Samuel Kirtner
Samuel Kirtner
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Eugene, Ore.
High School: South Eugene
Position: Distance

Yale PRs

1500m 3:56.38

Mile 4:20.84

3000m 8:29.47

5000m 14:56.97

High School PRs

800m 1:58.15           

1500m 3:58.45

3000m 8:35.12

2011-2012: Set PRs in four events…Ran his 3000-meter run PR at the BU Terrier Classic (33rd place) to qualify for IC4As…Fourth in the 3000-meter run at Dartmouth-Yale-Columbia and 20th at indoor Heps…Second in the 1500-meter run at the UConn Invitational…20th at outdoor Heps in the 5000-meter run.

2010-2011: Outdoors, ran PR of 15.16.13 in 5000m at Sam Howell Invitational … Placed eighth in 5000m run at Harvard-Yale … Ran indoor season best in 3000m at Dartmouth-Columbia … Competed in top seven at Heps for cross country … Came in first for Bulldogs at New England Championships. 

2009-2010: Competed in the 5000m at Harvard-Yale during outdoor … Was running among Yale’s top seven runners in cross country before illness sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

High School: Was the Oregon state meet second place finisher in both cross country and the 3000m and finished third in the 1500m.

Personal: Silliman College … Four of his second cousins went to Yale … Volunteered at Roosevelt Middle School … Enjoys crossword puzzles.

Why I chose Yale: “Yale felt like home and the team is a great group of guys.”