Kendra "Keni" Harrison is an American hurdler. Harrison set the world record in the women's 100 metres hurdles with a time of 12.20 seconds on July 22, 2016 at the London Müller Anniversary Games, breaking the world record of 12.21 seconds set 28 years earlier by Bulgarian athlete Yordanka Donkova. In college, she competed for the University of Kentucky Wildcats and in 2015 she won NCAA championship titles both indoors and outdoors. She was runner-up in the 100 m hurdles at the 2015 USA Outdoor Championships; at the 2016 Olympic Trials she placed sixth and missed qualifying for the Olympics. She won the 60m hurdles at the 2018 World Indoor Championship and the 100m hurdles at the 2018 NACAC Championships. She placed second at the 100m hurdles of the 2019 World Championship.
|Sport:||Track and field|
|Event(s):||100 metres hurdles|
|Coached by:||Edrick Floréal|
|Personal best(s):||100 metres hurdles: 12.20 WR, 400 metres hurdles: 54.09, 60 metres hurdles: 7.70|
About Kendra Harrison
Hurdler who, in July 2016, broke the the world record in the women's 100 metres hurdles that had stood for nearly three decades. She accomplished this feat after winning NCAA titles in the 60 and 100 metres hurdles with the University of Kentucky Wildcats the previous year.
Kendra Harrison Before Fame
She played soccer before joining the track team at Clayton High School in North Carolina. She went on to win state titles in 2010 and 2011.
Achievement of Kendra Harrison
At the 2014 SEC Championships, she became the first person to win both the 100 and 400 metres hurdles in the same year since 1999.
Kendra Harrison Family Life
She was adopted by Gary and Karon Harrison and grew up with ten other children, most of whom were also adopted.
Associations of Kendra Harrison
She broke the world record in the women's 100 metres hurdles set by Yordanka Donkova in 1988.
Information related to Kendra Harrison
- Kentucky Wildcats women's track and field athletes
- American female hurdlers
- African-American female track and field athletes
- American adoptees