- Hailey Neal
- Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
- King's Academy
Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
Track Events: Mile and 1,500m
Highlights: SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2007-08 One top-10 finish Personal best of 17:31.94 (5K).
2008: Third Gator to finish the Walt Disney World Classic in a time of 20:50.5.
2007: Competed in the Mountain Dew Invitational and the Tiger Invitational Came in seventh overall and fifth on the team at the Mountain Dew Invitational...Ran a 5K career-best at the Tiger Invitational with a 17:31.94 time.
Track Highlights: Personal bests of 5:09.92 (iMile) and 4:52.93 (o1,500m).
Prep: Coached by Bob Silva and Glen Roeback Florida state champion in the 1,600m in 2003, 2005 and 2006, in the 3,200m in 2003 and 2005 and in the 5K in 2004 Finished second in the 3,200m in 2006 and in the 5K in 2005 and 2006 Graduated with the Kings Academy Record in the 3,200m and 5K Earned all-state honors in cross country all four years.
Personal: Daughter of Todd and Sherry Neal Father earned both bachelors and law degrees from UF Sister, Hillary, runs track and cross country at Samford Also has two brothers, Andrew and Jonathan Enjoys hiking, snorkeling and playing ultimate Frisbee Also considered Georgia and Alabama Chose Florida because of the coaching staff and student-athletes.