Events: 1,500M (4:10.44), Mile (4:33.62), 3,000M (IN: 9:43.13; OUT: 9:22.74)
Lined up in seven meets as a redshirt freshman in 2014 … Ran personal bests of 4 minutes, 10.44 seconds for a fourth-place finish in the 1,500 meters and 9:22.74 in a 13th-place finish in the 3,000 meters at Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational during the outdoor season … Clocked 4:11.02 for 17th place at the LSU Invitational and 4:12.48 for sixth place in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold while running the 1,500 meters … Placed ninth in the 1,500 meters at the Battle on the Bayou (4:14.84) and Tulane Team Challenge (4:15.90) … Opened the outdoor season by running 4:19.93 for 12th place at the Jim Mize Invitational … Also lined up in the 3k at the Tulane Team Challenge (9:35.66) and Battle on the Bayou (9:37.66) during the outdoor season … Saw action at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season, placing fifth in both the mile (4:33.62) and 3,000 meters (9:43.13).
PRIOR TO LSU
Was a four-year letterwinner in track and field and cross country during his prep career at Archbishop Shaw High School … A middle distance runner on the track while specializing in the 800 meters and 1,600 meters … A member of Archbishop Shaw’s state champion 4x800-meter relay team … Also helped guide his high school cross country team to the state championship in 2012 … Crowned a regional champion in the 1,600 meters during his prep career … Also played soccer for four years at the high school level.
Full name is Kevin Lawrence Kirchner … Born on April 24, 1994 … Parents are Larry and Maureen Kirchner … Has four older siblings, Heather, Carl, Nick and Alex … An honor student during his prep career at Archbishop Shaw High School … Named to the honor roll for his outstanding academic performance … Served as a Student Ambassador and President of the Key Club at his high school … Member of Mu Alpha Theta … Pursuing a degree in chemical engineering at LSU.