Track & Field

KennedyLightner

  • class Junior
  • Hometown North Little Rock, Ark.
  • High school North Little Rock

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Career Accolades 

  • First team All-SEC in the outdoor 4x400m (2021)
  • Second team All-SEC in the indoor 200m and 4x400m (2022)
  • First team All-American in the indoor and outdoor 4x400m (2021)
  • Honorable mention All-American in the 4x100m (2021)
  • On school record indoor 4x400m relay
  • SEC gold medalist in the outdoor 4x400m (2021)
  • NCAA silver medalist in the indoor 4x400m (2021)
  • SEC silver medalist in outdoor 4x400m (2022), 7th in collegiate history (2:59.93)

  • SEC bronze medalist in the indoor 200m and 4x400m (2022)

2021-22 (Junior) 

Outdoor

  • Ran in the school record 4x400m relay for a silver medal and seventh fastest time in collegiate history (2:59.93)

  • Tied 400m personal best (46.20) with second place finish at Kentucky Invitational and ran in fastest 4x100m of the season (39.18)

  • Earned outdoor personal best (20.70) in the 200m at SEC Championships

  • Ran in winning 4x100m (39.59) relay at Drake Relays

  • Ran in winning 4x400m relay (3:02.21) at Florida Relays

Indoor

  • Finished third in the 300m (33.07) with the third fastest 300m for UK all-time and was a member of the winning 4x400m relay team at the Cardinal Classic
  • Won the 300m with a time of 32.75, the fifth-fastest in collegiate history and second-fastest in Kentucky history at the Jim Green Invitational, ran in the winning 4x400m relay (3:05.01)
  • Set a new school record in the 200m (20.52) and ran a 44.68 split in the winning 4x400m relay at the Red Raider Open
  • Broke his previous school record of 20.52 with a 20.45 run at the Tiger Paw Invitational, cementing himself as the third fastest 200m runner in the NCAA this season
  • Earned a bronze medal in the 200m (20.60) and 4x400m (3:04.04) at SEC Championships

  • Qualified for NCAA Championships in the 200m and 4x400m

2020-21 (Sophomore) 
Indoor

  • Transfer from Arkansas Baptist
  • Made his first appearance at the NCAA Championships in the finals of the 4×400-meter relay
  • UK earned the silver medal with a school-record time of 3:03.61
  • Received first-team All-America honors

Outdoor

  • Part of the eighth-place 4x400m relay team at NCAA Championships (3:03.63), earning first team All-America honors
  • Part of 18th-ranked honorable mention 4x100m relay for UK at NCAA Championships (39.56)
  • Helped the Wildcats qualify for the NCAA Championships in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays
  • Helped UK win the SEC Championships gold medal in the 4x400m relay, as he anchored the school-record time of 3:01.71
  • Earned first-team All-SEC
  • Anchored the victorious 4×100 relay at the Kentucky Invitational
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