LSU Gold
Harahan, La.
High School
Brother Martin HS

Events: 1,500M (4:21.29), 3,000M (9:29.87)

Did not compete for the Tigers during the 2010 season.

Competed in one meet for the Tigers during the 2009 season … Earned a 16th-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Purple Tiger Classic in the 2009 indoor season opener … Clocked a time of 9:29.87 in his only action of the season.

Competed in two meets during the outdoor season in 2008 … Placed 14th in the 1,500 meters at the Warhawk Classic with a time of 4 minutes, 21.29 seconds … Did not finish the 5,000 meters at the Tiger Invitational … Did not compete for the Tigers during the indoor season.

Did not compete for the Tigers during the 2007 season … Received a redshirt in the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Was a three-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field at Brother Martin High School … Coached in cross country by Dennis Panipento and in track and field by Brad Puplachine … Led his team to three state runner-up finishes in cross country during his high school career … Served as team captain of his cross country team in 2005 and 2006 … Came to LSU with a personal-best time of 16:18 in cross country … Also recorded a personal-best time of 10:10 in the 3,200 meters during his senior season.

Full name is Kyle Grayson Hecker … Born on Oct. 6, 1987 … Son of Robert and Karen Hecker … Has a sister named Kayla … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.


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