WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2005-06): Cross Country - Was a top five runner for WSU this season...42nd at Sundodger Invite (9/17/05, Seattle)...best finish was 20th at Montana Invite (10/1/05, Missoula)...122nd at Brooks Pre-National Meet (10/15/05, Terre Haute)...37th overall, second on team at Pac-10 Championships (10/29/05, Tucson)...84th overall, third on team at NCAA West Regionals (11/12/05, Palo Alto)...selected Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...Indoor - Limited racing...ran 5k at Moscow...Outdoor - Clocked PR steeplechase time of 10:53.09 Stanford Invite (4/1/06)...finished 11th in steeple at Pac-10 Championships in time of 11:00.37.
SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Cross Country - Competed in six meets, unattached in two...first Cougar, 38th overall at Sundodger Invite (9/18/04, Seattle)...first WSU and second overall runner at the Montana Invite (10/2/04, Missoula)...NCAA Pre-Nationals she was second finisher for WSU and 134th overall (10/16/04, Terre Haute)...placed 27th overall and second Cougar at Pac-10 Championships (10/30/04, San Francisco)...second on team and 56th overall at NCAA West Regional (11/13/04, Fresno)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...Indoor - Finished 14th at MPSF Championships...Outdoor - Finished ninth in steeplechase at Pac-10 Championships with time of 11:05.19 (5/15/05, Los Angeles).
FRESHMAN (2003-04): Cross Country - Had best finish in her first collegiate meet at Idaho Jamboree with sixth place finish overall and was second Cougar to finish...was third Cougar finisher in four races...at Pac-10 Championships (11/1/03, Pullman) finished 48th overall and third on team...ran to 91st finish (third on team) at NCAA West Regional (11/15/03, Portland)...Indoor - Ran the second-fastest 800m on the team at 2:15.84i (1/31/04, Pullman) and third-best mile time at 5:13.28i (2/14/04, Seattle)...also took care of final leg of distance medley relay (12:03.30i) which took sixth place at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/28/04, Seattle)...Outdoor - Added steeplechase to resume in Freshman School Record time of 11:03.41 (4/10/04, Berkeley)...finished eighth at the Pac-10 Championships in the steeple with time of 11:12.75 (5/15/04, Tucson).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned four letters at South Kitsap High, three in cross country and one in track for coach Ed Santos...captain of cross country team as senior...finished first in 3200m at Pasco Invite...selected to senior all-star cross country team...finished seventh in state in 3200m and 16th in 1600m as senior.
PERSONAL. Born Kayle Fay Peterson 5/30/85 at Bremerton, Wash...father Craig is a machinist...mother Suzette...brother Jaron (2/23/83)...sister Britta (3/26/90)...interested in pursuing a degree in business.
PETERSON'S WSU BESTS 1500m - 4:56.10 (2005) Mile - 5:13.28i (2004) 3000m - 10:17.40i (2004) 3000m Steeplechase - 10:53.09 (2006) 5000m - 18:09.82 (2004) Distance Medley Relay - 12:03.30i (2004)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2004 3000m Steeplechase 8th 11:12.75 2005 3000m Steeplechase 9th 11:05.19 2006 3000m Steeplechase 11th 11:00.37