Track & Field
Shelby Kennard - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Rockwall

Collegiate Bests
PV: 3.95M

UK Record – Indoor Pole Vault
2012 SEC Community Service Team

2013 (Senior)
Outdoor – Season-best pole vault clearance 3.50 meters / 11′ 5.75″ came at the USF Bulls Invitational … Also competed in long jump for first time collegiately.

Indoor – Season-best pole vault clearance 3.72 meters / 12′ 2.5″ came at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational … SEC pole vault finalist … Top-10 finisher at Kentucky Invitational.

2012 (Junior)
Indoor – Top pole vault came at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet (3.87M/12’08.25″) … SEC Academic Honor Roll.

– Clearance of 3.77M/12-04.50 was team-best for 2012 season at SEC Outdoor Championships to finish in tie for 11th overall … Named to SEC Community Service Team … Volunteered at Ronald McDonald House, Club 3:16 and Lake Pointe Church Vacation Bible School … Also participated in the Read Across America event and CATS Cultivating Center … SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2011 (Sophomore)
Indoor – Produced the best mark in program history when she cleared 3.95M/12’11.50″ at the SEC Championships, finishing seventh in the event … Won the Tyson Invitational by clearing 12-09.50/3.90m, a personal-best at the time and the then-second best mark in school history … Finished in a three-way tie for second place in the women’s pole vault at the Kentucky Invitational with a height of 3.79M/12’01.50″ … SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Outdoor – Set the school record, along with teammate Samantha Stenzel, with a mark of 12-08.00/3.86m at the SEC Championships … Finished seventh at the Florida Relays with a height of 12-00.50/3.67m … Competed at the NCAA East Preliminaries.

2010 (Freshman)
Indoor – Cleared a season-best height of 11-07.75 at the Kentucky Invitational … SEC Freshman Honor Roll.

Outdoor – Did not compete.

High School
Earned three medals in the pole vault during four consecutive appearances at Texas state meet … Owns school record in the event at a height of 12-10 … Member of district championship team as a sophomore … Coached by Toby Howell … Four-year letter winner in track … Member of cheerleading squad all four years winning National Championship team titles as freshman and senior … National scholar, academic booster club member and recipient of Lanyard of Knowledge … Member of student council, Wakeboarding Club, FCA, DFYIT and Cheer Athletics … Volunteered 100 hours during senior year with local organizations.

Full name is Shelby Leigh Kennard … Born Jan. 6, 1991 in Richardson, Texas … Parents are Chris and Annette Kennard … Has one brother, Blayne .. Will graduate with degree ion Psychology … Frank G. Ham Society of Character Inductee.

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