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Kayla Freeman
Kayla Freeman
Year: RS-Sophomore
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Greenway
Position: Distance

Academic Notes: Plans to major in secondary education and mathematics.

Personal Bests: 10:45.78@ (3,000m)

2013 Cross Country: Did not compete.

2012 Cross Country: Ran three races for the Lumberjacks in her first cross country campaign ... Finished sixth on the team in 31st overall at NAU's home opener, the George Kyte Classic, clocking her season-best time of 19:18.0 ... Finished second on the team and 24th overall at the Grand Canyon Invitational in a time of 19:39.2.

2012 Track & Field: Only competed in one meet during her inaugural indoor season, the Lumberjack Invitational, where she finished seventh in the women’s 3,000 meters in a time of 10:45.78@ ... Posted the team’s third-best time of the outdoor season in the 5,000 meters with a 17:45.11 at the Beach Invite ... Closed out her freshman year with an 11th-place finish in the 5K at Big Sky Outdoors.

2011 Cross Country: Redshirt season.

High School: Was named Greenway Female Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... Named First Team All-State in cross country her junior and senior years ... Placed first and set a personal-best time in the 1600-meter run at the Arizona Meet of Champions in 2011, her second year competing in that meet ... Was the outstanding varsity athlete for both cross country and track & field in 2010 ... Named the 2011 Regional Athlete of the Year ... Holds school records in the 4x800-meter relay and distance medley relay alongside her twin sister, Shayla.

Personal: Born to Jimmy and Janet Cole on September 28, 1992 ... Has four brothers: Jimmy, Juwan, Javontae, and Jacob; and four sisters: Shatonja, Shayla (twin sister), Gabbie, and Aaliyah ... Hobbies include hiking and reading ... Chose NAU for the beautiful campus and weather, as well as the great coaches and team.