Track & Field
Kianna Gray - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • position Sprints
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Woodbrige, Va.
  • High school North Hardin
11.18 (1.2)
22.79 (1.0)
  • NCAA Champion – 2017 4x100m Relay
  • Five-Time First Team All-America (2016, 2017 & 2018 4x100m relay, 100m – outdoor, 2019 60m)
  • Two-Time SEC Silver Medalist – 4x100m relay (2018), 60m (2019)
  • SEC Bronze Medalist – 4x100m Relay (2016)

2019 (Senior)

  • SEC silver medalist in the 60m running 7.27 in the final
  • First Team All-America after she placed sixth in the NCAA 60m final with a PB-tying 7.25
  • Ran a 60m PB 7.25 at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational on Feb. 8
  • Won the 60m at the McCravy and was runner-up in the 200m
  • Just missed the SEC 200m final placing ninth and missing on time by .001 (23.32)

2018 (Junior)
Outdoor – Ran the anchor on UK’s SEC silver medal 4x100m relay 42.30 which made UK the third fastest school in NCAA history … Placed seventh in the SEC 200m final …. Anchored UK’s NCAA fourth-place 4×1 … NCAA semifinalist in the 100m and 200m
Indoor – Competed in the 60m, 200m and DMR at SECs … Runner-up in the McCravy 60m and fourth in the 200m

2017 (Sophomore)
Outdoor – NCAA Champion, anchoring UK’s 4x100m relay to a school-record 42.51, one of the fastest times in NCAA history … NCAA qualifier in the 100m, 200m and 4x400m relay as well … Anchored UK’s fourth-place 4x100m relay at SECs and ran a great anchor leg to score UK fifth-place points in the 4×4, helping secure a third-straight third place team finish for UK at outdoor SECs … Placed third in the 200m at the SEC Relays … Competed at the USATF Outdoor Championships in the 100m and 200m
Indoor – NCAA Championships qualifier in the 60m and 200m … Won the 200m at McCravy Memorial in 23.17

2016 (Freshman)
Outdoor – First Team All-American in the 100m and 4x100m relay … Ran anchor on UK’s fifth-place NCAA 4x100m relay … Placed seventh in the NCAA 100m final … NCAA Championships qualifier in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay … SEC Bronze Medalist as anchor on UK’s 4x100m relay … Placed eighth in the SEC 200m final … SEC Freshman of the Week on April 5 after a strong Florida Relays meet … Set the UK Freshman Record in the 100m: 11.20 and 200m: 22.79.
Indoor – Set the UK Freshman Record in the 200m: 23.47 … Ran the 400m leg on UK’s eighth-place SEC DMR … Placed second in the 200m at the McCravy Memorial …. Won the 200m at the Kentucky Invitational.
2017 (Sophomore)

Prior to UK
A three-time Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year … 11-time Kentucky State Champion … Kianna holds the record for fastest 100m time in the state of Kentucky with a time of 11.53, and broke the record at the KY 3A State Meet …. At the same event Kianna took home titles in the 200m (24.18), the 400m (55.17) and the 100h (14.53). In 2015 Kianna was rated as a top 80 prospect in the 100m, 200m and 400m. 

Daughter of Dennis Gray and Monyetta McLaurine … Has one sister, Khadijah … Born Dec. 30, 1996 … Mom ran track at Clemson … Managing in hospitality management and merchandising, apparel and textiles … plans to open a reconstruction center for homeless people after college … lists god as her greatest influence.

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