Track & Field
Emily Bernhardt - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Lassiter

• 2008 and 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Member of 2007 United States Junior National Team

2008 (Sophomore): Outdoor – After only competing at first meet of season, received medical hardship for the season. Indoor – Threw personal-best mark in weight throw at Tyson Invitational measuring 57-5.75, placing her sixth all-time at UK … At SEC Championships, placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 54-8.75.

2007 (Freshman): Outdoor – Entered her name into the UK all-time top-10 lists for the hammer … Competing as a member of Team USA, finished fourth at Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships held in Sao Paulo, Brazil with a hammer throw distance of 173-1 … Placed first in the finals of the women’s hammer throw at the FinishLine USA Junior Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis with a toss of 175-11, her second consecutive hammer throw title at the Championships. … Finished sixth at SEC Outdoors with hammer throw mark of 181-3 … Qualified for the finals of the women’s discus at SEC Outdoors finishing ninth with a personal record throw of 139-4 … Won the women’s open hammer throw title at Sea Ray Relays with regional-qualifying toss of 181-0 … Shattered personal-best mark by nearly five feet in the hammer throw with a toss of 184-6 to notch regional-qualifying mark at Shamrock Invite. Indoor – Entered her name into the UK all-time top-10 lists for the weight throw … Threw a collegiate-best mark of 57-2 to finish seventh in weight throw at SEC Indoors.

High School: A four-year letter winner on her high school track and field team … Coached by Mike Judge … A seven-time All-American in high school and a junior national champion in both the weight and hammer throws … An all-county selection in the discus throw her junior and senior years … Also lettered in softball her first three years of high school and in basketball her freshman year … Member of Omicron Delta Kappa: The National Leadership Honor Society …A Principal’s Award winner in French for three years.

Personal: Full name is Emily Elizabeth Bernhardt … Born January 26, 1988 … Parents are Preston “Pepper” and Lori Bernhardt … Has two brothers, Josh (26) and Ben (22) … Majoring in English and Film Studies.

Personal Bests: Hammer Throw – 184-6; Weight Throw 57-8; Discus 139-4.

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