Track & Field
Gordon McKenzie - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Holy Cross

• 2008 NCAA Outdoor Semifinalist – 100m dash, 200m Dash, 4x100m Relay
• 2008 All-Mideast Regional Team – 100m dash, 4x100m Relay
• 2006 All-Region – 100m Dash
• 2006 Junior USATF Championships Runner-up – 100m
• 2006 United States Junior National Team Member
• Member of 2nd Place 4×100 relay at the World Junior Championships

2008 (Junior): Outdoor – At NCAA Championships competed in three events for Wildcats: 4x100m relay, 100m and 200m dashes … Anchored leg for UK 4x100m relay squad that finished 13th nationally with a time of 40.11 … At the NCAA Championships finished 21st in the country in the 200m dash, clocking in at 21.23 … Qualified for the men’s 100m NCAA semifinal after finishing third in his heat with a time of 10.60 … Ran a blistering personal-best time of 10.19 at the Mideast Regional to place sixth overall; the mark ranks second all-time at UK … Anchored the Mideast Regional 4x100m relay that placed fourth with a time of 39.72 … Finished 10th in 200m dash at Mideast Regional crossing the finish in a personal-best time of 20.77, which ranks sixth in school history … Opening leg of fifth-place 4x100m relay team at SECs with time of 39.85. Indoor – At the Iowa State Qualifier tied his personal-best mark in the 60 meter dash of 6.72 which ranks sixth all-time at Kentucky; and also ran a season best time in the 200 meter dash of 21.43.

2007 (Sophomore): Indoor – Finished third in the 60-meter dash with a provisional time of 6.74 at the McCravy Memorial … Also competed in the 200m dash. Outdoor – Leg on the men’s 4×100 relay that recorded a season-best time of 40.33 at the SEC Championships … Placed second in the men’s 100 meter dash with a mark of 10.52. at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic … Member of men’s 4×100 relay squad that notched a regional-qualifying mark with a time of 40.38 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.

2006 (Freshman): Indoor – Posted Kentucky’s top 60 mark of the season (6.73, seventh all-time) at the Iowa State Qualifier … Placed first at the Rod McCravy Invite in the 60 (6.82) … Ran the fourth-fastest indoor 200 (21.28c) in Kentucky history at the SEC Championships. Outdoor – Outstanding first season highlighted by a trip to the NCAA Championships in the 100 … Placed second in the 100 (10.30) and competed in the 200 at the Junior USA Track and Field Championships … Recorded a personal- and team-best 10.29 (t-sixth all-time UK) at the Mideast Regional to earn All-Region honors … Helped the Cats qualifying regionally and post a season best in the 4×100 (40.23) at the Texas Relays… Matched a personal best in the 200 (21.12, ninth all-time) at the Mideast Regional … Participated on the USA IAAF Junior World Championships squad in Beijing, China, where he was a part of the 4×100 meter relay team that finished second.

High School: Placed first at the AAU Junior Olympics in the 4×100 and second in the 100 and 4×400 … Placed second at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in the 200 en route to All-America honors… Ranked fifth nationally in the indoor 200 (21.68)… Won the CHSAA state championship in the 300.

Personal: Full name is Gordon Nesta McKenzie … Born Aug. 21, 1987… Parents are Bryan and Mirlyn McKenzie … Has one sister, Brianna (25) … Major is undecided.

Personal Bests: 60 Meters – 6.72; 100 Meters – 10.23; 200 Meters – 20.77

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