time silver medalist in the 3000m at the Nike Invitational . . . helped lead his team to the 2005 Ontario Track and Field Association Cross Country Championships . . . boasts personal-bests of 1:56 in the 800m, 3:53 in the 1500m, 8:28 in the 300m and 14:28 in the 5000m.

Personal: Majoring in arts and sciences . . . enjoys soccer and hockey . . . son of Ken and Dianne Dekker.