Kieran Taylor - Men's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Kieran Taylor

RS Sr./RS Sr. | 5-10 | Middle Distance | Little Rock, Ark. | Catholic HS

Career highlights

  • NCAA first-team All-America | Indoor (1)
  • 2020 SEC Indoor Silver medalist | Distance Medley relay

Junior (2021)
Outdoor: Won LSU Invitational 800m in an outdoor best of 1:48.87 … Opened outdoor campaign with a 1:49.15 to place fifth in Oregon’s Heyward Premiere … Runner-up at John McDonnell Invitational (1:50.54) … Finished 12th in prelims of SEC Championships (1:50.04) … Competed in NCAA West Preliminary round, placing 41st (1:52.76) … In outdoor debut at 400m, ran 48.59 at Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial, placing 10th.

Indoor: Earned All-America in 800m, placing seventh at NCAA Indoor with a 1:50.79 after reaching the final with a 1:49.07 in prelim … Set career best of 1:48.32 for third at Tyson Invitational … Previous best of 1:48.66 was set as runner-up in Razorback Invitational two weeks prior … Placed fourth in 800m at SEC Championships, posting a 1:50.44 in final after a 1:49.53 prelim … Established a career best 2:23.98 in 1,000m as runner-up to Amon Kemboi at Arkansas Invitational … Ran opening leg of distance medley (2:58.41) as Arkansas finished second in Tyson Invitational … Also ran second leg (48.61) of winning 4×400 relay at Arkansas Invitational.

Junior (2020)
Indoor: Member of silver medal distance medley relay (9:42.00) at SEC Indoor Championships, splitting 1:52.42 on 800m leg … Finished sixth in 800m at SEC Indoor with a 1:50.82 after running 1:49.91 in prelims … Opened season with a career best of 4:18.25 in the mile at Arkansas Invitational … Finished third in 800m with a 1:49.94 at Red Raider Invitational … Placed fifth in 800m (1:50.99) at Razorback Invitational and ran on third-place distance medley relay (9:40.15), splitting 2:57.32 on 1,200m leg … Third in 800m with 1:49.93 at Tyson Invitational … Member of runner-up distance medley at JDL Invitational, splitting 1:51.66 on 800m leg, as Arkansas improved NCAA qualifying time to 9:39.16, which converted to 9:31.40 from racing on a 200m flat track.

Sophomore (2019)
Competed in 13 meets… Posted four first-place finishes… Qualified for the NCAA West Prelims… Set a lifetime-best in the 1,500-meters running 3:58.10 at the Arkansas Spring Invitational… Recorded a lifetime-best in the 800-meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational running 1:48.06…

Red-shirt Freshman (2018)
Competed in seven meets during the indoor season… Open his Razorback career with a career-best in the 1,000-meters (2:29.13) at the Arkansas Invitational… Posted a career-best in the 800-meters at the SEC Indoor Championships (1:50.35) finishing sixth… Competed in six meets during the outdoor season… Set a career-best in the 1,500-meters (4:02.64) at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (Mar. 23)…

Freshman (2017)
Utilized a red-shirt during his first season on campus.

High School
Letterman at Catholic HS.

Kieran Taylor | Career Stats

Career best marks


800m | 1:48.32

1,000m | 2:23.98

Mile | 4:18.26


400m | 48.59

800m | 1:48.06

1,500m | 3:58.10