Track & Field
Isiah Kent - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Colonel Crawford

Collegiate Bests
SP: 18.20m | Discus: 54.77m | HT: 41.39m | WT: 15.53m

2013 (Junior)
Outdoor – Competed in the shot put and discus … Scored in both the discus and shot put at the SEC Championships finishing fifth and eighth respectively in each event … Qualified for the NCAA East Regional Championships in both the discus and shot put … Recorded a personal best discus throw 54.77 meters / 179′ 8″ at the USF Bulls Invitational to start the season … Season best shot put 17.63M/57′ 10.25″ was recorded at the Louisville Border Battle … Placed second in four-straight events over two weeks (shot put and discus) at the Border Battle and the Heart of the Bluegrass Classic.

Indoor – Competed in the shot put and for the first time in his UK career the weight throw … Personal best shot put 18.20M / 59′ 8.5″ came at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. … PR weight throw 15.53M/50′ 11.5″ came at the season-opening Hoosier Open in December … Produced a then-PR shot put 18.05M/59’2.75″ to place second at the Hoosier Open … Competed at SEC Championships.

2012 (Sophomore)
Outdoor– Reached NCAA East Regional First Round in discus (51.99M/ 170’07”) … Placed eight in discus at SEC Outdoors … Season best shot put (51’4.5″) came at the Penn Relays … Penn Relays shot put was second-best on team for season … Best discus performance (171’6.75″) came at Polytan Invitational to take third, which also registered second on team for the year … Hammer throw of 41.39m/135’09” at Bulls invitational was third best for Kentucky in 2012.

Indoor– Produced a mark of 47-10 to take 13thin the shot put at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational … Went 49-7.25 in the shot put at the Rod McCravy Memorial … Season-best indoor shot put came on home track at Kentucky Invitational (49-11.25).

2011 (Freshman)
Outdoor– Season-best shot put 49’7″ came at Billy Hayes Invitational to place seventh … Placed sixth in discus at same meet … Placed second in discus at the Sea Ray Relays … Season-best shot put (50’3.25″) came at Akron Invitational

Indoor– Season-best shot put (50’3.25″) came at Akron Invitational … Best discus performance of 2011 (157’2.25″) also came at Akron Invitational to finish second.

High School: 2010 DIII State Champion in discus and shot put … 2010 District and Regional champion in shot and discus … Regional record holder in discus, 184’10” …2009 District and Regional champion in shot and discus … Runner-up at the 2009 Ohio State meet in shot and discus … five-time National Champion and four-time World Champion in archery with the most recent title coming in 2008 … Second at the Midwest Meet of Champions in both shot put and discus … Throw of 64’10” in shot put ranked as fourth in meet history … Ranked ninth in the U.S. in shot put, 64’10” and 14thin the discus, 193’3″ in 2010 … Holds school records for shot put and discus … 2010 District and Regional champion in shot put and discus …Holds high school record for indoor and outdoor discus throw, as well as the Ohio State Meet record of 193 3” in Division III … Played basketball freshmen and sophomore year of high school, as well as football junior and senior year …Selected first team linebacker senior year for the North Central Conference and the North Central Ohio Football Coaches Association …Member of Project BLACK … Honor Roll student …

Personal: Full name is Isiah Tyler Kent … Born May 1, 1991 in Galion, Ohio … Parents Steve and Karen … Brother Isaac … Father ran at Bluffton … Father played basketball, ran hurdles and threw javelin at Bluffton … Mom was a letter winner at Ohio State in fencing… Kinesiology major.

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