Track & Field
Kwasi Obeng - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Bardstown

• 2008 NCAA Outdoor All-American – 4x100m Relay
• 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Second Place – 4x100m Relay
• 2009 and 2008 All-SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2008 NCAA Outdoor All-American – 4x400m Relay
• 2008 NCAA Outdoor Third Place – 4x400m Relay
• 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Fourth Place – 4x100m Relay
• 2008 SEC Outdoor Champion – 4x400m Relay
• 2008 All-SEC Outdoor First Team – 4x400m Relay
• 2008 NCAA Indoor Semifinalist – 4x400m Relay
• Varsity Record Holder – Outdoor 4x400m Relay

2009 (Junior): Outdoor – Earned second Outdoor All-America honor at NCAA Championships as member of the UK 4x100m relay team as the Wildcats placed sixth overall with the fourth-fastest time in school history, finishing the one-lap race in 39.27 … Also at nationals, ran opening leg of 4x400m relay team that finished in 3:08.15 to place 16th overall nationally … At the Mideast Regional, ran as member of the UK 4x100m relay team that turned in the Wildcats’ best mark in the event since 1995 at 39.29 to place second and automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships … Also at the regional, ran as opening leg of 4x400m relay team that placed third in the region to qualify for nationals in a time of 3:06.29 … At SEC Championships, teamed up on the 4x400m relay to place fourth, crossing the finish in 3:07.45 … Recorded personal-best 400m time of 47.25 at the SEC Championships … At the Florida Relays ran on the 4x400m relay that posted a season-best time of 3:05.77 … Ran season-best 200m dash time of 21.66 at Jesse Owens Track Classic. Indoor – At the annual Kentucky Invitational competed on third-place UK 4x400m squad that recorded a time of 3:09.61 – a mark that ranked sixth nationally … Added a sixth-place showing in the 400m dash at the Kentucky Invite with a season-best mark of 47.92.

2008 (Sophomore): Outdoor – Third leg of 4x400m relay team at NCAA Championships that broke the school record with a third-place time of 3:02.00 … Earned Outdoor All-America honor for his 4x400m relay effort … Ran opening leg for UK 4x100m relay squad that finished 13th nationally with a time of 40.11 … Anchored the Mideast Regional 4x100m relay that placed fourth with a time of 39.72 … Ran opening leg of SEC Champion 4x400m relay team with winning time of 3:04.57 … Opening leg of fifth-place 4x100m relay team at SECs with time of 39.85 … Ran career-best 200m time of 21.57 at Jesse Owens Classic … At Sea Ray Relays turned in personal-best 400m time of 47.54. Indoor – At NCAA Championships, ran third leg on 4x400m relay squad that finished 10th nationally in a time of 3:08.60 … Ran personal-best time of 21.46 in 200m dash at SEC Championships to rank seventh all-time at UK … Placed fourth in 4x400m relay at SECs with time of 3:11.48 after the initial handoff was impeded … Entered UK record books after running 6.80 in the 60m dash, good for ninth all-time … Ran personal-best 400m time of 47.90 at Tyson Invitational.

2007 (Freshman): Indoor – Competed in 60m dash with season-best time of 6.85 at Rod McCravy Memorial … Also ran season-best in 200m dash at same meet at 21.89 … At Iowa State Classic ran in 400m with personal-best time of 48.54. Outdoor – Member of 4x100m relay squad that earned a regional-qualifying mark with a time of 40.38 at Yellow Jacket Invitational… Notched personal best in the 100m dash (10.79) to finish 10th at Shamrock Invitational.

High School: A four-year track letterwinner at Bardstown High, where his team claimed the KHSAA Class 4A state title each of his last three seasons … A first team all-state selection in the 100m dash and 4x400m relay his junior and senior years … Also a second team all-state selection in the 200m dash his junior and senior years … The Class A Track Athlete of the Year during his sophomore campaign … Also a four-year member of his high school football squad, on which he was named the 2004 District Player of the Year.

Personal: Full name is Nana Kwasi Obeng-Diawvoh … Born in Mampong, Ghana … Parents are Benjamin and Dora Obeng-Diawuoh … Has two brothers, Jeshurun and Ebenezer … Mother also was also a track athlete … Major is kinesiology.

Personal Bests: 60 Meters- 6.80; 200 Meters – 21.46; 400 Meters – 47.54.

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