Nyah Hernandez - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Nyah Hernandez

Sr./Sr. | 5-7 | Distance | Canton, Georgia | Milton HS / Kennesaw St.

Outdoor: Finished sixth in 10,000m at SEC Championships with a 35:48.84 at LSU, also clocked 17:03.34 in 5,000m … Ran 34:08.22 in 10,000m at NCAA West preliminary round … Opened outdoor campaign placing eighth in 5,000m at Stanford Invitational with a 16:27.31 … Debut of 34:07.64 in 10,000m to place 20th at Bryan Clay Invitational … Racing in the 5,000m at Drake Relays set a career best 16:27.13 to finish 16th.

Indoor: Opened indoor season with a 4:57.52 mile at Arkansas Invitational to place 16th … Registered a career best in 3,000m with a 9:46.52 at Razorback Invitational … Competing in Husky Classic hosted by Washington, clocked 4:57.47 in mile and 16:44.51 in 5,000m … Finished 14th in mile at Arkansas Qualifier with a 4:57.57.

Cross Country: Placed 56th in SEC Championships, covering the 6k course at Ole Miss in 21:15.8 … Opened season with Arkansas debut at OSU Cowboy Preview, running 10:50.5 on 3k course to place 11th … Covered 5k course in 17:05.1 at Missouri Southern Stampede to finish fifth … Clocked 21:56.0 over 6k course at OSU Cowboy Jamboree … Placed 21st at Chile Pepper Festival with a 17:19.5 on 5k course at Agri Park … Ran 21:55.6 on Wisconsin 6k course at Nuttycombe Invitational.

College: Attended Kennesaw State … Member of team that won ASUN Conference indoor team title in 2021 … For 2022 outdoor season, raced five times … Doubled in 800m and 1,500m at Don McGarey Invitational, placing third in 1,500m with a PR of 4:36.93 and eighth in 800m … Also doubled in those pair of events at Kennesaw State Invitational, finishing second and sixth … Placed 10th in 5,000m (17:19.51) at Georgia Tech Invitational … Set indoor best of 9:46.89 to place eighth in 3,000m and finished seventh in 5,000m with indoor best of 17:13.92 at ASUN Conference meet … Ran PR of 4:55.08 in mile to place third at Nebraska Mark Colligan Memorial … During cross country, placed 24th in conference meet with 18:10.5 over 5k course … Placed 62nd in NCAA South Region meet with a 21:31.4 over 6k course … In 2021 outdoor campaign, ran career best of 16:56.84 to place seventh in 5,000m at North Florida Invitational … Finished eighth in 5,000m at ASUN Conference meet …

Career best times include:
Outdoor – 2:17.39 (800m), 4:36.93 (1,500m), 16:56.84 (5,000m)
Indoor – 4:55.08 (Mile), 9:46.89 (3,000m), 17:13.92 (5,000m)
Cross Country – 18:10.5 (5k), 21:31.4 (6k)

High School: 2020 graduate of Milton High School in Milton, Georgia … Lettered four years each in cross country and track, also lettered three years in swimming … Established school records in 800m, 1,600m, and 3,200m … Senior season was limited due to covid in 2020 … During 2019 cross country season, placed sixth in Georgia State 7A meet and 15th in Georgia Meet of Champions … Raced in Foot Locker South Regional … In junior season, placed ninth in 1,600m (5:14.69) at Georgia State 7A meet after finishing eighth in Georgia Sectional … Ran season best of 5:09.30 for 12th in Florida Relays … Finished seventh in 3,200m (11:17.36) at Georgia State meet after placing fifth in Sectional … In cross country, placed fifth in Georgia State meet and 11th in Georgia Meet of Champions … Ran in Foot Locker South Regional … For 2017 cross country season, won Region 6-7A title prior to placing fourth in Georgia State meet … Finished 16th in Georgia Meet of Champions … Won USATF Region 4 Junior Olympic Championship … Raced in Foot Locker South Regional …

Competing at Creekview HS in spring of 2017 claimed Georgia State 6A titles in 1,600m (5:04.32) and 3,200m (11:06.80) … Finished fifth in 1,600m at Georgia Meet of Champions … In 2016 cross country season, won Georgia State 6A title, placed eighth in Meet of Champions, and finished 25th at Foot Locker South Regional … Placed fourth over 4k course at USATF National Junior Olympics.

Career best prep times include:
Outdoor – 2:20.00 (800m), 4:55.98 (1,500m), 5:03.70 (1,600m), 5:04.01 (Mile), 10:33.75 (3,000m), 10:38.00 (3,200m)
Cross Country – 18:18.4 (5k)

Personal: Nyah Raine Hernandez was born June 4, 2002 in San Francisco, California … Hometown is Canton, Georgia … Daughter of Kip Clark … Has a younger sister, Bela … Majoring in Psychology … Career plans include becoming a pro runner … Favorite athlete is Karissa Schweizer … Person she most admires is her mom … Loves going to concerts … Chose Arkansas for the great team environment and coaching staff.

Nyah Hernandez | Career stats


  • Mile | 4:55.08
  • 3,000m | 9:46.52
  • 5,000m | 17:13.92


  • 800m | 2:17.39
  • 1,500m | 4:36.93
  • Mile | 5:04.01 (HS)
  • 3,000m | 10:33.75 (HS)
  • 5,000m | 16:27.13
  • 10,000m | 34:07.64