Kaleigh Higgins
Kaleigh Higgins

Hometown:
Niskayuna, N.Y.

High School:
Niskayuna

Event:
Middle Distances

Year (I/O):
Jr./Jr.


<• Woodrow Scholar
• 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
• 2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2014: Indoors - ran the 800 meters and the 1,000 meters...won the 800 meters at the Gamecock Indoor #1 (2:30.14)...posted her best time at the Hokie Invite, clocking in at 2:21.32...also turned in her best 1,000 meters at the Hokie Invite, crossing in 2:03.78...Outdoors - ran the 800 meters four times, posting a best time in her first appearance, clocking a 2:19.35 at the Shamrock Invite.

2013 Cross Country (Sophomore): Competed twice on the year ... Posted her top 5K time of 21:22.40 in the Carolina Challenge to open the year ... Ranked 18th overall in the Gamecock Invitational #1 (21:50.15).

2013 Track & Field (Freshman): A member of the 2013 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Ran the 800m indoors on three occasions, posting her best time in the Armory Collegiate at 2:21.29 ... Twice ran the third leg of the distance medley relay, helping the team post a time of 11:49.79 in the Armory Collegiate, the second-best time of the spring ... Shifted to the 1500m outdoors, tallying her best time in her first race at the Hurricane Invite (4:54.23) ... Finished third in that race and second in the Gamecock Open (4:56.36).

2012 Cross Country (Freshman): Did not compete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Top marks of 58.7 in the 400m, 1:36.99 in the 600m, 2:12.6 in the 800m, 3:00.27 in the 100m and 4:47.8 in the 1500m while competing at Niskayuna High School in Niskayuna, NY...2012 Dunkin Donuts Regional Scholar Athlete...2012 Lynn Cleveland Track and Field Award...state champion in the 2012 intersectional relay...placed fourth in the 600m at the 2011 NY state championships...2012 sectional champion in the 800m...MVP for indoor and outdoor track 2010-12...Section 2 All-Star for the 600m in 2011...two-time New Balance and Nike Nationals qualifier.

PERSONAL: Also lettered in soccer... a National Honor Society Member...given the Medal of Academic Excellence in 2012...intends to major in exercise science... considered Michigan and Rhode Island...chose South Carolina because of the beauty of the history-filled campus, the family-like atmosphere of the cross country team and school as well as the great exercise science program.