Track & Field
Keilah Tyson - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Western Branch High School

Collegiate Bests
: 7.36 | 100m: 11.48 (11.37w) | 200m: 23.68 | 400m: 56.62 | LJ: 6.14M

  • Second Team All-America – 100m (2013)
  • UK Freshman Record – 60m
  • UK Freshman Record – 200m

2013 (Sophomore)
Outdoor – Finished 15th overall at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a semifinal time of 11.40w, earning All-America status in the process … Qualified for the NCAA Championships Semifinal in the 100 meters with a wind-aided PR 11.37 at East Prelims … Anchor of three of the five fastest 4×100-meter relay times in school history including wins at the Kentuckiana Border Battle and the USF Bulls Invitational … Also anchored 4×1-winning team at Heart of the Bluegrass Classic … Competed at 400 meters for the first time collegiately.

Indoor – Placed seventh in the 60 meters at the SEC Championships … scored in a second SEC event with eighth-place finish in the long jump … long jump season-best 6.14 meters / 20′ 1.75″ came in second-place finish at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet.

2012 (Freshman)
Outdoor – Ran a PR 11.47 in the 100 meters at the SEC Championships in Baton Rouge, La. … 200m personal best of 23.68 came at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle.

Indoor – Set the UK freshman record in the 60 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet … Named SEC Freshman of the Week based on her performance at the McCravy … Top indoor 60M time of 7.36 came at the McCravy Memorial … Top 200m time was 23.69, also a UK freshman record.

High School
National champion in the 4×2 as a junior … State champion in 2009 and 2011 in the 55-meter dash … State champion as a junior and senior in the high jump and 100m dash … Won the state championship in the 200m dash during her senior year … Won the state championship in the 4×2 as a junior … Three-time All-American … State record holder in the 55m dash, long jump, 100m dash, 200m dash … Finished second in the 100m dash at the Junior Pan American Games in 2011 … High school was indoor and outdoor southeastern district champions, regional champions and state champions during her junior and senior seasons … Coached by Claude Toukene.

Daughter of David Walker and Shanece Tyson.

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