AS A JUNIOR (2013)
Indoor: Set new school records in the mile and 3,000m runs ... set the Conference USA Indoor Championship meet record in the 3,000m with a 9:23.26 ... also named high point scorer at the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championship with 26 total points ... named First-Team All-Conference USA for the 3,000m and Second-Team All-Conference USA in the mile ... finished in first place at the Blazer Invite (4:50.87) and Samford Multi & Invite (4:45.26) in the mile run ... finished the 3,000m run in first place at the Samford Multi & Invite (9:32.90) and the C-USA Championships (9:23.36) ... finished second in the mile run at the C-USA Championships with a time of 4:43.73 ... ran the 5,000m in a season best time of 16:28.90 at the Meyo Invite and finished second in the 5,000m at the C-USA Championships (16:33.35). Outdoor: Was first UAB runner to break 16-minute mark in 5,000m run with a time of 15:59.57 at the NCAA East Regional Championships to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... finished 19th of 24 runners at the NCAA Championships with a time of 16:25.62 in the 5K ... selected Second-Team All-Conference USA in the 1,500m and Third-Team All-Conference USA in the 5,000m ... earned USTFCCCAA Outdoor All-American Honorable Mention honors ... named to USTFCCCA All-Academic team ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and earned the league's Academic Medal ... won the 1,500m run with a time of 4:27.25 at the Samford Invite ... finished in second place in the 1,500m run at the C-USA Championships with a time of 4:25.84 ... at the same event, placed third in the 5,000m with a time of 16:22.63 ... ran a season best time of 16:07.13 in the 5,000m at the Stanford Invite.
Attended Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr in Swansea, Wales ... was named school Sportsperson of the Year ... Welsh schools senior 1500m champion ... Welsh schools senior cross country champion ... a grad student who will be competing at senior-level eligibility.
Full name is Elinor Claire Kirk ... born April 26, 1989 ... daughter of Claire and Nigel Kirk ... has two siblings, Gareth (19) and Sian (26) ... pursuing a graduate degree in communication management.