2012 Cross Country
Voted First-Team All-Conference USA ... finished in second place out of 115 runners in the Azalea City Classic with a time of 21:58.92 ... placed 6th at the C-USA Championships with a personal-best 5K time of 17:16.2 ... finished in 21st place at the NCAA South Regional with a personal best time in the 6K of 20:38.92 ... named to USTFCCCA All-Academic team ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and earned the league's Academic Medal.
2012-13 Track Notes
Kirk competed on the UAB track and field team as a distance runner ... during the indoor season, the junior set new school records in the mile and 3,000m and set the Conference USA Indoor Championship meet record in the 3,000m ... was named First-Team All-C-USA for the 3,000m and Second-Team All-C-USA in the mile ... she finished in first place at the Blazers Invite (4:50.87) and Samford Multi & Invite (4:45.26) in the mile run ... finished in first in the 3,000m run at the Samford Multi & Invite (9:32.90) and the C-USA Championships (9:23.36) ... during the outdoor season, she was the 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 ... was selected Second-Team All-C-USA in the 1,500m and Third-Team All-C-USA in the 5,000m ... voted to the USTFCCCAA Outdoor All-American Honorable Mention and named to USTFCCCA All-Academic team.
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 junior-level eligibility.
Full name is Elinor Claire Kirk ... born April 26, 1990 ... daughter of Claire and Nigel Kirk ... has two siblings, Gareth (19) and Sian (26) ... pursuing a graduate degree in communication management.