Kenny Cushing
Kenny Cushing

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wentzville, Mo.

High School:
Holt HS

Event:
Mid-Distance

Eligibility:
Senior


07/11/2014

70 Track & Field Athletes Recognized on SEC Honor Roll

53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements

05/18/2014

Podium Finish for Rushin Closes SEC Championships

The junior helped lead the women to seventh in the conference

04/19/2014

Winning Performances Close Week for Track & Field

The Tigers brought home 24 PR's and eight wins from Saturday's competitions

04/05/2014

Track Closes Crimson Tide Invitational

The Tigers depart Tuscaloosa with ten PR's and four new All-Time Top Ten marks

03/01/2014

Ilori Closes Out Championships with Podium Finish

The teams finished out the three-day Conference Championship on Saturday

05/11/2013

2013 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships - Day 3 - May 11, 2013

2013 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships

(Updated: 08/14/2014)

MIZZOU PERSONAL RECORDS
Cross Country
8000m Run - 24:43 | Adidas Wisconsin Invite | 10/19/2013
10,000m Run - 33:08.60 | NCAA Midwest Regional | 11/15/2014
Indoor Track & Field
800m Run - 1:53.15 | Illini Classic | 01/21/2012
Mile Run - 4:09.56 | Rod McCravy Memorial | 01/25/2014
3000m Run - 8:45.32 | Big 12 Championships | 02/25/2012
Outdoor Track & Field
800m Run - 1:54.40 | Missouri Relays | 03/23/2012
1500m Run - 3:50.26 | Beach Invite | 04/20/2012

NOTEWORTHY
- 2012 Indoor All-Big 12 (DMR)

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2013-14
Seasons' Bests
8000m (XC) - 24:43 | Adidas Wisconsin Invite (10/19)
10,000m (XC) - 33:08.60 | NCAA Midwest Regional (11/15)
800m (Ind.) - 1:56.60 | Wisconsin v. Missouri (01/18)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:09.56 | Rod McCravy Memorial (01/25)
1500m (Out.) - 3:50.82 | Beach Invite (04/19)

Cross Country - Kenny competed in six meets during his second season for the Tigers...Started off by placing 12th overall, fifth for the team, at the Arkansas v. Missouri Dual in Fayetteville, Ark...He was the fourth to cross the line for the black and gold at the Roy Griak Invitational, 65th overall, navigating the season's first 8000-meter course in 25:26.60, two-seconds below his PR entering the season...Lowered that PR by over 40-secondsat the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wisc., placing fifth for the team, 162nd overall, in 24:43...Kenny donned the Tiger uniform for the SEC Championships in Gainesville, Fl., finishing 30th overall, sixth for the squad, in 24:59.17...He finished his season at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where he was the seventh finisher for the team in his first career 10,000-meter run.

Indoor Track - Started his season at the Wisconsin v. Missouri Dual in Madison, Wisc., where he won the 800-meter run in 1:56.60...Focused on the mile for the remainder of the season, starting with a new PR of 4:09.56 at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Ky...Just missed that PR at his last individual competition of the season, the Tyson Invitational, crossing in 4:09.77 for fifth in the field...Kenny's last meet was at the SEC Championships in College Station, Tx., where he was a member of the seventh-place DMR team.

Outdoor Track - Kenny focused on the 1500-meter run during the outdoor season, starting with the Crimson Tide Invitational in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where ran just off his PR (3:50.26) with a 3:51.08 finish to take third overall...He was within a second of his PR during the back-to-back races in California, the Mt. SAC Relays and Beach Invitational...Started the weekend at Mt. SAC, where he finished in 3:50.88 before going to the Beach Invite and hitting a season's best 3:50.82...Once again, Kenny closed his season at the SEC Championships, where he qualified for the finals and finished sixth overall in 3:51.07.

