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Kara Lyles

  • position Multis, Sprints
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Suffolk, Va.
  • High school Nasemond River
  • position Multis, Sprints
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Suffolk, Va.
  • High school Nasemond River

Kara Lyles Bio


2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Indoors: Primarily competed in the pentathlon, contesting the event three times… finished 10th at the Razorback Invitational, third at the Tiger Paw Invitational and 15th at the SEC Championships with a score of 3,564… that mark ranks eighth in Carolina history… won the pentathlon 800m at the SEC meet in a time of 2:15.65.
Outdoors: Transitioned to the 400mH outdoors with great success… won the event at the Gamecock Invitational with a season-best time of 58.90… also won the 400 hurdles at the USC open in 59.26… finished seventh at the Penn Relays and 11th at the SEC Championships… qualified for the 400mH at the NCAA East Regional but did not run… part of the 4x400m relay team that won the Weems Baskin Invitational and USC Open, and also qualified for the NCAA East Regional.

Did not compete.

2015 Arcadia Invitational Champion in 4×400 and Sprint Medley Relay… 2015 Penn Relays 4×400 Championship of America 3rd place finisher (top American team)… 2014 New Balance Outdoor Nationals champion in the Sprint Medley relay… state champion in the 400m, 500m and long jump… also lettered in basketball and volleyball… member of the High School Beta Club, and the National Honor’s Society.

Born Nov. 13, 1996… daughter of Chris and Fonda Lyles… has two siblings, Chris and Kayla… mother Fonda played basketball in college for William & Mary… plans to major in retail management.

Indoor Personal Records

41.22 (1/14/17 Clemson Invitational)

1:15.66 (2/3/17 Armory Invitational)

2:15.65 (2/24/17 SEC Championships)

9.28 (1/27/17 Razorback Invitational)

Shot Put
11.02m | 36-2 (1/27/17 Razorback Invitational)

High Jump
1.51m | 4-11 1/2 (2/24/17 SEC Championships)

Long Jump
5.22m | 17-1 1/2 (2/3/17 Armory Invitational)

3,564 points (2/24/17 SEC Championships)

Outdoor Personal Records

58.90 (4/15/17 Gamecock Invitational)