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Kenzo Cotton
Kenzo Cotton

Kenzo Cotton

Sr. | Sprints | La Vista, Neb. / Papillion La Vista HS

#RazorFacts

  • U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier (100, 200)
  • NCAA Champion (4-x-100)
  • 10-Time All-American
  • 2016 Second Team All-SEC (60)
  • 2015 SEC Outdoor Co-Freshman of the Year
  • 2015 SEC All-Freshman Team (Outdoor: 200)
  • Arkansas 60 meter record-holder

Sophomore (2016)
U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier (100, 200) … Five-time First Team All-American, Second Team All-American … Raced to a new PR at 60 meters (6.64) in the season opener Arkansas Invitational … Picked a new personal best time in the 200-meter dash at the Razorback Invitational with a 20.78 to place second … Earned second team All-SEC honors off a podium-performance in the 60-meter dash at the conference championship … Returned to track at the SEC meet to pick up points towards the Razorbacks league win with a fourth-place finish at 200-meter with a career best 20.66 … Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship in the 60 and 200-meter dashes … Broke the 60-meter dash school record in the preliminary round of nationals with a 6.56 performance … Claimed bronze in the 200 and finished seventh in the 60 at the NCAA meet to cap his indoor season … Posted an outdoor season’s best performance of 20.90 in the 200 to finish second at the Arkansas Twilight … Lead-off leg for the SEC Outdoor Championship runner-up 4-x-100-meter relay team which crossed the finish with the No. 3 best time in school history of 38.96 … Picked up four points individually at the conference championship for the Razorbacks with a new PR of 10.28 in the 100 … Advanced through to the NCAA Outdoor Championship in three events (100, 200, 400 relay) … Placed among the top-seven nationally in each event, posting a new PR in the 100 (No. 2 in Arkansas history) to cap the collegiate season as one of the most talented sprinters of 2016 … Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 … Completed his season, in the semifinal round of both event at Hayward Field.

Freshman (2015)
NCAA Champion (4-x-100), Four-time All-American, SEC Outdoor Co-Freshman of the Year … Part of the fifth-place finishing 4-x-400 relay at the top-ranked Rod McCravy Memorial track meet … Placed in both the 200 (eighth) and 4-x-400 (seventh) at the SEC Indoor Championships … Ran on the indoor national qualifying DMR and 4-x-400 relays … Two-Time USTFCCCA Indoor All-American … Won both the 4-x-100 and 4-x-200 events at the prestigious Drake Relays … Top five individual performance in the 200 at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Raced to a No. 2 rank in program history and No. 8 current nationally ranked time in the 4x100m relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Qualifier for the NCAA West Preliminary round in the 4-x-100 and 4-x-400 … NCAA Outdoor Championship qualifier with both relays … Earned a gold medal at the national meet as the 400 relay lead leg, setting a new program record of 38.47.

High School
Eight-time State Champion … Two-time Nebraska Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year … Held three state records when he graduated (100, 200, 400 relay) … Recipient of six All-Class Gold Medals … Undefeated in the 100 and 200 meter in his last two seasons … Member of the Adidas Dream 100 in 2013 … Competed at the 2013 Youth World Championships in Ukraine.

Personal
Born on May 13, 1996 … Son of Curtis and Tricia Cotton … Has two siblings KJ and Kenan … Majoring in kinesiology with a minor in biology.

2016 Season Bests

Indoor

  • 60m: 6.56
  • 200m: 20.66

Outdoor

  • 100m: 10.07
  • 200m: 20.35

TFRRS Profile

Indoor PRs

  • 60m: 6.56
  • 200m: 20.66
  • 400m: 47.26

Outdoor PRs

  • 100m: 10.07
  • 200m: 20.35
  • 400m: 48.55