2012-13
Seasons' Bests
8000m (XC) - 25:28.88 | Greater Louisville Classic (09/29)
800m (Ind.) - 1:55.48 | Collegiate Challenge (02/15)
1000m (Ind.) - 2:31.53 | Missouri Invite (01/18)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:12.73 | Rod McCravy Memorial (01/26)
800m (Out.) - 1:57.74 | Missouri Relays (03/23)
1500m (Out.) - 3:53.60 | SEC Championships (05/12)

Cross Country - Kenny started the season off with a PR performance at the Iowa State Invitational, crossing the line in 25:59 to place 18th overall, eighth for the Tigers...Earned his second PR at the following meet, the Greater Louisville Classic, navigating the 8000-meter course in 25:28.88 to finish as the 10th Tiger...He ended his season at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational, finishing 38th in the "B" Race with a final time of 25:46.

Indoor Track - Began the indoor season with a second-place finish in the 1000-meter (2:31.53) at the Missouri Invitational...Went on to place ninth at the Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet, finishing the mile with a new PR of 4:12.73...Came back from the highly-competitive UW Husky Classic to place second in both the 800-meter run and 4x400-meter relay at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge...Ended the season at the SEC Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.

Outdoor Track - Started his season at home with the Missouri Relays, doubling in the 800-meter and 1500-meter runs...Followed that up with a ninth-place performance in the 1500-meter run and an 11th-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the Arkansas Spring Invitational...Placed sixth in the 1500-meters at both the Crimson Tide Invitational and the Iowa Musco Twilight, finishing in 3:56.79 and 3:55.65, respectively...Returned to the Drake Relays, where he finished 12th as a part of Mizzou's 1600-meter Sprint Medley team...Finished out the year with a season-best performance in the 1500-meter run at the SEC Championships, placing sixth overall with a time of 3:53.60.

2011-12
Seasons' Bests
8000m (XC) - 28:45.72 | Missouri Cross Country Challenge (09/10)
800m (Ind.) - 1:53.15 | Illini Classic (01/21)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:12.74 | Texas A&M Invite (02/11)
3000m (Ind.) - 8:45.32 | Big 12 Championships (03/25)
800m (Out.) - 1:54.40 | Missouri Relays (03/24)
1500m (Out.) - 3:50.26 | Beach Invite (04/20)

Cross Country - Finished 25th in the 8000-meters at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge, crossing the line in 28:45.72.

Indoor Track - Kenny staretd the season with a win at the MU-KU Dual, crossing in 1:55.39 for the 800-meter run...He went on to PR in the 800-meters at the Illini Classic, finishing second in 1:53.15...Ran his first mile of the season at the Bill Bergan Invitational, coming out with a 4:13.98 finish...He bested that mark at the Texas A&M Invitational, taking seventh in 4:12.74...Ended out the season at the Big 12 Championships, where he competed in the 3000-meters and was a member of the fourth-place DMR team.

Outdoor Track - He started the season off with a second-place performance in the 800-meter run at the Missouri Relays, crossing the line with a season-best time of 1:54.40...Placed ninth in the 1500-meter run at the LSU Invitational (3:52.38) before going on to earn a PR of 3:50.26 in the event at the Beach Invitational...Kenny was a member of the fourth-place DMR team at the Drake Relays before rounding off the season with an 800-meter run performance at the Big 12 Championships.


HIGH SCHOOL
Bests
800m - 1:53.59 | 1600m - 4:12.50

Kenny was an All-State selection on the cross country circuit and was a Second Team All-St. Louis Metro selection...He was the 2010 Conference, District, and Sectional Champion...2011 MSHSAA 1600-meter Champion and 800-meter runner-up...Earned USATF All-American honors in the 1500-meter and 800-meter runs (2010-11)...Four-time MSHSAA Track & Field All-State.


PERSONAL

Parents are Brian and Katy...Born October 10, 1992 in Oklahoma City, Okla...He was a Scholar-Athlete at Holt HS in 2011...Has aspirations of breaking the four-minute mark in the mile...Is studying Sports Nutrition at Mizzou.

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