Ellen Kildal
Ellen Kildal


Skien, Norway

High School:
Skein Videregaaende

Distance/Middle Distance


2011 Outdoor: Picked up a victory and another top-five finish in her first outdoor season as a member of the blue-and-gray... Won the 1500m run at the SEMO Invite with a 4:46.41s mark, and finished third in the 800m event with a personal-best 2:23.50s run... In the 1500m invitational at the John McDonnell Invite, finished 11th with a personal-best 4:39.13s mark... Scored points in the 5000m run at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, finishing eighth with a personal-best 17:34.41 run.

2011 Indoor: All-conference in the mile run as a freshman... Had two top-three finishes in the mile, at the EIU Mega Meet (5:13.36; 2nd) and the Hoosier Hills Invitational (5:02.14; 3rd)... Set a personal-best in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invite, finishing 23rd with a 4:57.75 mark, a Tiger season-best... Was seventh at the C-USA Indoor Championships in the mile with a 5:00.22 run... Part of distance medley relay team that earned all-conference mark with a sixth-place, 12:09.05 finish at the C-USA Indoor Championships.

Personal: Native of Skien, Norway...daughter of Tore Kildal and Hilde Aga...plans to become an architect after graduating from the University of Memphis.

2010 Cross Country: Led the Lady Tigers in six of seven races as a freshman...was sixth at the Rhodes Invite with a 23:14 mark on the Shelby Farms course...Led the U of M across the line at the C-USA Championships with a season-best 18:37 five-kilometer run.

Kildal's Best Cross Country Performance
Event Mark Meet/Date
Cross Country 18:37.00s C-USA Championships 11/1/10
Kildal's Best Indoor Performances
Event Mark Meet/Date
Mile Run 4:57.75s Alex Wilson Invite 3/5/11
3000m Run 10:12.67s McCravy Memorial 1/29/11
Kildal's Best Outdoor Performances
Event Mark Meet/Date
800m Run 2:23.50s SEMO Invite 4/2/11
1500m Run 4:39.13s John McDonnell Invite 4/23/11
5000m Run 17:34.41s C-USA Outdoor 5/15/11
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