Nan Kennard Athlete Profile

Nan Kennard

Nan Kennard
Position: Distance Height: 5-4 Roster Years: 2000-2003 Hometown: Bountiful, UT

Personal

  • Born 8/14/81 in Salt Lake City
  • Parents are Baird and Alyson Evans
  • Married to Aaron Kennard

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
  • Part of the record-breaking 4x800m Utah team at the Great Southwest Classic


2000 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Did not compete 

Outdoor: 

  • Set a personal record of 4:33.63 in the 1,500m 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 1,500m at the Mountain West Conference Championships in 4:40.79
  • Finished fourth in the 1,500m at the USATF Junior Nationals with at time of 4:38.2, earning Junior All-America honors
  • Competed in an international meet in Montreal, Canada as a member of the USA Jr. Track Team, running the 1,200m for the winning USA distance medley relay team

2001 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished ninth (5:01.65) in mile at Minnesota Classic

Outdoor: 

  • Won 1,500m at Cal Poly Invitational in 4:35.10
  • Won 3,000m steeplechase (10:34.40) at Cougar Invitational
  • Finished second in 3,000m steeplechase (10:16.92) at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational
  • Finished third in 3,000m steeplechase at Robison Invitational with a time of 10:38.23
  • Finished third at MWC Outdoor Championships in 3,000m steeplechase in season-best time of 10:12.90
  • Earned first All-America citation with a fifth-place finish (9:59.50) in 3,000m steeplechase at NCAA Outdoor Championships

2002 | Junior Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished second in mile at Mountain State Games, covering the distance in 5:00.19
  • Ran a season-best time of 4:56.71 to finish second in the mile at the Husker Invitational
  • Took fourth in the mile at the MWC Indoor Championships

Outdoor: 

  • Won the top section of the 3,000m steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational in a season-best 10:14.16
  • Finished fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Mt. SAC with a time of 10:18.7
  • Finished fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the MWC Outdoor Championships (11:07.97)
  • Ran a time of 10:27.56 in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships