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 Kayla Parker
Kayla Parker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Port Saint Joe, Fla.

High School:
Port Saint Joe

Position:
Director of Operations

Experience:
4L


06/28/2014

UK Finishes USATF Championship With Three Top-10 Finishes

Wildcats Qualify Three for North American U-23 Championships

06/27/2014

Hillenbrand Makes USATF 1500m Final

Hillenbrand starts UK off at USATF Outdoor Championships

06/27/2014

Three Wildcats Advance in Early USATF Outdoor Championship Heats

Wildcats off to strong start in first two days of National Championships

06/25/2014

Seven Wildcats to Compete at USATF Outdoor Championships

Five women, two men to compete at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium

06/17/2014

10 Track & Field Wildcats Named All-American

Six Women, Four Men earn Honors

Collegiate Bests
200m: 24.48 | 60H: 8.24 | 100H: 13.19 (13.16w) | LJ: 5.92M

  • Second Team All-America - 100H (2013)
  • UK Record - 110m Hurdles

2014 (Senior)
Indoor - Ran the nation's leading time (at the time), and a then school-record breaking 8.24 seconds to win the Hoosier Open 60-meter hurdles for the second year in a row at the start of the season in mid-December ... Rod McCravy Memorial Meet "White" 60H Champion.

2013 (Junior)
Outdoor - NCAA Semifinalist in the 100-meter hurdles, where she ran a school-record, albeit wind-aided 13.16 ... Competed at the USA Track and Field Championships in the 60H ... Team captain ... Finished fourth at SEC Championships in the 100-meter hurdles with a wind-legal personal best 13.19 ... Became the No. 2 Wildcat all-time in the 100-meter hurdles with a wind-aided 13.20 at the Texas Relays ... Season-best time with wind assistance under 2.0 was 13.29 at the Penn Relays ... Won the 100H at the Heart of the Bluegrass Classic, Kentuckiana Border Battle and USF Bulls Invitational ... Ran third leg of UK's winning 4x100-meter relay team at the Kentuckiana Border Battle and Heart of the Bluegrass Classic ... Member of the second and fourth fastest 4x1 team in school history ... Collegiate best 200 meters time 24.48 came at Kentuckiana Border Battle.

Indoor - UK's 60-meter hurdles leader with a then-collegiate-best 8.38 having come at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet ... Won the 60H at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational and the season-opening Husker Invitational ... Competed in long jump for much of the season with PR 5.92M/19' 5.25" having come in the final at the SEC Championships.

2012 (Sophomore)
Outdoor -Finished fifth in the women's 4x100m relay with a time of 45:59 at the NCAA East Preliminary ... competed in the women's 100m hurdles with 13.90 in the first round...named one of the 2012 Spring Sports SEC Academic Honor Roll members ... Competed in another 4x100m relay, finishing eighth at the SEC Championships with a time of 45.62.

Indoor - Competed in the 60m hurdles at the SEC Championships with a time of 8.46 ... ... Became the No. 10 Wildcat all-time in the Pentathlon.

2011 (Freshman)
Outdoor - Competed at the SEC Championships in the heptathlon, finishing in 12th, including a fourth-place mark in the 100m hurdles ... Had the fastest time among freshmen on the team in the 200-meter dash, finishing with a 25.52 in the SEC Championships ... Competed in the 100-meter hurdles at the SEC Championships, finishing with a time of 14.03.

Indoor
- Competed in the long jump and 60-meter hurdles at the SEC Championships ... Had the second fastest time on the team in the 60-meter dash, and the fourth fastest time in the 200-meter dash ... Had her best time of the season in the 60-meter hurdles come at the Kentucky Invitational ... Recorded the second furthest long jump on the team.


High School
Florida Gatorade Player of the Year ... Second all-time in career wins in Florida with 12 ... Won the Florida 1A State Championship in the 100m Dash all four years of high school (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) ... Named All Big-Bend Athlete of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Florida Class 1A 100m Hurdles and 200m Dash State Champion in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Long Jump Champion in 2008 and 2010 ... Record holder for most events won in a single meet during the 2008 and 2010 seasons ... Class 1A Dairy Farmer's Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Part of 2010 Florida Class 1A State Championship Team in 2007 ... Also part of 2008 and 2010 District Champion basketball team ... Honor Roll student all four years of high school, and graduated with high honors ... Senior class Vice President ... Member of the National Honors Society.


Personal
Full name is Kayla Danielle Parker ... Born March 12, 1992 in Panama City, Fla. ... Parents Kenneth and Alisa ... Has two brothers, Ashlyn and Kendrick, as well as two sisters, Tenesha and Alyssa ... Brother Ashlyn plays football at Florida International University ... Kinesiology and Exercise Science major.

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