CROSS COUNTRY

Cross Country: Kaia Hampton

Kaia Hampton

Ht.: 5-7
Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla.
Previous School: Lawton Chiles HS
Eligibility: Sr.
Major: Biochemistry


As a Senior: All-Sunshine State Conference…All-South Region…SSC all-championship team…SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Participated in eight events…Ran to a fifth place finish at the SSC Championships (10/20) with a season best 6K time of 22:30.00…Placed seventh in the NCAA South Regional (11/3) with a 6K time of 23:02.25…Finished seventh in the Early Bird Classic (8/31) with a 5K time of 19:37.50…Had a season best 5K time of 18:39.69 in the Mountain Dew Invitational (9/15) with a 19th place performance…Was seventh in the Saint Leo Invite (9/29) with a 6K time of 22:49.19…Had a ninth place finish in the USF Open (9/7) with a 5K time of 20:00.30…Competed in the NCAA Championships (11/17) with a 6K time of 22:48.3 in a 154th place finish…Also ran in the Florida State Invite (10/5).

As a Junior: All-Sunshine State Conference… All-South Region…SSC all-championship team… NCAA South Regional all-championship team…USTFCCCA all-academic…SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll...D2ADA Academic Achievement Award…Competed in each of eight races for Spartans…Had four top-10 finishes and six top-20 showings…Was seventh at UT Early Bird Classic (9/2) to open season…Placed 13th at USF Invitational (9/9) with season-best time of 18:28.19 in 5K…Finished 16th at Florida State Invitational (9/23) and 30th at Lehigh Invitational (9/30)…Ran to eighth-place finish at Disney Classic (10/8)…Was fifth at SSC Championships (10/22) and NCAA South Regional (11/5)…Clocked at a season-best time in the 6K at22:39 at the regional…Finished 109th at the NCAA Championships (11/19) with a time of 24:05.2.

As a Sophomore:
USTFCCCA all academic honors…Named to the USTFCCCA all region team…was also a member of the SSC all-conference team…Named to the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Participated in nine events…Finished ninth at the SSC Championships (11/6) with a time of 22:40.82…Was 10th in the South Regional in a time of 22:56.5…Also competed in the NCAA Division II National Championships (12/4) as well as the Florida Tech (9/11), Gator (9/18), Florida State (10/8), Florida Southern (10/22), and Lehigh Invites (10/1).

As a Freshman:
SSC Freshman of the Year…SSC all-tournament team…SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Earned three top 10 finishes…Finished 24th of 228 at the Florida Invitational…Earned an 18th placed finished at the NCAA South Regional…Finished ninth at the Florida Tech Invitational and the SSC Championships…Placed 10th at the Early Bird Classic.

High School: Ran for head coach Scott Gowan at Chiles High School...All-state runner as a senior...Was also all-state in the 1,600 and 3,200...Helped high school team to state cross country title with best marginal victory in 35 year history of FHSAA...Team produced five runners in the top 10 at state championship race...All-Big Bend team during junior campaign…All-district and all-region during sophomore season…Named to the high honor roll academically for each semester of high school career…Member of the National Honor Society...Ran for Leon High School summer team...Carried an unweighted GPA of 4.0 in high school.

Personal:
Recipient of Academic Award...Assisted in collection of Beanie Babies to be sent to the Middle East…Volunteered for Summer Track Series at Gulf Winds Track Club and the Relay For Life...Served as a chemistry tutor…Full name is Kaia Karli Hampton...Sister Maria received cross country/track scholarship to Georgia Tech…Brother-in-law Matt Wieters is a catcher for the Baltimore Orioles...Father played collegiate football for Army while attending West Point…Daughter of Scott and Kristi Hampton…Biochemistry major...Birthdate: 6/19/1990.
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