Track & Field
Rondel Sorrillo - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Previous School University of Trinidad
  • High school Vessigny Government Secondary

• 2009 NCAA Indoor All-American – 60m Dash, 200m Dash
• 2009 NCAA Indoor Third Place – 200m Dash
• 2009 NCAA Indoor Fifth Place – 60m Dash
• 2009 NCAA Indoor Semifinalist – 4x400m Relay
• 2009 NCAA Outdoor All-American – 100m Dash, 200m Dash, 4x100m Relay
• 2009 NCAA Outdoor Second Place – 200m Dash
• 2009 NCAA Outdoor Fifth Place – 100m Dash
• 2009 NCAA Outdoor Sixth Place – 4x100m Relay
•2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Second Place – 4x100m Relay
• 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Third Place – 200m Dash
• 2009 Trinidad and Tobago National Champion – 200m Dash
• 2009 CAC Gold Medalist – 4x100m Relay
• 2009 CAC Silver Medalist – 200m Dash
• 2008 Olympian (Trinidad and Tobago) – 200m Dash
• Varsity Record Holder – Indoor 200m Dash
• Varsity Record Holder – Outdoor 200m Dash

2009 (Junior): Outdoor – First five-time All-America selection within a single track season in Wildcat track history claiming three outdoor honors and a pair of indoor awards … At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earned a trio of All-America honors and had a hand in all 15 points scored by the Wildcats … Finished second in the country in the 200m dash, crossing the finish line in 20.70 while running into a headwind … Earlier at nationals, broke the 200m UK varsity record for second time in three weeks clocking in at 20.45 … In the NCAA 100m dash final, ran the third-fastest time in UK history crossing the line in 10.22 to finish fifth nationally … Earned his first Outdoor All-America honor as the anchor leg of the UK 4x100m relay team when the Wildcats placed sixth overall with the fourth-fastest time in school history, finishing the one-lap race in 39.27 … In the Mideast Regional 200m dash final, crossed the finish line in 20.50 to automatically qualify for nationals and break the 15-year-old varsity record of 20.54 held by former Olympian Tim Harden set in 1994 … Also at the regional, anchored the 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 … Amazingly, the accomplished athlete did not compete during the outdoor season until the SEC Championships where he finished eighth in both the 200m dash, with a time of 21.16, and the 100m dash in a time of 10.36 … Finished 13th in the world in the 200m dash after crossing the finish line in a time of 20.63 at the 2009 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships last August in Berlin, Germany … Added two medals to his collection during the 2009 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games at the Pan American Stadium in Havana, Cuba … At the CACs, ran as member of Trinidad and Tobago’s 4x100m relay team that won gold in a time of 38.73 … Brought home a CAC silver medal in the 200m dash final, finishing in 20.72 seconds … Claimed a gold medal by winning the 200m dash title at the 2009 Trinidad and Tobago National Open Track and Field Championships at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, clocking in at 20.62. Indoor – First five-time All-America selection within a single track season in Wildcat track history claiming three outdoor honors and a pair of indoor awards … Placed third nationally in the 200m dash to earn his first All-America honor in his first career NCAA finals appearance, by running his personal-best time as a Wildcat of 20.72 to break the 15-year-old UK varsity of 20.73 set by Clyde Rudolph in 1994 … Bolted out of the blocks in lane one of the NCAA 60m dash final to place fifth in the country with a time of 6.63, earning the Wildcat an additional All-America distinction … Also at the NCAAs, ran an closing split of 47.22 to help team record time of 3:09.15 for an 11th-place national finish … Competing in his first collegiate meet as a Wildcat, ran a clip of 6.60 at the SEC Championships to automatically qualify for the NCAAs; the mark ranks second all-time at UK … The following week at the Iowa State Qualifier, notched another automatic bid by crossing the finish at 20.83 in the 200m dash … 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.

Previous School: Won first-round heat in the 200m dash at 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games representing Trinidad and Tobago … At 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships, won silver medal in 200m dash … Silver medalist in the 200m dash at the 2005 National Secondary School Championships … Played soccer as a freshman.

Personal: Full name is Rondel Kelvin Sorrillo…Born Jan. 24, 1986 in Sangre Grande…Parents are Kelvin and Pearl Sorrillo…Has two siblings, brother Adiba and sister Abiola.

Personal Bests: 100 Meter Dash – 10.33; 200 Meter Dash – 20.43.

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