Women's Cross Country, Track & Field

Kendra Kennedy
Kendra Kennedy


Ingleside, Ill.

High School:
Grant Community HS

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


Cross Country
2010 XC - RS Freshman
Made Illini debut at the Illini Challenge, placing sixth for the Orange and Blue.

2009 XC - Freshman
Redshirted the 2009 season.


2012 Track and Field
Outdoor/Indoor Did not compete.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor/Indoor Did not compete.

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.

Indoor: Competed in the 800m at three meets ... Ran a personal-best 800m time of 2:24.76 at the EIU Friday Night Special ... Placed ninth at Illinois Intercollegiate (2:36.86) and 12th at the SASF Invitational (2:26.00).

High School
All-conference in cross country and track and field for four seasons ... State qualifier in track and field in 2007 and 2008 ... Anchored the 4x800m team that placed 8th in state ... Team placed 4th in 2007 and 5th in 2008 at the state meet in track and field ... Four-year varsity athlete in track and field and cross country.

Daughter of Jim and Debra Kennedy ... Born August 22, 1991 ... Has two brothers, Jimmy, who wrestles for the University of Illinois, and Cameron ... Her father influenced her athletic career the most because he got her involved in sports at a young age and always pushed her to be the best ... Her brother, Jimmy, was her Illini hero growing up because he was a two-time All-American and one of the hardest working people she knows ... High school coach was Jeff Durlak ... Majoring in psychology.

Kennedy's Personal Bests
Cross Country
4K: 16:20 - Illini Challenge (9/3/10)

800m: 2:24.76 - EIU Friday Night Special (2/20/10)

Updated June 2012