Eliot Kaufmann
Eliot Kaufmann
Height: 6'0"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
High School: Xavier
Major: English

Honors:

  • NCAA All-South/Southeast Region (2014; 34th at region meet)
  • USA South Runner of the Year (2014)
  • USA South Rookie Runner of the Year (2014)
  • USA South Runner of the Week (Sept. 8, 2014; Sept. 29, 2014; Oct. 6, 2014; Oct. 20, 2014)
  • USA South Rookie Runner of the Week (Sept. 1, 2014; Sept. 8, 2014; Sept. 15, 2014; Sept. 29, 2014; Oct. 6, 2014; Oct. 20, 2014)

2014 (Freshman): Covenant's top finisher in five races on the year, second in three others... Four times he finished in the top five overall... Finished third in the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 29) with a time in the 5k of 17:52.3... Established a personal best 8k time of 27:26 in the Sewanee Invitational (Sept. 6), where he finished 12th... Finished third in the USA South Championship (Nov. 1) with a time of 27:44.1 in the 8k... Won USA South Rookie Runner of the Week six times on the year, and USA South Runner of the Week four times... Was named the USA South Runner of the Year... Finished 34th at the NCAA South Regionals, and was named to the NCAA All-South/Southeast Region team

High School: Attended Xavier High School… Qualified for state in cross country as a sophomore, junior and senior… Personal best 5K time is 16:08… All-American in track and field during his junior year… Ran the anchor leg of his 4x800 that placed sixth in the New Balance Indoor National Meet… Member of the National Honor Society

Personal: Born Oct. 10, 1995… Parents are Ben and Kimberly Kaufmann… Father, Ben, ran cross country at Covenant from 1991-93 and qualified for the NAIA Championships in both 1992 and 1993...  Three of his uncles, Andrew Kaufmann, Dave Kaufmann and Joe Kaufmann, ran cross country at Covenant in the 1990s and early 2000s... Favorite bible verse is 2 Kings 2:23-24… Plans to major in English with the hope of becoming a writer one day

Personal Records:

5K: 16:08
8K: 26:40