|King running at national meet|
|From Staff Reports|
March 12, 2003 -- Baylor senior Kyle King will return today to the track where he ran the fastest 5,000-meter race of his career when he competes in the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track in Fayetteville, Ark.
King ran the 3.1-mile race in 13 minutes, 46.83 seconds, his personal best, at an invitational meet earlier this season at the University of Arkansas. That mark, which ended up being the 13th best time in the nation this year, qualified him for the national meet.
The Sulphur Springs graduate will be one of 13 Baylor athletes competing at the two-day meet when his race begins at 8:30 p.m. today.
King earned All-Big 12 honors for the third straight year when he placed second individually in the 3,000 and anchored the BU distance medley relay to a first place finish at the conference meet. His 3K time of 8:12.36 was not only a personal best, but also the third-fastest time in Baylor history.
As an SSHS student, King was a two-time district champion in the 3,200 meters and a three-time state qualifier. He holds the school record in the 3,200 meters (9:25.00) and the 5,000 meters (15.34.00), set in 1999. He is the son of Chuck and Lynette King.