Track & Field
Jade Gates - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Fifth Year
  • Hometown St. Louis, Mo.
  • High school Incarnate Word 
2021-22 (Fifth Year) 


  • Qualified for NCAA Championships with ninth place finish at NCAA East Prelims (215’5”/65.66m)

  • Set school record again with a silver medal performance at SEC Championships in the hammer throw (220’0”/67.05m)

  • Broke hammer throw school record at Kentucky Invitational with a 219’1”/66.77m throw

  • Placed second in hammer throw at the Joe May Invitational (212’10”/64.87m)


  • Won the women’s weight throw (62’11.12”/19.18m) at the Cardinal Classic
  • Placed second in the weight throw (63’2.75”/19.27m) at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Competed in the weight throw (63’9″/19.43m) at the Vanderbilt Invitational
  • Earned personal best in the weight throw at the Tiger Paw Invitational (68’11.75”/21.02m), improving her third best for UK all-time mark
  • Placed sixth in the weight throw at SEC Championships (67’1.25”/20.45m), her best SEC meet finish of her Kentucky career

2020-21 (Senior) 

  • Transferred to UK from DePaul
  • Competed in all five meets in the weight throw
  • Posted a personal best at the Tiger Paw Invite, coming in second place with a throw of 68’1”/20.75m


  • Won the javelin throw at the Kentucky invitational with a toss of 147’1”/44.83m
  • Notched a personal best in the hammer throw, finishing third at the Tom Jones Invitational, with a sling of 209’2”/63.76m
  • Competed at the SEC Championships and NCAA East Preliminaries in the hammer throw

2017-2020 at DePaul University 

  • DePaul University record-holder in the hammer and weight throw
  • 2018 Big East Champion in the Hammer throw
  • 2x Big East Field Athlete at Conference Championships


  • Full name: Jade Diana Gates
  • Birthday: February 28
  • Parents: Felicia Lewis and John Gates
  • Siblings: Adrian Lewis, John and Jasira Gates
  • Getting Masters in Public Administration
  • Hobbies: Listening to music and spending time with family and friends
  • Fun fact: Plays the viola
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