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Kyle Dekker
  Kyle Dekker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

High School:
Grand River

Height:
5-10

Experience:
3L


Personal Bests
Cross Country: 8K: 24:08, 10K: 30:56

Tulsa: A three-time cross country letterwinner . . . named first-team all-Conference USA in 2008 . . . an all-Midwest Region selection in 2008 . . . earned third-team all-C-USA honors in 2006 and '07.

2008: (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 (31:54) . . . was Tulsa's fourth-best finisher at the NCAA Championships with a time of 30:59 in the 10K course.

2007: (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.

2006: (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.

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 Championship . . . 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.