Kalen Abbott was one of the early stars for the relaunched cross country and track & field programs at Warner Pacific. A competitor from 2002-06, Abbott anchored the Knight cross country team and achieved NAIA All-American Status after placing 22nd at the national meet in 2004. In track & field, he capped his senior season as the Cascade Conference Champion in both the 5000 meter and 10,000 meter races.
An outstanding student, Kalen was named a NAIA Scholar Athlete in 2005 and 2006. He used his academic excellence to move on to medical school at University of Colorado Denver. His residency commenced at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and his training took him to South Africa where he worked in tuberculosis prevention and at a number of very busy trauma centers. His work is recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians quarterly newsletter.
His current posting is at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, and he has a promising career ahead. Kalen is a tremendous example of an alumnus living out the mission of Warner Pacific in a life of service.