The 5-foot-9, 130-pound senior won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:02.29 at the Division I state meet this past season, leading the Seahorses to a third-place finish as a team. Kissam’s personal-best clocking of 8:53.97 in the 3,000 this May broke a 37-year-old school record and ranked No. 91 in the nation among prep competitors in 2019 at the time of his selection. He also PR’d to finish second at states in the 1500 (4:09.02).
Kissam has maintained an unweighted 4.06 GPA in the classroom. He will attend Williams College, where he will run for the cross country and track teams, beginning this fall.
Kissam has volunteered locally with the Burlington High Environmental Club, and has donated his time by helping to build free mini-libraries around the city.