Track & Field
Justin Austin - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Brown Deer

• 2009 NCAA Indoor Semifinalist – 4x400m Relay
• Freshman Record Holder – 60m Dash
• Freshman Record Holder- Indoor 200m Dash 2009

2009 (Freshman): Outdoor – After an impressive indoor season, red-shirted outdoor competition after incurring an injury after Penn Relays in late April … At Penn Relays, ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay squad that crossed the finish line at 40.31 to place sixth in the college final … Posted a fourth-place time of 10.35 in the 100m dash at the Sea Ray Relays; the personal-best time ranks 11th in school history … Achieved three regional-qualifying marks in the 200m dash and as a member of two relay squads at Florida Relays … Placed seventh overall during his Wildcat outdoor debut in the 200m dash in Gainesville, clocking in a 20.99 to rank ninth all-time at UK … Ran on the 4x400m relay that posted a season-best time of 3:05.77 in Florida and competed on the 4x100m relay that placed fifth overall, crossing the finish in 40.03. Indoor – At the NCAA Championships, ran an opening split of 47.00 to help team record time of 3:09.15 for an 11th-place national finish … At SEC Championships in Lexington, ran as a member of the third-place 4x400m relay team that posted a time of 3:06.78 to rank fourth all-time in school history … Broke the 200m dash freshman record twice during the SEC Championships, turning in a personal-best mark of 20.99 in the final to place sixth in the conference and tie for fourth all-time at UK with teammate Jose Acevedo in the event … Also earned points for the Cats at the league championships in the 60m dash, finishing the race in eighth place at 6.73 … Made sure his collegiate debut in the 200m dash did not go unnoticed at Iowa State Classic, winning the race with a scorching time of 21.13 to originally top DeMarcus Lindsey’s 16-year old freshman UK mark of 21.23 … Made debut in the Blue and White at the Kentucky Invitational by breaking former Olympian Tim Harden’s 16-year-old converted freshman record mark of 6.72 in the 60m dash by posting a third-place time of 6.71 that ranks eighth all-time in the UK record books.

High School: Three-time state champion in Wisconsin Division 2 for the 100m and 200m dashes as sophomore, junior and senior … As a result, named MVP of the year in each of those seasons within Wisconsin … Member of 4x100m relay state championship team as a senior in Wisconsin Division 2 … Holds Wisconsin state record for most gold medals in track and field career … Led track and field team to a Wisconsin state championship as a senior after runner-up finishes during his sophomore and freshman seasons … Ran on two relay teams that claimed Wisconsin state records: the 4x100m relay as a sophomore and the 4x200m relay as a freshman … In addition claims the 100m dash Wisconsin state record … Holds school records in the 100m dash, 200m dash, long jump, 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay … Coached by Rob Green … Played basketball for four years, winning the conference championship as a senior … Competed in football for three seasons and named Gatorade rookie of the year as a freshman … Honor roll student … Also was a member of the Varsity Club, Choir, DECA and FBLA. Personal: Full name is Justin Boyd Austin … Born Oct. 8, 1989 in Milwaukee, Wisc. … Parents are Milton Austin and Tanz Robertson … Has three siblings: twin brother Jerrell; brother Milton and sister Dionna McFerrin … Nickname “J. Aust.”

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