Kendall Ward
Kendall Ward
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla.
High School: Chiles HS

Collegiate PRs
3K, 12:25.59; 5K, 21:16
Half Marathon:1:43.58

2019: Second place among female runners at the Big Bend Cross Country Invitational, finishing in 22:20.40...finished 33rd at the VSU Border Clash, running a 21:48.0 in the 5K race...posted a season best 21:44.1 in the 5K at the FSU Invitational, second-best on the team...finished 12th at the FCSAA Championships with a time of 21:47...her time of 21:40 was good for 138th overall at the NJCAA Championships.

2018: Debuted at the Cougar XC Challenge and posted a team-best 23:37.61 to finish second overall...ran a 21:53.7 at the VSU Border Clash...running a 3K at the UNF Invitational, she finished in 12:25.59...ran a 21:56.80 at the TCC Eagle Invite...finished 12th at the FCSAA Championships with a season-best time of 21:16...ran the NJCAA Half Marathon and finished in 1:43.58, good for 29th place...earned NJCAA All-Academic Third-team honors...was also recognized as all-academic by the FCSAA and Panhandle Conference...earned Scholar All-America honors from the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association and helped the women's cross country squad to team honors...helped the half marathon team to Honorable Mention academic honors from the NJCAA.

High School: Graduate of Chiles High School...two-year letterwinner in soccer at Chiles, playing for coach Lindsay Taylor...received Chiles' Academic Athlete Award for soccer.

Personal: Born on August 4...father, Scott, was a swimmer at Daytona Beach Community College...mother, Kim, was a cheerleader at Troy University...sister, Regan, ran on Tallahassee's inaugural cross country team in 2016...played club soccer from 2009-16 for ASG Tallahassee and Southern Soccer Academy...plans to major in elementary education.

Getting to know Kendall Ward

Favorite TV show: Fixer Upper...Favorite movie: Hacksaw Ridge...Favorite food: Pineapple and ham pizza...One food I absolutely will not touch: Oysters...Favorite music genre: Country...A song or artist I like but rarely admit to liking: Sweet Home Alabama by Lynard Skynard...The farthest I've ever been from home: Annapolis, Maryland...If I could visit any place in the world, it would be: Hawaii...My spirit animal is: Elephant...The top thing on my Bucket List: Complete a triathlon...Three words that best describe me: Organized, humble, trustworthy...One thing people don't know about me: I'm not a fan of very cold weather...Person I admire the most: Chris Kyle...The best piece of advice I've ever received: To not take life for granted...To get ready for a race, I like to: Listen to my favorite songs...Favorite athlete: Jalen Hurts...Favorite professional sports team: Tampa Bay Rays...My most memorable moment as an athlete: Playing on the same high school soccer team as my older sister, Regan, and she helped assist me with scoring a goal in a tournament.