Track & Field
Chandler Burden - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Junior
  • High school La Salle

High School: Athletic lineman who also won state championships in track and field … Played both offense and defense at La Salle HS in Cincinnati, Ohio … Will get a first look at defensive end at UK, but could end up on either side of the ball … Two-year member of the highly competitive Greater Catholic League in the Cincinnati area … Honorable-mention All-Southwest Ohio as a senior … Played nose tackle and end while on defense … Has been timed below 5.0 in the 40-yard dash, an excellent clocking for a lineman … Named to an “All-Combine Team” in Cincinnati, an event which featured players from multiple states … Coached by Tom Grippa … Won the state championship in the shot put and discus throw as a senior, competing in the largest classification in Ohio … Best discus throw was 192 feet, 6 inches … Top discus throw was 61 feet, 2 ½ inches … Advanced to the state meet and finished in the top 10 in both events as a junior … Is considering competing for the Kentucky track and field team … Honor-roll student.

Personal: Born in Hamilton, Ohio … Son of Chris Burden and Lynette Burden … Has several relatives who live in the Lexington area and already were Kentucky fans … Major is undecided.

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