Kiernan Elam
Kiernan  Elam


Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
West Hills HS'15

Last College:
Cuyamaca College




WEST HILLS HS’15/CUYAMACA COLLEGE: Did track and field sophomore and senior year… Started his career with the 800m and pole vault before adding in the 400m, 600m, 1500m, 1600m, 4x400 relay, 4x800 relay his senior year… Set all his PRs during the 2015 outdoor season: 400m (55:4), 600m (1:32.7),  800m (2:02.43), 1500m (4:37.0), 1600m (4:40.3), and pole vault (10’6”)… At Cuyamaca College, he ran the 800m and 1500m, and then added the 5000m and 3k steeplechase going into his second season… Set PRs in all his events during the 2017 outdoor season: 800m (2:03.99) and 1500m (4:08.14) at the 39th Annual Aztec Open and Invitational, 5000m (15:37.89) at the Occidental Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic, and 3k steeplechase (9:47.06) at the CCCAA Southern California Regional Prelims and Championships. 

PERSONAL: Born in Bakersfield, Calif… Majoring in English… Says his proudest personal accomplishment is competing for a Division I school in the NCAA… The best athletes he has competed against were Sean McDermott, Luis Ortega, and Isaiah Thomas… His sports hero is Louis Zamperini… Says if he could play another sport at UC Davis, it would be ultimate frisbee.