Nan Evans Kennard Athlete Profile

Nan Evans Kennard

Nan Evans Kennard
Height: 5-4 Roster Years: 1999-2002 Hometown: Bountiful, UT Last School: Bountiful High School



All-America

  • 2001 WICCA

Personal

Born 8/14/81 in Salt Lake City ... parents are Baird and Alyson Evans ... married to Aaron Kennard.

At BYU

1999-CC: redshirted the season...named Cougar Club Scholar Athlete.

2000-T&F: set a personal record of 4:33.63 in the 1500m at the Mt. SAC Relays...finished fourth at the Utah Collegiate Championships in 4:38.34...ran the 800m in 2:09.34 at the Cardinal Qualifier...finished fourth in the 1500m at the Mountain West Conference Championships in 4:40.79...ran 4:38.2 in the 1500m for a fourth place finish at the USATF Junior Nationals, earning Junior All-America honors...went on to compete in an international meet in Montreal, Canada as a member of the USA Jr. Track Team, running the 1200m for the winning USA distance medley relay team.

2000-CC: finished fifth overall in 17:41 on the 3-mile course at BYU Triple Crown...ran 17:31 for 5K course at Great American Festival to finish 14th overall...placed 39th overall and fourth on the team to help BYU to second-place finish at Pre-National Invitational...earned second team all-MWC honors by finishing ninth at MWC Championships...ran a time of 22:25 at NCAA Championships.

2001-T&F: ninth (5:01.65) in mile at Minnesota Classic...Won the 1500m at Cal Poly Invitational in 4:35.10...won 3000m steeplechase (10:34.40) at Cougar Invitational...took second in 3000m steeplechase (10:16.92) at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational...ran a time of 10:38.23 to finish third in 3000m steeplechase at Robison Invitational...third at MWC Outdoor Championships in 3000m steeplechase in season-best time of 10:12.90...earned first All-America citation with a fifth-place finish (9:59.50) in 3000m steeplechase at NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Before BYU

Utah state high school record holder and two-time state champion in the 800m ... ranked fifth in the nation in the indoor 800m ... 1,600 state champion her senior year ... holds Bountiful HS records in the 400m, 800m, 1,600m and in cross country ... finished fourth in state cross country championships as a senior ... was part of the record-breaking 4x800m Utah team at the Great Southwest Classic.



1999 | Redshirt Year

Cross country ... named Cougar Club Scholar Athlete.

2000 | Freshman Year

Finished fifth overall in 17:41 on the three-mile course at BYU Triple Crown ... ran 17:31 for 5K course at Great American Festival to finish 14th overall ... placed 39th overall and fourth on the team to help BYU to second-place finish at the Pre-National Invitational ... earned second team All-MWC honors by finishing ninth at MWC Championships ... ran a time of 22:25 at NCAA Championships.

2001 | Sophomore Year

Placed sixth at the Great Race, completing the 5K course in 18:25.2 ... won the open race at the Furman Invitational with a time of 21:42 ... ran a season-best 21:16 at the Mountain West Conference Championships and named First Team All-MWC ... finished ninth at the Mountain Regional with a time of 21:49 ... earned All-America honors as the sixth Cougar and 36th overall to finish at the NCAA Championships with a time of 21:27.

2002 | Junior Year

Finished third at Autumn Classic in 21:01.8 ... ran the Great American Festival in 18:40.8 to finish seventh ... placed fifth at the MWC Championships with at time of 21:32.2 ... finished 12th at Mountain Regional in 21.31 ... placed 99th at the NCAA Championships, finishing the race in 21:16.8.