Kieren Becker
Kieren Becker
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fowler, Mich.
High School: Fowler
Position: Distance

2017-18

Cross Country - Becker competed at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships finishing in 23:25.8 (6k). At the GLIAC Championship, Becker ran a 23:42(6k) finishing 24th overall. Racing to a 23:03.8 (6k) finish at the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Cross Country Championships, Becker took 51st place. Opened the season with a career-best 5k time of 18:42.2 at the UW-Parkside Vic Godfrey Open. Becker’s best 6k time of the year was a 23:02.8 run at the MSU Spartan Invitational. Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.

Indoor – Becker compete on five occasions in the 800-meters, finishing with a season-best time of 2:16.04 at the Titan Challenge. The time ranks as the fifth-best time in the NMU record book. She won the 800-meters at the Pointer Invitational with a time of 2:17.52. In the mile, Becker moved into third in school history after she finished the event in 5:01.56 at the GVSU Big Meet. Also competed once in the 3,000-meter run on one occasion. Becker’s time of 10:45.03 at the Opener ranks as the 10th-fastest in program history. Competed with the DMR team at the GVSU Big Meet, finishing the event in 12:13.22, the fourth-fastest time in the NMU record book. Named to GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.

Outdoor – Becker won the 1,500-meters at a pair of meets including the Spartan Invitational and GVSU Al Owens Classic. She recorded a season-best time of 4:32.05 at the GVSU Al Owens Classic, while she won the Spartan Invite with a time of 4:39.12. Becker competed five times in the 800-meters during the outdoor season, earning a season-best time of 2:15.13 at the GLIAC Championships. Named to GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.

2016-17

Cross Country - Placed 12th at the Chris Yanni Memorial Invitational with a 5K time of 19:37.58. Ran fastest 6K of the season at the Conference Crossover Invitational on Oct. 8, taking 80th with a time of 24:07.40. Finished 10th at the U.P. Championships on Oct. 14, crossing the line in 24:07.5. Represented Northern Michigan at the GLIAC Championship on Oct. 22, finishing 68th with a time of 24:47.0. Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.

Indoor - Earned a pair of victories during the indoor campaign; one each in the mile and as a part of the distance medley relay team. Set career bests in the mile (5:07.53) and 3,000-meters (11:12.78). Competed at the GLIAC Championships finishing fifth in the DMR, ninth in the 800-meters, and 10th in the mile. 

Outdoor - Advanced to the NCAA II National Championships in the 1,500-meters, finishing 15th with a career-best time of four minutes, 30.67 seconds. Picked-up six consecutive victories near the start of the outdoor season. Her victories came as a part of the 4x800-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay, as well as the 800 and 1,500-meters. Named third-team All-GLIAC after a third-place showing in the 800-meters at the conference meet. Also finished fifth as a part of the 4x400-meter relay team at the event. 

2015-16

Cross Country - Raced to a top-15 finish at the U.P. Championships, placing 12th in the 4K with a time of 15:37.0. Took ninth in the 5K at the Chris Yanni Memorial Invitational, clocking in at 19:51.57. Ran best 6K time of the season (24:12.85) at the Conference Crossover Invitational. Named Northern Michigan's Humanitarian of the Year. Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.

Indoor - Ran her best time at the GLIAC Championships in the 800-meter (2:19.66) where she finished in 13th place and placed 7th in the distance medley relay (12:29.66). Won At The Opener, placed 7th in the 3,000-meter (11:40.43) and placed 4th in the 600-meter (1:43.11). Placed 5th in the mile at The Big Meet (5:08.22). Won the distance medley relay at the Northern Challenge with a time of 12:38.11.

Outdoor - Competed at the GLIAC Championship, finishing 9th in the 1,500-meter run (4:47.39). Won the 1,500-meter run two times, clocking in her season-best time at the Border Battle (4:43.31). Came in third for the 800-meter run at Augustana Viking Olympics and capturing her fastest run of the season at Rex Foster Invite (2:24.88). Placed 2nd in the 4X800-meter relay at Augustana Viking Olympics (10:01.54).

2014-15

Indoor - Ran her best time in the 800-meter at the GLIAC Championships (2:22.91) where she finished in 22nd place.  Won in the event at the Titan Challenge running a 2:25.49.  Also competed in the mile at the Lake Superior Challenge finishing 15th at 5:47.93.

Outdoor - Ran in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter with first place finishes in the 800 at the St. Norbert's Invite (2:22.17) and Rex Foster Invite (2:26.13).  Her best 1,500-meter time came in an 18th place finish at the GLIAC Championship (4:53.63).

Before NMU: Lettered four years and was placed on the All-State cross country team three times. Ran track and field for two years and her team earned a state championship.

Personal: Daughter of Tim and Sharon Becker. Born on July 23rd, 1995.