Track & Field
Dezerea Bryant - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Previous School Clemson
  • High school Bradley Tech

Collegiate Bests
60m: 7:12A | 100m: 11.24 (10.96w) | 200m: 22.68 | 400m: 54.46

  • 2014 NCAA Champion – Indoor 200m
  • 2014 SEC Champion – Indoor 60M
  • Two-Time NCAA Medalist
  • Five-Time SEC Medalist
  • 12-Time All-American
    • Three-Time All-American in 2014 at UK
  • UK-Record 60m, Indoor 200M, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Two-Time USTFCCCA Southeast Region Indoor Runner of the Year (2012 and 2014)
  • Nine-Time ACC Champion
  • ACC Most Valuable Indoor Track Performer (2012)
  • ACC Indoor Freshman-of-the-Year (2012)
  • ACC Outdoor Freshman-of-the-Year (2012)
  • IAAF World Junior Champion, 4x100m relay (2010, 2012)
  • IAAF World Junior Bronze Medalist, 200m (2012)
  • USA Junior Champion, 100m (2012)
  • USA Junior All-American, 100 & 200m (2010, 2012)

2015 (Senior)
Indoor – Ran a world-leading 200M time of 23.12 to begin the season at the Kentucky Invitational, and also ran the No. 2 60M time of 2015 (7.18) at the Kentucky Invitational … Posted a world-leading 300M time as she ran 36.70 in December at the Hoosier Open, which is the fourth fastest collegiate time ever in that event.

2014 (Junior)
Oudoor – Had a strong outdoor season, including the SEC 200m Silver Medal, 4x100m Relay Silver Medal and 100m Bronze Medal before she suffered a season-ending foot injury after qualifying first into the NCAA East Regional Championshhip 200m Final.
Indoor –
NCAA Champion at 200m … NCAA Silver Medalist at 60m … SEC 60m Champion and 200m Silver Medalist … 60M time of 7.12 was the fourth-fastest collegiate time in history … Broke the UK records at 60m and 200m during her debut performance during the home Kentucky Invitational … Kentucky Invitational 60m time of 7.19 broke 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist Passion Richardson’s 18-year-old UK record (7.34) … SEC Co-Runner of the Week for Jan. 21 … Kentucky Invitational 200m time bettered the previous UK record of 23.34, which had been held by Michelle Brown since 1997 … Ran the second leg of UK’s indoor/outdoor record 4x400m relay, a then world-leading 3:33.35 … Tied 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist (4x100m relay) Tiana Bartoleta in the 60m as both finished in 7.194 seconds to share the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet title.
Prior to UK

Boasts a broad array of accolades at multiple levels … Nine-time All-American and nine-time ACC Championshion in her first two collegiate seasons … Swept the ACC short sprints both indoors and outdoors as a freshman in 2012, and won four more conference championships, including the 4x100m relay, last season … Bryant owns a IAAF World Junior Gold Medal in the 4x100m relay and a World Junior Bronze Medal at 200m … Was 2012 USA Junior Champion in the 100m to go along with USTFCCCA Southeast Region Indoor Track Athlete-of-the-Year and ACC Indoor MVP honors that year … Her 100m all-conditions best time is 11.26 with a wind-legal best of 11.36 … She also boasts a 60m PR of 7.19 and a 200m best of 22.88 (22.54 all-conditions).

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