Samuel Kirtner
Samuel Kirtner
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Eugene, Ore.
High School: South Eugene
Position: Distance
Major: Political science
Residential College: Silliman

Yale PRs

800m 1:56.07

1500m 3:52.18

Mile 4:20.29

3000m 8:28.94

5000m 14:56.97

XC 8k 24:52

High School PRs

800m 1:58.15           

1500m 3:58.45

3000m 8:35.12

2012-2013: Competed at Fordham, New Englands, CCSU, and against Harvard...Third on the team at the New England Championships...Fourth on the team and sixth overall at the CCSU Mini-Meet...Member of DMR team that took All-East honors at the indoor IC4As...Set PR in the 1,500-meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational...Placed first in the 1,500-meters at the Yale Springtime Invitational.

2011-2012: Consistent scorer for Yale all season… Set cross country PR at the Harvard-Yale meet… Represented Yale at both Heps (26:20.5) and Regionals (10k time of 33:28.1).

2010-2011: Outdoors, ran PR of 15.16.13 in 5000m at Sam Howell Invitational … Placed eighth in 5000m run at Harvard-Yale … Ran indoor season best in 3000m at Dartmouth-Columbia … Competed in top seven at Heps for cross country … Came in first for Bulldogs at New England Championships. 

2009-2010: Competed in the 5000m at Harvard-Yale during outdoor … Was running among Yale’s top seven runners in cross country before illness sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

High School: Was the Oregon state meet second place finisher in both cross country and the 3000m and finished third in the 1500m.

Personal: Silliman College … Four of his second cousins went to Yale … Volunteered at Roosevelt Middle School … Enjoys crossword puzzles.

Why I chose Yale: “Yale felt like home and the team is a great group of guys.”

Q: Celebrity doppelganger?

A: John Lennon

Q: Favorite historical period?

A: Late Triassic

Q: Favorite weight room song?

A: Till I Collapse – Eminem feat. Nate Dogg

Q: Sequence of activities after a Sunday long run?

A: Take a nap, watch the NFL