RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

KAYLA M. FLEMING  

GRAD. YEAR:

2009

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD, SOCCER

INDUCTED: 

2015

Kayla M. Fleming í09 was an All-American high jumper who excelled in both indoor and outdoor track & field during her career. After attending the University of Hartford, Fleming competed in womenís soccer for the Anchorwomen from 2006-08, and starred in track & field from 2006-09.

 

The Pawtucket, R.I. native earned numerous All-New England, All-ECAC and N.E. Alliance honors in multiple events while at RIC. She qualified for the NCAA Div. III Track and Field National Championships on four occasions, competing on the national stage twice during the indoor campaign, and made two additional appearances in outdoor track.

 

Fleming was named the Little East Conference Woman of the Year in 2009. She attained All-American honors in the high jump at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships with a seventh-place effort.

 

 

 

Fleming still holds the program records in the high jump event for both indoor and outdoor track and field and was the Helen M. Murphy Award recipient in 2009.

 

In womenís soccer, Fleming closed out her three-year career as a midfielder and defender having played in 61 games, starting 36 of them. She totaled five goals and six assists for 16 points.

 

As a senior in 2008-09, she was named the teamís MVP and the Little East Conference Womenís Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year. Fleming tied for 12th overall in the high jump (1.59m) at the 2009 NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. She earned All-ECAC honors in the high jump, tying for fourth overall (1.67m) at the ECAC Championships on May 15. Fleming earned All-New England honors in the high jump with a fifth place finish (1.58m) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 2. She was the N.E. Alliance Champion in the high jump with a new school record and a season-best 1.70m effort, the 800m with a season-best time of 2:22.21 and as part of the 4x400m relay (4:12.03) at the Alliance Championships on April 25.

 

 

 

During the indoor portion of the season, Fleming was named team MVP, the Little East Conference Womenís Indoor Field Athlete of the Year and earned All-American honors in the high jump, tying for seventh place with a 1.61m effort at the 2009 NCAA Div. III Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 13-14. She earned All-ECAC honors with an eighth place, 1.57m effort in the high jump at the ECAC Championships on March 7. Fleming captured the N.E. Championship in the high jump (1.63m) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 20-21. She earned N.E. Alliance honors in five events, placing first in both the high jump (1.60m) and in the 600m with a season-best/school record time (1:41.79), second with a season-best time in the 1,000m (3:09.01), sixth in the long jump with a season-best jump (4.92m) and third as part of the 4x400m relay (4:25.69) at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 14.

 

As a junior in 2007-08, she earned All-ECAC honors in the high jump with a season-best fourth place, 1.61m leap at the ECAC N.E. Div. III Championships on May 16 during the outdoor campaign. Fleming earned All-New England honors in the high jump (1.55m) with a third place finish at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 2-3. She earned New England Alliance honors in four events at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 26. She placed third in the long jump (4.77m), fourth in the high jump (1.57m) and fifth in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 2:24.24. Fleming was part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed third with a time of 4:20.25.

 

 

 

During the indoor portion of the season, Fleming placed ninth in the high jump, one place shy of All-American status, with a 1.61m effort at the 2008 NCAA Womenís Indoor Track and Field Championships on Mar. 15. Fleming earned All-ECAC honors in the high jump, placing fourth with a school-record leap of 1.66m at the ECAC Championships on Mar. 8. Fleming earned All-New England honors in the high jump, placing sixth with a 1.53m effort at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 23. Fleming earned N.E. Alliance honors in four events at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 16. She was the Alliance/Little East Champion in the long jump, placing first with a season-best leap of 5.09m. Fleming placed second, and tied the meet record, in the high jump with a 1.65m effort. She also placed second in the 1,000m with a time of 3:07.58 and as part of the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:17.65.

 

As a sophomore in 2006-07, she tied for 14th place in the high jump with an effort of 1.59m at the NCAA Div. III Womenís Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 24-26. She earned All-New England honors in the high jump, placing fourth at 1.56m at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 4-5. Fleming earned N.E. Alliance honors in five events at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 28. She placed eighth as part of the 4x100m relay team with a time of 56.53, first in the 800m with a time of 2:23.83, seventh as part of the 4x400m relay team with a time of 4:37.62, second in the long jump with a season-best distance of 5.13m and first in the high jump with a leap of 1.65m.

 

 

 

During the indoor season, she earned N.E. Alliance honors in the 1,000m, placing first with a time of 3:12.58, as well as the high jump, placing fourth with a leap of 1.54m at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 10.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Fleming attended the University of Hartford in 2005-06. Fleming earned a bachelorís degree in elementary education from Rhode Island College in 2009.

 

She is currently a sixth grade teacher at Jenks Jr. High in Pawtucket, R.I. Fleming resides in Attleboro, Mass.