Track & Field

 Dezerea Bryant
Dezerea  Bryant


Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
Bradley Tech

Last College:




Dezerea Bryant Fifth in USATF 200m Final to Make PanAm Games Team

Bryant advances to American final in 100m and 200m final in first post collegiate meet


UK's Bryant, Harrison Named Bowerman Semifinalists

UK duo becomes UK's first-ever semifinalists for NCAA track & field's top individual award


UK Women's Track & Field Finishes as NCAA Runner-Up in Best-Ever Finish

Harrison and Bryant win NCAA Titles in 100m hurdles and 200m respectively


UK Women's Track & Field Earns Best SEC Finish since 1982

Harrison breaks SEC Record in the 100m hurdles


63 Student-Athletes Set to Graduate

Commencement Ceremonies Saturday at Rupp Arena

Bryant winning the 2015 NCAA 200m Title
Personal Bests

60m: 7.12 | 100m: 11.14 | 200m 22.18 (low altitude collegiate record)

• 2015 NCAA Champion - Outdoor 200m
• Low-Altitude Collegiate Record Holder - 200m (22.18)
• 2014 NCAA Champion - Indoor 200m
• 2014 SEC Champion - Indoor 60M
• 2015 Capital One Academic All-American
• UK’s 2015 nominee for the SEC McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
• Three-Time NCAA Medalist
• 10-Time SEC Medalist
• 17-Time All-American
• Five-Time All-American in 2014 at UK
• UK-Record 60m, 100M, indoor and outdoor 200M, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay (Indoor)
• Two-Time USTFCCCA Southeast Region Indoor Runner of the Year (2012 and 2014)
• IAAF World Junior Champion, 4x100m relay (2010, 2012)
• IAAF World Junior Bronze Medalist, 200m (2012)
• USA Junior Champion, 100m (2012)

2015 (Senior)
Outdoor - Won the NCAA 200m Title in the low-altitude collegiate record 22.18 to defeat a hometown favorite and two former NCAA 200m Champions in the process ... NCAA 100m Bronze Medalist ... Claimed the SEC Bronze Medal in both the 100m and 200m.
Indoor -
Ran a world-leading 200M time of 23.12 to begin the season at the Kentucky Invitational, and also ran the No. 2 60M time of 2015 (7.18) at the Kentucky Invitational ... Posted a world-leading 300M time as she ran 36.70 in December at the Hoosier Open, which is the fourth fastest collegiate time ever in that event.

2014 (Junior)
Oudoor - Had a strong outdoor season, including the SEC 200m Silver Medal, 4x100m Relay Silver Medal and 100m Bronze Medal before she suffered a season-ending foot injury after qualifying first into the NCAA East Regional Championshhip 200m Final.
Indoor -
NCAA Champion at 200m ... NCAA Silver Medalist at 60m ... SEC 60m Champion and 200m Silver Medalist ... 60M time of 7.12 was the fourth-fastest collegiate time in history ... Broke the UK records at 60m and 200m during her debut performance during the home Kentucky Invitational ... Kentucky Invitational 60m time of 7.19 broke 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist Passion Richardson's 18-year-old UK record (7.34) ... SEC Co-Runner of the Week for Jan. 21 ... Kentucky Invitational 200m time bettered the previous UK record of 23.34, which had been held by Michelle Brown since 1997 ... Ran the second leg of UK's indoor/outdoor record 4x400m relay, a then world-leading 3:33.35
... Tied 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist (4x100m relay) Tiana Bartoleta in the 60m as both finished in 7.194 seconds to share the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet title.

Prior to UK

oasts a broad array of accolades at multiple levels ... Nine-time All-American and nine-time ACC Championshion in her first two collegiate seasons ... Swept the ACC short sprints both indoors and outdoors as a freshman in 2012, and won four more conference championships, including the 4x100m relay, last season ... Bryant owns a IAAF World Junior Gold Medal in the 4x100m relay and a World Junior Bronze Medal at 200m ... Was 2012 USA Junior Champion in the 100m to go along with USTFCCCA Southeast Region Indoor Track Athlete-of-the-Year and ACC Indoor MVP honors that year ... Her 100m all-conditions best time is 11.26 with a wind-legal best of 11.36 ... She also boasts a 60m PR of 7.19 and a 200m best of 22.88 (22.54 all-conditions).


  • Two-time NCAA 200m Champion
  • 2014 SEC Champion - Indoor 60M
  • Five-Time NCAA Medalist
  • 10-Time SEC Medalist
  • 14-Time All-American
    • Three-Time All-American in 2014 at UK
  • UK-Record 60m, Indoor 200M, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Two-Time USTFCCCA Southeast Region Indoor Runner of the Year (2012 and 2014)
  • Nine-Time ACC Champion
  • ACC Most Valuable Indoor Track Performer (2012)
  • ACC Indoor Freshman-of-the-Year (2012)
  • ACC Outdoor Freshman-of-the-Year (2012)
  • IAAF World Junior Champion, 4x100m relay (2010, 2012)
  • IAAF World Junior Bronze Medalist, 200m (2012)
  • USA Junior Champion, 100m (2012)
  • USA Junior All-American, 100 & 200m (2010, 2012)


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