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Kayla Montgomery
2014-15 Women's Cross Country
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Mount Tabor HS)
Molecular Biology
Kayla Montgomery

2015 Track and Field: Won the 5000m at the Ed Temple Classic with a winning time of 18:02.39...Placed seventh in the Mile at the A-Sun Indoor Championships with a mark of 5:11.70...Finished sixth in the 10,000m at the A-Sun Outdoor Championships with a time of 37:52.20...Notched six top-five finishes over the course of the indoor and outdoor seasons...

2014 Cross Country: Earned Second Team All-Conference after posting a time of 18:11.5 at the A-Sun Championships to finish 13th...Placed 57th at the NCAA South Regionals with a time of 20:59.8...Named to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team...Ran a 17:34.8 at the Commodore Classic to finish 18th...Ran a time of 18:06.9 at the Greater Lousiville Classic...

Prep: Competed for head coach Patrick Cromwell at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, N.C.... Named All-State Cross Country in 2012... Cross Country State Champion in 2013... 2013 All-State Indoor Track (3200m)... 2014 Indoor State Champion (3200m)... 2014 All-State Outdoor Track State Champion (3200m)... Named All-Region in cross country (2011-13)... Named All-Region Indoor and Outdoor Track (2012-14)... Cross country captain (2012-13), Indoor Track captain (2013-14), and Outdoor Track captain (2014)... Cross country MVP (2011, 2012, and 2014)... 2013 Outdoor Track MVP... Best marks: Cross country 5K (17:22.00), Indoor 5K (17:16.82), 3200m (10:32.21), 3000m (9:58.21), and 1600m (5:09.30)... 2013 and 2014 Conference Distance Runner of the Year in track... 2012 and 2013 Conference Player of the Year... 2014 Track and Field Coach's Award... Her 3200m personal bests are school records... She also holds the North Carolina track state meet record in the 3200m (10:43.87), the 5K school record (cross country and indoor), and Forsyth County records in the indoor and outdoor 3200m as well as the indoor 5K and cross country 5K.

Personal: Daughter of Keith and Alysia... Has one sister, Courtney... Plans to major in molecular biology.