Hannah Kirkegaard
Hannah  Kirkegaard


Ventura, Calif.

High School:
Ventura HS '13



Biomedical Engineering

Career Bests:

Event Mark Meet Date
 800M  2:02.25  West Coast Last Chance Meet 5/9/15
 1500M  3:56.99  Woody Wilson Classic 4/15/17

Competed at the Big West Championships over 1500, finishing ninth... Won the event at Woody Wilson Classic in a lifetime best (3:56.99)... Finished fourth at Causeway dual (4:01.33)... Also ran the mile at Brutus Hamilton Challenge (4:15.53).

Continued steady improvement over 1500, posting a PR of 4:00.99 at Sac State Open... Highest finish of third was run at Mondo Team Challenge.

Ran in five meets, primarily in 1,500... Posted top-10 finish in 1,500 during Causeway showdown with Sacramento State... Season best of 4:06.46 from Aggie Open.

Completed in four meets during fall of 2015, posting season-best 23rd place at Doc Adams Open... Ran three meets during 2014 season, posting season-best 25th-place finish at Aggie Open... Also ran at Santa Clara Invitational and Doc Adams Open.

EASTLAKE HS '14: Three-year varsity letter winner for the Titans... Twice named to the All-Metropolitan League with a sixth-place finish in 2012 and a third-place finish in 2013 at the conference championships... Team MVP in 2012 and 2013... Helped his squad to the CIF Division I San Diego Section finals in 2011-13 and reached the finals as an individual as a senior in 2014... Metro League and team MVP for the track and field squad as a senior... League champion in the 800m and 1600m as well as the 4x400m relay as a senior en route to Mesa League Track Athlete of the Year honors and a team title... All-San Diego Section selection with his fourth-place finish in the 1600m as a senior... Boasts personal bests of 4:19.41 in the 1600m, 1:57.72 in the 800m, and 50.66 for the anchor leg of the 4x400m... His time in the 1600m placed him fifth in the state qualifying A-heat and fourth in Division I... Holds the No. 3 time in school history in the 1600m and the No. 2 time in the 800m... Earned scholar-athlete and Principal's Honor Roll laurels.

PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif... Parents are Carlos and Marialuisa... Has an older sister, Lindsy... Majoring in biotechnology... AAU Pacific-Southwest Regional Champion in the 800m and 1600m in 2012 and 2013... USATF National Championship qualifier... Awarded the inaugural Star-News Meritorious Student-Athlete/Service Award for 2013-14 thanks to his community service efforts, which included a summer mission trip to Harmons, Jamaica, to help build houses and serve the people there... Lists his personal accomplishment as "becoming the first person in his family to attend a four-year university"... His career highlight was finishing fourth in the 1600m at the CIF Division I San Diego Section finals... Lists his sports hero as Louis Zamperini... The title of his autobiography would be, "Who Would've Imagined."