Track & Field
Shadajah Ballard - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • position Sprints
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Chesapeake, VA
  • High school Western Branch 

2022-23 (Senior)


  • Member of 4×400 relay team that placed 5th with a time of 3:56.84 at the Commonwealth College Opener.
  • Placed 3rd in the 60 meters with a time of 7.46 at the Commonwealth College Opener.
  • Placed 6th in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.42 at the Rod McCravy Memorial.
  • Placed 4th in the 200 meters with a time of 24.28 at the TTU Red Raider Open.

2021-22 (Junior) 


  • Ran in the NCAA silver medal 4x100m relay (42.55) 
  • Earned silver medal in 4x100m at SEC Championships (42.63) 
  • Personal best 100H time of 13.19 and PB 200m (23.60) came at Kentucky Invitational 
  • Ran in the second ranked 4x100m in the NCAA season (42.46) at Joe May Invite 
  • Placed second in the 100H (13.20w) and earned season best 100m (4th place, 11.43w) at Black and Gold Invite 
  • Ran in the winning 4x200m at Drake Relays (1:32.98) 
  • Competed in all six outdoor meets, including SEC Championships 


  • Won the 60m dash (7.38) and was a part of the winning 4x400m relay at the Cardinal Classic 
  • Finished third in the 60m (7.54), third in the 200m (24.34) and competed in the 60m hurdles prelims and 4x400m relay at the Jim Green Invitational 
  • Won the 60m hurdles (8.30) at the Vanderbilt Invitational 
  • Competed in SEC Championships 

2020-21 (Sophomore)

  • Ran in four meets 
  • 12th at the SEC Championships in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.37 seconds 


  • Member of 13th-ranked, second team All-America 4x100m relay team at NCAA Championships (44.11) 
  • Part of the 4×100-meter relay that finished fifth at the NCAA East Preliminaries, advancing to the NCAA Championships 
  • At the SEC Championships, posted personal bests in the 100m (11.71) and the 100 hurdles (13.48) 
  • Part of victorious 4×100 relays during the spring, Weems Baskin Relays and Kentucky Invitational 

2019-20 (Freshman) 

  • Placed 7th at 2020 SEC Indoor Championships with personal-best time of 7.36 in the 60m  
  • Placed 12th at 2020 SEC Indoor Championships with personal-best time of 8.25 in the 60m hurdles 
  • No. 36 time in the 60m hurdles in the NCAA (8.25) 
  • No. 42 time in the 60m in the NCAA (7.36) 
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