Khristen Bryant

Position Pole Vault/Hurdles
Height 5'7''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Columbia, Mo.
High School Columbia Independent HS

CAREER RESULTS

2019 OUTDOOR (So.)
Posted a personal-best mark of 4.12 meters (13-6.25 ft.) in the pole vault to finish second at the Battle on the Bayou (4/6).

2019 INDOOR (So.)
Notched personal-best performances in two events at the season-opening Bob Timmons Challenge (11/30), finishing fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.14 seconds and taking third in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.86 meters (12-8 ft.) … Finished tied for seventh at the National Pole Vault Summit (1/19) with a clearance of 3.75 meters (12-3.5 ft.) … Cleared a personal-best mark in the pole vault at the Texas Tech Open (2/1-2/2) with a mark of 3.92 meters (12-10.25 ft.) … Posted a personal-best mark of 4.13 meters (13-6.5 ft.) at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23) to finish ninth and become the No. 8 performer in KU history.

2018 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Made her outdoor debut at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/24) where she finished eighth in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.70 meters (12-1.5 ft.) … Finished fourth in the pole vault at the Oral Roberts Invitational (3/31) with a clearance of 3.66 meters (12-0 ft.) … Tied for second in the open section of the women’s pole vault at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) by tying her personal-best clearance of 3.70 meters (12-1.5 ft.) … Placed fifth in the pole vault at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a clearance of 3.92 meters (12-10.25 ft.) … Tied for fourth in the pole vault at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/5) with a vault of 3.74 meters (12-3.25 ft.).

2018 INDOOR (Fr.)
Finished sixth in the pole vault at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/2) with a clearance of 3.52 meters (11-6.5 ft.) … Tabbed an eighth-place finish in the pole vault at the Arkansas Invitational (1/12) with a clearance of 3.69 meters (12-1.25 ft.) … Finished third at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/13) with a vault of 3.70 meters (12-1.5 ft.) … Clocked a 9.19-second preliminary time in the 60-meter hurdles to qualify for the finals at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-26), where she went on to place third in the finals with a time of 9.23 … Notched a personal-best in the pole vault at the Rod McCravy Memorial (2/3) with a clearance of 3.78 meters (12-4.75 ft.) to finish eighth … Finished 12th in the pole vault at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) with a clearance of 3.69 meters (12-1.25 ft.).

HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered in soccer, cross country and track & field at Columbia Independent High School in Columbia, Missouri … Competed for head coach Wade Curtis in track & field … Set a school and All-Class state record in pole vault, clearing 13 ft. at the Missouri Class 1A State Championship to take first … Single-handedly placed fourth in team scoring at the state meet by scoring 34 points … Set a KU Relays high school record in pole vault, clearing 12-6 ft. her senior season … Set a school and 1A state record in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.54 … Named the 2016 and 2017 Female Athlete of the Year by the Columbia Tribune … Named the WIN for Columbia High School Athlete of the Year in 2017.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Micheal and Karla Bryant … Has one sister, KelLeigh … Father, Micheal, ran cross country at Northwest Missouri State … Plans to major in community health.