Track & Field


  • position Distance/XC
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Elmhurst, Ill.
  • High school York

Ethan Kern

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2021, 2022 

2021-22 (Sophomore) 


  • Did not compete 


  • Ran personal best 5,000m (14:10.02) in seventh place finish at SEC Championships, scoring his first SEC track points for Kentucky and becoming seventh all-time for UK in the event 
  • Earned personal best in the 3,000m (8:04.82) at the McCravy 
  • Ran in the winning DMR (10:03.32) at the Jim Green Invitational 

Cross Country 

  • Earned 29th place (30:08.0) in the men’s 10K at NCAA Southeast Regionals 
  • Led Kentucky in SEC Championships as the 16th (24:02.2) place finisher in the men’s 8K 
  • Placed 80th (24:06.2) in the men’s 8K at FSU Pre-Nationals 
  • Led the Cats in the men’s blue five mile at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational with a 46th place finish (24:28.1) 
  • Won the Missouri Opener 6K (17:36.9), leading the Wildcats to a team win for the men 

2020-21 (Freshman)
Cross Country 

  • Immediate contributor as a true freshman 
  • Finished 18th overall at the SEC Championships, earning Freshman All-SEC honors 
  • Fourth place in his first collegiate meet as UK won the Commodore Classic 


  • Competed in the 3000m and 5000m runs at the SEC Championships 
  • Notched personal best of 8:10.13 in the 3000m while finishing 11th at the SECs 


  • Ran in five meets, including the 5000m and 10,000m at the SEC Championships 
  • 1500m personal best of 3:51.44 came at the Kentucky Invitational 
  • 5000m PB of 14:21.34 occurred at the Rick Erdmann Twilight 
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