Men's Track & Field
Ibn Short - Men's Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Junior
  • High school Milton Hershey

Collegiate Bests
Hept: 5344 | Dec: 7588

2014 SEC Silver Medalist (Heptahtlon)
Three-Time SEC All-Freshman Selection (Hept, Dec, HJ)

2017 (Senior)
Indoor – Won the McCravy heptathlon with a score of  5319 … 12th in the SEC heptathlon.

2016 (Junior)
Outdoor – NCAA Qualifier in the decathlon … Fifth in the SEC decathlon with a score of 7588, a PR … NCAA East Preliminary Championships qualifier in the individual high jump.
Indoor – Fifth in the SEC heptathlon with a score of 5508 buoyed by a then pole vault PR 13’5.25″/4.10m.

2015 (Sophomore)
Outdoor – Twelfth at the SEC Championships in the decathlon with a score of 6667
Indoor – Competed individual events at the Kentucky Invitational and Hoosier Hills meet.

2014 (Freshman)
Outdoor – Finished fifth in the decathlon at the SEC Championships, with a personal-best score of 6952 … Also scored in the high jump at SECs, placing fifth with a collegiate PR clearance at 6’9.75″/2.08M … NCAA East Preliminary Championship qualifier in the high jump … SEC All-Freshman Team selection in the high jump and decathlon.
Indoor – SEC Silver-Medalist in the heptathlon, with a PR score of 5344 … SEC All-Freshman Team selection … Won the SEC Heptathlon High Jump with a top clearance at his PR 6’9.75.

Prior to UK 
A top-quality high jump prospect who excels on the biggest stages. Short was the top American finisher the Penn Relays Boy’s Championship of America high jump with a personal-best clearance 2.09M / 6′ 10.25″ inches. That mark ranks inside the high school national top 25. Runner-up in the New Balance Indoor Nationals high jump. 2012 Pennsylvania State High Jump champion. First name is pronounced Ay-bin.

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