Photos of the Illinois men's track & field team competing at the EIU Big Blue Classic on April 3-4, 2015.
2014 Track and Field Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in both the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles ... Placed fourth in the 110m hurdles and fifth in the 400m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships to score points for the Illini ... Clocked the seventh-fastest 110m hurdles time in school history (13.93) at the conference championships ... Clocked the 10th-fastest 400m hurdles time in school history (51.10) at the NCAA West Prelims ... Placed third in the 400m hurdles at the Illinois Twilight.
Indoor: Competed in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed first in the 60m hurdles at the Illini Open and Illini Classic ... Clocked the ninth-fastest 60m hurdles time in school history (7.97) to place second at the Orange & Blue Open ... Recorded two first-place finishes in the long jump.
2013 IHSA State Champion in the 300mIH ... Finished runner-up in the 110mHH at 2013 IHSA State Championships ... Three-year varsity letterman ... Daily Herald's 2013 Northwest Male Athlete of the Year.
Parents are David and Maureen Kendziera ... Born on Sept. 9, 1994 ... Has one sister, Brenda, and one brother, Ryan ... Hobbies include playing football, basketball and hockey, watching movies, and listening to music.
Kendziera's Personal Bests Outdoor
110m hurdles: 13.93 - Big Ten Championships (5/18/14)
400m hurdles: 51.10 - NCAA West Prelims (5/29/14)
Long jump: 22-1 ½ (6.74m) - Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational (3/29/14)
60m H: 7.97 - Orange & Blue Open (2/22/14)
Long jump: 22-7 ¼ (6.89m) - Big Ten Championships (2/28/14)