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Kendall Burgess ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Somerset High School
  • Women's Track
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Kendall Burgess's Women's Track Recruiting Profile
Central Kentucky Heat
Prim. Position:
Sec. Position:
19ft 3.5in
37ft 4in
  • 2018-2020 Highlights

Personal Statement

Hi Coach! I would like to take the opportunity to tell you a little about myself. I started running track when I was in the 5th grade. At first, I participated as a fun activity to keep me in shape. However, over time I realized I had a natural jumping ability and began really focusing on how to improve. I made my high school varsity track team in the 7th grade. My 8th grade year, I was the Class A State Runner-Up in the long jump. That same year, I broke my middle school's long jump record that was previously held by my mother. I also set a new record for 13-14G at the Bluegrass State Games. Freshman season, I placed third in state and I used that loss as motivation for the next year. Sophomore season, I PR'd 18'2 and set a new high school long jump record. I was the 2019 Class A State Champion in the long jump and triple jump, which I had only competed in for 6 weeks prior to the state meet, and the State Runner Up in the 100m and 200m. I am a three time member of the All County Track Team. I was named the 2019 Track Athlete of the Year and also the 2019 Commonwealth Journal Female Athlete of the Year. This indoor season, I was the Class A KTCCCA Indoor State Champion in long jump and triple jump and set class indoor records for both events and a venue record for long jump. I qualified for the 2020 New Balance Indoor Nationals in the triple jump and the 2020 Outdoor Nationals in the long jump and the triple jump.

Track has taught me many things. I have learned that you don't PR in all of your meets and that is okay. You have to take your losses and turn them into motivation to work harder and do the best you can the next time. I have learned the value of commitment, discipline, leadership, and most importantly, teamwork. I have made long lasting friendships with my teammates and fellow competitors. I would not be successful if I didn't have their support.

I am not only looking for the best fit for me athletically, but academically as well. I am a straight A student, with a 4.3 weighted GPA, a 4.0 unweighted GPA, and a 30 on my ACT so far. I am ranked 1 out of 140 in my class both weighted and unweighted. I plan on becoming a Sports Psychologist where I will use my athletic experience to help other athletes perform to the best of their ability. 

In addition, I'm Vice President of my class, a member of National Honor Society, school vocal ensemble by audition, and KMEA All State Chorus. I'm an accomplished pianist, having played for school choirs, Baccalaureate, Graduation, and NHS Induction Ceremonies. I'm also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and active in my church, serving in both the adult and youth praise bands.

Thank you so much for reading! :)


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • IndoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    2020 KTCCCA Indoor Class A State Champion, long jump and triple jump. Class A indoor records for both and venue record for long jump. Named to county All-Decade Team
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-County, State Champion Long Jump, State Champion Triple Jump, State Runner Up 100m, State Runner Up 200m,2019 Female Athlete of the Year, 2019 Track Athlete of the Year, High School Long Jump Record
  • Team Awards:
    Regional 2nd Place, State 2nd Place
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-County, State Third Place Long Jump
  • Team Awards:
    Regional 2nd Place
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-County, State Runner Up Long Jump
  • Team Awards:
    Regional 2nd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 3 seasons
  • 2020 Central Kentucky Heat
  • 2020 Kentucky Elite Track Club
  • Notes: First place long jump and triple jump at the Indiana Track Club Open and qualified for New Balance Indoor, First place long jump at the Marshall University High School Invitational.
  • 2019 Kentucky Elite Track Club
  • Notes: I won the long jump event in my age division at the AAU district meet and AAU regional meet

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Jennifer Burgess

Additional Sports

  • Soccer
  • 2 Years
  • Varsity Team



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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Somerset High School
(606) 678-4721

Academic Accomplishments

AP Classes:
Yes. I have taken AP World History, AP Statistics, AP Language and Composition, AP Chemistry, AP Literature and Composition, Dual Credit College Algebra/Trigonometry and US History. I am currently taking Dual Credit General Psychology, Basic Human Anatomy with Lab, Calculus, Composition and Communication, and Medical Terminology.
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • National Honor Society
  • Award
    • All A Honor Roll
  • Activity
    • Church Youth Praise Band
  • Activity
    • Church Adult Praise Band
  • Activity
    • School Vocal Ensemble by audition
  • Activity
    • KMEA All State Chorus
  • Activity
    • Class Vice President
  • Activity
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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Event 2020 Varsity Te 2020 Kentucky E
Long Jump 18' 1" 18' 1.5"
Triple Jump 35' 8.75" 37' 4"


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